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Remote Control Software Enables Video CMM Integration

Nikon Corporation have announced the release of a ‘Remote Control SDK’ compatible with its CNC NEXIV Video Measuring Systems allowing automatic measurement system integration. In the recent trend of automation on the production floor, there is a demand for remote control solutions for video measurement systems which measure electric components. Especially in the recent coronavirus pandemic, these needs are increasing. Nikon now provides the ‘Remote Control SDK’ which can remotely control NEXIV systems from the control room or office, saving manpower and automating the production floor.

‘Remote Control SDK’ is a tool for developing software routines to control NEXIV Video Measuring Systems via a network. Through remote control of NEXIV, electronic, semiconductor, and small equipment components can be measured and inspected, meeting the increasing needs for accurate measurement and inspection in line with shorter delivery time and low cost.

Up to 10 NEXIV systems can be controlled remotely, enabling centralized management and distribution of measurement programs and results in one place. By controlling NEXIV systems and measurement programs from a location away from the production factory, such as a control room or office, the software can streamline manpower and improve productivity. In addition, measurement can be restarted remotely after any errors are resolved. Furthermore, when integrating NEXIV systems together with a component carrier conveyor system, it is possible to automate the process of loading the components and measuring.

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