FARO® Tracer Laser Projectors

FARO TracerSI Imaging Laser Projector
FARO TracerM Laser Projector

Efficient, Accurate, Laser-Guided Assembly, Layout & Verification.

FARO<sup>®</sup> Tracer Laser Projectors

Eliminate Physical Templates with Virtual Templating, Layout & Verification Solutions.

The FARO® TracerSI Imaging Laser Projector and FARO TracerM Laser Projector accurately project a laser outline onto a 3D surface or object. The Tracer provides a virtual template which operators and assemblers can use to quickly and accurately sequence work and position components.

In addition to virtual templating, layout, and positioning, the TracerSI is the first-of-its-kind advanced Imaging Laser Projector system, featuring high-resolution image scanning capabilities throughout its entire projection volume.

The TracerSI high-resolution imaging system enables In-Process Verification (IPV), Foreign Object Debris checks, and targetless, Feature-Based Alignment.

With FARO’s advanced TracerSI platform, users can now project and inspect with a single, all-in-one system. The TracerSI is a powerful and extremely cost-effective production tool.

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.


CAD-based virtual templating 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 via powerful FARO BuildIT Projector Software minimizes both the time and skill required for operation.

Intended for large-scale applications, FARO Tracer Laser Projectors offer accurate, variable and long-range 3D projection distances of 1.8 to 15.2 meters (6 to 50 feet), with a projection envelope of up to 15.2 x 15.2 meters (50 x 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) ✔  ✔ 
Targeted (Retroreflector) Alignment ✔  ✔ 
Advanced Laser Imaging ✔   
Feature-Based (Targetless) Alignment ✔   
In-Process Verification (IPV) ✔   
Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) Detection ✔   
Tracer SI Laser Projector Techsheet Tracer M Laser Projector Techsheet


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