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Microscopy Solutions for Industry

170 years of experience and unmatched data-processing capabilities across all devices: With its comprehensive portfolio of application-oriented and connected industrial microscopy solutions, ZEISS helps you turn data into actionable information and make the right decision faster.

From image analysis to productivity

Data processing across dimensions

With ZEISS Industrial Microscopy Series, ZEISS supports its customers in obtaining, managing and utilizing their microscopy data consistently in multiuser environments, across multiple departments and across different microscopy types. 

This enables user-independent operation, the analysis of trends and deeper insight through the combination of results across dimensions or modalities and the sharing of data. The result: more productivity and higher certainty in industrial microscopy applications.

  • Go/no-go for visual inspection
  • Identify defects and failures and determine their root cause
  • Characterize roughness and topography
  • Keep track of particle contamination
  • Identify deviations on critical geometric dimension

Intelligent data handling

for connected microscopy

ZEN core’s unified user interface allows users to operate microscopes the same way, from stereo microscopes to fully automated high-end applications. The powerful software suite enables the correlation of light and electron microscopy in multi-modal workflows and provides connectivity between systems, departments, and locations. ZEN core handles more than just microscopy imaging. It is the most comprehensive suite of imaging, segmentation, analysis, and data connectivity tools for multi-modal microscopy in connected material laboratories.


ZEN core enables a workflow-oriented quality assurance for microscopy applications through dedicated
software modules for application fields such as technical cleanliness analysis and job templates for automated image quantification.

Mobile Access

ZEN Data Explorer allows access to all data on the central ZEN Data Storage from any place via mobile device or browser.

Reliable Data Storage

The central database for secure data handling and documentation offers a scalable central storage solution for results, methods, and templates.

Correlation and Connectivity

Through its correlative data output, ZEN core allows quick and easy re-localization of area of interests across different imaging methods and microscope technologies.

Third-Party Import

Users can integrate and process third-party images, even from third-party microscopes.

Applications for Industrial Microscopy Systems

Workflow-oriented solutions for efficient quality analysis

ZEISS delivers the broadest range of solutions for industrial applications in various industrial segments: electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical equipment and additive manufacturing. Partner with us to solve your specific technological problems, advance your processes and minimize your time-to-result using our comprehensive microscopy portfolio and targeted software solutions. Achieve high quality imaging with our unique microscopy solutions using light, X-Ray and electron imaging modalities.

Failure Analysis and Metallography

Determining the root cause of failure

The Challenge

Metallography reveals the internal structure of materials. In case something does not go as planned, failure analysis is needed to inspect, analyze, and document the failure to reveal the underlying root cause. 

Your benefit with ZEISS

Faster time-to-result through workflow-oriented software and correlation of results with ZEN core.

Visual Inspection

Fast and repeatable

The Challenge

Optical inspection offers manufacturers the ability to catch and stop errors the moment they appear. It relies on fast and repeatable images and reliable documentation at the shop floor and in quality departments.

Your benefit with ZEISS

ZEISS offers the right microscopy solution for every inspection application: Light microscopes, Scanning electron microscopes and X-Ray microscopes.

Optical Measurement

Precise metrology at a microscopic scale

The Challenge

As production technology progresses, manufacturing tools are able to produce features with ambitious tolerances on work pieces. To assure the quality of these products and components, manufacturers need to measure in dimensions smaller than a human eye can see.

Your benefit with ZEISS

ZEISS’s unmatched experience in microscopy and its extensive know-how in metrology delivers accurate results with a broad range of microscope types.

Surface Characterization

3D topography and roughness

The Challenge

Finished and functional surfaces with a complex geometry need to be characterized for roughness and three-dimensional topography with highest precision.

Your benefit with ZEISS

Depending on the application requirement, ZEISS can offer tactile options in addition to class-leading microscopy solutions like the ZEISS LSM 900 MAT and ZEISS Smartproof 5.

Particle Analysis

Reliable quality assurance for technical cleanliness

The Challenge

The cleanliness of components and parts is at the center of most industrial manufacturing processes. Undiscovered particulate contamination may affect the performance, lifetime, and reliability of final products.

Your benefit with ZEISS

ZEISS enables you to make informed decisions about the root cause of contamination.

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