Fast Texture Meter


The ASTM E1845 compliant texture meter is a ground truth device for measuring texture profile as well as MSD, MPD, and RMS parameters.

Fast Texture Measurement

The Fast Texture Meter (FTM) is ICC’s newest reference device and sets a new standard in texture measurement. The FTM records a high resolution texture profile with a vertical resolution well into the microtexture range and computes MSD, MPD, and RMS values precisely in accordance with the ASTM E1845 standard.  Use this device to:


  • Meet FWHA calibration site requirements
  • Measure ground truth values on control sites
  • Compare high speed equipment to ground truth
  • Validate network level collection accuracy

Fast Texture Meter


  • Fully adheres to ASTM E-1845 Standard Practice for MPD
  • Calculates MSD, MPD, and RMS
  • Calculates CTM-equivalent MPD
  • Records high resolution texture profile (raw laser readings)
  • Records GPS position for each reading
  • Exports texture parameters and texture profile data to CSV format for easy analysis in Excel and other software
  • View and process previously-collected FTM and CTM texture profiles
  • Self-calibrates
  • Easily portable
  • Battery power allows for full day operation
  • Clean mechanical design for ease of service


  • Method: Automated collection; the operator rolls unit to test location
  • Measurement Time: 9.75 seconds incl. processing
  • Displacement Sensor: CMOS Laser Displacement Sensor (Micro-Epsilon OptoNCDT 1320)
  • Measuring Range of Laser: 50 mm (1.97 in)
  • Laser Beam Spot Size: ø65 µm
  • Laser Wave Length: 670 nm
  • Vertical Resolution: 0.01 mm (0.0004 in)
  • Vertical Accuracy: 0.1 mm (0.004 in)
  • Measuring Radius: 159 mm (6.26 in)
  • Number of Samples: 9410 (+/-6) per revolution
  • Sample Spacing: 0.053 mm (0.002 in)
  • Samples per Segment: 1882
  • Weight:  18.4 kg (40.5 lbs.)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° – 50° C (32° – 122° F)
  • Laser Safety: Class 2 (DIN EN 60825-1:2008-05)