FARO Laser TrackerVANTAGE

The FARO Vantage is an extremely accurate, portable coordinate measuring machine that enables you to build products, optimize processes, and deliver solutions by measuring quickly, simply and precisely. Replacing conventional tools such as piano wire, plumb bobs, layout machines, large-volume xed CMMs, theodolites, optical transits, and total stations, the Vantage is a more accurate and reliable portable 3D measurement tool that allows you to streamline your processes and be confident in your measurement results.

Distance Measurement

The tracker sends a laser beam to aretroreflective target held against the object to be measured. The reflectedbeam returns to the tracker and its precise distance is recorded.

3D Measurement

Two angle encoders measure the elevation and rotational angles while a highly accurate absolute distance meter is used to determine the 3D position of the target. This position is shown in the software as an X, Y, Z value.

Tracking

The target returns the reflected laser beam parallel
but offset back to the tracker where it hits the position detector, which calculates the offset between the outgoing and incoming beam. Servo motors continuously (thousands of times per second) steer the tracker’s head to minimize the offset between the two beams, resulting in high-speed, dynamic measurements.

Compact Size

The smallest and lightest FARO Laser Tracker ever built is incredibly easy to use and transport between job sites.

Water and Dust Resistant IP52 Rating

The Vantage can be used in demanding industrial conditions.

New Carrying Cases

An innovative travel case system takes the concept of portability to a whole new level.

SmartFind

Quickly and efficiently locates and locks on to the correct target.

MultiView Cameras

This patent pending integrated two-camera system can automatically point to a specific target, and quickly and efficiently locate a target when the target is not in its normal position.

TruADM

Patented 5th generation ADM system provides the accuracy needed for everyday, real-world applications.

Integrated Wi-Fi

Simply measure anywhere within the wireless networks range with no need to plug into a laptop computer for enhanced portability and convenience.

QuickComp

Optimizes measurements based on specific ranges to maintain high system accuracy.

TriMap Encoders

Three read head system that is self-mapping; enables faster service time in more convenient locations.

In-Line Optics

Designed for longer range; allow for measurement of even larger objects from one location.

Alignment

• More accurate and less time-consuming than traditional methods

• Frequent measurements and proper trending of distortions• Real-time measurement con rms tolerances and

validates design

Reverse Engineering

• Acquire high accuracy digital scan data• Eliminate the need for hard masters

Tool Building

• Full volumetric accuracy tests (ensures parts are being assembled to the highest standard)

• Verify dimensional integrity and repeatability of the tool (identify or preempt tool defects)

Part Inspection

• Compare complex geometry, surfaces, and feature positions to nominal data

• No need to move the part to a xed inspection tool• Reduce production waste and non-conformance costs

Installation

• Lay out / level machine foundation
• Prevent damage during the machine’s initial run • Reduce wear and tear on mechanical parts

Manufacturing & Assembly Integration

• Obtain critical positioning feedback real-time
• Set moving parts to nominal coordinates
• Continuous survey to provide data at specific points while moving dynamically

Dimensions

Head Size: 224(W) x 416(H)mm (8.8(W) x 16.4(H)in)
Head Weight: 12.6kg (28lbs) Controller Weight: 4.8kg (10.6lbs)

Controller Size: 290(L) x 158(D) x 214(H)mm (11.4(L) x 6.2(D) x 8.4(H)in) – without filters

316(L) x 158(D) x 214(H)mm (12.4(L) x 6.2(D) x 8.4(H)in) – with filters

Range

Maximum Working Range:

80m (262.5ft) with select targets & 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) temperature range
60m (196.9ft) with standard 1.5in & 7/8in SMRs Horizontal Envelope: 360° – Infinite rotation 30m (98.4ft) with standard 1/2in SMR Vertical Envelope: 130° (+77.9° to -52.1°) Minimum Working Range: 0m (0ft) – Infinite rotation

Environmental

Altitude: -700 to 9,000m (-2,297 to 29,527ft)**** Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing Operating Temperature: -15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F)

Laser Emission**

632-663 nm Laser, 1 milliwatt max/cw. Class II Laser Product

MultiView Cameras

Field of View: 30°

Single Point Repeatability

25 points @ 1.6m (5.2ft): 8μm (0.0003in)

Distance Measurement Performance***

TruADM
Resolution:
0.5μm (0.00002in).    Sample Rate 16,000/sec
Accuracy (MPE): 16μm + 0.8μm/m (0.00063in + 0.0000096in/ft)
R0 parameter (MPE): 16μm (0.00063in)
Max Radial Acceleration: 30m/sec
2 Max Radial Velocity: > 25m/s

Angle Measurement Performance***

Angular Accuracy (MPE): 20μm + 5μm/m (0.00079in + 0.00006in/ft)
Precision Level Accuracy: +/- 2 arcseconds
Max Angular Acceleration: 860°/sec2 (15 rads/sec2) Max Angular Velocity: 180°/sec (π rads/sec)