Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology acquires HGV Vosseler for robotic 3D measuring capability

Dec. 5, 2012
Oberkochen, Germany--To strength its position in the automotive manufacturing sector, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology has acquired HGV Vosseler, a maker of 3D inline measuring solutions used by robots. The new company, Carl Zeiss Machine Vision. will have approximately 60 employees.

Oberkochen, Germany--To strength its position in the automotive manufacturing sector, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology (IMT) has acquired HGV Vosseler (Öhringen, Germany), a maker of 3D inline measuring solutions used by robots. Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich will be responsible for the new company, Carl Zeiss Machine Vision. with approximately 60 employees.

According to Carl Zeiss, HGV is one of the world's three leading companies for 3D inline measuring solutions based on optical 3D measuring technology on robots, which are primarily used for car body inspection on the production line. HGV also offers optical image processing systems for quality inspection.

The Industrial Metrology business group of Carl Zeiss manufactures multidimensional metrology solutions, including coordinate measuring machines and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, and plastics industries. The company employs about 2,100 employees, generating revenues totaling EUR 394 million in fiscal year 2010/2011. Industrial Metrology operates manufacturing sites in Germany, the USA, China, and India.

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Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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