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FARO Introduces Six Degrees of Freedom Laser Tracker Platform

High-performance, 3D metrology value accessible to all industries

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:00

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- FARO, trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, product design, construction BIM, and public safety forensics, announces the release of the next generation of FARO Laser Trackers, the 6DoF Vantage product family with 6Probe.

In 2015, FARO disrupted the large coordinate measuring machine (CMM) market with the powerful 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 meters with no loss in accuracy, no line-of-sight issues, and simultaneous measurement by many operators.

Today, FARO is proud to introduce the 6Probe, a fully integrated handheld probe for easily probing hidden, hard-to-reach features in hard-to-reach locations. Together, the Super 6DoF TrackArm and the 6Probe offer the most complete solution portfolio at an unbeatable price for every measurement need, large and small. This new functionality addresses a wide range of large scale metrology applications across a variety of manufacturing-focused industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, heavy equipment, and shipbuilding

FARO VantageS6 with 6Probe provides enhanced probing with six degrees of freedom (6DoF)

“We challenge anyone in the industry to dispute this statement of fact: The patented FARO Super 6DoF and 6Probe total solution is the most complete, most adaptable metrology platform that manufacturers will ever need,” says Simon Raab, FARO CEO and early innovator in portable, adaptable 3D measurement. “Whatever you assemble or manufacture, [be it] 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 FARO Vantage product family includes two high performance models, the VantageE6 with an operating range of 35 meters, and the VantageS6 with an operating range of 80 meters. 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.;

Mass-market accuracy

Based on 30+ years of FARO experience in delivering high-value, metrology-grade solutions, exhaustive internal testing, and feedback from a cross section of tenured metrology professionals, the accuracy and dynamic measurement capability delivered by the 6Probe reliably addresses the overwhelming majority of large-volume, 3D measurement challenges. In combination with the Super 6DoF, which can achieve even higher accuracies, the Vantage platform now meets every need. The high-performance value proposition of the new Vantage 6DoF platform with Super 6DOF and 6Probe will facilitate broader adoption of laser trackers, making integrated, total quality available to all industries.

Premium productivity

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,” says Pete Edmonds, vice president, FARO 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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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.