Featuring an integrated swivel joint, Carl Zeiss says its new VAST XTR gold probe offers fl exible and accurate measurements for industrial applications and helps to increase productivity. The integrated rotary axis allows the stylus system to turn (in 15° increments) in the direction of the feature being measured and adjusts to complex workpieces, allowing it to reach almost any position, claims the company. The VAST XTR gold is designed for long, heavy styli up to 350mm long and 500 grams. The company says that because fewer stylus systems and modifi cations are required this new probe will also help reduce costs on materials. VAST XTR gold is currently available for the following ZEISS systems: ACCURA II, GageMax, PRISMO and MMZ T II.