Carl Zeiss: Automatic Quality Inspection with Increased Reproducibility
Particle Analyzer from Carl Zeiss further enhanced
Carl Zeiss has further enhanced the microscope-based analysis and documentation system Particle Analyzer for industrial quality inspection. New software features guarantee optimum reproducibility of results, easier operation and improved functionality. The system can be flexibly used and is suitable not only for particle analysis, but also for the documentation of defects, materials analysis and biomedical applications. Emphasis is given to the determination of technical integrity on the basis of industry standards, e.g. in the automobile industry. However, the spectrum of applications also includes porosity measurements of surface contamination and analyses of pharmaceutical products.
Newly implemented special functions for particle recognition and classification enable fully automatic measurement. The system identifies particles without any interaction by the user. Subsequent classification, e.g. based on metallic and non-metallic particles, has also been optimized. Manual correction is no longer necessary. Some microscope components specially developed for particle analysis now also make it possible to fully motorize stereomicroscopes using the SteREO Discovery microscope line.
The accuracy, reproducibility and optical quality of the systems is determined by the latest innovations in stereomicroscopes from Carl Zeiss. Motorization ensures that the complete instrument configuration can be correctly maintained for a specific measuring tasks – which markedly improves the reproducibility of the results. Consistent quality of the measuring results can thus be guaranteed, regardless of the user.
A certified particle standard and special specimen holders are available for system calibration, e.g. for filter membranes with a diameter of up to 50 mm.
The familiar industrial standards, e.g. VDA Volume 19/ISO 16232, ISO 4406, have been implemented for the evaluation of the measuring results. Company-specific standards can also be easily implemented, and it is also possible to meet demands outside the standards. New motorized polarization components optimize automatic differentiation between metallic and non-metallic particles. The standards of the US Food and Drug Administration can be implemented for applications in the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology in particular.
Carl Zeiss offers two system configurations, the SteREO Discovery line and the Axio Imager line. The two lines include both a manual and a fully motorized version. If requested, existing microscope systems can be retrofitted into a particle analyzer.
Carl Zeiss has further enhanced the Particle Analyzer for industrial quality inspection. New software features guarantee optimum reproducibility of results, easier operation and improved functionality.
Contact for the press:
Marketing Communications Manager
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc.
One Zeiss Drive
Thornwood, NY 10594
Phone: (914) 681-7627
PI No. 011/09, May 2009
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, Inc., offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging markets microscopy and digital pathology systems for the clinical market, as well as spectral sensors for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since 1846, Carl Zeiss has remained committed to enabling science and technology to go beyond what man can see. Today, Carl Zeiss is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries. With 11,249 current employees in the Group and offices in over 30 countries, Carl Zeiss is represented in more than 100 countries with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. For more information on the breadth of solutions offered by Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, please visit www.zeiss.com/micro.
Carl Zeiss AG is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industry. The five independently operating business groups are active in the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The company has been a technological pioneer in optical innovation for more than 160 years.
Carl Zeiss develops and distributes products and services under the ZEISS brand name for biomedical research and medical technology, as well as for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Planetariums, binoculars, and camera and cine lenses are valued by millions of users around the world. The eyeglass business is now bundled in Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, the number two eyeglass provider in the world.
Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). During fiscal year 2007/08 (ended Sept. 30), the company generated revenues of EUR 2,731 million. Carl Zeiss has around 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries, including more than 8,000 in Germany.
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