Zeiss increases presence in automotive industry

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After the acquisition of HGV Vosseler, a provider of optical 3D measuring technology, Zeiss is increasing its presence in the automobile industry, becoming a one-stop provider for car body measurements.

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Zeiss is increasing its presence in the automobile industry
Zeiss is increasing its presence in the automobile industry following its acquisition of HGV Vosseler, a provider of optical 3D measuring technology. The small company in Öhringen, Germany, has been known as Carl Zeiss Automated Inspection (AI) since January 2013. This move transforms Zeiss into a one-stop provider for car body measurements.
"We have supplemented our portfolio of traditional measuring technology with measuring and inspection systems integrated in production. We are the only company to offer our customers a total solutions system for quality inspection in car body construction," says new Managing Director Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich. The optical systems at AI have now been complemented with inline process inspection with the objective of optimizing the quality and throughput of production lines. The checks must fulfil certain cycle time specifications of the production lines. "Until now, we did not have this exact option of measuring in production," explains Dr. Modrich.
Zeiss is now able to serve the entire process chain in car body metrology. Operators in the measuring labs can make complete measurements supported by Caligo measuring software. During the measurement, clamping systems hold the car body parts in place to ensure reproducibility of the results. Software packages such as PiWeb statistics software from Zeiss gather all measuring data. The 3D inline measuring technology then completes the portfolio for process control on production lines. The results also ...

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