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Carl Zeiss has made its METROTOM computer tomographs even more powerful: with CALIGO measuring software which was specially developed to meet the needs of computed tomography, and VAST CT Scan scanning technology that delivers CT reconstructions in a fraction of the time needed in the past.

In addition to the hardware, the software is vital to the performance of a measuring machine. The latest software solution from Carl Zeiss is CALIGO measuring software which replaces the previous standard for the measurement of freeform surfaces in car body metrology. CALIGO is now also available for the METROTOM computer tomographs. As 64-bit software, CALIGO is particularly well suited to process the large quantities of data generated in computed tomography. A modern 3D CT reconstruction with METROTOM generates up to eight gigabytes of data.

Fast and easy
CALIGO makes metrotomography faster in many aspects: during the programming process, the user can create and save templates in just a few steps. This accelerates the programming of new parts. The software also enables faster visualization of the volume data and a faster comparison of the respective part and CAD model, and therefore quickly delivers the plan-actual comparison needed for downstream processes. Furthermore, CALIGO is easy to use; operators can now modify the user interface to meet their needs.

Scanning increases productivity
With VAST CT Scan, Carl Zeiss has also developed a new technology that can deliver images up to ten times faster if needed. Carl Zeiss has thus achieved a breakthrough that provides measuring technicians with considerable advantages regarding flexibility. Depending on the requirements, users can decide if they need a fast measuring result with somewhat less resolution, or a high-resolution result that takes longer. With VAST CT Scan from Carl Zeiss, users influence their measurements based on the speed requirements.

Fast repeat thanks to the repetition mode
Measuring programs often have to be repeated. Thanks to the Repetition Mode, this will be considerably easier on METROTOM in the future. Numerous parts are manufactured using a single tool. The quality inspection of these parts always follows the same pattern. From now on, technicians only need to program METROTOM once: the system remembers these settings and inspects the remaining parts at the push of a button. This enables non-expert users to quickly and easily perform the repeat measurements.

"Computed tomography is now well established in industrial metrology. With CALIGO software and VAST CT Scan technology, we have enhanced the metrotomographs from Carl Zeiss considerably regarding performance," says Dr. Huber Lettenbauer, who is in charge of the Systems & CT business unit at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology.

For more information visit: www.zeiss.com/metrotom

With DuraMax® RT Gear, Carl Zeiss has developed a special compact-class gear wheel horizontal-arm measuring machine. Now featuring a rotary table, it fits into any small or large workshop, is suitable for inline process control and thus close to production.

"This new feature enables users to increase their flexibility and save valuable time. They can work more efficiently and cost-aware," says Alexander Dollansky, Product Manager at Carl Zeiss Industrial metrology. A precision system turns the workpiece with the corresponding side facing the stylus. This allows the stylus system to capture, e.g. the geometry of the gear wheel in a simple process without having to repeatedly travel to a new position.

The added flexibility for users is one of the key properties of DuraMax® RT Gear: the rotary table can be freely positioned on the measuring plate and removed later in just a few steps. DuraMax® RT Gear can therefore be flexibly used as a universal measuring machine when other jobs arise. Additional features include its suitability for rough production environments, the proven and innovative ZEISS measuring software, the small footprint and the low power consumption.

DuraMax® RT Gear — for a wide range of applications
Because of its accuracy, DuraMax® RT Gear is available for a wide range of applications. The hardware needed, including stylus material and software are included. If the products being tested change, standard inspection procedures often require significant investments in the inspection equipment and accessories. DuraMax® RT Gear, on the other hand, is a CNC all-rounder that can be used directly on the shop floor. Due to its design, DuraMax® RT Gear can be ideally loaded from four sides.

DuraMax® RT Gear — software
With CAD-based CALYPSO measuring software and GEAR PRO® involute, which were specially developed to measure spur gears and are included in the base price, daily jobs in gear wheel measurement can be quickly and easily completed. Straight and slanted-tooth spur gears, interior and exterior toothing, beveloids and splines are evaluated in accordance with international or corporate standards. With the optional CALYPSO® and GEAR PRO qs-STAT out log output software, you are well equipped to evaluate processes with a comprehensive statistical evaluation of quality information relevant to production.

DuraMax® RT Gear — stylus systems
The accuracy of a gear measuring machine is decided primarily where the measured values are acquired — on the stylus system. Workpieces can only be accurately, quickly and efficiently measured in conjunction with a powerful stylus system. The flexible XXT styli were specially developed for the ZEISS VAST® XXT scanning stylus system on DuraMax® RT Gear.

DuraMax® stands for durability and robustness, withstands rough environments and demonstrates high stability over a broad temperature range. Within a temperature range of 18-30°C, DuraMax® RT Gear is clearly superior to the available solutions in this class.

For more information visit: www.zeiss.com

The successful O-INSPECT multisensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate and thus very efficient inspection of complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. A chromatic white light sensor is now available for O-INSPECT.

