FARO® Laser Projector

3D Laser Projection Systems for Efficient, Accurate, Laser-Guided Assembly and Production.

FARO<sup>®</sup> Laser Projector


FARO® TracerSI and TracerM Laser Projectors accurately project a laser outline onto a surface or object. The Tracer provides a virtual template which operators and assemblers can use to quickly and accurately position components.

In addition to virtual templating and positioning, the TracerSI is the first-of-its-kind advanced laser imager and projection system, with high-resolution image scanning capabilities throughout its entire projection volume. Because laser imaging does not rely on lenses or conventional image capture, the depth of field is equal to the full projection range. There are no lighting limitations since the imaging is laser-illuminated, and there are no limitations on frame size and resolution. Similarly, user-selected resolution is not limited by range. This combination of laser image scanning and accurate projection establishes a new industry standard for repeatable laser-guided assembly.

The high-resolution laser imaging system on the TracerSI enables targetless, feature-based alignment and In-Process Verification (IPV).

With FARO’s advanced TracerSI platform, users can now project and inspect with a single system for a powerful and extremely cost-effective solution.

Laser templates are created using 3D CAD models, enabling the system to visually project laser outlines of parts, which creates virtual and collaborative templates to streamline a wide range of assembly and production applications.

Using 3D CAD files to provide a virtual templating solution eliminates the need for physical templates and hard tooling. The risk of human error and costly rework/scrap during assembly is significantly reduced. Manufacturers can avoid the time and expense associated with using large, heavy templates while significantly improving quality control processes. An easy-to-use operator interface minimizes both the time and skill required for operation.

The FARO TracerSI Laser Projector coupled with powerful BuildIT Projector software offers:

  • Targetless, Feature-Based Alignment:
    Retroreflectors do not have to be placed on or around the object or assembly, thereby reducing the time required for setup.
  • In-Process Verification:
    Throughout the assembly process, using advanced laser imaging along with BuildIT Projector software, the TracerSI allows users to go beyond standard templating and confidently verify the absence or presence of features, objects and even unwanted objects on the in-process and/or final assembly.

Intended for large-scale applications, FARO Tracer Laser Projectors feature accurate, variable and long-range projection to cover an envelope of up to 15.2 x 15.2 meters (50 x 50 feet) with a 3D projection range of 1.8 to 15.2 meters (6 to 50 feet).

Refer to the table below to choose the Tracer model that is best suited for your requirements.

Comparison of TracerSI and TracerM
  TracerSI TracerM
3D CAD-Based Virtual Templating
Projection Accuracy at 4.6 m (15 ft) 0.25 mm
(0.010 in)
0.25 mm
(0.010 in)
Projection Range 1.8 to 15.2 m
(6 to 50 ft)
1.8 to 15.2 m
(6 to 50 ft)
Advanced Trajectory Control (ATC)
Advanced Laser Imaging  
True Feature-Based Alignment  
In-Process Verification (IPV)  


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