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FARO Launches 3D Portable Gage CMM

By FARO Press Release

On June 16, 2020 FARO announced the release of what it claims is its most affordable and accurate 3D portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM), calling it the FARO Gage. Positioned as ideal for small and medium-sized businesses performing high-accuracy tasks, the Gage is intuitive, ergonomic, and versatile, according to the company, enabling machine shops to perform demanding 3D inspections in record time.

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The new FARO Gage weighs only 18 lbs with a working volume of 1.5 m.

This all-in-one-solution is intended to reduce calibration costs and minimize clutter, while replacing traditional hand tools such as calipers, micrometers, and height gauges. It provides 20 percent more reach than the previous-generation Gage arm. Lightweight and portable but with the precision of a lab instrument and the ruggedness of a shop floor device, the Gage sets up in seconds, reduces inspection time, and delivers results with flexibility, resulting in increased speed and productivity.

A universal quick-mount ensures compatibility with a variety of mounting options that allows it to be set it up anywhere, including on-machine. It features a simple 2-button design, 6-point articulation and built-in counterbalance. The Gage is compatible with FARO’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing.

Specifications

Performance Specifications* 

Hardware Specifications

SPAT 1

 0.012 mm (0.0005 in)

 Working Volume:

1.5 m (4.9 ft)

EUNI 2

0.022 mm (0.0009 in)

Weight:

8.2 kg (18.0 lbs)

PSIZE 3

0.007 mm (0.0003 in)

Operating Temp Range:

10°C - 40°C (50°F - 104°F)

PFORM 4

0.012 mm (0.0005 in)

 Power Supply:

100-240 VAC; 47/63 Hz

LDIA 5

0.024 mm (0.0009 in)

 Operating Humidity Range:

10%-95%, non-condensing

All values represent MPE (Maximum Permissible Error)

* In accordance with ISO 10360-12 | 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 thespherical zone containing the centers of a sphere measured from multiple orientations)

 

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