Mobile 3D Optical Profilometer


3D Surface profile is a key parameter of a product’s feature, which affects the product’s overall performance. A table top 3D profiler either optical or tactile is widely available, while a mobile, handheld non-contact profilometer has its own benefit. It is mainly used for quality control purpose, especially for factory automation. With a built-in fingerprint of your product, TRACEiT® provides a Green/Red light for your product quality.  


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TRACEiT® is by far the fastest (15s measurement time) mobile optical profiler. The real-time measurement of 3D topography as well as the documentation of visual impression makes it widely used in QC/QA (e.g. manufacturing processes) and design and research field.

Measurement Principle

  • Measuring head with 3 white light optics for topography measurement

  • Additional built-in camera for visual impression documentation

  • 1500 times both in x- and y- directions

  • 5mm x 5mm fixed measurement area

  • Simultaneous quantative analysis of all measurements with the same resolution on the same sample area


Measurement parameters

  • Visual appearance

  • Roughness

  • 3D Topography/Mapping

  • Light intensity

  • Porosity

  • Effective contact area


  • Automotive: interior and exterior parts (leather, plastics, textiles, coating, paints)

  • Paper: painting, drawing, safety paper, ancient paper

  • Security Paper: banknote, counterfeit identification, passport, ID

  • Medical: skin structure, skin cancer, scar

  • Cosmetics: skin type and structure

  • Cultural heritage: wall painting, sculpture, sandstone, wood

  • Customs: counterfeit identification

  • Textile: handbag, wallet, functional clothes


Transmitted Light

Providing the standard light to recognize and rate the structures of transparent or translucent materials, e.g. glass, foils, paper or fabrics. Mainly for the measurements of porosity, fibre structures, and etc.

Robotic Device

Compatible with Battenberg Robot for onsite measurement both in laboratory and manufacturing plants.

Positioning Device

For accurate positioning of the sample and further stitching functionality.

Tripod Set

A set of supporting tripod with multi-angle arm and an adapter plate is provided for easy and accurate positioning on the sample and further stitching functionality, applicable for large size objects, e.g. wall paintings.


Software Options

Software Illustration-Main Analysis

The topography values and the visual impression are not only measured but are also transformed by an analysis tool into various roughness parameters with standard deviation values. All measurements and calculations are carried out via interaction of the measuring head and the notebook, in which data storage, evaluation and analysis take place. Data can also be exported to other programs for further calculation.
  • Visual Impression: overall appearance of a surface to the human eye

  • Roughness Value: complex micro- and macro- structure

  • 3D Mapping: physical topography

  • Height 2D Mapping: two dimensional topography

Software Further Analysis
Direct comparative analysis on a surface after a scratch test with the same resolution of:
  1. Visual Impression, light intensity

  2. Area of the lower height between 0-106 μm marked in turquoise

  3. Selected topography area with the highest peak and lowest valley area marked in yellow

  4. Top view of 3D topography/3D mapping with the height range of 0-182 μm



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