Particle Image Velocimetry for everyone

ILA_5150 GmbH offers PIV solutions for your individual needs. From educational packages to fully automated robotic solutions in your large-scale wind tunnel: you’ve got the task, we have the means.

How does it work?

Basic PIV Setup

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PIV systems range from rather simple set-ups up to highly complex integrated solutions. Let’s take a short tour through the components.

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Light source

The “flash” of your system: Typically, a green laser with repetition rates from a couple of Hz to several kHz. Alternatively, LED based solutions are available.

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Optics

Planar PIV works by illuminating only a very thin cross-section of the flow, the “light sheet”.

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Cameras

Capture your region-of-interest with our specialized cameras: Go high resolution, time resolved, stereoscopic, etc… Just as your task demands.

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Synchronizer

A crucial part of PIV is timing: When you have flows going super-sonic and beyond, every nanosecond counts. Our synchronizer is just that piece of hardware to handle this.

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Seeding

There’s no PIV without particles: there are multiple solutions to infuse your fluid with just the right amount of seeding.

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Workstation

Nothing works without it in a digitized world: Take control of all your subsystems via our intuitive software solutions.

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PIV Software

The image data is transformed into velocity information via cross correlation. Get the most out of your raw-data with PIVview in combination with the Scheduler for efficient batch processing.

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Traversing

For some tasks, a tripod mounted camera is just fine, for others you need more degrees of freedom: Move along axis using linear traversing units, or get the total freedom of a robot-mounted system.

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Power Box

Sometimes a simple switch is simply not enough: switch your hardware remotely via ethernet and integrate it into your automated system.

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Seeding Sensor

Don’t trust your eyes: Quantify and observe your seeding density constantly and get feedback via ethernet.

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Valve Switch

When the valve is just out of reach: Remotely control your amount of seeding via Ethernet, just like the rest of our hardware… and as our tour ends here, you’re now prepared to browse our components.

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Our friends:

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YASKAWA

YASKAWA is a world-leading manufacturer of servo drives (Sigma-7 Series), inverter drives (such as the GA700), and Motoman industrial robots. Founded in 1915 in Japan, the company’s philosophy has been based on the principle of highest quality for more than 100 years.

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PCO

PCO is a Pioneer in Cameras and Optoelectronics with more than 30 years of expert knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing high-end camera systems. PCO has forged ahead to becoming a leading specialist and innovator in digital imaging used in scientific and industrial applications. In-house competence of all significant technical disciplines and partnering with leading image sensor manufacturers ensures cutting edge sCMOS and high-speed imaging technology. The company’s customers’ input has a direct path back to its product development and support teams, enabling constant advancements of hardware and software. PCO’s worldwide entities ensure that its cameras are developed and supported in a way that meets the user’s applications. From its inception in 1987 to present day, PCO has been growing continuously and striven to improve its position as a global supplier by being geographically closer to its customers. To that end, PCO operates subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Singapore and China along with its headquarters in Germany. PCO supports the constant advancement of science and industry by relentlessly pursuing technological perfection. The company’s cameras are used in scientific and industrial research, automotive testing, quality control, metrology and a large variety of other applications worldwide.

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PHOTRON

FASTCAM, the leading name worldwide in high speed imaging: Used in internationally renowned research facilities in more than 30 countries worldwide, Photron FASTCAM high-speed cameras are trusted to provide high quality results in the most challenging applications and environments. Photron continues to utilise the latest technological innovations to further advance product performance in order to meet the most demanding requirements from users around the world.

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Amplitude

Amplitude Laser Group is a leading manufacturer of ultrafast lasers for scientific, medical and industrial applications. The group consists of three manufacturing location in Bordeaux and Paris, France, and San Jose, U.S.A., and an extensive network of support offices in Europe, Asia and North America.

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EPFL UNFoLD

UNFOLD focusses on the investigation of unsteady flow phenomena by combining high spatially and temporally resolved flow field measurements with - what they refer to as - a fluid dynamical differential diagnosis. They develop methodologies to help bridge the gap between their observations and understanding of the development and interaction of characteristic flow structures (e.g. vortices) and technically relevant quantities, such as aerodynamic forces or power output, with applications in biological and bio-inspired flight, wind turbine rotor blade aerodynamics, etc.

