Flow tracking kit

FLOW TRACKING KIT Fluorescent Green PE Microspheres 2 Low Laser Pointer Fiber Optic Light Guide Protection Glasses AC10554 USB C Camera Monofocal Lens 25 Mm
FLOW TRACKING KIT
Fluorescent Green PE Microspheres 2 Low
Laser Pointer
Fiber Optic Light Guide
Protection Glasses AC10554
USB C Camera
Monofocal Lens 25 Mm

FEATURES

  • The kit includes everything needed for manual or automated flow calibrations in our two smallest swim tunnels when used with the AutoResp™ v3 or AutoSwim v2 software

  • Track water velocities in our Blazka-type 170 ml and 1500 ml swim tunnels

  • Easy auto-calibration: Stepwise control of swim tunnel motor and real-time flow tracking

  • Video tracking of laser illuminated fluorescent spheres with neutral buoyancy

  • Digital particle tracking velocimetry (DPTV) helps measure and calibrate the water velocities. The microspheres are used as flow tracers, PIV tracers, or neutrally buoyant seeding particles for PIV, flow visualization, measurements, or calibrations

  • The non-invasive video-based measurements makes this method perfect for the Blazka-type swim tunnel design where two glass tubes prevent conventional invasive flow probes

  • This easy-to-use method is integrated directly into our AutoResp™ v3 and AutoSwim v2 software – calibrating your swim tunnel has never been easier!

Automated calibration

Control your swim tunnel motor speed via a DAQ-BT device (not included) directly from your computer using the DPTV functionality. Inside either AutoResp™ v3 or AutoSwim v2, simply click Start tracking to automatically track the spheres at different water velocities. The calibration data file is then saved inside AutoResp™ v3 or AutoSwim v2, so that your swim tunnel is ready to go.

HOW TO CALIBRATE

Watch this quick introduction on how the DPTV functionality works inside AutoResp™ v3 and AutoSwim v2.

INCLUDED WITH THE SYSTEM

The 5 MP video camera for USB 3.1 is used to film the green, fluorescent microspheres with neutral buoyancy added to the flow.

The fluorescent microspheres light up when illuminated with the green laser creating optimal contrast for the video tracking software. A pair of professional grade protection glasses is included for your safety.

Need help?

If you need help getting started with the kit, have a look in our DPTV 2 quick guide or visit our YouTube channel for useful video tutorials.

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Video

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Video camera (5MP/USB3.1)
USB C Camera

Features

  • Compact USB 3.1 camera
  • 5 MP CMOS sensor
  • USB Type-C connector
  • For use with IR lighting

 

This high value for money, compact, and industrial German C-mount camera with SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps is equipped with the versatile 1/2.5" 5.04 MP CMOS sensor ON Semiconductor and USB Type-C connector. It is ideally suited for microscopy and lab applications requiring high image resolution, and for applications with poor or changing lighting conditions. The camera comes without IR filter making it ideal for use with our IR lighting panels for applications requiring back illumination, e.g., shuttle tanks.

Included with the camera:

  • USB cable (3 m)
  • Tripod adapter plate with 6.3 mm (¼") camera thread
  • Wall bracket mount with 6.3 mm (¼") camera thread
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Monofocal lens (25mm/1/1.8")
Monofocal Lens 25 Mm

FEATURES

  • Professional grade 25 mm monofocal lens
  • For use with C-mount cameras with 1/1.8” sensors
  • Various focal lengths for different applications

 

This high-quality, 25 mm monofocal lens can be used with C-mount cameras. Optimal camera sensor size is 1/1.8”. The lens has a mechanical adjuster for focus and for aperture. Several different focal lengths are available to meet your specific application.

DPTV

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Green fluorescent PE micro spheres
Fluorescent Green PE Microspheres 2 Low

Bright fluorescent green microspheres (dia. 180-212 µm) specifically designed with density 1.00 g/cc for neutral buoyancy in freshwater, enabling flow visualization and analysis of fluid motion in swim tunnels, flumes, flow tanks etc. The spheres exhibit a strong fluorescent response and are color stable in solution.

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Green laser pointer
Laser Pointer

Green 350 mW laser with SMA connector for connecting a fiber optic cable used in our DPTV (Digital Particle Tracking Velocimetry) system. The laser pointer comes with a rechargeable battery and charger. The laser is powerful enough to light matches and is for professional use only. Leave it on for max 30 seconds at a time, and then allow min 30 seconds to cool down. Use protective glasses at all times. This is not a toy and it is MUCH more powerful than a laser pointer used for presentations.

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Fiber optic light guide
Fiber Optic Light Guide

Fiber optic light guide  with steel housing and SMA connector for use with our DPTV (Digital Particle Tracking Velocimetry) system.

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Protection glasses
Protection Glasses AC10554

Protection glasses for use with our green laser pointer for use with our DPTV (Digital Particle Tracking Velocimetry) system.

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Swim Tunnels

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Flow tracking kit
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A step by step guide on how to set up and use the kit
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DPTV 2
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A step by step guide on how to set up and use the software
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Mini swim tunnel
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An illustration on how to set up a 170 and 1500 ml swim tunnel
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1.0
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