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“Oldest Arm” product contest winner announced

Posted on 26 Oct 2020. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 3923 times.
“Oldest Arm” product contest winner announcedUS-based Faro Technologies, Inc, a global leader for 3-D Metrology, AEC, and public safety analytics, has announced that Sweden-based Öhlins Racing, a pioneer in advanced suspension technology, is the winner of its “Oldest working FaroArm in Europe” competition.

Öhlins Racing has put its 1993-era Faro Metrecom Arm to good use for many years, demonstrating the durability and reliability of the FaroArm products. In recognition of their longevity among over 200 submissions across the region, Öhlins Racing was presented with a new Faro eight-axis QuantumS ScanArm System.

Henrik Johansson, CEO of Öhlins Racing AB, said: “We have been using Faro products for decades so when we learned of this contest we knew we had to be in serious contention, especially knowing the first FaroArm was developed in the early 1990s.

“Our original Metrecom, manufactured in 1993, has never let us down. You could say it is time to retire the arm, but it is still going strong; regardless, we are thrilled to add the new Quantum to our tool chest and further enhance our productivity through faster and more accurate 3-D measurement.”

Eight-axis QuantumS

David Homewood, EMEA Sales VP for Faro, said: “The eight-axis QuantumS represents a new industry standard that extends maximum measurement consistency and reliability in a variety of working environments, delivering best-in-class performance for hard probing and laser scanning applications. I want to congratulate and thank Öhlins Racing for being such a loyal customer over the years.”

The QuantumS helps manufacturers compete in the global marketplace by empowering better-quality assurance and ensuring full confidence in their products and processes. The eight-axis rotary scanning platform decreases scan times by up to 40%, while maintaining accuracy – even in compact spaces.

The ScanArm also features a superior ergonomic design with comfortable handles and quick swap probes that improves ease-of-use. A hot-swappable battery enables continuous cable-free operation while integrated wi-fi enables optimised workflow efficiency. It is also IEC certified for shock, vibration and temperature stress.

Faro is represented in the UK by Rugby-based subsidiary Faro Technologies UK.