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Faro Launches Latest 3D Portable Gage

The Gage is compatible with FARO’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing, the simple contact measurement solution.

The Gage is compatible with FARO’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing, the simple contact measurement solution.

FARO Technologies releases a 3D portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM): The FARO Gage. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses performing high-accuracy tasks, the Gage is an intuitive, ergonomic and versatile articulated portable FaroArm, enabling machine shops to perform 3D inspections in record time.

The all-in-one-solution also reduces calibration costs and minimizes clutter, replacing traditional hand tools such as calipers, micrometers and height gauges. 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 quality results.

“When it comes to measurement equipment value; accuracy, portability, speed and affordability matter,” says Michael Carris, Ph.D., vice president of product marketing at FARO. “Too often machine shops rely on expensive and hard-to-use fixed CMMs that take up valuable floor space or a multitude of hand tools that slow down the process. The Gage eliminates these inefficiencies. As a result, inspection bottlenecks are greatly reduced, measurement accuracy is improved, and operator variability is significantly minimized.”

A universal quick mount ensures compatibility with a variety of mounting options that allows it to be set it up anywhere, including on-machine. A simple two-button design, six-point articulation and built-in counterbalance deliver ease of use and fatigue-free operation. Its compact design makes the product lightweight and easy to transport. The Gage is compatible with FARO’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing, the simple contact measurement solution. 

“Small and medium size operations can now take full advantage of 3D measurement technology,” Carris adds. “For machine shops, quality problems, imprecise measurement, scrapped parts, extended wait times and customers part rejections all contribute to unnecessary expenses that become more critical during these trying economic times. The FARO Gage allows for more streamlined processes, significant waste reduction, and quick return on investment.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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