Achieving the Right Solution – Step-by-Step
Measurement strategies for reliable results

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It all comes down to the right measurement strategy

How would you react if your favorite dish suddenly tasted different? You would certainly be annoyed. That is why it is so important to follow a detailed recipe down to the letter to ensure that the food tastes the same every time. Measurement strategies serve a similar function. They guarantee that your measurement results are always precise and comparable.

Easy-to-solve measuring jobs

From parallelism to roundness and perpendicularity: no matter what you need to measure, measurement strategies will show you how. Measurement strategies are step-by-step instructions for solving typical measuring jobs. Following a logical sequence and having all the right "ingredients" ensures that the measurement solutions are up to the task.

What does a measurement strategy encompass?

  • Clamping and aligning a workpiece
  • The stylus' probing settings
  • Number and distribution of points 
  • Data evaluation
  • Documentation of the strategy

Directly to Your Destination

What do mazes have to do with measuring tasks? In both cases, the solution is anything but obvious. If you come to a dead end in a maze, the "right-hand rule" will help you find your way out. Yet in a net-like labyrinth, this simple principle is not much help – it actually makes your situation even trickier. Thankfully, the algorithms developed by Charles Pierre Trémaux can help you find your way out.

Just follow these rules:

  • A path can either be unvisited, marked once or marked twice.
  • Off you go! Mark each path with a dash at the bottom.
  • If there are two marks, never head in that direction.
  • If you come to a junction without any marking, choose any new path.
  • If you come to a junction where one side is already marked, you have two options:
    • If the path you came from only has one mark, then turn around
    • Otherwise, choose the path with the fewest number of markings.

Take these rules to heart rather than fumbling your way through the maze – this way you are certain to reach your goal! Measurement strategies work in much the same way: they also help you find the right path, i.e. assist you in achieving reliable measurement results.

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Measuring coaxiality error

What is the measurement strategy for determining coaxiality error? Do you know how to correctly correlate multiple shapes along one axis? In our video, we show you what the coaxiality error is and how to measure it. You will find the accompanying measurement strategy in our free excerpt from the ZEISS Cookbook "Measurement Strategies for Contact Coordinate Measuring Technology."

Measurement strategies in practice

You will find several of the most common measurement strategies in the ZEISS Cookbooks. You will always want to have these books at hand no matter how often you have read them. How do we know? The answer is simple: they make your day-to-day work easier and provide you with a step-by-step approach for any measuring job.

Prevent measurement errors by following these "recipes" from our metrology experts. Want to find out more? Then download the free excerpts from our ZEISS Sensor Cookbook and ZEISS Measurement Strategies now.

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ZEISS Cookbook "Measuring strategies for tactile Coordinate Metrology"

ZEISS Cookbook "Measuring strategies for tactile Coordinate Metrology"

Increase the comparability of your measurements: the Cookbook from the ZEISS METROLOGY ACADEMY gives you the most common measurement strategies, enabling coordinate measuring machine operators to design the measuring run and perform and evaluate the measurement.

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ZEISS Cookbook "Qualifying ZEISS Sensors"

ZEISS Cookbook "Qualifying ZEISS Sensors"

In additional to a general overview on qualifying and using the stylus system, you get recipes for qualifying sensors, sensor correction and repeat measurement in this book of recipes. We also show you how to set up and use the stylus changing system. On top of this, you will learn how to manage stylus data.