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More efficient quality control

New ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 software version increases productivity

31 May 2022

Oberkochen, Germany | 31 May 2022 | ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

From May 2022, users will have access to the latest version of ZEISS universal measuring software with a focus on standard geometry. ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 particularly increases performance in data acquisition as well as in the evaluation of results.

"Customers don't actually want to write measurement programs, they want to measure parts," emphasizes Günter Haas, CALYPSO Software Product Manager. ZEISS has long understood this and also understands coordinate measuring machines as devices integrated into the manufacturing process. ZEISS is constantly improving the performance of its solutions so that they do not become the bottleneck of quality assurance despite increasing production cycles. IT plays a major role in this, as the current release of ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 with its countless new features and optimizations clearly demonstrates.

New ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 software version increases productivity

New ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 software version increases productivity

Highlight: Creating measurement programs from CAD data

Measurement programs can be created automatically using the product information (PMI) integrated in the CAD data. ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 offers users many new functions and improvements for the automated creation of finished measuring programs. With the new release, separate or combined tolerance zones are recognized and the corresponding evaluation is automatically created.

If defective geometry elements are attached to a PMI in the CAD model, the new release automatically creates the inspection characteristic without the measuring element, thus generating an inspection plan completely and without interruption.

The user can then analyze possible indications in the work log. For PMI specifications that previously required manual input, it is now eliminated. With the new release, PMI generation runs automatically.

For more clarity, the inspection characteristic groups are generated automatically with the new release. This means that CALYPSO inspection characteristic groups are automatically created from the "CAD views" of the CAD systems.

For faster measurement: New optics functions

And because coordinate measuring technology has long been supplemented by optical measuring methods to obtain important information for product and process improvement, ZEISS CALYPSO 2022 also offers numerous improvements and new developments in terms of optics. For example, the latest version of the universal measurement software now also supports the new ZEISS O-DETECT. This means that inspection plans from other CMMs - especially from the ZEISS O-INSPECT - can now also be run on this device. This means that users of the ZEISS O-DETECT have access to all reporting evaluations and CALYPSO functions such as PCM, curve or generate inspection plans with PMI. According to Haas, the optical distortion correction feature for increasing the accuracy of optical systems should also "excite users" because it increases the optical distortion correction. A significant increase in accuracy is especially noticeable in the peripheral areas.

The use of small magnifications increases the "field of view". More geometry elements can be captured in the image at the same time. Depending on the measurement task and the required tolerance, this reduces the necessary number of measurement images and at the same time saves measurement time. Depending on the measurement task and the required tolerance, users can "reduce their measurement times by up to 50% with this," according to Haas.

Automated error analysis

CMM systems, especially optical ones, are getting faster and faster. Today, for example, ZEISS CALYPSO can easily measure 1000 holes in ten minutes. However, the subsequent manual evaluation of the measurement logs used to consume a greater amount of time. With the new release of ZEISS CALYPSO, inspection characteristics with defects are detected and the complete detailed information is automatically displayed in the measurement report. The ZEISS CALYPSO inspection characteristic concept has now also been incorporated into the automated defect analysis in ZEISS PiWeb Reporting. This means that all characteristics "out of tolerance" are now automatically displayed in the interactive CAD view. This means that users no longer have to laboriously search for defects in the log. This saves time and also reduces the risk of overlooking out-of-tolerance features.

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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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