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
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
- 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
Downloads / Documents
The emco IAS Missing Dots Tester was designed to determine imperfections in halftone prints.
The emco IAS Calender Blackening Tester is used to characterise the negative optical impression of SC papers caused by the supercalender.
The emco IAS Mottling Tester determines the optical inhomogeneity of printed and unprinted papers on an area of 30 mm x 30 mm. Mottling is the printing unevenness in solid tone areas.
The emco IAS Press Marks Tester is the industry standard for detection and control of the embossing of cigarette papers.
The emco IAS Scarredness Tester is used to determine and evaluate recessed areas in the paper which, as a result of the paper technology, influence the optical impression of the paper surface.
The emco IAS Cocklingtester is used to determine local tensions (bubble content) and global tensions (waviness), which are permanently visible after wetting.