Many companies have already come to value the advantages of non-destructive inspection.

However, small and medium-sized companies “often view computed tomography (CT) as being too complex,” said Petra Schmidt, head of field of business X-ray at Zeiss.

With the computed tomography system Zeiss METROTOM 1, ZEISS has now developed an entry-level solution that is even simpler to operate. Simply place the parts to be inspected in the system, press the button, and analyse the measurement results. “That’s how simple it is for users of this new CT system,” said Schmidt.

From capturing 3D volume data to analysing it, the GOM Volume Inspect software guarantees users easy operation of the new computed tomography system – matching perfectly with the hardware. The latest software version is equipped with many more volume functions, meaning there is no need to invest in additional software for a detailed analysis of the measurement data.

Another advantage of this new product: “As the device only requires minimal maintenance, the operating costs are low, which means that the device pays for itself even faster,” said Schmidt.

The compact machine, which is 175 centimeters wide and 87 centimeters deep and “should fit in every metrology area,” can be used to measure small to medium-sized parts made of plastic or light metal, such as connectors, plastic caps or aluminum castings.

Given these benefits, Schmidt is convinced that “with Zeiss METROTOM 1, we have developed a unique product that makes it so easy for users to benefit from non-destructive inspection. In that sense, it has the potential to make the advantages of computed tomography available to many more customers and, thus, contributing to their success.”