Improved Coordinate Measuring Machine from FARO Technologies

FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla., U.S.A.) introduces the FARO Laser Tracker SI.2 portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The tripod-mount system projects a laser beam that is bounced back by a reflector mounted on or dragged across a part surface. Using the angle and the distance to the target, system

FARO Technologies Inc. (Lake Mary, Fla., U.S.A.) introduces the FARO Laser Tracker SI.2 portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The tripod-mount system projects a laser beam that is bounced back by a reflector mounted on or dragged across a part surface. Using the angle and the distance to the target, system software calculates and records the position of each point. The system has a 230-ft range and maintains 0.001-inch accuracy. New features include Smart Warm-Up, which automatically heats the system to stable running temperature in half the time required for the previous model; Self Comp, which performs a fully automated compensation routine in only five minutes, to quickly ensure high accuracy; and Active Thermal Compensation, which reduces fluctuations in measurement accuracy (measurement drift) by actively responding to changes in the Tracker's temperature. .