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Fit-IPL: Energy/Power Meter for Intense Pulsed Light



Fit-IPL-R is a fully automatic, hand-held energy and power meter designed for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) applications.

Fit-IPL-R works on a microprocessor based patent pending measurement technique of temperature dynamics through a ther-mopile sensor. Measurement and data acquisition are fully auto-matic, making this technique virtually free from operator induced errors.

Fit-IPL-R can measure both flash-lamps single shot energies up to 350 Joules and average powers, when in burst mode operation, up to 100 W.
Fit-IPL-R innovative measurement concept reduces the time of measurement and display to 10 sec. with excellent repeatability (±1%), accuracy (±3%) and high resolution (10 mW and 100mJ) associated with a wide dynamic range of measurement (down to 1% of f.s.).

Fit-IPL-R is extremely friendly in use and features a large rectangular exposure area (60x18mm) to match with all handpieces.
The broadband detector works in the range from 400 to 1400 nm, which is the range of interest for the majority of applications (photoepilation, skin rejuvenation, treatments of acne, vascular and pig-mented lesions, psoriasis).
The absorber coating of Fit-IPL-R remains fully responsive also when filters are used to reduce the lamp spectral bandwidth. This absorber is very robust, as it has been designed to face the extreme fluences (up to 90J/cm2) of professional systems (medical and clinic) where the highest pulse energies are involved. But it is also very flexible since it can operate with semi-professional systems (beauty salons) and consumer-oriented systems (2 to 10J/cm2).

Fit-IPL-R has a window for gel or water coupled handpieces but can also measure air coupled IPLs.
The unit bears a multifunction LCD that simultaneously indicates the flash-lamp energy (or power) delivered by the handpiece; it also shows the mode of operation [Sin for single shot (energy) or rEP for repetitive (power)], probe model and warning for low-battery. A bargraph shows the sensor temperature to inform the operator whether he/she can still perform more measurements before the sensor reaches its maximum allowable temperature. Additionally, the probe status is displayed by a two colour LED indicating if the instrument is ready for measurement, if the reading is in progress or over and if cooling is needed.

An important feature of this instrument is the possibility, given to users, to match to a custom reference or make in house recalibrations by means of a lateral micro-switch usable to modify the sensitivity.

A plate, bearing a high precision, laser carved 1 cm2 diaphragm (available as a 10x10mm or 20×0.5mm) can be mounted on patient on the head to get the value of fluence (J/cm2) delivered to the patient.

Fit-IPL-R is operated by a single button; it shuts automatically off after 5 minutes of non operation and always stores its last measurement in memory. Two common AA batteries allow a minimum of 4000 measurements.

Absolute Min CW Power: 1000mW
Max CW power: 100000mW
Maximum Laser Beam Diameter: 20 x 60mm
Series: Fit
Wavelength Range: 400 – 2100nm

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