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FARO® Quantum ScanArms
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FARO® Quantum ScanArms
Sometimes a part or tool is so complex, you can’t use contact probes to capture all of its measurements. But lasers do the job with exceptional speed and accuracy. In these cases, leading manufacturers rely on FARO Quantum ScanArms, which combine the measurement capabilities of a Quantum FaroArm® portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with the non-contact functionality of a laser line probe. 3D ScanArms capture precise measurements in nearly any environment, from the factory floor to the field. 

The Global Standard for 3D Measurement Arm Technology


The FARO® 8-Axis QuantumS FaroArm® V2 offers a comprehensive, contact/non-contact metrology solution, allowing users to significantly speed up and simplify their measurement and scanning activities. The system provides rapid data capture, superior resolution, and high accuracy. It is ideal for inspection and quality control, offering a perfect solution for point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces. The FARO 8-Axis QuantumS ScanArm V2 combines a QuantumS FaroArm V2, a FAROBlu® or PRIZM™ Laser Line Probe, and an 8-Axis Scanning Platform; making it the first and only eight-axis portable metrology solution available in the marketplace!

The FAROBlu LLP uses best-in-class blue laser technology, providing the highest accuracy point cloud data with unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities at high speed.

The FARO PRIZM LLP represents a great value, utilizing green laser technology to deliver high fidelity color scanning and allows users to view, inspect and manipulate detail-rich, true color point clouds of parts or assemblies.

Both the FAROBlu and PRIZM Quantum ScanArms are certified according to ISO 10360-8 for non-contact CMMs. FARO was the first portable measurement arm manufacturer to publish its non-contact accuracy specifications according to this standard.



FAROBlu and PRIZM Features


Blue and Green Laser

The FAROBlu LLP leverages blue laser technology which has a shorter wavelength than red or green lasers and delivers improved scanning results with higher fidelity. This means smaller details are captured, along with a vast improvement of the scan-ability of dark and shiny surfaces. When the highest precision is a must, only the FAROBlu will do.
The PRIZM LLP takes advantage of green laser technology. This wavelength is superior to red lasers by producing less speckle and resulting in greater detail. Green lasers are best suited to provide visual color definition, delivering full-spectrum color scanning capabilities for high-resolution color point cloud data capture and analysis. Additionally, users can switch to grayscale or monochromatic modes, which provide options for faster scanning rates. The PRIZM offers a great balance of speed and accuracy, with the added benefit of color scanning.

Laser Line Width

The FAROBlu and PRIZM LLPs feature a laser line width of 150mm. The extensive line width scans a larger area, delivering fast and efficient scanning.


Advanced Sensor

The FAROBlu and PRIZM LLP cameras use the most advanced CMOS technology to deliver incredibly fast frame rates (the number of times per second that the camera gathers new data on the part being scanned).


Ergonomics

Designed with ergonomics in mind, our LLPs are aligned with natural wrist position in mind. The natural position of the wrist is similar to the way you hold a coffee mug or hammer, and the intuitive scanning flow is left to right (not top to bottom). FARO has designed the scanning beam to be vertically oriented to minimize fatigue and drive scanning efficiency.


8-Axis Features

An industry exclusive, the integrated 8-Axis rotary scanning platform decreases scan time up to 40%, while maintaining accuracy. Rotate the part to you, with the ultimate CMM system available today. The 8-Axis unit is available with all Quantum models.


Fast Scanning Speed

The extra-wide scan stripe and fast frame rate boost productivity by increasing coverage and reducing scanning time. Combined with the 8-Axis rotation of objects in real-time, the scanning process itself is even faster.


High-Definition Data

Intricate components can be captured in fine detail as a result of dense point data on each scanline.


Scan Challenging Materials

Seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials regardless of contrast, reflectivity or part complexity without any special coatings or target placement.


Benefits

Color Scanning

High resolution, 3D color scanning for vivid, real-world visualization and CAD reconstruction of parts and assemblies with the FARO PRIZM Laser Line Probe.












