FARO Laser Tracker
Portable, Large-Scale, High-Accuracy 3D Measurement.
VantageS: Short-to-long range measurement applications up to 80 m.
VantageE: Short-to-medium range measurements up to 35 m.
VantageS and VantageE Laser Tracker Features
The FARO Vantage Laser Trackers offer the next level in laser tracker productivity. With innovative features, these Laser Trackers make large-scale 3D measurement easy. The Vantage enables you to build and inspect products by measuring quickly, simply and precisely. They streamline your processes and give you confidence in your measurement results.
FARO VantageS and VantageE Laser Tracker
ActiveSeek capabilities increases the efficiency of Laser Tracker operations by mitigating time lost from the laser identifying and finding the target, as well as from losing the laser when walking behind objects and/or obstructions. The Vantage will continue to track the user after the beam is broken, reconnecting automatically to the target when the target reappears.?
ActiveSeek makes operation of the Vantage faster and easier by allowing the user to move from one location to the next without the concern that the laser will be disconnected or lose the target. The user does not have to be a tracker expert and for new users, the learning curve is greatly reduced.
- Target Acquisition
Quickly and efficiently locate and lock onto a target in two additional ways:
SmartFind: Easily find and lock onto the closest target in the cameras’ field of view. This capability is ideal for setting up measurements on complex tooling or structures.
Gestures: In situations where there are multiple targets, ActiveSeek would typically point the Vantage to the nearest target. If the user wants the Vantage to locate a different target, the ActiveSeek Gestures (Find Me) capability allows the user to make a simple gesture movement to have the Vantage find and lock onto the desired target.
- RemoteControls Workflow: FARO’s patent-pending RemoteControls feature enhances workflow by allowing a user to control the movements and other functions of the Vantage with a mobile phone or tablet. Live video feed from the targeting cameras is displayed on the mobile device so that a single operator can control the tracker from anywhere in the measurement area. Remote on/off and scheduled warm-up improve workflow by making the Vantage ready for immediate operation when the user begins measuring.
- Integrated Absolute Distance Measurement System (iADM)
The patent-pending, 6th generation iADM ensures exceptional accuracy. The VantageS and VantageE are the only laser trackers that measure angle and distance with one laser. Reliability is improved because errors and drift associated with two-beam tracker technology are eliminated. The laser is Class 1 (eye safe).
- Super 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom)
FARO’s patented Super 6DoF solution allows the Vantage and one or more FARO ScanArms to work together to create an integrated 3D measurement solution across a single coordinate system. Super 6DoF completely eliminates line-of sight challenges and significantly expands measurement range while maintaining superior accuracy.
- Stereo Color Targeting Cameras
The high-resolution, two-camera system enables the ActiveSeek feature to assist in locating the target quickly and efficiently. They operate in all lighting conditions from complete darkness to bright sunlight.
- Exceptional Portability
With no external master control unit (MCU), the VantageS and VantageE are the most portable FARO Laser Trackers ever built. Their compact size makes them incredibly easy to move between locations in the factory or on job sites in a single, easily transportable case.
- Hot-Swappable Battery
Continuous operation is available with a hot-swappable battery pack for even more portability, completely eliminating the need for AC power.
- Integrated Wi-Fi
For enhanced portability and convenience, measurements can be taken with the improved WiFi, which supports faster connection time, greater range, and allows the Vantage to act as a WiFi access point. WiFi and wired Ethernet are both active, enabling connection with a PC and a wireless device simultaneously.
- Rugged Design
The Vantage can be used in demanding industrial conditions and has been rigorously tested for resistance to shock, vibration, temperature cycle, and humidity. There is even a built-in shock absorber that compensates for any rough handling that could occur while the Vantage is being mounted. The Vantage is rated IP52 for dust and water resistance.
- Versatile Mounting
Robust tracking enables the Vantage to be mounted on a variety of stands in many configurations including vertically, horizontally, upside down, or even at an angle to fit in tight, congested areas.
- Fast Data Acquisition
With a data output rate of 1,000 points per second, the VantageS and VantageE provide feedback for high-speed motion control and high-density scanning, making them ideal for automated applications
- Integrated Weather Station
Temperature, air pressure, and humidity can affect measurements. The Vantage monitors these variables and compensates accordingly to ensure accuracy.