KB016 What is an optimal measuring surface?

An optimal measurement surface has the following properties:

  • Flat, fine and not porous
  • Diffuse reflective (not glossy / reflective)
  • Bright and stable / low vibration
  • Bigger than the laser spot

The topic can be divided into two use cases:

  1. Natural measurement surfaces: None / Low Influence on Measurement Surface.
  2. Selectable measuring surface:
    • Short ranges → White-matt surface (E.g. white matt sprayed board as an economical solution), or Dimetix orange reflective target for more performance (see Accessory)
    • Wide ranges → Dimetix orange reflective target (see Accessory)

The possible measuring range of the sensors must be checked according to the specifications (see Products).