Metrology in the energy industry

Elimination of measurement deviation by state-of-the-art measurement equipment.

Rotors over 60 meters in diameter, stuck in mounts weighing tons - modern wind turbines are incredibly large. It requires an equally large amount of precision to ensure that generating electricity with these wind turbines will work smoothly for many years.

During the development of devices for generating energy and electricity, data from ZEISS measuring systems provide meaningful information about material properties and parts behavior. The resulting data influences the development of prototypes and design of devices and parts.

In the subsequent production, ZEISS measuring systems record the properties and size of tools, castings, plastic and sheet metal parts completely. This ensures consistent product quality. In the production of workpieces for areas of the energy industry, such as wind power, precision is extremely important. Metrology from ZEISS can ensure the required precision when measuring the workpieces. The inspection can be performed inline, atline or offline.

ZEISS as a partner in the energy industry:
  • Your service provider for measurements in all industrial processes
  • Measurement systems of the future
  • Reliable partner with years of experience
  • Automation of processes
  • Measurement from initial sampling to implementation
  • Elimination of measurement uncertainties due to factors such as temperature

Metrology in manufacturing in the energy industry

The rotor hub is only one example of the enormous demands that arise in quality inspection during the manufacturing of parts for the energy industry. This central part contains the three rotor blades as well as the drive shaft, which transmits the rotary motion to the generator. The maximum deviation from the exactly circular shape of the bores in the rotor hub can only be 30 micrometers at max. If the deviation is higher, the customer would immediately return the parts to the manufacturer, because the cost risk for replacement would be too high.

This is where metrology from ZEISS comes in. State-of-the-art measuring systems result in low measurement deviations and uncertainties. The performance of ZEISS systems and devices is also indispensable for the introduction of a series process in the manufacture of parts for the energy industry. 

ZEISS services for the power and energy industry

What sets us apart from other service providers in metrology for power and energy industries

Extensive technology portfolio

  • Intricate hardware such as measuring instruments, software as well as digital quality solutions that increase your productivity
  • Knowledge of technology and process is reflected in our service
  • Largest technology and service portfolio on the market

Technologies of the future

  • Partnerships with universities & businesses ensure up-to-date knowledge and expertise
  • Strong global network with continuous knowledge flow
  • High-end class 1 measurement laboratories according to VDI/VDE 2627

Fast and flexible

  • Get an offer within 24 hours
  • We find the right measuring equipment for your requirements
  • In the ZEISS Academy we offer training for your company
  • Measurements of parts of different sizes, materials and properties


  • 100 years of proven success in the industry
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • DIN ISO 17025 accredited

Accreditation and certification

  • Accreditation of testing laboratories according to DIN EN ISO/ICE 17025
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification Quality management standard
  • Tisax® certification Information security up to level 3 with prototype protection and third-party connection
  • ISO 5001 Certification Energy Management
  • DAkkS accreditation certificate
  • High-end measuring rooms up to class 1 according to VDI/VDE 2627


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