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Posted: January 12, 2010
Nanometer Online Inspection With Nanovea 3D Non-Contact Profilometer
(Nanowerk News) Nanovea 3D Non-Contact Profilometer will now have optional online capability for automated inspection and report generation. The software advancement allows Nanovea's Profilometer to effortlessly integrate into large or small quality control environments.
“This is a very exciting capability for Nanovea. Our Profilometers can best utilize online inspection at this time, but it is also a new option for our Mechanical Testers when hardness could be used for quality control.”—Craig Leising Product Manager
With this new feature applications can be automatically scanned and analyzed based on instructions found on a server database. The online inspection feature allows automatic product ID scan with a bar code reader (could also be manually entered in); the product ID is then checked against predefined pass/fail and measurement requirements stored on a company database. The part is automatically measured, and upon completion a report is automatically generated. The report and the pass/fail information is automatically sent back to the server and stored with that part number. Measurement speeds range from 1m/s and 31,000 points/sec with nanometer accuracies. There are various scan types, analysis functions and size options that can be customized to fit applications throughout all industries.