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Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Lehrstuhl Strömungsmechanik

Research at the Chair of Fluid Mechanics at Bergische Universität Wuppertal comprises problems of multiphase flows, e.g. in biomedical or process engineering. The focus is on the development of numerical methods to describe and optimize multiphase flows or processes and additionally on the measurement of these flows. Furthermore, coupled problems are part of current research like fluid-structure-interaction, conjugate heat transfer and coupling of thermoelectric processes.

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Olympus Microscopy - imaging systems for every application

Olympus is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional opto-digital products for medicine, science and industry. As a result, Olympus provides a comprehensive range of solutions. From microscopes for training and routine tasks to high-end system solutions in the fields of life science, there is a system for every need. The product line is complemented by innovative laboratory equipment for cellular research applications and the new all-in-one microscopes that offer user engagement at all levels.

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Bike Valley

Flanders’ Bike Valley (“The Global Cycling Center”) was established in 2013 as one of the first bottom-up clusters in Flanders. As an Open Innovation Center for the Cycling Industry the cluster was founded by 4 local SME’s (bottom-up) which are lead plants in their sector, together with one knowledge institute: BioRacer (a cycling clothes manufacturer), Lazer Sport (helmets), Ridley Race Productions, Voxdale (a specialist in aerodynamics who engineered and designed for Indycar) and Flanders’ Drive (a knowledge center for the Automotive Industry). Flanders’ Bike Valley focuses on 6 major topics: Mobility, Sports (involvement of Belgian Cycling Foundation and Belgian Olympic Comittee), Safety and Healthcare, Science & Technology, Industry&Government and Turism. Within these major topics aerodynamic research plays a large role at Flanders' Bike Valley. Aerodynamic measurements, mainly focussed on cycling, are performed in the on-site low-speed wind tunnel (wind speeds up to 108km/hr). Although the cluster recently started, the amount of members grew to more than 70 within the last 6 months. This number will still increase in the coming years. More than 50% of the members are other SME’s which come from a diversity of sectors (not only the cycling sector) like electronics, design, ICT, Healthcare,… Flanders’ Bike Valley organizes partner matching events (often together with other clusters/valleys), is setting-up breakthrough open innovation projects for multiple partners and will also focus on joint internationalisation and incubation in cooperation with BikeVille Incubator (the goal is to set-up a cycling technology incubation center). Since cycling is anchored in the roots of the Flemish People (as early adopters for new cycling technologies) and all involved Flemish SME’s are globally leading innovators in the cycling world, Flanders’ Bike Valley is seen as a smart specialisation for the Flemish Region.

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ISTM

Fluid Mechanics in general deals with the description of fluids and their movement. The Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISTM) at KIT offers lectures, seminars and practical training for students of Mechanical Engineering with the goal to provide a fundamental introduction in to the field, including lectures in English held at the International Departement. Additional courses cover the advanced theoretical treatment of fluid phenomena and also the applied use of fluid mechanics in engineering practice.

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finitus

finitus GmbH is a long term cooperation partner of ILA_5150 GmbH. CEO and Head of Development Dipl.-Ing. Bert Gerlach supports the electronic development for various projects. With great technical expertise and professional equipment the finitus GmbH is our partner for high quality electronic solutions.

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OPTOLUTION Messtechnik GmbH

OPTOLUTION Messtechnik GmbH is a small, technology and customer oriented company for laser optical flow measurement. The company offers various metrological services, equipment and experience in the area of optical flow and volume flow measurements. There are three distinct strategic business areas: • On-site calibration of flow sensors and volume flow measurements within industrial applications • Metrological services for laser-optical flow measurement and diagnostics • Optimization and development of equipment for aforementioned tasks The accredited DAkkS calibration laboratory according DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 is a core part in the company’s industrial service offerings. This service includes on-site calibration of flow sensors within the industry of district heating and drinking water supply as well as flow diagnostics in flow meter calibration test benches.

