Freedom of measurement

3D measurement and imaging specialist Faro, has unveiled its next generation of laser trackers, the 6DoF Vantage product family with 6Probe.

In 2015, Faro disrupted the large CMM market with the Super 6DoF TrackArm solution that integrated the Faro Vantage tracker and the FaroArm. This patented, comprehensive solution is capable of measuring or scanning over tens of metres with no loss in accuracy, no line of sight issues and simultaneous measurement by many operators.

Now, Faro has introduced the 6Probe, a fully integrated handheld probe for probing hidden, difficult features in hard-to-reach locations. Together, the TrackArm super 6DoF and the 6Probe offer a complete solution portfolio at a cost-effective price for a wide range of measurement needs, large and small.

The new functionality addresses a multitude of large scale metrology applications across a variety of manufacturing focused industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, heavy equipment and shipbuilding.

“We challenge anyone in the industry to dispute this statement of fact: the Faro Super 6DoF and 6Probe total solution is the most complete, most adaptable metrology platform that manufacturers will ever need,” claims Simon Raab, Faro CEO.

“Whatever you assemble or manufacture, large or small, easy or hard to reach, complex or simple this platform can meet your needs with the best value combination of performance and price.

The 6DoF Vantage product family includes two high performance models – the VantageE6 with an operating range of 35m and the VantageS6 with an operating range of 80m. Both are tested to rigorous International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for shock, vibration and extreme thermal conditions and are IP52 rated for dust and water resistance.

Both Vantage models include ActiveSeek functionality with wide-angle viewing, which allows users to confidently move from one location to the next without concern. This improves general productivity by allowing users to start the actual measurement process faster and makes sophisticated 3D measurement accessible to all.

“We have a long history of a being a high-value solutions provider for large scale measurement,” states Pete Edmonds, vice president - Factory Metrology. “Given industry frustration with questionable performance or extra premium price points, Faro has made a conscious decision to deliver a mass industrial market, cost-effective solution directed at the broader population of users and applications, which have been underserved to date.

“The powerful combination of 6DoF, Super 6DoF and ActiveSeek enables a new ease of use standard across the entire user industry.”


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