What is Helium Rough and who benefits

What is Helium Rough?

Model scanned by Helium Rough with inclusions and allocated diamonds   

Helium Rough is the most accurate advanced rough cavity mapping and inclusion scanning, value based planning equipment, optimizing rough with value analysis and sawing plans.

The scanners use dual laser cavity mapping system that gets to the bottom of more holes than the single laser mapping systems. There is M-Box - 5 Axis Microscopic Inclusion mapping system for Helium Rough.

For the first time, you have an access to a diamond planning and optimizing equipment in true sense. All earlier planning equipments will appear to be only a measuring tool.

Technology patent

What is new in the Helium Rough?

26 june 2009 - new release Helium Rough version 4.55 is available for download

1. New batch laser marking mode Details
2. New safety laser marking option Details
3. Checking shift of stone position during scanning and marking Details
4. Optimization algorithms are improved Details
5. Inclusions textures on photorealistic images Details
6. Export set of burning lines into separate file *.bdl from Pacor Client and mark it on Helium Rough Details

Main features

1. Any inclusion including Gletz / piques / bubbles (VS to I) can be considered.
2. Shortest pay back time. Increases profit exponentially with a little increase in efforts.
3. Accuracy of 3D inclusion placement - as close as 0.03 mm.
4. Automatic Sawing plan generated, to maximize your profit.
5. Most advance and accurate cavity mapping technique, thanks to its dual head scanning technique.
6. The machine intelligence will help you in deciding if inclusion removal or re-orientation of inclusion will maximize your profit.
7. If the suggested plan includes the inclusion, the machine software will show you where that inclusion will be reflected in the polished piece. The machine will grade the finish stone based on size of inclusion left inside the polish stone, its orientation and its reflection / refraction inside the polish stone.
8. Model building accuracy of better than 0.005 mm makes this possible.
9. Intelligent Laser marking software leaves of the area unmarked where it matters the most.
10. Very fast laser marking facility. Choose and mark all option of marking in one key stroke.
11. Free Oxygen Viewer will make it possible for your overseas office to participate in critical decision making. They will be able to view the provisional / final plan on the virtual stone, and give their consent before further process.
12. Free Oxygen Viewer is an in-evitable tool for the manufacturing department to have a look at virtual report of the plan. This will reduce a great amount of paper work, and makes your factory, a truly IT oriented organization.
13. Gone are the days of paper reports which were suitable for the planners of the past. But still, very advance and user definable paper report system available, if at all you need it.
14. Eight options of cavity mapping: Small, Medium, Big, etc.: to suite your need.
15. Eight and more options of optimization program to choose from.
16. LAN configurable and multi user environment software support reduces overall cost. Inclusion placement and allocation can be done in off machine mode to reduce load on the scanner and increase its utility factor (reduce overall investment).
17. The program is specifically designed to accurately suggest the most profitable planning options in value recovery terms. In the process the Rapaport / user specific price structure can be used.
18. Software allow using external cuts in a diamond allocation.

Helium Rough system photo

Helium Rough function specification


HR 17 Digital HR 23 Pro Digital HR 34 Digital HR 47 Pro Digital
Field of view 12.8 x 16.8 mm

17.5 x 23.5 mm

26.6 x 3.6 mm

35 x 47 mm
Rough* 0.90 ct to 23 ct 0.30 ct to 62 ct 7 ct to 184 ct 2.5 ct to 500 ct
Diamond types

Any Cuts

Diamond Holding

Vacuum / Glue Assisted

3D-model accuracy Better then 13 microns Better then 15 microns Better then 26 microns Better then 30 microns
3D-Inclusion Mapping Very Advance-Working on Images Of Windowed Stone
Concavity Mapping

Unparalleled accuracy due to dual line source to cover cavities missed by other conventional Scanners.

Optimization Auto/Manual Sawing, Single/Multiple
Laser Marking

With Advance Focusing System - select all requirements in one go

Print reports

Available (Very Detailed + User Defined)

Electronic reports Free Viewer Software (Any Numbers)
Important for manufacturing Support

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Hardware specification


HR 17 Digital HR 23 Pro Digital HR 34 Digital HR 47 Pro Digital
Lens 1:2 1:4
CCD camera Digital 1360 X 1024, 2/3" Progressive Scan CCD Digital - 1600 X 1200, 1" Progressive Scan CCD Digital 1360 X 1024, 2/3" Progressive Scan CCD Digital - 1600 X 1200, 1" Progressive Scan CCD
Computer requirements Intel Core 2 Quad E6600 @2.4 GHz., 22" TFT LCD Monitor, 2GB Ram, Wireless keyboard & mouse; or Any Latest/Higher
Operating Systems Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / VISTA
Weight 27kg
Dimensions L x W x H 92 cm x 22.9 cm x 20 cm
Power consumption 220V 50Hz 500W


Helium Rough & Pacor documentation
Helium Rough & Pacor FAQ


Helium Rough
Oxygen Inclusion
Helium Rough templates of reports
Helium Rough buttons
Helium reports documentation (PDF)