Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH - Optische Messtechnik
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Potential of optical metrology recognised

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Service partner HQM Induserv puts trust in ZEISS Optotechnik digitizing and laser scanning system.


Service partner in the automotive and supplier industry

HQM Induserv, Chemnitz location

HQM Induserv, with branch offices in Chemnitz, Leipzig and Zwickau, is a member of the HQM Group. For over 20 years, HQM Induserv has been a service partner in the automotive and supplier industry in Saxony. The company is DIN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited in dimensional metrology and lab testing. In the field of contract measurement at the Chemnitz location, the company has years of experience in the measurement and sampling of components from a wide range of industries. For component measurement and prototype sampling, a number of different tactile and mobile 3D metrology systems are used.

In order to meet new and more stringent requirements in metrology, HQM Induserv opted for two optical metrology systems from the Neubeuern-based company Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH. The many applications an optical metrology system can offer were a key factor for the investment. The company decided in favour of the COMET LƎD 3D digitzing system. The extremely compact, high-performance COMET LƎD system delivers excellent data quality and highly precise measurement results. Due to the extremely short measurement time, measurements are carried out very efficiently.

For the second system, HQM Induserv chose the hand-held T-SCAN LV laser scanner. Thanks to its overall modular concept, the tracking system can be individually adapted to suit a broad range of applications. Metrologists can efficiently and effortlessly measure large objects with a measurement volume of up to 35 m3. The T-POINT LV touch probe allows metrology staff members to take single-point measurements quickly and easily. The touch probe is also used to align the component.

Staff members need a three-month introduction period to master the ZEISS Optotechnik systems and their many configuration options and to use them for business purposes. The service company is now able to meet a host of customer requirements with great flexibility, speed and mobility.

Moreover, measured values can be displayed in a clearer format. The system also allows measured values to be processed for reverse engineering, resulting in the development of a new business sector. Thanks to the T-TRACK LV / T-SCAN LV scanner-tracker combination, larger components can now also be digitized. On-location measurements at customers' sites have also been made possible with the ZEISS Optotechnik systems. The variety of jobs for optical measurement systems ranges from small parts such as emblems all the way to large, complex components from all industries.

It should also be noted that with increasing experience and a continuous learning process on the part of users, the application possibilities compared with conventional tactile measurement techniques also increase.


• Flexible, fast and mobile
• Clear display of measured values
• Processing of measured values for reverse engineering

"Thanks to the large demand for services which are possible with a ZEISS Optotechnik system, we have already been able to take on a number of complex measuring tasks. Based on our previous experience, we recognised the potential of the new technology. This gives us a positive outlook for the future".
Bertram Sebastian, Head of Metrology, HQM Induserv


Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH
Georg-Wiesböck-Ring 12
83115 Neubeuern, Germany
+49 8035 8704 0

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