IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 — Newport Corp. has introduced XPS-GCODE conversion software, a simple and intuitive interface that works with the company’s XPS universal motion controller. It can read, convert and edit G-code and execute in the XPS controller, using advanced features of the XPS to make it a powerful laser machining center. The software features a 3-D display with a real-time active tool indicator and generates smooth motion routines along optimized trajectories with controlled velocity. Once the laser is activated, additional XPS control is available via multiple digital and analog input/output devices. For real-time process control, the software is Windows-compatible and communicates over TCP/IP. Besides laser machining, the XPS-GCODE can accommodate a variety of high-precision machining processes. File conversion and transfer to the XPS for execution are automated with several execution options. The conversion process is simple and can be performed by multiple users networked to a single controller, optimizing tool uptime while allowing users to read, preview, convert and transfer converted files while in operation. Applications include high-precision industrial machining, advanced laser writing and prototype fabrication.