ZEISS and HYDAC Increase Performance in Technical Cleanliness with Digitalized Work Process
ZEISS reports integrate process-relevant data from the extraction and filtration process
Oberkochen, Germany | July 22, 2020 | Industrial Quality Solutions
The newly introduced digitalized work process from partners ZEISS and HYDAC will enable customers to track down potential sources of contamination even faster in the future. The data from the HYDAC machines used to monitor the component washing process will be integrated into the ZEISS reporting for the microscopic examination of analysis filters. With this new approach, ZEISS and HYDAC are further improving performance in the technical cleanliness of functional parts and components.
A protocol for the entire workflow
"Technical cleanliness is no longer an option, it is an obligation – in the automotive sector, medical technology, in optics and in many other industries," says Werner Renz who is responsible for technical cleanliness at ZEISS. To enable customers to ensure technical cleanliness more efficiently, ZEISS has been working closely with the Fluidcare Application Development division at HYDAC since October 2019.
The goal of this partnership is to coordinate the hardware and software for individual products so that customers will be able to reliably access all necessary work process data from a single location. The next release of the ZEISS Technical Cleanliness Analysis software will be able to automatically transfer process-relevant parameters from the HYDAC machines into the microscopic analysis report for the extraction filters. Renz is convinced: "This step will significantly increase our customers' productivity, and thus also their competitiveness."
Tracking down sources of contamination
For many components, however, the design of the part requires analyzing more than just the surface in order to verify the presence of particles. They must be extracted from the entire component. HYDAC provides a range of machines which can be used to clean and capture component particles. In order to quantify the particle contamination and to determine the properties of the elements, the filters from the cleaning machines are examined using a light microscope and an electron microscope. ZEISS' product portfolio offers a range of tailor-made solutions to this end which not only enable operators to evaluate how clean their parts are, but also make it possible to identify and eliminate potential sources of contamination.
A visionary partnership
"HYDAC is perhaps the most renowned provider of solutions for extraction and component analysis. We are very pleased to be working with them and, together, to be the first in our industry to focus on improving technical cleanliness for our customers' entire workflow," says Renz. The collaboration between HYDAC and ZEISS was first announced at parts2clean, the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning. Through this partnership, both partners are specifically strengthening and growing their product portfolios in the area of technical cleanliness. "This is an area which is going to continue growing in importance globally," stresses Hubert Lorig, Key Account Manager Automotive at HYDAC International GmbH.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.