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We at Leica want to be your dependendable collaborators, guiding you to optimal imaging solutions for automotive and transportation, so you can stay ahead of the competition. Our smart imaging solutions help you to address special applications to meet current and future needs, allowing you to concentrate on innovation.

You see consumer demand for innovative technologies always increasing, so they must be more and more implemented into new automobiles. Advances in e-mobility and navigation have made travel much easier. Fuel efficiency and safety are always improving. State-of-the-art communication and entertainment have changed dramatically our attitudes toward travel. However, you find that designing these vehicles is far from trivial. At the same time, you must satisfy ISO and VDA production standards while paying attention to coming trends, such as Industry 4.0.

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Cleanliness Expert

Analysis software for fast and easy particle counting on filters. An easy-to-use, optimal cleanliness solution for reliable, repeatable results.

Leica Map User Interface

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Surface Imaging and Metrology Software

Leica LED5000 NVI

Leica LED5000 NVI

Extremely high-performance LED vertical illuminator for recesses and holes

3D Optical Surface Metrology System

Leica DCM8

Digital microscope for 3D surface measurement in production and research

Leica DFC450 C 5 Megapixel Color Microscope Camera with Cooling System

Leica DFC450 C

Digital 5 MP color microscope camera with active cooling system

XY stage (optional) and universal base plate ground the system to reduce damage to sensitive electronic components.

Leica XL Stand

Modular stand allows inspection of large samples at high stereoscopic magnifications

Daylight quality, 6500K color temperature illumination allows user to see structures in their true colors.

Leica LED5000 MCI

Multi contrast illumination system with integrated arches for daylight quality

LED Multi Contrast Illumination LED3000 MCI

Leica LED3000 MCI

LED Multi Contrast Illumination for Routine Stereo Microscopes

This video shows images of an automotive sprocket. The goal is to identify defects found during parts inspection, including optical 3D measurement. Superior image quality makes it easier to spot critical details even during a sample overview.

Leica imaging solutions capture important details

Using our optics, you can reproduce faithfully the part’s or sample’s true colors with good resolution and rich contrast. The performance of our imaging solutions and optical measurement systems help you to reliably achieve the targeted performance.

Applications in automotive industry

  • Inspection of parts
  • Determination of engine component cleanliness
  • Evaluation of steel alloy inclusion rates.

Image quality is always crucial for these applications, because if you do not detect something important, then it may cause trouble.

This video shows how press fit contact pins for circuit boards are examined for quality control to see if the pin shape and alignment adheres to the accepted standard.

Have confidence in image results which stand up to scrutiny

Leica imaging solutions deliver reliable data and results, giving you peace of mind during data acquistion and analysis.

You must have confidence in your imaging data and measurement results, otherwise the conclusions may be doubtful.

Innovative technologies in automotive industry

The implementation of more innovative technologies in automobiles has required more electronics and electrical interconnections. As a result, inspection of auto electronic parts has steadily grown.

Analyze and report results easily, no matter the expertise level

Our encoded microscopes are smart imaging solutions which will ensure that you and every one in your team will meet documentation standards, like ISO 16232 or VDA 19, on the fly.

Meet documentation standards

The auto-storing of all relevant parameters with the image every time, in part, enables you to achieve this goal. All your reports will include reliable data and, whenever needed, the stored parameters can be recalled for review and verification of the results.

"We chose an instrument from Leica Microsystems, because with all other microscope suppliers the instrument operation was much more complicated."

Christoph Stiebllehner, MAN Truck & Auto, Steyr, Austria

See more details with versatile illumination

We offer you imaging systems that allow you to see with less effort difficult-to-image details, due to the versatile illumination and high quality optics.

Stay focussed on innovation

For you to stay focussed on innovation, efficient, reliable inspection and evaluation of auto parts is a sginificant advantage. Inspection, quality control, and failure analysis often require imaging solutions where the illumination mode, lighting intensity and angle, influences dramatically the detail seen.

This video demonstrates the use of different illumination modes to image a metal spacer ring. The intention is to make contamination and defects more visible, something vital for inspection. Ring light with a diffusor is used to minimize glare from the metal, while backlighting is added to visualize the ring’s cavity.

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Our global team remains committed around the clock to use its know-how to help you find the best solution for your imaging needs. We are the on-demand team sharing its expertise and technical knowledge with you via:

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Our history in optics goes back 165 years. There are sales reps and application specialists present in 52 countries, as well as, R&D experts in 6 nations around the world.