Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Carl-Zeiss-Str. 22, 73447 Oberkochen
Telephone +49 7364 206336
Fax +49 7364 204822


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Product categories

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.01  Measuring instruments
  • 19.01.01  Temperature measuring instruments

Temperature measuring instruments

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.03  Testing of materials and workpieces
  • 19.03.05  X-ray testing equipment

X-ray testing equipment

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.03  Testing of materials and workpieces
  • 19.03.08  Surface inspection

Surface inspection

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.06  Quality control

Quality control

Our products

Product category: Surface inspection


Exact, universal and dynamic – SURFCOM 5000 is the flagship for contour and surface measuring technology from Carl Zeiss and is the benchmark for accuracy and speed. SURFCOM 5000 impresses with its outstanding ratio of resolution to measuring range: 42 million to 1. This enables measurement in one run of the slightest surface roughness and contours over a very large measuring range. Unlike competitor systems, SURFCOM 5000 uses a highly accurate helium-neon laser as its measuring standard instead of a glass scale system. The benefits are obvious: extreme resolution of 0.31 nanometers and highly stable measurement results throughout the measuring range. SURFCOM 5000 is equipped with a 200 mm tracing driver with a linear drive. Linear drives are much faster and exhibit less vibrations than traditional spindle drives. SURFCOM 500 achieves the best residual value (Rz 0) in its class of less than 10 nanometers. This enables effective measurements of parts with narrow tolerances. The tracing driver is CNC-capable and can be tilted 45 degrees. Combined with the optional CNC modules, SURFCOM 5000 is the ideal system for fully automatic contour and surface measurements. The high speed (up to 200 mm/s) reduces the measuring time and increases possible throughput.


  • Measure roughness and contour in a single run
  • Minimal measurement error (µm): 0.2+ L/1000
  • Laser interferometer as measuring system for maximum accuracy
  • Extreme resolution of 0.31 nanometers
  • Residual value Rz0 better than 10 nanometers
  • More exact and universal thanks to outstanding ratio of the measuring range to resolution: 42 million to 1
  • High positioning speed up to 200 mm/s
  • 200 mm tracer driver powered by patented non-contact linear drive
  • Tracer driver straightness error: 0.11 µm (200 mm)
  • X axis display error (µm): 0.2+ L/1000
  • Higher flexibility through CNC swiveling tracer driver, +/- 45 degrees
  • Long insertion depths to reach deep-laying features thanks to cylindrical probing system
  • Higher productivity thanks to fully automatic measurements resulting from optional ZEISS CNC kit
  • Optional topography measurement
  • Inline capable, space-saving DX and FX base with integrated active vibration damping


SURFCOM 5000 flexes its muscles where accuracy and throughput are vital: in the automotive, mechanical engineering and medical technology industries. For example, it is ideal for lenses, precise bearings and drive spindles, rails, injectors, implants and precise milled, ground, honed and lapped parts.

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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology is a leader in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology in the metrology lab and production. The company is a recognized partner to the automotive industry and its suppliers. 2.400 employees from manufacturing sites in four countries and more than 100 sales and service centers supply customers around the world.

The offering encompasses bridge-type, horizontal-arm and inline measuring machines, as well as form, contour and surface measuring machines. All relevant modules, such as controllers, soft- ware, measuring systems and sensors are developed and manufactured in-house. Recent new developments include a system to measure extremely small parts and a computer tomograph for industrial quality assurance. DuraMax, a small CNC measuring machine, allows a particularly cost-effective entry into the Zeiss scanning world.

With its optical and tactile measuring systems, Carl Zeiss has added image processing to the application spectrum of coordinate measuring technology. Synergies have been used to create optical sensors and optimized software. The image processing software is integrated into Calypso CAD-based measuring software, enabling a measuring system to perform both optical and tactile measurements.

The extensive CALYPSO software library enables users of Zeiss measuring technology to perform almost any measuring task. The efficient Navigator technology is of particular importance for maximum accuracies and simultaneously high measuring speeds. The offering is rounded off with extensive customer services, contract measurements, part inspection using computer tomography and online services to ensure optimum machine uptimes.

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