AMS 5000 High-performance CIE Type A goniophotometer for very large lamps

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High-efficiency light measurement of heavy duty vehicle lamps up to 80 kg

The AMS 5000 is the largest of the Optronik Line of Type A far field goniophotometers from Instrument Systems. For many years it has set the benchmark for precision photometry in the field of automotive exterior lighting. The sturdy instrument with a broad travel range and highly dynamic drives is the best choice for standard-compliant measurement of large and heavy headlamps and signal lamps up to 80 kg.

The high-end goniophotometer delivers accurate and reliable measurement results for all photometric, spectroradiometric and colorimetric quantities. In conjunction with a DSP 200 photometer it measures pulse-width modulated light sources even in very short duty cycles. In the LightCon software the readings are shown in photometric test reports and can be further processed in simulation and raytracing programs.

With extensive accessories and further measuring instruments, e.g. the CAS series of spectroradiometers, the AMS 5000 can be upgraded to a perfectly synchronized complete system for a wide range of measurement tasks (AMS Goniometer system).


AMS 5000 – Product details:

  • Type A goniophotometer with H/V coordinate system for large automotive headlights and luminaires up to 1780 mm and 50 kg nominal or 80 kg max. sample weight
  • Precise determination of all photometric, spectroradiometric and colorimetric quantities
  • Three motorized linear axes for exact sample alignment and automatic movement to pre-programmed positions
  • High rotation speed of up to 50°/s
  • Easy alignment by manual control unit at test table
  • 10-channel lamp multiplexer with data output for the integration of ADB, matrix beam and AFS functions

Product approval tests and development-related measurements

Precision, standard-compliance and efficiency are of paramount importance in automotive exterior applications. The principal use of the AMS 5000 is for type testing and homologation of vehicle headlights and signal lamps in accordance with current standards such as ECE, SAE, FMVSS108.

With a broad range of accessories and extensive LightCon software the AMS 5000 is also ideally suited to development-related measurements in the light channel.

Examples of applications

AMS 5000 – Technical data

The AMS 5000 has a horizontal sample stage for securing and connecting the sample. The control unit is located in a separate 19” instrument cabinet. The machine can be safeguarded by laser scanner, light barrier or pressure-sensitive safety mats.



Travel range of H-axis

±200°, safeguarded by limit switches

Travel range of V-axis

±100°, safeguarded by limit switches

Resolution of angle encoder


Reproducibility of H-axis

≤0.03° (under nominal load), typ.  ≤0.02°

Reproducibility of V-axis

≤0.03° (under nominal load), typ.  ≤0.02°

Dimensions (H x L x W); weight    

1768  x 2444 x 1240 mm3; 1240 kg

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