Rugby-based Faro Technologies UK Ltd
, a leading provider of 3-D measurement and imaging technology, recently launched the all-new Quantum Max ScanArm, an advanced portable measurement tool that features three purpose-built hot-swappable laser line probes (LLPs).
Designed to meet a variety of small and medium-size measurement needs, the new family — xR, xP and xS — ensure that users are no longer forced to choose between speed, accuracy, or resolution Th LLPS can maximise value and productivity by over 30% with the enhanced performance and scanning capabilities of the Quantum Max.
Each LLP is enhanced with Faro CLR (continuous light rectification) technology, which provides users with the highest quality scan data on dark, translucent, and reflective surfaces, eliminating the need for sprays, time-consuming surface preparation, and clean-up while avoiding finished product contamination.
Ozan Ugurlu, Faro senior director of product marketing, said: “With the next-generation Quantum Max ScanArm, getting the inspection job done as fast and precisely as possible has never been easier. Changing probes is quick and easy in just seconds, with no need for recalibration so inspection can continue, virtually uninterrupted.”
The xR is suited for high-precision tasks or areas on a part with tight tolerances to capture data with up to 30% better accuracy and resolution; the xP offers a balance of the xR for resolution and the xS for speed so coverage and accuracy blend together for overall productivity; and the xS is ideal for large parts or expansive surface areas when data collection speed is top priority — extra‑wide laser stripe delivers double the coverage in a single pass, allowing users to collect data over 65% faster than a standard portable scanning arm.
Quantum Max further enhances speed and accessibility with its kinematic mount that allows each LLP to be interchanged with seamless ease. It is fitted with a small, light end effector, allowing users to better access hard-to-reach confined spaces while reducing operator fatigue.
“Smart factory’ ready, the new scanning arms are fully compatible with Faro CAM2 software and its ‘Repeat Part Management’ feature, which allows guided inspection routines to be pre-programmed. Operators can now perform the exact same inspection routine, minimising variability and maximising repeatability.
Clay Marsh, managing partner at Faro customer Real Street Performance in the USA, said: “The new Quantum Max ScanArm exceeded our expectations. In our many years of industry expertise, we have learned that choosing the right LLP is not always a ‘one size fits all’ proposition.
“There are parts or specific features or areas on a part where you need the most accurate scan possible. For other parts or areas, getting the job done quickly to maintain production speed is most important. The Quantum Max ScanArm solves for both.”