PONTOS - Dynamic 3D Analysis

Modern product development demands a better understanding of the dynamic component behavior. This requires an efficient component development of just a few iteration cycles. For the measuring technology to be used, this means that in addition to high absolute accuracies, numerous measuring points and an efficient practical handling are required.

In contrast to conventional displacement measuring systems, the PONTOS system reduces the measuring procedure to a fraction of the time. In addition, the understanding of the measuring results is visually supported by an animated representation.

PONTOS replaces conventional displacement measuring systems and accelerometers. Independent of the structures to be measured, displacements and deformations are captured rapidly in a non-contact manner.

Results

The dynamic measuring system PONTOS provides for any number of measuring points information about:

These results are presented in versatile manners and are available to export as ASCII datasets. Due to a visualization of the recorded camera images combined with diagrams, the component behavior can be analyzed easily and in an intuitive manner.

Measuring Tasks

The easy handling of the robust measuring system allows its use directly on-site with the component to be measured in its natural installation position and environment. Complex measuring tasks in the automotive industry as well as in the aerospace industry can be solved easily and fast.

PONTOS Features

Complete workflow in one software application

The entire measuring, evaluation and documentation process is carried out within the integrated PONTOS Software. The full potential of the available hardware is used to capture and evaluate the measuring area efficiently and with high accuracy.

Learn more about the functionality of the powerful PONTOS Software in the Software pages.

Technical Data

The PONTOS system records analog signals to trigger the image capturing and to document the load situation and the measuring sequence.

System
Configurations
PONTOS 5M PONTOS 4M PONTOS 12M PONTOS HS
Camera Resolution
(pixel)
2448 x 2050 2400 x 1728 4000 x 3000 1280 x 1024
Frame Rate (Hz) up to 15 (29) up to 168 (1334) up to 58 (464) up to 500 (4000)
Measuring Area cm² up to >m² cm² up to >m² cm² up to >m² cm² up to >m²
Accuracy depending on measuring area up to 0.001 mm
Number of
measured markers
unlimited unlimited unlimited> unlimited
Camera Base fixed/variable fixed/variable fixed/variable fixed/variable
Integrated Cable
Guide
Laserpointer 3 or 1 3 or 1 3 or 1 3 or 1
Illumination integrated integrated integrated integrated
High-End 19"PC
Notebook - - -
Control Device Sensor Controller Sensor Controller Sensor Controller Sensor Controller
Sensor Dimensions
(mm³)
typ.
700 x 200 x 140
typ.
700 x 200 x 140
typ.
700 x 200 x 140
typ.
700 x 200 x 140
Specimen Temperature typ. -100°C up to +1500°C
Weight (kg) 5 7 7 7

Additional configurations

High Speed
Camera Resolution (pixel) up to 1024x1024
Frame Rate (Hz) up to 5000 (1000000)
Measuring Area cm² up to >m²
Accuracy depending on measuring area up to 0.001 mm
Number of measured markers unlimited
Camera Base variable
Illumination external
High-End 19"PC
Notebook
Control Device optional
Specimen Temperature typ. -100°C up to +1500°C

Application Notes

Find out more about the practical use of the PONTOS Measuring System. View all PONTOS application notes.