The FARO Laser Tracker turns measurement impossibilities into digital reality. For high precision jobs, it is an extremely accurate and reliable portable tool to collect measurements for tool building, alignments, calibration, surface analysis, and inspection. The FARO Tracker provides the benefits of decreased measurement and inspection times; reduced scrap due to preventable error; and better accuracy than competing trackers, optical methods, theodolites, and piano wire.
The Tracker uses a laser distance meter and two rotating axes to track the exact position of a mirrored spherical probe that is guided along the object to be measured. High accuracy encoders measure the horizontal and vertical angles while state of the art laser technology determines the distance from the tracker head to the sphere. Utilizing Computer Aided Measurement (CAM2) software, the object’s precise 3-D coordinates can be digitally captured. The Tracker allows for rapid measurements and technicians can now work around an obstruction, measuring long drive shafts, aligning pillow blocks, or gearbox mounts that are not visible to an optical system.