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Performance booster for quality control

New version of ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 software further speeds up measurement process

21 June 2021

Oberkochen, Germany | 21 June 2021 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

Starting May 28, users will have access to the latest version of ZEISS’s all-purpose measurement software with focus on standard geometries. ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 reduces the time and effort needed to analyze workpieces.

“ZEISS CAYPSO 2021 has over 60 new functions and improvements, which will lead to significantly better performance in quality control,” said Ana Carolina Mayr Adam from Product Management Metrology Application Software.

How significant the time savings are becomes clear when considering the calculation of free-form surfaces and point clouds. Thanks to improved mathematical algorithms and other innovations, the measurement results are now available 20 times faster than with ZEISS CALYPSO 2020.
Furthermore, users of ZEISS O-INSPECT will also be able to significantly speed up their entire optical measurement processes. That is because the new software version reduces unnecessary travel paths and increases the possibility to sort measurement elements. The new software version also combines as many measurement elements as possible into one camera position, which is automatically determined according to the pre-set zoom level. As a comparison, a ZEISS O-INSPECT with the new ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 can optimize the measurement time by up to 270%.

ZEISS Calypso creates measurement plans automatically with PMI.

ZEISS Calypso creates measurement plans automatically with PMI.

Fast measurement with optics in ZEISS Calypso 2021.

Fast measurement with optics in ZEISS Calypso 2021.

According to Mayr Adam, the new software will also offer a higher performance level with the introduction of a new option called ZEISS CALYPSO dynamic planning. This allows for a simple adjustment of the inspection scope based on dynamic rules from MES/ CAQ solutions, for example the ZEISS GUARDUS. By applying the dynamic rules, significant time savings can be achieved during the measurement process. An additional advantage is that since the users do not change the measurement plan themselves, these do not need to be certified again, which would be a time-consuming process.

In addition to speeding up the measurement process itself, the new software version also optimizes the programming. ZEISS CALYPSO 2021 makes it possible to program from the PMI with STEP AP 242. Furthermore, improvements in the programming process will contribute to additional time savings. For example, ZEISS has simplified the workflow for showing deviation flags, and introduced numerous improvements for importing PMI.

Also the creation of reports with ZEISS PiWeb reporting and the change management for comparing inspection plans were optimized and contribute for even more time savings. The goal of most companies – namely zero-error production – can only be achieved efficiently “if the measurement process keeps pace with the speed of the production line,” explains ZEISS product manager Mayr Adam. She is therefore convinced that users “will continuously be able to increase the performance of the entire measurement process” with every new release of ZEISS CALYPSO in the future.

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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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