Multi-Sensor Measuring Machine Line Expanded

Zeiss has expanded its O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine line to provide more flexibility for a wider range of applications.

Zeiss has expanded its O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine line to provide more flexibility for a wider range of applications. The smallest model measures 300 × 200 × 200 mm, giving it a measuring range of 12 dm3. The next size up measures 500 × 400 × 300 mm, or 60 dm3. The company also offers an 863 model for large or heavy workpieces, or large pallets holding many parts; it features a measuring range of 800 × 600 × 300 mm, or 144 dm3. These machines can be used for a range of activities including the measurement of dental implants, tiny vehicle parts and sensitive smartphone components.

For workpieces that are either too small or delicate, or when large quantities have to be measured, users can switch on the camera sensor. For 3D characteristics, the O-Inspect uses a contact sensor. Consumers can choose between Zeiss’s Vast XXT TL1 and Vast XXT TL3 scanning probes. The TL1 features minimal measuring forces and is ideal for scanning sensitive workpieces such as components for camera lenses and thin-walled, injection-molded plastic parts for smartphones; the TL3 can be used flexibly for larger workpieces. An optional chromatic focus sensor is said to close the gap between the contact and camera sensors.