ZEISS – A name that stands for the highest quality
ZEISS has produced optics at the absolute high-end of the range since the middle of the 19th century. The highest precision and most thorough quality control have always been part of ZEISS'corporate policy. ZEISS specialized in the production of microscopes in their early years. With the help of physicist Prof. Ernst Abbe, ZEISS produced optics of unrivalled excellence – of a standard never seen before. ZEISS also set quality standards in amateur and professional astronomical telescope production.
Moritz Carl Hensoldt founded his company in 1852 as an optical workshop which initially built terrestrial telescopes, astronomical devices and microscopes. 1897 saw the production of Hensoldt's first roof prism binoculars – an image inverting system consisting of a right-angle prism with attached pentaprism with a ‘roof edge’ - and further developments in the field of binoculars and telescopic sights followed. The range of innovations include:
Optics produced by Carl ZEISS Sports Optics GmbH are world-renowned for their quality and precision. The narrowest tolerances with large production runs - in the 1 arc-second range for planar optics and nanometre range for spherical optics - require highly competent employees and special production techniques.
Production assembly expertise, cutting-edge machines and the highest precision characterize mechanical production at Carl ZEISS Sports Optics GmbH. In addition to 5-axis milling machines and 4-axis lathes, the machine park also includes wire erosion machines for the fine processing of workpieces. Tolerances of between 4μm and20 μm are quite ‘normal’ for our production of mechanical parts made of steel, aluminium alloys and titanium, as well as angular accuracies of 8" or less.