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Development & Research

Optical lens testing

LensTest–Random samples


SQB develops and produces customer and application-specific measuring and testing systems for non-contact geometry and shape testing of lenses. LensTest sample is a testing device for testing the geometry of lenses in the diameter range from approx. 6 mm to 30 mm.


  • MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTIES GEOMETRY IN THE MICROMETRE RANGE
  • CYCLIC CALIBRATION WITH MASTER LENSES
  • MEASUREMENT WITH TELECENTRIC LENS AND TRANSMITTED LIGHT
  • AUTOMATIC COMPARISON WITH PRODUCTION TOLERANCES
  • SHORT MEASURING TIMES PER LENSSTORED INSPECTION PLANS - AUTO
  • MATIC MEASUREMENT SEQUENCES
  • PROCESS CONTROL WITH QUALITY CONTROL CHARTS
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR DIFFERENT LENS TYPES
  • MEASURING TIME PER LENS APPROX. 8 TO 15 S INCLUDING HANDLING


Quality characteristics to be tested on lenses

‍ » Outer diameter of the enveloping cylinde

‍ » Opening diameter

‍ » Roundness deviations

‍ » Chamfer width

Quality assurance with quality control charts and storage of measurement results in local database and company database is possible.

LensTest–Geometry


LensTest-Geometry is a fully automatic testing device for testing the geometric quality characteristics in the series production of lenses.


  • LENSTEST-GEOMETRY WORKS COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUSLY
  • INTEGRATED STORAGE AND DISPENSING STATION FOR LENSES
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF LENS GEOMETRIES
  • AUTOMATIC COMPARISON WITH PRODUCTION TOLERANCES
  • AUTOMATIC OUTPUT OF LENSES WITH QUALITY INFORMATION
  • AUTOMATIC CYCLIC CALIBRATION WITH MASTER LENSES
  • MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTIES IN THE MICROMETER RANGE
  • STORED TEST PLANS - AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT SEQUENCES
  • PROCESS CONTROL WITH QUALITY CONTROL CHARTS
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR DIFFERENT LENS TYPES
  • SPECIFIC RECORDING ON ANNULAR BLADE FOR EACH LENS TYPE


Quality features to be inspected on lenses

» Centre thickness

» Outer diameter of the enveloping cylinder

» Opening diameter

» Roundness deviations

» Chamfer width

» Highest productivity - measuring time per lens approx. 10 to 20 s including handling

» PC with Windows 10 software for measured value recording and visualisation

» Continuous quality assurance with different quality control charts

» Storage of measurement results in local database and company database possible

» Processing of metrological and organisational data for each production order

Standard measurement uncertainties


Centre thickness: ≤ ± 2 μm

Outer diameter: ≤ ± 1.5 μm

Opening diameter, inside: ≤ ± 10 μm

Opening diameter, outside: ≤ ± 10 μm

Chamfer width: ≤ ± 10 μm

LensTest–Form


LensTest-Form is used for high-precision automatic measurement of the shape deviation of optical functional surfaces in the series production of lenses.


  • LENSTEST-FORM TESTS AUTOMATICALLY ACCORDING TO ISO 10110-5
  • INTEGRATED DEPOSIT AND DISPENSING STATION FOR LENSES
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF THE OPTICAL FUNCTION SURFACES OF LENSES
  • AUTOMATIC COMPARISON WITH PRODUCTION TOLERANCES
  • AUTOMATIC OUTPUT OF LENSES WITH QUALITY INFORMATION
  • AUTOMATIC CYCLIC CALIBRATION WITH MASTER LENSES
  • MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTIES IN THE MICROMETER RANGE
  • STORED INSPECTION PLANS - AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT SEQUENCES
  • PROCESS CONTROL WITH QUALITY CONTROL CHARTS
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR DIFFERENT LENS TYPES
  • SPECIFIC MOUNTING ON ANNULAR BLADE FOR EACH LENS TYPE


Quality characteristics to be tested on lenses

» Shape deviation concave, convex and plane optical functional surface

» Highest productivity - measuring time per lens approx. 10 to 20 s including handling

» Two PCs with Windows 10 software for measurement recording and visualisation

» PC with Windows 10 software for controlling the automatic measuring sequence of the handling system and for communication

» Continuous quality assurance with different quality control charts 

» Storage of measurement results in local database and company database possible

» Processing of metrological and organisational data for each production order

Lens-Test-Form tests according to ISO 10110-5 the parameters


A or POWER 

B or IRR

C or RSI 

RMSa, RMSi and RMSt 


The measuring resolution is 273 nm.

Test automation

Inspection automation with 3D InLine inspection systems


3D InLineScan is suitable for inspecting continuously manufactured products and product sections in the production line.


