ZEISS FalconEye Analyzes Quickly and Accurately

New sensor can now also be used on articulating probe holders

(PresseBox) ( Oberkochen / Germany, )
The ZEISS FalconEye optical sensor can now be used on stepping, articulating probe holders and is therefore ideal for complex measuring tasks in the automotive industry. This fulfills the increasingly high demands on precision and speed in quality inspection and car body construction.

The time available for the development of new vehicle models is becoming exceedingly tight. "It is therefore necessary to combine proven solutions with the latest technology. And this is exactly what we have done with ZEISS FalconEye," says Rolf Bülow, Product manager at ZEISS Industrial Metrology.

In addition to countless boreholes, car manufacturing also requires the measurement of edges such as sections, transitions, threaded bolts and finished vehicles with accessories. For new vehicles, parts must be analyzed quickly and accurately. The requirements are very high and inspections are extremely time consuming - particularly for serial inspection. ZEISS EagleEye navigator was developed to master these challenges as well as possible, meaning quickly and accurately. The ZEISS FalconEye optical sensor system expands on this technology and can now be used on stepping, articulating probe holders. The new sensor system is used in combination with the ZEISS CARMET II horizontal-arm measuring machine.

Sensor ideally integrated into the overall system

To obtain the required measuring results quickly and easily, the sensor has to be optimally integrated into the overall system. The RDS-CAA stepping; articulating probe holder is ideal because only a few single positions have to be calibrated, but all angular settings are available for the application. "This enables a considerable reduction of the measuring time compared to contact measuring technology," says Bülow. Laser line sensors with single lines require alignment of the laser line relative to the part. With the ZEISS FalconEye system, this is enabled through the utilization of an additional manual rotary axis that can be positioned in three angular settings with very accurate repeatability. ZEISS FalconEye; therefore, provides users with an outstanding system to quickly and accurately complete their jobs.

The new ZEISS FalconEye system has also been optimally integrated into the CALIGO software package from ZEISS. Users are armed with easy-to-use tools for travel path planning and programming. As a result, characteristics can be directly calculated and entered into the analysis as a result.
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