Electronics & Computers

FARO Unveils the Edge ScanArm ES

September 12, 2013

The unit combines the flexibility of the FaroArm with the power of the new laser line probe, leveraging Enhanced Scanning Technology to boost performance by improving the ability to scan challenging surfaces.

LAKE MARY, FL /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies Inc., a trusted source for 3D measurement technology, announced it has released the all-new Edge Laser Line Probe ES. The flexibility of the FaroArm combined with the power of the new laser line probe creates the world's smallest, lightest, and most affordable contact/noncontact portable measurement system, the FARO Edge ScanArm ES.

The ScanArm ES is the latest advancement in FARO's laser line scanning sensors, featuring Enhanced Scanning Technology (EST). EST is the combination of multiple hardware and software improvements designed to boost performance by improving the ability to scan challenging surfaces. Materials with dark or reflective optical qualities can now be scanned with less effort and without the need for sprays or surface coatings.

"Scanning is becoming a big part of the metrology world and the improved performance of the ScanArm ES minimizes the challenges of capturing data on surfaces with less than ideal optical qualities," said Orlando Perez, FARO's Director of Product Management, FaroArm/ScanArm.

New and improved filtering algorithms automatically adjust and optimize the scanning parameters for plastic, metal, or a variety of surface finishes and colors. The new High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode of the ScanArm ES lets users scan materials with contrasting colors (e.g., black and white) simultaneously.

"Our customers expect quality and innovation from our products, and the new ScanArm ES delivers," said Jay Freeland, President and CEO.

The FARO Edge ScanArm ES is the ideal tool for product development, inspection, and quality control and offers capabilities such as point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling.

Mr. Perez concluded, "The ScanArm ES packs a big punch with the smallest form factor on portable arms in the industry and at an excellent price to performance value."

About FARO
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality-assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large-volume spaces, or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL, its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany, and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.

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