Rugby-based Faro Technologies UK (www.faro.com
), a world leader for 3-D measurement, imaging and realisation solutions for 3-D Metrology, AEC, and public safety analytics, has released its next-generation 3-D portable Faro Gage coordinate measurement machine (CMM).
Ideal for small and medium-size businesses performing high-accuracy tasks, the Gage is a versatile articulated portable FaroArm, enabling machine shops to rapidly perform the most demanding 3-D inspections.
The all-in-one-solution also reduces calibration costs and replaces traditional hand tools including calipers, micrometers and height gauges, while providing 20% more reach than the previous-generation Gage.
Lightweight and portable but with the precision of a laboratory instrument and the ruggedness of a shopfloor device, the Gage sets up in seconds, reduces inspection time, and delivers quality results in record time.
Michael Carris, Faro vice president of product marketing, said: “When it comes to measurement equipment value; accuracy, portability, speed and affordability matter. Too often machine shops rely on expensive and hard-to-use fixed CMMs that take up valuable floor space or a multitude of hand tools that slow down the process.
“The Gage eliminates these inefficiencies. As a result, inspection bottlenecks are greatly reduced, measurement accuracy is improved, and operator variability is significantly minimised.”
A universal quick mount ensures compatibility with a variety of mounting options that allows it to be set it up anywhere, including on-machine. A simple two-button design, six-point articulation and built-in counterbalance deliver exceptional ease-of-use and its compact design makes the product lightweight and easy to transport.
The Gage is compatible with Faro’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing, the simple contact measurement solution — the result is an advanced CMM that delivers unparalleled performance.
Mr Carris added: “Small and medium size businesses can now take full advantage of 3-D measurement technology. For machine shops, quality problems, imprecise measurement, scrapped parts, extended wait times and customers part rejections all contribute to unnecessary expenses.
“The Faro Gage allows for more streamlined processes, significant waste reduction, and quick return on investment.
“Backed by Faro’s 40-year history of portable measurement experience, Gage allows more companies to benefit from lean manufacturing practices and will be employing the new industry standard in compact performance and affordability.”