DECEMBER 17--NanoVia, LP (Londonderry, NH; www.nanovia.com) has released its NV3 motion-control software, which integrates laser, motion, and vision software to form a complete automation solution to laser equipment integrators. Seamless integration of these three subsystems is made simpler by using a field-proven platform and customizing it to a specific application. NV3 incorporates those properties common in most excimer, UVDPSS YAG, and CO2 laser systems.
NV3 provides numerous tools, such as vision viewing of target materials being processed (micro and macro views), laser-beam monitoring (profilometer view), mask or aperture viewing (alignment, quality), x,y,z motion (jog screens for all stages), laser manual control (pulsing, parameter setup), vision (alignment routines, inspectioon, manual calipers for in siu measurements) and advanced laser routines (autofocus routines, mask scanning, interpolated laser firing, contouring, 3-D machining, step and repeat, step and scan, manual focus routines, direct write CAD/CAM). The software is compatible with Delta Tau Controllers and Parker Controllers, however the vision system is Matrox MIL based.