  • TWO POWERFUL LASER TRIANGULATION SENSORS, EACH SIMULTANEOUSLY RECORDING A 3D PROFILE AND MONOCHROME IMAGE
  • UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE INLINE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF SURFACE DEFECTS AND THE INSPECTION OF GEOMETRIC FEATURES
  • HIGH SPEED INSPECTION FOR CONTINUOUS MATERIAL UP TO 670 MM/S
  • MEASURED VALUE OUTPUT TO COUPLED DATABASE FOR FURTHER PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION OF MEASURED VALUES


Applications in inspection systems for raw material for window profiles, aluminium profiles, rubber profiles, hose material, starting material for door frames, starting profiles for wood, plastic profiles, metal profiles, etc. 

Integration into the automatic production lines

High-resolution multispectral LineScan


The high-resolution multispectral LineScan is suitable for high-precision inspection of surface defects in the μm range.


  • TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EXTREMELY HIGH SCANNING SPEED AND SHORT EVALUATION TIMES
  • OPTICAL STRAIGHTNESS MEASUREMENT ADDITIONALLY POSSIBLE
  • CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC ADAPTATIONS OF THE ARRANGEMENT, THE DISTANCES AND THE TEST FIELD SIZE
  • VISUALISATION OF THE QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS WITH QUALITY CONTROL CHARTS
  • CONNECTION TO AN ERP SYSTEM OF THE COMPANY


Applications for testing very small to medium rotationally symmetrical precision products, such as cylindrical filter components, stents, metal rollers, rolling elements, plastic parts, rubber parts, seals, car battery components, rechargeable batteries, etc.

Surface testing High-resolution SurFaceTest


SurFaceTest is an automated test station for surface, geometry and lettering quality testing with automatic handling and sorting of random samples on high-quality surface-finished operating elements. The test objects are lacquered surfaces with lettering, which are evaluated using "Shape from Shading Technology".


  • AUTOMATIC RANDOM SAMPLE TESTING WITH MANUALLY LOADED, MAGAZINE-LOADED TEST OBJECTS
  • AUTOMATIC INSPECTION OF HIGH-QUALITY SURFACES ON OPERATING ELEMENTS
  • SIMULTANEOUS AUTOMATIC INSPECTION OF FONTS AND SYMBOLS
  • PNEUMATIC HANDLING AND SORTING SYSTEM
  • AUTOMATIC SORTING INTO QUALITY AND NON-QUALITY TEST OBJECTS
  • IMAGE PROCESSING WITH SHAPE FROM SHADING TECHNOLOGY

Application examples


Automotive parts, communication devices, mobile phones, radios, PCs, household and kitchen appliances, etc. 

Surface testing High-resolution RoScanTest


SQB develops and produces customised in-line testing systems. RoScanTest can be used in conjunction with robots in industrial production as flexible in-line testing equipment.


  • TWO POWERFUL LASER TRIANGULATION SENSORS AT 180° OFFSET
  • ROTATIONAL MOVEMENT AROUND THE CENTRE POINT FOR 360° INSPECTION OF QUASI ROTATIONALLY SYMMETRICAL COMPONENTS
  • DETECTION OF SURFACE DEFECTS UP TO 0.01 MM
  • GREY IMAGE GENERATION FOR SCRATCH DETECTION OR INSPECTION OF OTHER OPTICAL DEFECTS
  • ADAPTATION OF THE SYSTEM FOR DIFFERENT COMPONENTS WITH SMALL OR LARGE DIAMETERS
  • ROTATIONAL COMPONENT SCAN IN SMALL STEPS UP TO 1°

Integration into automated production lines


In a robot-guided production, the robot can position test objects in the optical beam path of the RoScanTest inspection device and a process-integrated in-line inspection is performed.

Bio-Imaging

FluoreszenzReader for microtitre plates


Intensity detection of fluorescence is a commonly used method in life science research and a detection technology that is standard in microplate readers. Up to 192 fluorescent samples on two microplates can be analysed automatically at the same time.


  • SIX INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLABLE AXES FOR X, Y, Z, FILTER CHANGE, OBJECTIVE CHANGE AND LOADING MECHANISM 
  • FOUR DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS WITH AUTOMATIC FILTER CHANGER FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS
  • TWO DIFFERENT MAGNIFICATIONS WITH AUTOMATIC OBJECTIVE CHANGER
  • ERGONOMIC LOADING MECHANISM FOR TWO MICROTITRE PLATES
  • POSITIONING AND ANALYSIS OF EACH SAMPLE CUP OF THE MICROTITRE PLATES
  • IMAGE STACK FOR SLICE-BY-SLICE IMAGE ACQUISITION WITH Z-AXIS FOR TRANSPARENT SAMPLES

The fluorescence reader can process wavelengths for the common fluorescence analysis substances such as FITC, GFP or DAPI.

Inspektion / Analyse

PoroChecker - Inspection of flat micro-objects


PoroChecker enables the automatic analysis of MatriGrids® and wells in microtitre format for tissue engineering and bioimaging.


