AMS 5000 Goniophotometer – High-Performance for large and heavy samples

The AMS 5000 Goniophotometer sets benchmarks for efficiency, performance and accuracy with impressive dimensions, highly dynamic motor drives, alongside exceptionally robust and stable design. This system features wide angular ranges making it the right choice for measuring very large, heavy headlamps and signal lamps.

AMS 5000 goniophotometer

The AMS 5000 consists of the goniometer with a movable sample stage measuring 500 x 500 mm and the AMS Controller. Modern servo drives control the five axes and generate very fast and at the same time very smooth movements.  A laser located in the center of rotation of the vertical axis facilitates alignment of the sample. A manual control unit with touchscreen on the sample stage allows the test sample to be moved easily into the correct position. Furthermore the system features fast on-the-fly measurement scans.

Features

  • CIE Type A Goniometer for photometric measurements in the far field
  • Particularly large angular ranges for test samples up to 1800 mm in length and weighing 50 kg
  • Display of luminous intensity distribution in isolux and isocandela diagrams
  • Data export in IES, KRS, CSV formats

Technical specifications

AMS 5000 Goniophotometer
Goniometer
CIE GoniometerType A with horizontal rotary table
Motor driverServo drives for all 5 axes
Angular range H axis±200° with end switches
Angular range V axis±100° with end switches
Resolution of the angle encoders0.01°
Reproducibility H axis (typical)≤ 0.03° (at rated sample load)
Reproducibility 
V axis (typical)≤ 0.03° (at rated sample load)
Angular speed 
H axis16 speeds selectable up to max. 50°/s
Angular speed 
V axis16 speeds selectable up to max. 10°/s
Traverse range linear axesX ±300 mm, Y ±200 mm, Z -50 to -450 mm (AMS5000-100)
X ±300 mm, Y ±200 mm, Z -50 to -650 mm (AMS5000-110)
Positional resolution linear axes0.1 mm
Clear width900 mm
Sample table
Maximum sample sizewidth 1800 mm, depth 800 mm, height 800 mm
(AMS 5000-100)
width 1800 mm, depth 800 mm, height 1000 mm
(AMS 5000-110)
Dimensions of sample stage500 x 500 mm
Nominal sample mass50 kg
Maximum sample mass80 kg

Ordering information

Order no.Product description
Goniometer
AMS5000-100AMS 5000 Goniophotometer, comprising a 5-axis goniometer in type A configuration with horizontal rotation stage and separate 33U 19” rack for AMS Controller (includes motor control and space for 5 further modules); traverse range Z -50 to -450 mm, optical axis 1400 mm; without photometer or other accessories
AMS5000-110AMS 5000 Goniophotometer, comprising a 5-axis goniometer in type A configuration with horizontal rotation stage and separate 33U 19” rack for AMS Controller (includes motor control and space for 5 further modules); traverse range Z -50 to -650 mm, optical axis 1500 mm; without photometer or other accessories
Options AMS 5000
AMS5000-300Optional 115 VAC power supply for AMS 5000
AMS5000-320Remote control for manual angular positioning
AMS5000-400Safety switch mats for hazardous area
AMS5000-402Safety light curtain for hazardous area
AMS5000-404Safety laser scanner for hazardous area
Accessories
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-310Holder for license plate dummies (registration plates) and license plate illumination adjustable for ECE R4 measurements
AMS-311License plate dummies for measurements in conformity with ECE R4, 3 dummies, type A, B, C
AMS-312License plate dummies for measurements in conformity with SAE-J587, 2 dummies, type 01, 02 (motorcycle)
AMS-313License plate dummies for measurements in conformity with Chinese GB standard (3 dummies)
AMS-320Universal holder for automotive lamps and headlamps comprising base plate and three articulated tripods
AMS-330Clamp insert (adjustable) for T-slot table 8 (AMS 3000 and 5000), 2 clamps
AMS-400Photometer tube positioning unit for measuring distance 3.162 m, configured  to accommodate up to three tubes, for optical axis 1400 mm height
AMS-401Photometer tube positioning unit for measuring distance 3.162 m, configured to accommodate up to three tubes, for optical axis 1500 mm height
AMS-410Pulse width modulation generator for PWM LED lamps

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Driving the test sample

The sample is connected to the power supply through a 10-channel lamp multiplexer, i.e. up to 10 functions can be operated and selected directly at the sample stage. Additional control for the sample can be integrated with a Sub-D socket and a CAN bus at the multiplexer, for example an AFS control (Adaptive Front Lighting System), or a temperature sensor for an LED module. A pulse width modulation generator can be supplied as an option for LED lamps.