ZEISS ScanBox Series 5: automated, modular, customer-driven

The new optical 3D measuring machine by ZEISS combines new high-end components and enhanced user convenience

  • Three new model variants for efficient quality control in the production process
  • Modular concept allows for flexible adaptation to the user’s needs
  • Ergonomic design with height-adjustable control panel

Oberkochen, Germany | 5 October 2022 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions expands its range of optical 3D measuring machines by the new model series ZEISS ScanBox Series 5. In the new series, the proven technological concept of automated ZEISS ScanBox systems is complemented by attractive improvements such as an optimized robot module and a rotation table with a load capacity of up to two tons. The ATOS 5 high-speed 3D sensor allows complex parts made of different materials such as plastic, metal or cast iron to be digitized and inspected in the shortest possible time. With each measurement, the optical sensor captures the entire surface geometry as well as hole patterns and other characteristics of the part. ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 provides full-field 3D measurement coordinates that can be compared against the CAD model and used for reporting. Deviations in terms of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing as well as trimming and hole positions are visualized in the GOM Inspect Pro software. Programming and controlling the measuring sequences is done via the virtual measuring room (VMR).

ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 was especially designed and developed for series measurements in production environments. The robust housing and sensor design as well as the compensation for temperature fluctuations enable smooth operation even in harsh environments such as foundries or the forging industry. Comprising three variants, the new model series offers a high degree of flexibility and suits different application requirements: While ZEISS ScanBox 5110 is ideal for inspecting smaller parts up to one meter, such as turbine blades, the 5120 model allows for automated quality control of larger parts up to two meters, such as interior components. ZEISS ScanBox 5130 can be used for measuring hang-on parts or tools with a diameter of maximum three meters.

ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 for automated inspection of complex parts
ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 for automated inspection of complex parts

A modular concept that adapts to changing customer needs

The new ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 models can be configured in different ways based on a modular principle: Since the base components control tower, rotation table and robot module are identical in construction, the layout of the measuring room can be easily expanded at any time. In addition, the entrance of the 5110 and 5120 models can be equipped with either a door or a safety light curtain. For optimum access, especially for larger test components such as hang-on parts, the 5130 model is always supplied with a safety light curtain. Furthermore, the ZEISS ScanBox 5120 and 5130 models can be supplemented by a pallet loading system. Positioning pins are used to load the pallets quickly and reproducibly, allowing users to increase their throughput.

Ergonomically optimized features

The operator station comes with a new variable swivel arm, providing more comfort at the workstation: Incorporated into the control tower, the swivel arm allows the user to individually adjust the table height, making it possible to operate ZEISS ScanBox Series 5 either sitting or standing.

High throughput thanks to automation: controlling measurements with GOM Inspect Pro and VMR

ScanBox systems are characterized by a fully integrated interaction of hardware and software. The GOM Inspect Pro control and measurement planning software in combination with the virtual measuring room (VMR) enables fully automated execution of measurement sequences. After importing the CAD data and the corresponding measurement plan, the software computes the required sensor positions and robot paths. Thanks to the Smart Teach functionality, measurement positions in the VMR are automatically updated when the CAD or individual elements change. After completion of the inspection, possible deviations are identified in GOM Inspect Pro and can be displayed in a report with images, tables, diagrams, texts and graphics. The reports can be directly mailed, if necessary.

Press Contact

Bernd Balle
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
Phone: +49 7364 20-8148
bernd .balle @zeiss .com


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 7.5 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2021).

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. ZEISS invests 13 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.

With around 37,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities (status: 31 March 2022). 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.

Further information at www.zeiss.com

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.

Press Contact

Bernd Balle
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
Phone: +49 7364 20-8148
bernd .balle @zeiss .com

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