The IF-Portable is an optical 3D measurement device used to measure form and roughness on larger components. Typically, the system is used for near and/or in productions quality assurance. A key feature is the integrated revolving nosepiece to change objectives and measurement resolution. This increases measurement precision as each objective is pre-calibrated, avoiding error-prone-readjustment or recalibration processes. Also, easy automation of measurements increases process reliability, production efficiency and usability.


  • Form and roughness measurement
    Alicona measurement systems offer the functionalities of a surface- as well as a coordinate measurement system combined into one system. As a result, your quality assurance becomes more cost effective, is easier to execute and delivers results more efficiently.

  • Measurement of steep flanks
    Light coming from different directions is used to positively influence a measurement. In addition, the measurement of the maximum flank angle is not restricted by the numerical aperture. Depending on surface, you can measure up to 87°.

  • Measure components with varying surface finishes
    Due to Alicona’s intelligent lightning technology quick and intuitive measurement of materials with varying surface characteristics or reflections patterns becomes possible. Modulated light provides optimal illumination throughout the whole measurement area.


Focus-Variation combines the small depth of focus of an optical system with vertical scanning to provide topographical and color information from the variation of focus. The main component of the system is a precision optic containing various lens systems that can be equipped with different objectives, allowing measurements with different resolution.