FARO ScanArm

FARO ScanArm

FARO ScanArm

The FARO® ScanArm is a portable 3D articulated measuring device that resembles the human arm in appearance. The device moves freely with its arm-like joints and is capable of performing measurements either through probing or 3D laser scanning of the target objects. Within seconds, the ScanArm acquires point cloud data consisting of millions of points. Now, scanning with the ScanArm is all it takes to complete your entire inspection process, because the 3D modelling data generated within a few minutes allows technicians to directly arrive at a conclusion. The inspection process, which was previously spread across four or five stages, has now been reduced to a single-stage operation. As a result, the amount of time and labor associated with the inspection is considerably reduced.


Most Common Applications

  • Aerospace: Reverse Engineering, Certification, Part Inspection
  • Automotive: Tool Building & Certification, Alignment, Part Inspection
  • Metal Fabrication: OMI, First article inspection, Periodic Part Inspection
  • Molding/Tool & Die: Mold and Die Inspection, Prototype Part Scanning


  • Improved Job Efficiency
  • Significant Improvements to Work Processes and Measurements
  • No More Complex Inspections
  • No Conflict in Measurements
  • Scan head positioned for better ergonomics and unobstructed hard probing
  • Use Laser and Hard Probes seamlessly
  • Laser scan up to 19,200 points/second
  • No intermediary software running in the background

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Laser Line Probe V3 Specifications

  • Accuracy: ±.0014” (±35µm)
  • Repeatability: .0014” (35µm, 2σ) Stand-off: 3.75” (95mm)
  • Depth of Field: 3.35” (85mm)
  • Far Field 2.36” (60mm)
  • Scan Rate: 30 frames/second, 30fps x 640points/line = 19,200 points/sec.
  • LASER: 660nm, CDRH Class II/IEC Class 2M
  • Weight: 370g

Performance Specifications (Non-Contact)

Model 6 ft. (1.8 m) 8 ft. (2.4 m) 10 ft. (3.0 m) 12 ft. (3.7 m)
Fusion .0032 in. (.081 mm) .0034 in. (.086 mm) .0049 in. (.124 mm) .0063 in. (.159 mm)
Platinum .0024 in. (.061 mm) .0026 in. (.065 mm) .0034 in. (.087 mm) .0043 in. (.108 mm)
Quantum .0021 in. (.054 mm) .0022 in. (.055 mm) .0029 in. (.074 mm) .0034 in. (.086 mm)

Performance Specifications (Contact)


faro-scan-arm-applicationFaroArm Test Methods - (Test methods are a subset of those given in the B89.4.22 standard.)
Single Point Articulation Performance Test (Max-Min)/2: The probe of the FaroArm is placed within a conical socket, and individual points are measured from multiple approach directions. Each individual point measurement is analyzed as a range of deviations in X, Y, Z. This test is a method for determining articulating measurement machine repeatability.
Volumetric Maximum Deviation: Determined by using traceable length artifacts, which are measured at various locations and orientations throughout the working volume of the FaroArm. This test is a method for determining articulating measurement machine accuracy.

Hardware Specifications

Operating Temp range: 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F)
Temperature Rate: 3°C/5min. (5.4°F/5min.) Max
Operating Humidity range: 0 - 95%, noncondensing
Power Supply: Universal worldwide voltage
85-245VAC, 50/60 Hz

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