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  • Marc Wagener
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Comprehensive Inspection of Round Parts

INSPECT multi-sensor measuring machine: rotary table for horizontal and vertical positioning increases effectiveness of the measuring run

(PresseBox) (Oberkochen/Germany, ) The O-INSPECT multisensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate and thus very efficient inspection of small and complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. A rotary table is now available for O-INSPECT.

Rotary table increases effectiveness

The new rotary table developed specially for O-INSPECT can be mounted and removed by the measuring machine operator. The rotary table can be positioned both horizontally and vertically for added benefit. In particular, it enhances the effectiveness of the measurement of round parts which no longer have to be reclamped for the optical measurement. Simple stylus systems are sufficient for the contact measurement.

The rotary table enables users to quickly and completely inspect parts. Mechanical influences are minimized as the measuring axes of the coordinate measuring machine are only subject to minimal movement with the rotary table. Schwan-STABILO, which manufactures cosmetic pens under the Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics name, has already had positive experiences with the new rotary table on O-INSPECT.

QA employee Markus Meier raves about the overall package of the new coordinate measuring machine: "We are keeping our O-INSPECT. Compared to other systems, the total package of hardware, software and service from Carl Zeiss is unbeatable."

Four-in-one principle

O-INSPECT features a Fourinone principle. It unites the best of optics with the best of contact measuring. In the past, four measuring machines were needed to manage the entire range of measuring applications: a profile projector, a measuring machine, a microscope and a contour measuring machine. O-INSPECT covers all four areas, and simplifies and accelerates the entire measuring process.

Thanks to the multiple sensors on O-INSPECT, operators can alternate between optical and contact measurements in one measuring run. Optical measurements are performed using the 2D camera sensor with the image processing function contained in the Discovery zoom lens while contact measurements are the domain of the VAST® XXT scanning probe. Carl Zeiss developed both sensors, thus providing two of the best sensor technologies available.

In addition to the multiple sensors, CADbased CALYPSO® measuring software enables extensive size, form and position measurements with systematic user guidance. The current version of the software even enables an immediate visual plan/actual comparison. A live camera image can be directly shown in the CAD model.

The new rotary table on O-INSPECT will be presented for the first time at the Control show at the beginning of May 2010.

Carl Zeiss AG

The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronic industries that generates revenues totaling around EUR 2.1 billion (2008/09). Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the futureoriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products. The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, including more than 8,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology

Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH belongs to the Industrial Metrology Group of the Carl Zeiss Group. Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions such as coordinate measuring machines and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering and plastics industries. The company additionally offers a broad spectrum of customer services.

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Further sites are located in Germany, the USA and China - with a global workforce of just under 1,800 people. Further information is available at