Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd has added a chromatic white light sensor to its O-INSPECT optical contact measuring machine to allow measurement of extremely thin and tiny surfaces.
Work pieces such as camera lenses made of ultra-thin glass or plastic measuring only a few millimetres across for mobile phones or miniature components made of titanium/ ceramic for heart pacemakers, present additional challenges for quality assurance as their surfaces cannot be measured by contact or with a camera.
The O-INSPECT optical contact measuring machines from Carl Zeiss offer the ability to perform optical and contact measurements on one machine. Ideal for taking highly accurate measurements of large numbers of small parts, the O-INSPECT combines the VAST XXT contact scanning sensor and the optical 2D camera sensor to enable quality inspection in the plastics industry, precision engineering, and in medical and automotive technology.
With the addition of a third sensor, the chromatic white light sensor to the system, Carl Zeiss now enables the measurement of parts that cannot be captured with a contact sensor or a camera.
O-INSPECT optical contact measuring machines featuring the chromatic white light sensor now offer the capability to inspect very small and sensitive work pieces that also have a transparent, glossy or low contrast surface. These parts can be deformed when they are measured by contact, and also cannot be reliably captured with a camera as reflections or lack of contrast prevents correct focusing.
O-INSPECT optical contact measuring machines with the new sensor are already being used by several companies including pilot customers such as Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH in Austria and Focke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG in Verden, Germany.
O-INSPECT optical contact measuring machines featuring the new chromatic white light sensor close the final gap in the O-INSPECT measuring range. In addition to faster measurement, the O-INSPECT now offers increased range of use and has also become more user-friendly in operation.