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O-Inspect multisensor measuring machine

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The O-Inspect multisensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss provides accurate and efficient inspection of complex parts. It is suited to use in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering.

A chromatic white light sensor is now available enabling the measurement of parts that cannot be captured with a contact sensor or a camera. This includes very small and sensitive workpieces that feature a transparent, glossy or low-contrast surface. Reflections or lack of contrast, which can impede the correct focusing of a camera, will no longer be a relevant factor.

The workpiece is illuminated with bundled white light. Optics with chromatic aberrations in the probe split the light into its spectral colours.
A spectrometer analyses the reflected light and determines which colour has the highest intensity. The measuring machine can determine the distance from the sensor to the surface using the spectral colour and derives the exact topography of the part from this information.

The results are displayed using CAD-based Calypso measuring software. It enables extensive size, form and position measurements with systematic user guidance and makes deviations visible and quantifiable. Furthermore, O-Inspect features an additional light source on the contact scanning sensor that can be turned on to illuminate the measuring field when the machine is reprogrammed.

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