Imetrum Launches Major New Software Update for Its Revolutionary High Resolution Video Based Measurement System

Top Quote Precise 3D measurements can now be made using V5 of Video Gauge software from non contact measurement specialists - Imetrum. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2015 - Bristol, UK: Imetrum is pleased to announce the launch of a major upgrade to its Video Gauge™ software, used with the company's innovative high resolution, video based measurement systems. Imetrum systems are used throughout industry and academia to measure strain, displacement, rotation and other important parameters in materials, civil engineering structures and complex assemblies while under test.

    Improved usability is one of the main foci of the new Video Gauge™ V5, particularly around generating precise 3D measurements. It is now possible to use pre-calibrated camera pairs to generate measurements at the micron level within minutes of turning the system on. This has eliminated the difficult and time consuming setup process that is required with other 3D measurement systems.

    For those interested in measuring shear strain, a new measurement has been introduced. The measurement allows shear strain calculation via both the traditional ±45 degree gauge approach, and also via precise measurement of change in angle. Whereas the ±45 degree approach is an approximation that is only valid for small shear strains (typically less than 1%), the change in angle approach is accurate even at large strains. The availability of both options allows the user to choose either to take measurements that are equivalent to using traditional ±45 degree bonded strain gauges or, for the first time, make measurements that are accurate even at large strains.

    For those users who take the majority of their measurements outside, a breakthrough has been made in how auto-exposure is performed, greatly simplifying the experience of operating in a wide range of environmental conditions and where sudden changes in lighting occur, such as when measuring rail track, switches and crossings.

    To further increase throughput rates in busy testing laboratories, a number of software enhancements have been made to speed up the repeat measurement process, and allow accurate 2D calibration using a known displacement (such as from a calibrated crosshead movement).

    These major new features incorporated into V5 of Video Gauge™ software will enhance the versatility and accuracy of Imetrum's video measurement system and gives users many time saving advantages. They also sit well alongside recently introduced features such as the multi-language platform, improved test visualisation and review, and a suite of Digital Image Correlation options.

    This latest version will be shipped with all new systems, while existing customers can easily upgrade to the new software by contacting Imetrum engineers.

    Note for editors
    Imetrum's product now has over 300 users worldwide and is a versatile, non-contact video based system that allows the user to test a variety of important parameters (strain, rotation, displacement etc.) in real time, in a single test. The Video based measurement system is ideal for use in exacting market areas such as aerospace, automotive, defence, oil & gas, energy, R&D and high technology motorsport, where highly accurate measurements directly traceable to national standards are critical for their materials, component or sub-assembly development. In materials it is the world's first video extensometer capable of being calibrated to BS EN ISO9513 Class 0.2, which also equates to the equivalent American standard ASTM E83 Class B-1. As the Imetrum system is video based, a record of the test can be saved so engineers can either post process the test or complete further analysis without the need for repeating the test, saving both time and money.

    Enquiries: Carrie Large. Imetrum Ltd. Tel: +44 (0) 1275 464443 E-mail: carrie.large ( @ ) imetrum dot com

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