AUGUST 29--Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA; www.adept.com), manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiberoptics, and semiconductor industries, has announced initial shipments of Adept NanoWare, an application software package designed specifically for automatic assembly of fiberoptic components. The package provides the first fully integrated control platform for automated fiberoptic-component assembly with integration of alignment stages, epoxy and laser-welding positioning devices, machine vision, process instrumentation, and cell control.
Adept NanoWare software provides a scalable assembly platform that controls the full spectrum of fiber assembly applications ranging from single alignment stage tools to sophisticated epoxy bonding and laser-welding systems. The software's communication protocols include GPIB and Ethernet to communicate with industry-standard software packages such as Visual Basic and LabVIEW. Adept NanoWare software is available in two formats: the AIM NanoWare software package for use with Adept's motion and robot controllers and the Adept NanoWare PC software package for use with PC-based controllers.