  • TISSUES, CELLS, ORGANIC MOLECULES, PROTEINS, METABOLITES, ETC. CAN BE OBJECTS OF ANALYSIS
  • AUTOMATIC QUALITY CONTROL, FOR EXAMPLE, OF THE FINEST DRILL HOLES IMPRINTED IN MICROTITRE FOILS
  • FULL-SURFACE SCANNING OF SAMPLES WITH XY-POSITIONING SYSTEM
  • CAMERA WITH LIQUID LENS OPTICS REPLACES A MECHANICAL Z-AXIS
  • POROCHECKER IS CLEAN ROOM COMPATIBLE

MatriGrids® are inexpensive to produce, parallel microfluidic systems for the cultivation of advanced cell culture (3D culture, stem cells, etc.). Such systems are in principle suitable for drug analysis.

Software image processing

QuickImage – Object-oriented software library for measurement technology and industrial image processing


QuickImage is a software library for precision measurement and image processing. Standard functions are image acquisition, image access, overlay display, filter functions, measurement and compensation of geometry elements, coordinate transformation and position compensation.


  • HIGH PRECISION PROBING FOR METROLOGY
  • ALGORITHMS FOR SUB-PIXEL ACCURATE CONTOUR TRACKING
  • ROBUST AUTOFOCUS ALGORITHMS
  • CONTROL OF PRECISION DRIVES AND ILLUMINATION
  • LOW COST - REDUCED PROGRAMMING EFFORT
  • OBJECT-ORIENTED CLASS CONCEPT, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE C++
  • APPLICATIONS IN SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR COORDINATE MEASURING TECHNOLOGY
  • IN-OUTPUT AND IEEE INTERFACE; MULTI-I/O-INTERFACE
  • MINIMUM MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY

Secured measurement results through certified compensation calculations for geometry elements.

QualityTool


QualityTool contains functions for calculating and visualising quality control charts for process improvement (Statistical Process Control).


  • REAL-TIME DISPLAY OF THE INSPECTED QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
  • AUTOMATIC CALCULATION OF THE INTERVENTION AND WARNING LIMITS AFTER A LEAD TIME OF 20 SAMPLES (NUMBER OF SAMPLES SELECTABLE)
  • AUTOMATIC COMPARISON OF THE CALCULATED CHARACTERISTICS WITH THE INTERVENTION LIMITS AND VISUAL SIGNALLING (GREEN/YELLOW/RED)
  • SEVERITY OF THE QUALITY CONTROL CHART CAN BE ADJUSTED BY SELECTING THE SAMPLE SIZE (LARGE SAMPLE SIZE SHARP TEST AND VICE VERSA)
  • POSSIBILITY OF COMBINING DIFFERENT QUALITY CONTROL CHARTS IN ONE APPLICATION

Possible quality control cards

Original value card

Mean value chart

Standard deviation chart

Range map

Error distribution map with error distribution

Frequency distribution

Consulting Software

Integrated management system - SQB IMS


We have almost 30 years of experience in management system consulting. This extremely extensive knowledge of experience has been taken into account in the development and maintenance of our SQB IMS.


  • CONSIDERATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARDS ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, IATF 16949, ISO 27001
  • SQB IMS IS VALIDATED FOR IATF 16949 AND ISO 13485
  • AUTOMATIC VERSIONING OF ALL DOCUMENTS
  • AUTOMATIC SEARCH FUNCTION
  • COMPANY-SPECIFIC FOLDER STRUCTURE INCLUDING ALL DATA IS AUTOMATICALLY READ IN DURING INSTALLATION
  • CURRENT DATE STAMP FOR EACH OPENED DOCUMENT
  • RIGHTS MANAGEMENT FOR USERS
  • AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT CONTROL AND NOTIFICATION
  • AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT MATRIX


Further tools

Inspection process suitability, machine and process capability investigation, supplier management, complaints management, 8D report and SPC.

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We will provide you with a free demo version on the Internet for testing purposes

Integrated audit management system - SQB AMS


We have almost 30 years of experience in auditing management systems. This extensive experience has been taken into account in the development and maintenance of our SQB AMS.


  • CONSIDERATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARDS ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, IATF 16949, ISO 27001
  • 50% REDUCTION OF EFFORT DUE TO INTEGRATED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • AUTOMATIC CREATION OF AUDIT PLAN AND AUDIT REPORT
  • AUTOMATIC ALLOCATION OF AUDIT QUESTIONS ACCORDING TO RESPONSIBILITY
  • AUTOMATIC TRACKING OF MEASURES WITH DEADLINES, RESPONSIBILITY AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
  • PRACTICAL MODULE FOR THE SYSTEMATIC EXECUTION OF AUDITS

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We will provide you with a free demo version on the Internet for testing purposes

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