Goniophotometers

automated photometer systems

At Sapphire Technical Solutions, we manufacture our goniophotometers in-house and can customize elements to meet our customer's needs. We can alter the structural dimensions of the machine (within reason) as well as certain automation features.

Sapphire currently manufactures several standard photometers: AP-80HD, AP-60HD, AP-48SD, AP-24SC. However, due to their flexible capabilities and ability to provide highly efficient testing solutions across multiple industries the AP-60HD (Heavy Duty) and AP48-SD (Standard Duty) are the two most common. For more information on our other photometer options, give us a call!

Both products utilize the same base software, however they differ in the size and weight of the lighting fixtures that they can test. The AP-60HD holds larger and heavier fixtures and has the option to add an additional XY axis of motion, while the AP-48SD has a more compact design and has smaller space requirements. We work with our clients to testing assess needs and space constraints prior to suggesting which machine is best for their application. All Sapphire goniophotometers are designed to be fully upgradeable, so as lighting technology and testing methods change and evolve, so can our clients.

Check out our comprehensive Goniophotometer FAQs page with sections diving into general questions, hardware and software questions to see if we answer more of your questions!

STS AP-60 Goniophotometer

STS AP-60 Goniophotometer

STS AP-48 Goniophotometer

STS AP-48 Goniophotometer

STS AP-24 Goniophotometer

STS AP-24 Goniophotometer

 

AP-60

The AP-60HD is the main component of an automated photometer system. It is a heavy duty automated machine capable of positioning a 60 inch lamp and testing fixture. The automated photometer system accurately measures:

  • SAE, ECE, JIS, FMVSS108, TSD108 (Canada), and other automotive exterior lighting regulations

  • Forward lighting, signal lighting, retro-reflex, and other custom testing

  • Commercial Lighting with optional mirror for Type-C testing

  • FAA and ICAO aerospace and airport lighting regulations

  • Beam distributions and bird’s eye plots for beam pattern analysis

  • User’s ability to create custom testing requirements

  • Networking and Data Storage using .html and .pdf formats for simple file retrieval and sharing

  • Optional Modular Room and Vertical Tunnel for production floor installations


AP-80

The AP-80HD was developed for our customers with larger fixtures and lamps than previously seen in the automotive industry. It is capable of all industry testing. With a full 80” clear turning diameter, this machine has all the functionality of the AP-60HD but adds the ability to test larger parts. The AP-80HD is the only machine in the industry capable of testing parts requiring additional space and testing clearance.

  • SAE, ECE, JIS, FMVSS108, TSD108 (Canada), and other automotive exterior lighting regulations

  • Forward lighting, signal lighting, retro-reflex, and other custom testing

  • Commercial Lighting with optional mirror for Type-C testing

  • FAA and ICAO aerospace and airport lighting regulations

  • Beam distributions and bird’s eye plots for beam pattern analysis

  • User’s ability to create custom testing requirements

  • Networking and Data Storage using .html and .pdf formats for simple file retrieval and sharing

  • Optional Modular Room and Vertical Tunnel for production floor installations


AP-48

The AP-48SD is the standard duty photometer system and smaller version of the AP-60. It is an automated machine capable of positioning a 48 inch lamp and testing fixture. The automated photometer system accurately measures:

  • SAE, ECE, JIS, FMVSS108, TSD108 (Canada), and other automotive exterior lighting regulations

  • Forward lighting, signal lighting, retro-reflex, and other custom testing

  • Commercial Lighting with optional mirror for Type-C testing

  • FAA and ICAO aerospace and airport lighting regulations

  • Beam distributions and bird’s eye plots for beam pattern analysis

  • User’s ability to create custom testing requirements

  • Networking and Data Storage using .html and .pdf formats for simple file retrieval and sharing

  • Optional Modular Room and Vertical Tunnel for production floor installations

We also offer the AP-48VP, the vertical photometer counterpart to the AP-48SD. Download the AP-48VP spec sheet here!


AP-24

The AP-24SD is the smallest of the goniophotometer machine designs. The AP-24 is the primary component of an automated photometer system. It is a standard duty automated machine capable of positioning a 24 inch lamp and testing fixture. The AP-24SD is easy to set up in temporary workspaces so that engineers or smaller facilities can utilize shared spaces for smaller product sizes. Additionally, this system is ideal for LED modules and other lighting components tested separately from their larger final lamp assemblies. 

 The automated photometer system accurately measures:

  • SAE, ECE, JIS, FMVSS108, TSD108 (Canada), and other automotive exterior lighting regulations

  • Small forward lighting, signal lighting and sub modules of larger devices

  • Commercial Lighting with optional mirror for Type-C testing

  • FAA and ICAO aerospace and airport lighting regulations


Our systems support PWM (Pulse Width Modulation)

Please contact us to discuss your specifications. At Sapphire, we encourage research and development and are always looking for new challenges.

STS offers support and training for all of the systems we sell. We store spare parts and provide remote assistance. Please contact our team members for additional information.


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