M/K 3D Formation Analyzer

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The M/K 3D Formation Tester model 1200: The most accurate optical formation Tester available.

We measure the formation index, floc sizes, low density pockets, and basis weight of your sheet by use of a laser-type focused beam of light.  The M/K scans each pixel of your sheet independently over a large area (8"x10").  This independent pixel scanning method avoids light scattering issues endemic in all camera systems.  We also include a unique feature that allows user to change the optical sensitivity from a low setting to an ultra high setting, allowing you to filter out the less significant flocs and sheet defects.   In addition to transmission analysis, we offer an optional surface scanning set of optics that can characterize the surface of your sheet.  Compare wire side Vs. felt side easily and reliably.   

New in 2019: We have doubled the resolution of our scanning with our latest "high resolution" technology.  

What It Does

The device measures formation index, floc data, low density data, and optical basis weight. It has the ability to correlate optical basis weight with actual basis weight, which gives you confidence in the results. This is supported by the evidence from our many patent references.

What Makes It Special

The instrument can include a large area greater than 160b mm x 160 mm in a single scan, something no other optical device can match. Best of all, the M/K 3D formation analyzer is not limited by focal length challenges nor lens issues due to natural curvature in cameras.

What to Look Out for This 2019

The device now offers an enhanced and extremely thorough scan, with greater discrimination than earlier versions. It can analyze via transmission samples from 5 grams/m2 to sheets greater than 450 grams/m2. The instrument now also offers an enhanced light and optical source, which allows operators to easily scan linerboard materials and other dense grades of paper.