AMS 200 Goniophotometer – The entry-level model for small lamps and modules

The AMS 200 is a fundamentally revised model for the optical characterization of small and mid-sized signal lamps, headlamps, and headlamp modules, including projection systems for dipped beam, main beam, and retroreflectors. Its space-saving setup with an integrated rack makes it the ideal low-cost alternative for smaller labs – without having to forego the ad-vantages of speed, efficiency and safety that are typical for the Optronik line of goniophotometers.

The AMS 200 comprises the goniometer with a sample stage measuring 20 x 20 cm and the AMS Controller integrated in a separate 19” rack. A laser located in the center of rotation of the vertical axis facilitates alignment of the test sample. Sockets on the sample stage provide electrical connection to the sample. This ensures that the probe cables do not become ruptured during operation because they move synchronously with the sample.

The system features fast on-the-fly measurement scans. An optional pulse-width modulation generator (PWM) can be supplied for LED lamps. The competitively priced performance and compact size make this goniometer an extremely attractive choice.


  • CIE type A goniometer for photometric measurement in the far field
  • For test samples up to 450 mm in length and weighing 8 kg
  • Measurement of luminous intensity distribution in isolux and isocandela diagrams
  • Data export in IES, KRS, CSV formats

Technical specifications

AMS 200 Goniophotometer
CIE GoniometerType A with horizontal rotary table
Motor driverStepper motors (H and V)
Angular range H axis± 160° with end switches
Angular range V axis± 130° with end switches
Resolution of the angle encoders0.01°
Reproducibility H axis (typical)≤ 0.05° (at nominal sample load)
V axis (typical)≤ 0.05° (at nominal sample load)
Angular speed 
H axis16 speeds selectable up to maximum 45°/s
Angular speed 
V axis16 speeds selectable up to maximum 14°/s
Clear width370 mm
Sample table
Maximum sample sizeWidth approx. 700 mm (centrally mounted)
Dimensions of the sample stage200 x 200 mm
Maximum sample mass8 kg

Ordering information:

Order no.Product description
AMS200-100AMS 200 Goniophotometer, comprising a 2-axis goniometer in type C configuration with horizontal rotation stage and separate 11U 19” bench rack for AMS Controller (includes stepper-motor control and space for 2 further modules), CAN Bus and RS232 connector; without photometer or other accessories
AMS200-300Optional 115 VAC power supply for AMS 200
AMS200-320RecoCAN Remote Control for manual angle positioning
AMS-210Relay switch output, e.g. for automatically switching on a warning lamp or switching off the laboratory lighting
AMS-220Gong card: acoustic warning signal at the start of automatic operation
AMS-410Pulse width modulation generator for PWM LED lamps