Edge Stress Meter

Short Description:

The Edge Stress Meter is used to measure the stress at the glass edge in accordance with the measurement method of Senarmont Compensation. It is made up of switch, battery cartridge, locating pole, lightbox, polarizing sheet & scaleplate, polarization analyzer & 1/4 wave plate, scale dial and eyepiece.

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Main Technical Parameters

Polarization analyzer clear aperture: 70mm

Light source: LED light

Power: 2 #1 dry batteries

Polarization analyzer scale dial resolution: 2 °

Height of measuring area: 30mm

Measurement Principle

Polarizer axis is 45 degree; Quarter-wave direction of slow ray is 45 degree. Analyzer axis is -45 degree. The sample is put between polarizer and quarter-wave plate.

Without sample, the view is dark. When the glass with main stress axis vertical is inserted, a black isochromatic fringe appears, which is the location of zero stress. The optical path difference caused by the main stress can be measured in this way: rotate the analyzer till the interference color disappears (if the light path retardation deviation is zero, the color is black). The optical path difference of the measuring point can be calculated with the rotation angle.

The formula is   Edge Stress Meter1

T:The optical path difference of the measured point

λ:Wavelength of light, 560nm

θ:The rotation angle of the polarization analyzer

The rotational polarization method itself can only measure the decimal order value of the optical path difference, and the integer order number of fringes is determined after determination of the zero-order fringes. The actual value of the optical path difference is the sum of the integer order number of fringes and the decimal order value of optical path difference.

The formula is Edge Stress Meter2

n:Integer order number of fringes


Power: 2 batteries

Length: 300 mm

Width: 100 mm

Height: 93mm

Light Source: LED

Resolution: 2 degree

Measure Thickness: 28 mm

Edge Stress Meter

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