emco IAS Embossing Tester

The emco IAS Embossing Tester was designed to determine the intensity of embossing in papers.
The optical appearance and functionality of papers are changed by embossed patterns. The intensity of these embossings plays a major role in the quality of the papers as well as in further processing. The emco IAS Embossing Tester is used to detect and check embossing in paper.

The embossing index is determined with the embossing tester according to original algorithms of Dr. Hermann Praast, Darmstadt.

Structure and functionality

A special illumination system is used to illuminate the paper sample in such a way that lighter or darker areas are captured by a camera. The high-contrast image is digitized and then evaluated. The Embossing Tester is calibrated and delivers reproducible results. The device can be checked independently at any time using a calibration standard.


  • Quality control in the paper manufacturing and converting industry

Technical data

Measuring field

24 mm x 24 mm

Scope of delivery

Device with camera and illumination unit, power supply unit with power plug, calibration standard and certificate

USB stick with software and drivers, software protection USB dongle, PC on request

System requirements

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2520M, CPU @ 2,50 GHz, Cores: 4
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10 32/64 bit (necessary for USB 3.0)

Weight and dimensions

  • Net: 480 x 360 x 440 mm³ / 11 kg
  • Gross: 800 x 600 x 700 mm³ / 20 kg

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