Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new film thickness measurement system, the Optical NanoGauge C13027, which offers easier integration into inline manufacturing equipment thanks to its reduced size and compatibility with automation controllers. The new system’s footprint is roughly 30% smaller than previous systems. Furthermore, the Optical NanoGauge C13027 can help improve quality control with the inclusion of a colour measurement function that checks the evenness of colours of films and flat panel display during thickness measurement. The Optical NanoGauge C13027 also provides double the measurement speed of previous systems.
From the 1st April 2015, the Optical NanoGauge C13027 will be available to manufacturers of systems for the fabrication or inspection of films, flat panel displays, semiconductor coatings, and thin film deposition. From the 8th – 10th April 2015, the Optical NanoGauge C13027 will be exhibited at FilmTech Japan, a specialized trade show within the Highly-functional Material World 2015 exhibition to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.