ZEISS CARFIT Fixtures

Clamping devices and fixture system solutions for metrology

With its modular and standardized system architecture, our ZEISS CARFIT® line of fixtures sets the pace in inspection technology.

ZEISS CARFIT lite

The budget-friendly clamping device for your inspection process

ZEISS CARFIT eMOBEE

The Mobile Honeycomb Plate with E-Drive

ZEISS CARFIT standard components

Modular system for self-construction

ZEISS CARFIT Standard Components

Standardized quality. Infinite flexibility.

ZEISS CARFIT is a modular fixture system for measurement of vehicle parts in order to evaluate the fit of the parts and their geometry to each other.

Based on ZEISS CARFIT standard components customized fixtures and „Meisterbock“ systems are manufactured according to customer requirements.

Advantages

Modular construction

With its modular and standardized system architecture, the ZEISS CARFIT line of fixtures sets the pace in inspection technology. Due to its flexibility, affordability and optimal adaptability, the universal fixture system is the right choice for all applications in development, tool manufacture and prototype construction, as well as volume production.

Easy implementation

ZEISS CARFIT is known for its unique connecting, fastening and clamping technology, which ensures a high degree of precision, repeatability and fast part exchange. The system provides ease of operation, minimal setup and modification costs, excellent stability and rigidity, as well as good accessibility to the measuring locations and precise interaction with measuring machines.

High degree of standardization

Compatible designs and an extraordinary variety of standardized components provide the foundation for extreme flexibility, thus ensuring that all types of fixtures can be quickly and economically manufactured with a great deal of standardization. Standardization delivers cost benefits and enables the use of the same proven technology around the world without compromising quality and precision.

Reusable. Extendable. Space saving.

The modular design of the entire ZEISS CARFIT system is cost effective because it allows part retooling, which means saving resources. In addition, each design can be expanded or modified using individual components. Especially where many different parts are measured and there is no space for storing frame fixtures, space can be saved due to the flexible system in combination with a holegrid plate.

Developed in cooperation with leading automotive brands

We put decades of experience in measuring and fixtures technology into our ZEISS CARFIT systems. We further evolve our products by incorporating the acquired knowledge from our own fixturing components and our customers‘ many diverse applications. Consistently optimized and perfected products ensure suitable solutions that meet our customers‘ current requirements as well as provide an innovative approach to fixture construction globally.

CAD design library

The modular ZEISS CARFIT standard components system is available now for construction: You get the complete ZEISS CARFIT CAD library from us for free, enabling you to configure your own construction for exactly the measuring application you need. All components are shown as 3D models in the CATIA and NX software.

Clamping without limits with the ZEISS CARFIT system

ZEISS CARFIT systems support the complete spectrum of fixturing requirements in pilot and serial production. The extraordinary variety of standardized components makes it easy to produce all kinds of inspection and fixturing devices: from measuring very small components to large-volume car body assemblies, from single to assembled parts, plastic and sheet-metal parts and interior and exterior components. Although these components have different primary areas of use, they are also intercompatible, ensuring that you have the optimum solution for every measuring job.

You can choose systems featuring a ZEISS CARFIT frame design with extruded and grid profiles as well as grid plate systems. Specialized components make it possible to construct scanning fixtures for performing optical measurements from any position. Where space is tight, a support and clamping system enables the flexible construction of component-specific fixtures. Standards, including Meisterbock matching equipment screws, a hydraulic unit, quick-change technology and guide systems, ensure that integrated systems meet your particular requirements.

Clamping and mounting elements.

Rapid and easy loading of components.

Toggle clamps.

For precise clamping of the workpiece or component.

Support and mounting elements.

Solutions for any situation.

Master screws.

Whether short or long: adjustable modular support points.

Retractable units.

Plenty of room for linear movement.

Hook clamps.

Support and clamp workpieces with inboard holes.

Adjusting elements.

Precise setting of defined fixturing points.

Slides, pivoting and change units.

The universal positioning devices.

Pivoting units.

Support point definition in no time at all.

CARFIT extruded profiles.

Special T-slot geometry for rapid and parallel construction.

CARFIT hole grid profiles.

The light, modular and precise base.

Connecting technology.

Holding together what belongs together.

Adapter plates.

Universal tools to connect and position the CARFIT profile bars.

Alignment angles, fixing bolts, foot plates.

Quick and repeatable positioning of the fixtures.

Hydraulic lifting unit.

The easy way to lift weights.

Accessories.

Everything that makes settings even more comfortable.

Applications

System for Meisterbocks

With extruded or grid profile

Due to the modular design of all standard components. ZEISS CARFIT is the cost-effective, standardized foundation for the production of even the most complex and versatile Meisterbock devices.

Support and clamping system

The versatile spacesaving system

These systems are primarily used where many different parts have to be measured and space for storing equipment is lacking. The design is based on a hole grid plate for the clamping of changing part-specific supports. This line has proven its value both in volume measuring fixtures and in prototyping.

Framework system

With extruded or grid profile

The ZEISS CARFIT frame line is used for reproducible clamping of parts and assemblies. The basic design of the measuring fixture consists of ZEISS CARFIT profiles and standard modules for fixtureing and clamping of parts or workpieces. Due to the high degree of variability, this system can be used for prototype measuring equipment up to serial inspection.

System for optical measurements

For optimum capture of the target markers

This, as with all ZEISS CARFIT series and standard components compatible system, is ideal for the production of scanning devices. Octagonal profiles enable the optical measuring of components from different angles. The parts being inspected can be mounted in any position and also rotated 360 degrees so that all areas of the parts can be properly captured. Quick-change systems and top ends for part acquisition support the shortened inspection times of automated measuring tasks.

Hole grid plates

The lightweight plate series in honeycomb design

ZEISS CARFIT manufactures hole grid plates in a wide range of dimensions with various grid patterns. The sandwich plates in patented honeycomb design stand out due to their exceptional light weight and stiffness. The range is complemented by self-driving and automated models: For more information, click on ZEISS CARFIT eMOBEE, the mobile honeycomb grid plate with e-Drive.

Target support kit

Smart connecting system for optical markers

The ZEISS CARFIT target support kit is an individually connectable and reusable system to create simple supports for the reference markers required for optical measurement.
Due to its octagonal profile, the system offers the highest possible accessibility and is extremely easy to use. It can be used over and over again.

Industries

Automobile and Trucks

Customer Application
 
  • Body-In-White
  • Interior and Exterior Trim Parts
  • Chassis

Customer Process

  • Forming and Stamping
  • Welding, Connections, Molding
  • BIW
  • Launch Support / Analyses
  • Serial Production Measurements
 

Aerospace

Customer Application
 
  • Aerospace Fuselage
  • Interior and Exterior Trim Parts

Customer Process

  • Forming and Stamping
  • Welding, Connections, Molding
  • Launch Support / Analyses
  • Serial Production Measurements
 

Success Stories

Holistic fixture and loading solution: GESTAMP and ZEISS

"This technology presents an enormous opportunity for us to combine car safety with climate protection goals."

Ignacio Fernández Landa, Gestamp-Ingenieur