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Capture 3-D Point Clouds on the Car Body Production Line



"The ZEISS AIMax cloud captures 3-D point clouds directly at the production line and measures complex features with high precision in a fraction of a second," said a company spokesperson.

The ZEISS AIMax cloud optical 3-D sensor is designed for robot-based 3-D in-line metrology in the fields of sheet metal processing and car body construction. "The sensor generates 3-D point clouds directly at the production line and measures complex features with high precision in a fraction of a second," said a company spokesperson.

"By capturing dense point clouds, the ZEISS AIMax cloud offers the possibility of measuring multiple features, such as hem edges, rivets, surfaces points and T pins, with just a single capture. The measurement set-up is fast and intuitive, and the result is visualized immediately after the measurement in the 3-D point cloud. For the user, this is a very comfortable and time-saving solution," said Michael Scheffler, Business Development Manager in the ZEISS Industrial Metrology business group.

ZEISS AIMax cloud can be used both in-line and at-line in robot-based 3-D metrology for sheet metal processing and car body construction. Other possible applications include the inspection of assembly and welding processes, gap-and-flush measurements in body shell construction and final assembly in the automotive industry. The strengths of the ZEISS AIMax cloud are particularly beneficial for measurements of features that were previously difficult to analyze, such as rivets, nuts behind sheet metal and characteristic design lines.

"Its short measuring times make the ZEISS AIMax cloud ideal for 100% inspections with short cycle times," said the spokesperson. "Optimized projection technology and high 3-D resolution enable fast, exact measurements, even of tiny features on both sheet metal and paint. The feature extraction in the point cloud offers increased robustness, faster set-up times and greater ease of use than traditional image processing. The compact sensor design permits the measurement even of hard-to-reach features, making it ideal for robot-guided usage in in-line metrology."

For more information contact:

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC

6250 Sycamore Lane N

Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-744-2400 / 800-327-9735

metrology@zeiss.com

www.zeiss.com/metrology

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