Industry first from DaTARIUS and technotrans
Guangzhou , China
, November 2004: DaTARIUS Technologies, a world leading supplier
of test equipment and process optimization solutions, has
announced the launch of its innovative Universal Stamper Checker.
The first public demonstration of the system took place during
this China Replication Expo 2004.
This universal system,
can check both the thickness and roughness of stampers - all
in a single system. This new product was developed in close
co-operation with technotrans AG, a leading
developer of galvanic processes for the optical media industries.
“There has been
a great deal of controversy lately over stamper thickness
and how to measure it,” says Thomas Hackl CCO of DaTARIUS
Group. “The Universal Stamper Checker was developed as a direct
response to the demand from the industry for a test system
that can not only check the quality of stampers, but is also
easy to use.”
The Universal Stamper
Checker is the industry's first system to standardize the
measurement of stamper mechanical parameters. Testing can
now be run as a simple single procedure that ensures full
quality control independent of any operator influences.
This latest development,
which complements the established range of DaTARIUS Stamper
Analyzers, provides simple operation with swift results –
less than two minutes for a complete analysis. The user-friendly
operator interface is based around the DaTAVIEW™ software
from DaTARIUS, with its unique Quality Web™ display system.
Latest developments to enhance the user interface include
a 3D visualization for Q1 2005.
The Universal Stamper
Checker fits into any DaTARIUS Analyzer system (CS-5 upgrade
required) and is available for all stamper formats. Measurements
include stamper thickness, surface roughness, surface defects
(top and bottom), stamper skew/flatness, and ECC indication
(Good/Bad). The system also reads the barcode to allow simple
identification of the stamper in the test report.
“The importance of
stamper quality is often overlooked,” says Stefan Knipper,
Product Manager of technotrans, “yet it is
a vital component in the manufacture of good quality discs.
The ability to check stampers easily and accurately has become
increasingly valuable with the advances in optical media,
particularly the higher speed and higher density formats,
such as 16X DVDR, DVD+R DL and looking forward to HD-DVD and
BD. We are delighted to have been able to work with DaTARIUS
on this project and feel this product will assist in establishing
a far higher quality and consistency of stampers throughout
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Hackl, CCO, DaTARIUS Group with Stefan Knipper, Product Manager,
technotrans , Peter Pohl, R&D Manager,
DaTARIUS Group with the Universal Stamper Checker at the China
Replication Expo 2004