The manufacturers of components for the automotive industry, industrial applications and medical technology are under increasing pressure for efficiency. At the same time, the quality of their products should at least remain the same or even be improved. Because of this, Nidec Motors & Actuators has invested in one of the most modern coordinate measuring machines available: the ACCURA bridge-type measuring machine from Carl Zeiss. It is used for initial inspection and prototype measurements of drive modules – small motors with or without brushes. "This was the only way we could guarantee that we could get precise measurements as quickly and efficiently as possible so that our entire value creation process would run optimally," says Ronald Frey, Laboratory Manager for Motors and Prototypes. Nidec's drive modules often consist of plastic enclosures reinforced with glass fiber whose characteristics are complex geometrical elements. For this reason, a measuring device with mass and Navigator technology was selected.