ZEISS Technical Cleanliness Solutions

Identify the root cause. Make the right decision faster.

  • Faster standard analyses
    Detect metallic particles with only one filter scan.
  • Faster particle classification
    Combine light and electron microscopy in a seamless workflow.
  • Faster decision making
    Analyse the chemical composition of killer particles to identify the contamination root cause. 
  • Faster reporting
    Create cleanliness reports compliant with all established industry standards in one go.

Correlative workflow to identify the root cause of particle contamination

Suppliers, manufacturers and end users demand ever-increasing quality standards, so an advanced technical cleanliness program is fundamental to eradicating critical particulate contamination along the entire production process. ZEISS Technical Cleanliness Solutions identify the root cause of contamination, allowing you to make the right decision faster.

Particularly clean

Quality assured

Particulate contamination is the enemy of any product’s efficiency, functionality and longevity. Investigations have shown that the major source of failure in hydraulic and oil-filled machines is based on particulate contamination. Oil analysis helps to minimize maintenance costs and improve machine uptime. To achieve maximum quality, manufacturers need clear and comprehensive particle analysis data.

ZEISS Technical Cleanliness Solutions identify the root cause of contamination, allowing you to make the right decision faster.

Tailored precisely

to the needs of manufacturing industries

ZEISS Technical Cleanliness Solutions were developed in collaboration with automotive companies. They had a specific need for powerful particle identification and classification systems, which had to be simple to use.

As a result, ZEISS solutions are easy to apply, can be deployed to multiple sites within any manufacturing or industrial environment and used by operators who are not microscopy experts.

ZEISS particle analysis solutions comply with industry standards:

Technical cleanliness

Oil cleanliness

Cleanliness of
medical devices in
the manufacturing process

VDA 19.1

ISO 4406

VDI 2083

ISO 16232

ISO 4007



DIN 51455



SAE AS 4059


Go beyond standards

Make informed decisions about the root cause of contamination

The ZEISS solution portfolio enables combined particle detection and classification in a highly efficient workflow that not only finds particles, but also helps to classify them by contamination or wear origin.

With ZEISS you can combine data from both light and electron microscopes in a single workflow to get more comprehensive information.

Estimate potential risk for contamination

Light microscopy systems

Itemize particles by quantity, size distribution and morphology, and distinguish metallic from non-metallic particles and fibers down to 2 μm. Create cleanliness reports according to industry standards.

Establish advanced analysis workflow

Correlative particle analysis

Characterize process-critical particles and identify killer particles using Correlative Automated Particle Analysis (CAPA), which combines your data from both light and electron microscopes in a single workflow.

Pinpoint sources of contamination

Electron microscopy and EDS systems

Measure morphological characteristics of particles and use fully automated elemental analyses to classify particles by their chemical composition.

Read how ZEISS integrates data from HYDAC devices into reporting for faster root cause identification and decision making.

Get in contact with our experts for Technical Cleanliness

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