Sensor increases effectiveness

The white light sensor enables the measurement of parts that cannot be captured with a contact sensor or a camera. This includes very small and sensitive workpieces that feature a transparent, glossy or low-contrast surface. Reflections or lack of contrast, which can impede the correct focusing of a camera, will no longer be a relevant factor. With the addition of a chromatic white light sensor to O-INSPECT, even workpieces such as these can be measured with maximum precision. “Carl Zeiss thus closes the final gap in the O-INSPECT measuring range,” says Dr. Dietrich Imkamp, who is in charge of visual systems at Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen.

How the new method works

The workpiece is illuminated with bundled white light. Special optics with chromatic aberrations in the probe split the light into its spectral colors. A spectrometer analyzes the reflected light and determines which color has the highest intensity. The measuring machine can determine the distance from the sensor to the surface using the spectral color – and derives the exact topography of the part from this information.

The results are displayed using CAD-based CALYPSO measuring software. It enables extensive size, form and position measurements with systematic user guidance and makes deviations visible and quantifiable. Furthermore, O-INSPECT features an additional light source on the contact scanning sensor that can be turned on to illuminate the measuring field when the machine is reprogrammed. With this enhancement to O-INSPECT from Carl Zeiss, not only its range of use improves, but also its user friendliness.

For more information visit: www.zeiss.com/o-inspect

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology today announced King Machine as a new distributor of ZEISS metrology equipment for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. King Machine, with a Precision Measurement Center in Boise (Meridian), Idaho, will represent the full line of ZEISS coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

“King Machine is an established machine tool and automation distributor with offices in Boise, Idaho and Big Timber, Montana. Their local market focus and machining experience will provide our customers with excellent sales and application support,” said John Grzybowski, national sales manager-west, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology.

For over 30 years King Machine has been providing advanced machining and automation solutions. In addition, they’ve been recognized several years in a row for the success of their Haas factory outlet. “Our top-quality machine tool equipment goes hand in hand with the precision measurement capability of the ZEISS product line which will strengthen our customers’ ability to succeed in their markets,” adds Larry McConnell, president, King Machine Inc. Their Boise (Meridian), Idaho office is equipped with a demo showroom to promote Carl Zeiss metrology solutions.

Contact:

Janelle Gregerson
Marketing
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
Phone: 001 (763) 744-2409
Fax: 001 (763) 533-0219
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Fast and reliable production is vital to a company in a world dominated by global competition. Fully automated production lines with robots and various machines have been around for decades. Quality assurance must keep pace. Carl Zeiss developed RoboMax to make this possible. The system does not require an operator and can run fully automatically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The parts are automatically fed, measured and sorted. Measurement logs permit verification of the quality at any time.

RoboMax can be configured as needed. Different coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and surface measuring machines from Carl Zeiss can be integrated. Equipped with standardized controllers and interfaces, the measuring machines receive the parts being inspected via loading systems.

Data matrices and RFIDs are used to clearly identify the parts. Depending on the part, FACS (Flexible Automation and Control System) software loads the corresponding measuring program from CALYPSO® measuring software from Carl Zeiss.

Application
Such systems are intended for customers with high part throughput and automation levels, customers in the automotive industry for example.

Because the loading systems and robots on the market today can move very quickly, the speed of the measuring machine is particularly important for part throughput. The inline CMMs in the MaxLine from Carl Zeiss—GageMax® and CenterMax®—are equipped with probes featuring Navigator technology. They not only measure the features more accurately, but also up to 50 per- cent faster than conventional probes. Furthermore, VAST® Performance offers a significant reduction in the measuring time for many applications. These measuring machines, which work reliably at temperatures from +15°C to +40°C, are thus ideal for integration into RoboMax.

Carl Zeiss will be in Hall A2, Booth 309 at Automatica from June 8-11, 2010.

Dr. Marc Wagener
Director Marketing & Business Strategy
Carl Zeiss IMT GmbH
Phone: +49 7364 20-2144
Fax: +49 7364 20-4657
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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology today announced Ellison Technologies as a new distributor of ZEISS metrology equipment for Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Missouri. Ellison Technologies, with Precision Measurement Centers in Warrenville, IL, Davenport, IA and St. Louis, MO, will represent the full line of ZEISS coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

“Ellison Technologies is an established machine tool and automation distributor with offices all across the country. Their independent offices provide them a local market focus and the flexibility to advocate the needs of each of our valued customers,” said John Grzybowski, National Sales Manager-West, Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation.

Ellison Technologies has over 50 years of experience in providing advanced machining and automation solutions to North American metal-cutting manufacturers and their global affiliates. “The unparalleled precision measurement capability of the ZEISS product line will strengthen our customers’ ability to compete and win in the markets they serve,” adds an Ellison spokesperson. Their Warrenville, IL, Davenport, IA and St. Louis, MO offices are each equipped with a demo showroom to promote Carl Zeiss metrology solutions.

