Product Briefing Outline: Veeco Instruments has a new low-cost member to its ‘ContourGT’ family of non-contact, 3D optical surface profilers. The ContourGT-K0 combines patented, higher brightness dual-LED illumination, streamlined architecture and functionality, and significantly improved measurement and computing hardware and software.
Problem: As the precision manufacturing industry pursues ever tightening tolerances and quality assurance criteria, a rapidly growing market for simple-to-operate, high-performance, yet low-cost, non-contact, quantitative 3D surface profilers that can replace traditional, 2D contact-based systems, is emerging.
Solution: The ContourGT Family features industry-leading measurement scope and flexibility to provide quantified 3D surface characterization for an extremely wide range of surfaces, from rough to smooth, hard to soft, adhesive, deflectable or otherwise difficult to measure. With its uniquely intuitive user interface and extensive automation features, the ContourGT Profilers can be tailored to meet the needs of virtually any surface metrology application.
Applications: ContourGT Profilers can calculate surface texture parameters that help to increase efficiency and enhance yield in solar cell manufacturing.
Platform: The tabletop ContourGT-K0 also features Veeco’s ‘Vision64’ Operation and Analysis Software and a highly intuitive, modular user interface to deliver user-level-customization capabilities for production QA/QC, and R&D precision machining and manufacturing applications. The ContourGT-X profilers are also equipped with an integrated air table and composite casting, both are designed to prevent floor vibration from disturbing measurement quality.
Availability: June 2010 onwards.