Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE: A) today announced the availability of a new, more powerful version
of its popular NanoSuite software package (formerly known as TestWorks). Designed
for use with the company's line of nanoindentation and tensile-testing
instruments, Agilent NanoSuite 5.0 software offers advanced features such as
enhanced imaging capabilities, survey scanning and a new test method development
environment. All NanoSuite 5.0 functions have been optimized to help researchers
run tests and manage data with unprecedented speed and ease.
“NanoSuite 5.0 immediately extends the impressive utility of Agilent
G200 and G300 Nano Indenters, as well as that of Agilent T150 universal testing
machines,” said Jeff Jones, operations manager for Agilent’s nanoinstrumentation
facility in Chandler, Ariz. “This new software underscores our commitment
to the continued evolution and support of our high-precision nanomechanical
NanoSuite 5.0 provides a wide array of enhanced imaging capabilities, including
profile cross-sectional imaging, real-time adjustment of scanning parameters,
polynomial distortion or leveling correction, plane-fit leveling, and an expanded
color palette. For scanning of areas up to 500 µm x 500 µm, NanoSuite
5.0 offers a survey scanning option. Flatness of travel is 0.1 percent per 100
µm. This option is ideal for scratch-and-wear testing on large samples.
It is also very useful for working with large samples that have irregular shapes,
large samples composed of heterogeneous materials and various metals, ceramics
and hard-coated materials.
The Explorer version of NanoSuite 5.0 enables researchers to write their own
test methods via a new, easier-to-use, method-creation protocol that reduces
the lines of code needed for customized test development. No other commercially
available package offers this degree of flexibility and control.
Nanoindentation Instruments from Agilent Technologies
Nanoindentation instruments from Agilent conform to the ISO 14577 standard,
delivering confidence in test accuracy and repeatability. These state-of-the-art
solutions ensure reliable, high-precision measurement of nanomechanical properties
for research and industry.