Kheops- Mottling measurement sensor
The Kheops is a laboratory sensor designed to easily provide accurate and repeatable evaluations on:
The Kheops has been specifically designed for papermakers, board makers, ink manufacturers, coating suppliers and printing operations.
User Friendly Software
The Windows software has been developed by CTP and TECHPAP engineers in conjunction with industrial users to be efficient in operation, easy to use and versatile. To make a test, the operator simply places the sample in the system, enters the sample reference and clicks on the area to be tested.
The result output includes the average print mottle or surface smoothness plus deviation between measurements, tolerance threshold, class distribution and class distribution standard deviation.
Kheops Practical, Repeatable, and Responsive
The Kheops sensor is essentially a CCD camera and two specially designed light sources (a diffused light for print mottle analysis and a low angle LED lamp for surface smoothness evaluations). The housing has a small hinged door on its front side to introduce samples for testing. The camera and lighting system is automatically adjusted to maintain a stable sample illumination during the image capture measurement process. The Kheops uses a PC to automatically set the camera, analyze the images, make calculates, display the results, memorize the results and send the results to the DCS or Data Historian.
The Kheops sensor is very sensitive to mottle or smoothness changes in the paper. The repeatability of the system is exceptional and the results have been closely correlated with visual tests. The final mottling index is the result of the combination of 5 individual class size categories. These 5 class sizes can be preset by the operator depending on the application requirements.
Quality of offset impressions, print mottle, and the quality of coating application
Paper, Board or other flat material surface roughness
White top board quality evaluation