Measurement Arm Rapidly Verifies Parts


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The Faro Edge from Faro Technologies is a portable measurement arm that enables manufacturers to verify 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 is said to improve production, quality and reverse engineering processes by rapidly verifying or scanning parts with accuracy. According to the company, the arm also offers improved performance, portability and reliability.
The arm features an integrated personal measurement assistant. Stand-alone, basic measurement capability is provided via a built-in touchscreen and on-board operating system. A laptop is no longer needed to perform quick and simple dimensional checks, or to optimize system performance with on-board diagnostic routines.
Available in three working volumes and seven-axis configuration, the measurement arm is suitable for virtually any portable measurement application, eliminating the guesswork of which length is right for the job, the company says.
The arm is Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and Ethernet ready to enhance connectivity. In addition, multiple devices can be managed through networking. Improved sensors warn against excessive external loads, correct for thermal variations and detect possible setup problems. Improved weight distribution and balance reduce strain and ease use, the company says.

The Laser Line probe provides non-contact measurement capabilities. According to the company, a wider laser stripe increases scan coverage without sacrificing accuracy, while variable capture rates can produce more than 45,000 points per second. Using the Edge’s multi-function, quick-change handle port, the Laser Line probe seamlessly integrates into the arm.