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ZEISS X-ray Tomographs Offer Complete Solutions, from Nano to Macro in 2D and 3D

The ZEISS X-ray Series enables analyses, quality assurance and process control for any application

6 May 2019

STUTTGART/Germany | 06 May 2019 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS will present its comprehensive ZEISS X-ray Series portfolio at the Control trade fair in Stuttgart from 7 through 10 May 2019. From nanometer imaging to scanning large components – ZEISS X-ray tomographs offer one solution for a wide range of analysis, quality assurance and process control applications.

ZEISS supplies X-ray systems which both cover a broad spectrum of applications and serve as integrated solutions that help simplify and speed up processes. "Such a broad holistic portfolio is unique on the market: in addition to the X-ray systems, ZEISS customers benefit from a wide selection of offerings comprising different software solutions, comprehensive service products and accessories," says Dr. Petra Schmidt from ZEISS Industrial Quality and Research. The result: a complete solution from a single source designed specifically for the customer's applications.

The ZEISS X-Ray Series makes the invisible visible

The ZEISS X-Ray Series makes the invisible visible

From research to production – the ZEISS X-ray portfolio

The solutions in the ZEISS X-ray Series are used in the lab, measuring room and on the shop floor for research, product and process development and production. If a detailed, high-resolution analysis in the submicron or nano range is called far, ZEISS X-ray microscopes offer unbeatable flexibility: thanks to a unique, two-stage magnification optic and a high-resolution X-ray source, the user no longer has to choose between resolution and sample size. Even large samples can be inspected with an impressive voxel density without destroying them thanks to the system's ability to offer high resolution at a distance.

When the task is to measure and analyze entire components, the ZEISS METROTOM industrial computer tomograph does so efficiently with just one X-ray scan. The standard-compliant acceptance, precision mechanics, measuring specifications and intuitive operation always enable operator-independent, highly precise and repeatable measurements of the 3D data set. The largest model in the third system generation, the ZEISS METROTOM 1500, also offers the best balance between the size of the CT and the measuring volume.

Depending on if 2D radiography or 3D is necessary, ZEISS offers two solutions for applications where part must be inspected in just a few seconds, such as in the production line. The fully automated ZEISS VoluMax CT generates 3D data sets. The system builds on the same tried-and-tested principle as the ZEISS METROTOM and ensures the same outstanding repeatability in its area of use. The SRE MAX, OMNIA and WRE THUNDER from BOSELLO, a company in the ZEISS Group, provide 2D radioscopy systems that stand out because of their ease-of-use and large degree of flexibility for specific customer parts.

ZEISS is about solutions

"By itself, excellent hardware is simply not enough. That is why, in addition to the X-ray systems, we offer our customers comprehensive added value to meet all their requirements and ensure holistic solutions as a one-stop partner," says Dr. Schmidt. Software designed specifically for the X-Ray machines, such as ZEISS METROTOM OS for the ZEISS METROTOM and ZEISS VoluMax, ensures that the user can optimally leverage the potential of their CT systems. With the reference software ZEISS CALYPSO, the operator can also perform metrology-specific analyses of their CT data, compare it with a CAD model and create a consistent measurement plan for different types of ZEISS systems. And with the networked solutions for ZEISS PiWeb, users can store quality and other product-specific data on a central server and access this in 3D whenever and wherever they want via a secure connection.

A global service network for maintenance and training rounds off this philosophy focused on complete solutions. "Our customers have told us repeatedly that they opted for ZEISS because we are simply ahead of the competition when it comes to the breadth of our X-ray portfolio and additional features like the integrated database connection," reports Dr. Schmidt. "From microscopy and CT for large components in 2D and 3D to complete software, service and networked solutions – these are things the customer only finds at our company."

PRESS CONTACT Bernd Balle ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions


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 8.8 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2022).

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 over 40,000 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 2023). 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.

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