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14.06.2018

Continuity with Customised Products

Stability and co-determination further belong to the keystones of the customer philosophy of GUARDUS, which is now part of the ZEISS Group

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24.04.2018

ZEISS Acquires Analysis and Production Management Software Supplier

ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based...

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1. Quality Management (CAQ)

The modular ZEISS GUARDUS Quality Management suite is a fully compliant process-oriented Computer Aided Quality (CAQ) system. Its task: reduce the cost of quality and defects from supplier to customer and meet the highest standards such as ISO 9001, NADCAP, AS 9100, TS 16 949, ISO / TS 13 485, and more... The CAQ suite provides comprehensive functionality for the integrated collection of product and process data along the entire production process. Inspection quality testing is present in various manufacturing processes and runs in a continuous cycle. From procurement to production (in-process controls) to outgoing inspections including measurement equipment and quality audits, tests are done to ensure the best quality possible.

“Before implementing the new MES, we had no specialized application to control procurement and inspection processes.” … “The continuous data flow through all required fields is exactly what allows us to work more rapidly and above all more efficiently.”

Michael Winkler

Director of Quality Management

Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co. KG

Quality Management (CAQ)


A particular advantage of the closed control loops in a CAQ and MES solution can be seen in traceability. For example, in supply chain management and integrated operations management, a central information platform throughout the entire process electronically monitors all actions and their progress through every step. Another key component of ZEISS GUARDUS MES + CAQ Quality Management is the smooth integration of production and machine data, and the connection of business systems. This continuous data flow ensures that machine data (process parameters) and the quality of measurements are received automatically, evaluated and made ready for further reporting.

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    GUARDUS Computer Aided Quality (CAQ) delivers the highest standards of quality management in the manufacturing industry and provides much more than mere functionality. With it, you can take advantage of maximum transparency and continuity in all quality processes and tasks along your value chain.

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