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FARO Launches Innovative Measurement Arm

On-board operating system provides stand-alone measurement capability

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:00

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO Technologies Inc., a global leader in providing portable measurement and imaging solutions, has introduced the FAROEdgeandLaserLineProbe, the most advanced, state-of-the-art FaroArm system ever produced.

The FARO Edge is a portable measurement arm that allows manufacturers to easily verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing and non-contact laser scanning.

The latest generation of the FaroArm product line continues to eclipse competitive models in every category. The Edge improves production, quality, and reverse-engineering processes by allowing users to rapidly verify or scan parts with confidence and accuracy. The Edge also simplifies the user experience with improved performance, portability, and reliability.

“The FARO Edge was designed with our customers’ input and built with our experience,” says Jay Freeland, FARO’s president and CEO. “It offers unparalleled simplicity for the user while maintaining all the existing benefits of a FaroArm, and demonstrates our continued leadership in this space through innovative and disruptive technology.”

The Edge features the first-ever integrated personal measurement assistant. With its built-in touchscreen and on-board operating system, the scanner revolutionizes portable metrology by providing stand-alone basic measurement capability. A laptop is no longer needed to perform quick and simple dimensional checks, or to optimize system performance with it’s on-board diagnostic routines.

Available in three working volumes and seven-axis configuration, the Edge is the perfect fit for any portable measurement application, eliminating the guesswork of which length is right for the job. Seven axis of rotation ensures you always get the most flexibility out of your device.

Additional areas of improvement and capability include:
• Enhanced connectivity—Bluetooth-, WiFi-, USB-, and Ethernet-ready
• Smart Sensor technology—Improved sensors warn against excessive external loads, correct for thermal variations, and detect possible setup problems
• Ergonomics—Improved weight distribution and balance for reduced strain and ease of use
• Patented internal counterbalancing—Provides comfortable, stress-free use
• Multifunction handle port—Seamless and interchangeable accessory integration, quick-change handle, and expandable capability

The FARO Laser Line Probe provides unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities. Its wider laser stripe significantly increases scan coverage without sacrificing accuracy, while variable capture rates can produce more than 45,000 points per second for exceptional speed and feature definition.

Taking advantage of the Edge’s multifunction, quick-change handle port, the Laser Line Probe integrates seamlessly and instantly becomes part of the arm. Lighter weight, amazingly compact and completely unobtrusive, it delivers the best performance at the lowest price in the industry for a handheld laser scanning system.

“Everything about the Edge was designed from the ground up to boost productivity and deliver the best performance in a portable arm CMM,” says Orlando Perez, product manager, FaroArm. “As the first-ever smart measurement arm with built-in apps, the FARO Edge changes absolutely everything.”

Learn more at FARO’s website.


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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.