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BOSTON

Since 1992 Boston have been dedicated to helping our partners succeed; we are a world renowned solution manufacturer, designing our own range of servers, storage and workstation solutions. We are experts in solutions and HPC system design, using premium equipment from Supermicro and leading component partners. Striving to provide our clients with first-to-market technology and tailored solutions, our high performance, mission-critical server and storage solutions can be customised for every client. We can help you to create your ideal solution, customising the specification, design and even full custom branding.

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Coherent

Coherent Scientific is Australia’s leading supplier of scientific lasers, advanced imaging systems and related equipment. We have served the local flow measurement community for over 25 years and look forward to discussing how ILA5150 products can be used in your next project.

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Quantel

Established in 1970, Quantel is a recognized expert in the manufacturing of solid-state laser systems for scientific, military, industrial and medical applications. Quantel Laser offers a wide range of products that meet the special requirements of industrial, military and scientific applications including: • Pulsed solid-state lasers (Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF and Nd:Glass) • Fiber lasers for marking and engraving, atom cooling and trapping • Tunable dye lasers • High power laser diodes. Quantel also designs and manufactures custom lasers to meet unique application requirements. Furthermore, Quantel offers Laser Damage Test services. With several subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas and Asia and more than 80 partners, Quantel is present all over the World… and beyond with the Curiosity Mars Explorer robot.

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MTS

Researchers, product developers and manufacturers rely on MTS test and simulation solutions to help them create a better world. As leaders in force and motion control, MTS Systems Corporation designs test systems and solutions to assess structural durability, vehicle dynamics, and aerodynamic performance of full vehicles, modules and components. With information gained from MTS test systems, organizations can provide higher-performing, safer and more energy-efficient solutions for the world.

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BT Fluid

We help you more easy with your flow measurement

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Dohm Pharmaceutical Engineering

Ideas, skill and experience for your success. For the implementation of your projects, Dohm Pharmaceutical Engineering relies on a 20-year experience as certified service provider in the Life Science Industry. Our interdisciplinary team of highly qualified and motivated specialists is working to fulfill your individual requirements: ranging from the master-plan, a feasibility study and engineering to process optimization for pharmaceutical facilities, processes and systems as well as GMP compliance. We’re developing individual solutions for your projects using innovative methods and thus ensuring a GMP-compliant management. Highest quality is being secured through thorough planning.

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Nanoptic

Nanoptic Inc. is a incorporated small venture business who devotes itself to development of PIV and Thermal-Fluidics technology. It has many partners which are ILA, MSE and Fresnel Technologies. And also we are straining to develop telecommunication-related sensors, robotic and optic parts by incorporating micro-precision production technology with MEMS and R2R manufacturing technology.

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Aseptec SDN BHD

Aseptec Sdn Bhd is a scientific instrument distributor for a range of reputable scientific instruments and equipment manufacturers, supporting the scientific community in research institutes, universities and private laboratories. We offer instrumentation solutions for researchers with possibilities from manual to automation, from fix setup to flexible modular system, qualitative and quantitative measurements with local service support.

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PIVTEC

In the course of the past 25 years the application of PIV has gained considerable acceptance throughout industry and research. Given the increasing number of experienced PIV users, we thought that rather than investing in complete PIV systems it might be more attractive to provide selected PIV components. Over the years the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) PIV group developed a relatively large number of hardware components and software tools which now have been made commercially available by PIVTEC GmbH, a DLR out-sourcing enterprise founded in March 2001

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NS Scientific

NS Scientific is a leading scientific instrument distributor/system integrator capable of providing complete pre and after sales support to its customers across India. NS Scientific mainly deals in VSM systems, scientific Lasers and Laser based instruments including LIBS, spectroscopy systems, PIV, PLIF, LIF and Superconducting Magnet systems etc. Their engineers are capable of providing full spectrum of support which starts by helping the customers to select the right instruments for their experiments to installation, integration of our instruments with customers’ existing experimental set-up and after sales technical support.

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Why work with us? Because we like PIV ... and

We are specialized PIV experts

Our components meet your demands

We offer a wide range of solutions

We can adapt to your process