Contact Measurement (Arm)*

Measurement Range

QuantumS V2

SPAT1

EUNI

2

PSIZE3

PFORM4

LDIA5

6 Axis

7 Axis

6 Axis

7 Axis

6 Axis

7 Axis

6 Axis

7 Axis

6 Axis

7 Axis

2.5 m (8.2 ft)

0.018 mm (0.0007 in)

0.020 mm (0.0008 in)

0.026 mm (0.0010 in)

0.028 mm (0.0011 in)

0.009 mm (0.0004 in)

0.011 mm (0.0004 in)

0.018 mm (0.0007 in)

0.022 mm (0.0009 in)

0.032 mm (0.0013 in)

0.044 mm (0.0017 in)

3.0 m (9.8 ft)

0.027 mm (0.0011 in)

0.032 mm (0.0013 in)

0.038 mm (0.0015 in)

0.050 mm (0.0020 in)

0.012 mm (0.0005 in)

0.016 mm (0.0006 in)

0.026 mm (0.0010 in)

0.032 mm (0.0013 in)

0.046 mm (0.0018 in)

0.074 mm (0.0029 in)

3.5 m (11.5 ft)

0.036 mm (0.0014 in)

0.045 mm (0.0018 in)

0.052 mm (0.0020 in)

0.062 mm (0.0024 in)

0.016 mm (0.0006 in)

0.020 mm (0.0008 in)

0.034 mm (0.0013 in)

0.039 mm (0.0015 in)

0.064 mm (0.0025 in)

0.090 mm (0.0035 in)

4.0 m (13.1 ft)

0.045 mm (0.0018 in)

0.055 mm (0.0022 in)

0.063 mm (0.0025 in)

0.076 mm (0.0030 in)

0.020 mm (0.0008 in)

0.026 mm (0.0010 in)

0.038 mm (0.0015 in)

0.044 mm (0.0017 in)

0.078 mm (0.0031 in)

0.108 mm (0.0043 in)


Non-Contact Measurement (ScanArm)***

8-Axis System**

Measurement Range

QuantumS V2

System Accuracy6

FAROBlu HD

PRIZM

6 Axis

7 Axis

2.5 m (8.2 ft)

0.043 mm (0.0017 in)

0.048 mm (0.0019 in)

0.032 mm (0.0013 in)

0.044 mm (0.0017 in)

3.0 m (9.8 ft)

0.055 mm (0.0022 in)

0.060 mm (0.0024 in)

0.046 mm (0.0018 in)

0.074 mm (0.0029 in)

3.5 m (11.5 ft)

0.066 mm (0.0026 in)

0.071 mm (0.0028 in)

0.064 mm (0.0025 in)

0.090 mm (0.0035 in)

4.0 m (13.1 ft)

0.080 mm (0.0031 in)

0.085 mm (0.0033 in)

0.078 mm (0.0031 in)

0.108 mm (0.0043 in)


All values represent MPE (Maximum Permissible Error)

All values represent MPE (Maximum Permissible Error)
*Contact Measurement (Arm): In accordance with ISO 10360-12 | **8-Axis System (Arm + 8-Axis): Full system performance based on ISO10360-12 Sphere Location Diameter Error (LDIA) | ***Non-Contact Measurement (ScanArm and ScanArm + 8-Axis): Full System performance based on ISO 10360-8 Annex D
1 SPAT – Single Point Articulation Test | 2 EUNI – Distance Error between two points comparing measured versus nominal values | 3 PSIZE – Sphere Probing Size Error comparing measured versus nominal values | 4 PFORM – Sphere Probing Form Error | 5 LDIA – Sphere Location Diameter Error (Diameter of the spherical zone containing the centers of a sphere measured from multiple orientations) | 6 System Accuracy – Based on Sphere Location Diameter Error




Laser Line Probe Specifications

 

FAROBlu HD

FARO PRIZM Color

Accuracy

±25 μm (±0.001 in)

±30 μm (±0.0012 in)

Repeatability

25 μm, 2σ (0.001 in)

30 μm, 2σ (0.0012 in)

Stand-off

115 mm (4.5 in)

Depth of field

115 mm (4.5 in)

Effective scan width

Near field 80 mm (3.1 in); Far field 150 mm (5.9 in)

Points per line

Maximum 4,000 points/line

Minimum point spacing

20 μm (0.00079 in)

Scan rate

Maximum 600 Hz

Maximum 300 Hz

 

Point acquisition rate

Points per second

 

Up to 1.2 million

Color: 240,000

Grayscale: 240,000

Monochromatic:   1.2 million

Laser

Class 2

Weight

485 g (1.1 lb)



Accuracy and repeatability specified at Full Field of View (FOV)


Arm Hardware Specifications
FaroArm weight (range): 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs) to 9.3 kg (20.5 lbs) 
Operating temp range: 10°C - 40°C (50°F - 104°F) 
Temperature rate: 3°C/5 min (5.4°F/5 min) Operating humidity range: 95%, non-condensing
Power supply: Universal worldwide voltage; 100-240 VAC; 47/63 Hz
8-Axis Hardware Specifications
Max operating weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)
Rotary plate size options: 250 mm (9.8 in) / 500 mm (19.6 in)


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