Imatest Modular Test Stand Base

June 20, 2019
June 30, 2024


The Imatest Modular Test Stand is an easy-to-use platform for image quality testing that is purpose-built for a professional lab setting. The fixture is available in 2 meter and 3.5 meter length. Motorized options include the Z-Stage, YZ-Stages, and fully motorized XYZ-Stages, as well as a motorized Gimbal option. Customers that initially purchase the manual version can upgrade to the motorized version with the Motorized Test Stand Upgrade Kit.

Add an Imatest Light Panel or the Reflective Lighting Module with Kino Flo LED Lights for a system that needs only a target and your camera.

Or add our Wide Field of View Module to enable fast and efficient testing of WFOV systems.

Approximate lead time: 10 – 12 Weeks.

See MTS info sheet (non-motorized) and Motorized Test Stand Info Sheet. Watch Motorized MTS Video.

Optional Add Ons

Add an optional Magnetic Chart Mounting System to your MTS.

  • The Magnetic Chart Mounting System allows you to easily mount reflective targets. Compatible with every MTS configuration.

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Imatest Modular Test Stand

The Imatest Modular Test Stand (MTS) Base Module is easily adjustable and features a rail system for easy positioning, whether you go with the manual version or one of the motorized options. Choose from a tripod head, gimbal head or motorized gimbal for mounting of device, and a chart holder that accommodates a variety of charts. The Modular Test Stand facilitates precise setup and repeatability in your test lab. (Light source and test charts sold separately.)

  • Enable tilt and rotation measurements by controlling the alignment between the camera and chart.
  • Includes Bosch BLAZE™ GLM 42 135 Ft. Laser Measurer. This rangefinder is accurate to ±1.59mm (1/16″).
  • The standard 2 Meter rail is now available with an optional Motorized Z-stage to automate the Camera Post positioning.
  • Reduce the time spent setting up your test environment.
  • Configure the test stand to your camera system.
  • Integrate reflective lighting and wide-FoV targets customizations are available upon request.
  • Motorized options allow users to automate positioning of the camera. Create automated test plans with many camera-to-chart test distances. Perform live depth of field tests using a computer controlled stage with precise linear movements.
  • Existing manual Modular Test Stands can be retrofitted with Motorized upgrade kits.

Modular Test Stand Mechanical Drawing

Rail System

  • Rail length – 2m (78.74″), 3.5m (137.79″)
  • Camera mounts – Promaster Gimbal mount or Manfrotto 410 head. Both options include a plate with a 1/4″-20 screw for mounting cameras
  • Integrated Tape Measure for quick reference of camera position relative to the chart
  • Laser range finder for accurate positioning
  • Camera post is dampened for easy adjustment of camera height
  • X-axis adjustable (120mm; “4.72”) Manfrotto 454 micrometric positioning sliding plate
  • Drag chain and clips for cable management

Motorized option:

  • Motorized Z-stage
  • Motorized YZ-stages
  • Motorized XYZ-stages (X-stage Travel 150mm; increased range available upon request.)
  • Motorized Gimbal

Motorized MTS Information Sheet.

Upgrade kits are available to convert an existing manual MTS to a motorized version.

Chart Holder

  • Adjustable chart height
  • Compatible reflective charts sizes – Min: 21.58cm x 27.94cm (8.50″ x 11″); ColorChecker, Max: 110cm x 144cm (43.31″ x 56.69″)
  • Light panel sizes – C through G. A and B available with adaptor (contact for details)

Manual MTS Specifications

Specifications Details
Rail Length Options 2m (78.74″) and 3.5m (137.79″)
Manual IMTS-2m Weight  ~225 lbs (102 kg)
Manual IMTS-3.5 Weight  ~280 lbs (127 kg)
Overall dimensions Default Option (2m Rail): 2083mm long x 1000mm wide x 2020mm high (82″ long x 39.37″ wide x 79.53 high)
Camera Tilt: Tripod Head: Pitch: -30° / +90°, Roll:  -90° / +30°  |  Gimbal: Pitch: 360°, Roll: 0°
Camera Rotation: Tripod Head: 360°  | Gimbal Head: 300°
X-axis adjustment 120 mm (4.72″)
Reflective Chart Size Range: Min: 21.58cm x 27.94cm (8.50″ x 11″), Max: 110cm x 144cm (43.31″ x 56.69″)
Transmissive Chart Size Range: Imatest LED Light Panel C through G
Gimbal Head Max Load: 26 lbs (12 kg)
Tripod Head Max Load: 11 lbs (5 kg)

Motorized MTS Specifications

Specifications Details
Motorized IMTS-2m Weight MOTZ: 189 lbs | MOTY: 180 lbs | MOTYZ: 195 lbs | MOTXYZ: 205 lbs
Motorized IMTS-3.5 Weight MOTZ: 300 lbs | MOTY: 285 lbs | MOTYZ: 305 lbs | MOTXYZ: 310 lbs
X and Y-Axis Travel IMTS-2m: 2.395 m x 1.00 m x 2.02 m | IMTS-3.5m: 3.977 m x 1.0 m x 2.020 m
Z-Axis Travel X-Axis: 150mm (extended range available by request) | Y: Axis: 500 mm
Max Speed X-Axis: 54 mm/s | Y-Axis: 18 mm/s | Z-Axis: 1857 mm/s
Accuracy X-Axis: 45 μm | Y-Axis: 1.95 mm | Z-Axis: 1.6 mm
Repeatability X-Axis: < 2.5 μm | Y-Axis: 1.77 mm | Z-Axis: < 20 μm
Peak Thrust X-Axis: 230 N | Y-Axis: 1500 N | Z-Axis: 90 N
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 50°C
Maximum DUT Weight Camera Post: 100 lbs | Lifting Column: 150 lbs | Tripod / Gimbal Head: 10 lbs
Electrical 100V-240V AC | Maximum Current Draw (MOTXYZ): 8900 mA


Custom options include:

  • Custom camera mount
  • Custom rail length
  • Lighting integration (6 Week Lead Time)

Modular Test Stand Ecosystem

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