Janelle Gregerson
Marketing
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
Phone: 001 (763) 744-2409
Fax: 001 (763) 533-0219
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Don Baskin
President, IL
Ellison Technologies
4630 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: +001 (630) 393-8900
Fax: +001 (630) 393-6080
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Carl Zeiss IMT and Koepfer America have formally joined with a new Business Partner Agreement for the United States and Canada. This agreement will provide improved technical and marketing support related to all areas of CMM gear metrology offered by Carl Zeiss. Recognized globally as a market leader for CMM equipment, Carl Zeiss with its partnership with Koepfer America, will expand its reach into all areas of gear metrology.

Carl Zeiss offers machines to measure both parallel axis and bevel gears from the smallest gears used in microtechnologies
up to 4m (157.5”) in diameter. This is accomplished using their GEAR PRO software package, which is both a mature and truly flexible product. In addition, prismatic features can be measured in a seamless integration with the metrology software package: CALYPSO.

Since 1989, Koepfer America has been a leader in parallel axis gear manufacturing equipment sales, service and support for North America. Koepfer is nationally recognized for its influential role with the American Gear Manufacturers Association, AMT, Euro Trans, SME and other technical groups.

Janelle Gregerson
Marketing
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
Phone: 001 (763) 744-2409
Fax: 001 (763) 533-0219
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Dennis Gimpert
President
Koepfer America, LLC
635 Schneider Dr.
South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: +001 (847) 931-4121,
Fax: +001 (847) 931-4192,
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FARO Technologies, Inc. and Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology announced today the launch of the Innovative Solutions Network, a marketing, sales and support collaboration in North America. Through the network, these two leaders in metrology will provide a broader product solutions offering, including both traditional and portable CMMs. From the simplest to the most complex metrology measurements, the Innovative Solutions Network will offer customers access to more patented technologies, focused applications, and customer support programs and resources.

“The creation of the Innovative Solutions Network will allow us to better serve our customers by providing them with a total metrology solution. The technologies offered by both companies are among the most advanced equipment available today, and I am excited to see two world class companies like FARO and Carl Zeiss create such a comprehensive metrology solution,” said David Morse, SVP and Managing Director of the Americas for FARO.

For years, customers have benefited from the world-class support and training programs offered by both companies, along with the extensive knowledge and experience that comes with over 120 combined years of metrology development. Through the Innovative Solutions Network, individuals interested in implementing a metrology solution will now have access to expert resources from both FARO and Carl Zeiss.

“We are pleased to work with FARO in the launch of the Innovative Solutions Network. Like us, their strength is in developing the key technologies needed to give customers the best solution. We believe it to be a great benefit to our existing customer base as well as for those who are considering a full metrology solution,” said Greg Lee, President of Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology.

Janelle Gregerson
Marketing
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
Phone: 001 (763) 744-2409
Fax: 001 (763) 533-0219
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010 12:02

3D CMM: DuraMax as a Gear Wheel Measuring Machine

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With DuraMax, Carl Zeiss offers an popular compact 3D coordinate measuring machine. DuraMax Gear marks the evolution of DuraMax into a shopfloor gear wheel measuring machine. “This enables us to fulfill the requests of many customers and introduce gear wheel measuring technology with small machines that can be used as close to production as possible," says Alexander Dollansky, Product Manager at Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology.

The key features of DuraMax Gear are its suitability for a rough production environment, the high permissible temperature fluctuations, the proven and pioneering ZEISS measuring software, its small footprint and the attractive price.

DuraMax — as a gear wheel measuring machine
DuraMax is suited for process control on the production floor, for quick in-between inspections of small workpieces and for testing volume parts directly in production. Because of its accuracy, DuraMax is also ideal for many requirements in gear wheel measuring technology. DuraMax Gear comes with the required software and hardware, including stylus material for a broad range of applications. If the product being tested changes, standard inspection procedures often require new, expensive modifications. DuraMax Gear, however, is a CNC all-rounder that, when combined with CAD-based CALYPSO and GEAR PRO involute measuring software, quickly, easily and reproducibly measures all changes. DuraMax Gear is available as a tabletop machine or with an optional base. Its design enables part loading from four sides.

DuraMax Gear — software
With CALYPSO measuring software and GEAR PRO involute, which was specially developed to measure spur gears, it is now possible to complete all jobs in daily gear measurement. This includes straight and slanted-tooth spur gears, and splines in accordance with the applicable standards. With the CALYPSO QS-STAT OUT log output option included with delivery, customers are well-equipped to assess processes using a comprehensive, statistical evaluation of quality information relevant to production.

Dr. Marc Wagener
Director Marketing & Business Strategy
Carl Zeiss IMT GmbH
Phone: +49 7364 20-2144
Fax: +49 7364 20-4657
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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