New software release simplifies the measurement setup

With the release version 4.4.6, Istra4D brings new, timesaving functionalities and features to our DIC customers.

Master/Slave camera mode with USB 3.0 cameras

The new Master/Slave camera mode feature reduces the hardware setup to a minimum. USB 3.0 cameras allow easy setup for in-field measurements as well as laboratory applications.
For multi-camera configurations, the cameras are triggered/synchronized via the so called master/slave cable. A multi-camera setup is required for the measurement of complex surfaces with shadows, full 3D measurements, and large scale objects with high resolution.

usb  cameras

USB 3.0 cables are used for camera/computer connection. For multi-camera configurations, the cameras are triggered/synchronized via the master/slave trigger cable.

No additional triggering/synchronization of hardware needed

The Master/Slave software module provides the user with a simple and flexible image acquisition capability without adding additional hardware to trigger and synchronize the cameras. The Master/Slave module allows for long term measurements with data acquisition at fixed or variable time intervals. In addition the acquisition can be triggered as a function of time with variable storage rates. The post trigger mode further enables failure analysis studies by using slower acquisition rates at the beginning of a test and switching to maximum rate just before the failure time. The real-time processing for the Master/Slave camera mode provides correlation and evaluation of results to be displayed and recorded in real-time up to 10 Hz.

New features and enhancements supporting material testing applications

To facilitate Digital Image Correlation (DIC) measurements of 3D objects from two sides, Istra4D now also provides dimensional strain measurements with an easy to use strain visualization tool in the out-of-plane (thickness) direction. Double-sided calibration targets are available in various sizes to meet the needs of the application.

Tensile test

Tensile test: Dimensional strain distribution in X, Y and Z (thickness) direction

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