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Navigator Technology for CONTURA® G2

Faster, more accurate measurements with efficient navigator technology

(PresseBox) (Oberkochen/Germany, ) Carl Zeiss is expanding its CONTURA® G2 product line. Already very popular with midsized companies, it now includes the very accurate and fast CONTURA® G2 navigator coordinate measuring machine. The dynamic navigator technology from Carl Zeiss delivers a consider- able improvement to the scanning speed without sacrificing measuring accuracy. Quickly navigating from one feature to the next is now a given.

With the introduction of CONTURA G2 navigator, this unique technology is now available in this class for the first time.

CONTURA G2 navigator is available with measuring ranges of X = 700, Y = 700 and Z = 600 millimeters and X = 700, Y = 1000 and Z = 600 millimeters. The technological features include the highly sensitive VAST® XT gold active probe, CADbased CALYPSO® measuring software in conjunction with the VAST navigator option and an intelligent scanning engine for a control unit. The optimal interaction of these elements delivers considerably higher productivity than traditional scanningthrough very short calibration times; very fast determination of size, form and position; and precise measurements even with complex stylus systems. Additional practical benefits include the selfcentering probing function, mechanical collision protection and automatic counterbalancing every time the stylus is changed. Styli with a length of up to 500 millimeters and weight of up to 500 grams can be used. CONTURA G2 navigator also achieves the length measuring error threshold of MPEE = 1.5 + L/333 as an HTG measuring machine (High Temperature Gradient) for the expanded temperature range of 18-26 degrees Celsius. Equipped with additional temperature sensors, the measuring machine can also be operated with minimal climatization.

The application determines the measuring machine

The CONTURA G2 line offers the right coordinate measuring machine for a wide range of applications based on the measuring requirements. CONTURA G2 direkt opens the door to bridgetype measuring machines from Carl Zeiss. Equipped with the VAST XXT scanning probe, this machine can already measure a large number of workpieces. For example, applications in which small single styli or star probes are sufficient. CONTURA G2 RDS is the machine of choice for parts with different angular positions or when small styli are required: the RDS articulating probe holder featuring computer aided accuracy (CAA) enables the reliable measurement even of difficult geometries in just a few measuring runs. Furthermore, RDS allows the use of contact and optical sensorsfor maximum flexibility.

CONTURA G2 aktiv is the right coordinate measuring machine with long styli for measurements deep into a part. Optionally equipped with the powerful DT Dynatouch singlepoint sensor or the VAST® XT active scanning probe, CONTURA G2 aktiv ensure productive measuring.

CONTURA G2 RDS and CONTURA G2 aktiv are available with measuring ranges from 700x700x600 mm to 1000x1200x600 mm. The effective Z measuring range can be expanded by 200 mm with the Ushaped granite table option for larger workpieces.

CONTURA G2 navigator is now available for measuring applications with increased requirements on accuracy and productivity.

Carl Zeiss AG

Headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany, Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH is a member of the Carl Zeiss Group. It is the global leader in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete, multidimensional metrology solutions for a wide variety of industrial sectors. Approximately 1,700 employees at three manufacturing locations and more than 100 sales and service centers serve customers around the world.

Carl Zeiss 3D Metrology Services GmbH is a whollyowned subsidiary of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH and its approx. 150 employees are responsible for rendering services covering all aspects of metrology.

Carl Zeiss is a globally leading international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic industry. In fiscal year 2008/09 (ended 30 September), the Carl Zeiss Group, which is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, generated revenues totaling EUR 2,100 million. The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 13,000 employees, including more than 8,000 in Germany.

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