Kopp Glass announces successful installation

Kopp Glass announces the successful installation of new custom, state-of-the-art goniophotometer manufactured by Sapphire Technical Solutions, LLC. The goniophotometer was custom designed to incorpora…

Kopp Glass announces the successful installation of new custom, state-of-the-art goniophotometer manufactured by Sapphire Technical Solutions, LLC. The goniophotometer was custom designed to incorporate flexibility into the testing process between aerospace and airfield lighting requirements. The overall goal of the design was to make the testing procedure more efficient while guaranteeing accurate photometric results and compliance with rigid FAA and ICAO lens specifications. The installation is a continuation of a major capital improvement programme that started over a year ago at Kopp Glass. While Kopp“s focus on continuous improvement was the main driver for this upgrade, Kopp also wanted to invest in a photometric testing system that would meet the increasing testing challenges of our current and future customer“s lighting fixtures, Rob Diana, Kopp“s director of manufacturing said. Customers depend on Kopp“s ability to provide high quality glass products that will meet tough photometric requirements. The Sapphire goniophotometer will facilitate the testing process so that necessary tests are performed in an efficient and precise manner and promote more efficient exchange of test data between Kopp and its customers, said Jim Forish, Kopp“s quality manager. Sapphire Technical Solutions is an ISO-17025 accredited photometric, radiometric and power efficiency testing service as well as an equipment manufacturer that has been supporting the aerospace, automotive and commercial lighting industries for many years. Kopp Glass, Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified company, and is the industry leader in the manufacture of clear and coloured precision moulded and blown technical glass for industrial and commercial applications. Kopp“s markets include airport lighting, aircraft lighting, medical device illumination, military (night vision and covert), railroad and traffic signal lighting, light filters of all types including infrared filters, architectural lighting, theatrical lighting, technical and other industrial technical glass applications.