ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions has announced the new SPECTRUM bridge-type coordinate measuring machine (CMM) line. Using the latest ZEISS software, scanning sensor and machine technology, these economical systems are designed to easily handle everyday measurement applications.

New entry-level SPECTRUM CMM from ZEISS with the latest scanning technology

ZEISS SPECTRUM CMM comes with CALYPSO measurement software, eliminating the need for time-consuming structured programming, tedious code editing and line-by-line text editing. The CAD-functionality in CALYPSO accepts native product manufacturing information (PMI) models created in SOLIDWORKS, Creo, CATIA and Siemens NX. Together, CALYPSO and PMI models can dramatically lower measurement development time and cost. ZEISS PiWeb reporting plus software is also available, enabling customized measurement reporting, allowing SPECTRUM owners to deliver measurement reports in formats their customers need. PiWeb also monitors trends in key measurement results, making that information available faster so manufacturing process adjustments can be made earlier.

For specific inspection jobs, ZEISS SPECTRUM CMM can be configured accordingly. With the RDS-C5 articulating probe holder and VAST XXT multi-point scanning sensor, it can measure angled features in difficult-to-reach locations. The RDS/XXT offers +/- 180 degree rotation in x, y and z, reaching 5,184 angular positions and is best suited for general prismatic measurement applications.

ZEISS SPECTRUM CMMs are available in measuring volumes from 500 x 500 x 600 mm to 700 x 1000 x 600 mm. The ZEISS C99L intelligent scanning controller is mounted on the CMM, reducing the overall footprint and required floor space. Wrap-around air bearings are used on ceramic guideways to provide rigidity and stability at maximum speeds and accelerations. The guideways are resistant to corrosion, wear and temperature. Measurement uncertainty specifications are based on an integrated system design that is calibrated to ISO10360 standards.

All models of the SPECTRUM CMM are available today. For more information visit www.zeiss.com/spectrum or contact your local ZEISS representatives.


ZEISS is an international technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information is available at www.zeiss.com

About ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the product portfolio. ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions additionally offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with measuring houses and competence centers close to its customers.

The unit is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USAShanghai, China and Bangalore, India. ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is allocated to the Industrial Quality & Research segment. Around 6,300 employees work for the segment, generating revenue totaling €1.5 billion in fiscal year 2016/17.

Further information is available at www.zeiss.com/metrology

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