Hinds Instruments Announces Installation of GEN6 Exicor® with Auto-Tilt feature for FPD Birefringence Measurement at Global Flat Panel Display Manufacturer

Hillsboro, Oregon, July 27, 2012 – Hinds Instruments, Inc., a leading supplier of polarization measurement technology, installed the latest version of its Exicor® GEN6 Birefringence Measurement System at a major global customer in Japan last quarter. This new system, which was delivered and installed within a narrow window in the customers’ construction schedule, was supplied with the new Auto-Tilt feature which automates the loading and unloading of glass sheets.  The system is designed to be installed, tested, and operational in a single day.

The Exicor GEN6 system is a fully automated metrology platform providing unsurpassed low level birefringence measurements to support the precision characterization of display related materials for the LCD industry. With a scanable area of 1500 mm x 1800 mm, the GEN6 system uses a patented high tension wire grid stage to maximize the measurable area on the sample while minimizing sample sag and flexure. When supplied with the high speed Scan-In-Motion TM (SIM) option, the system can characterize a full GEN6 sample at 50 mm XY grid spacing in less than 18 minutes with only one scan head.

The new Auto-Tilt feature enhances the interface with either manual or automated material handling equipment. This greatly accelerates sample load and off-load operations and reduces panel damage risk by improving the ergonomics of the sample load and off-load process. This further increases the capacity and yield for large format panel birefringence metrology in high throughput production operations. A video showing the GEN6 Auto-Tilt features in operation is posted on the Hinds Instruments, Inc. website.

Hinds Instruments, Inc. is a world leader in developing and supplying polarization measurement technology for a broad range of applications. With 40+ years of polarization measurement experience, Hinds Instruments metrology solutions are proven tools for both lab and fab applications. Hinds’ family of products includes photoelastic modulators, SignalocTM Lock-in Amplifiers, Stokes polarimeters, Mueller matrix polarimeters, Exicor® DomainTM MOKE measurement systems and Exicor® birefringence measurement systems. For more information, please contact Hinds Instruments.