FARO® Tracer Laser Projectors for Manufacturing

Accurate projection of laser outlines onto large 3D surfaces

Managing large, heavy, physical templates costs time and money. And using them on the manufacturing floor leaves room for human error, which can result in waste and costly rework. Virtual templating with Tracer Laser Projectors eliminates all these problems. They project a laser outline onto a 3D surface or object that operators can use to quickly and accurately sequence work and position components. Use Tracer Laser Projectors to position and verify part placement, sequence and guide composite ply layup, and perform visual verification and paint masking.

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Business Value of Tracer Laser Projectors

Improve Quality

Minimize operator variations during assembly with accurate guidance and standardized workflows.

Lower Costs

Eliminate physical templates and reduce scrap and rework from manufacturing errors.

Increase Throughput

Reduce time for setup, layout and assembly.

Boost Revenue Generation

Accelerate engineering change orders (ECOs) onto the production floor.

Enhance Yield

Eliminate assembly errors.

TracerSI Laser Projector: The All-in-One Projection and Advanced Verification Tool

TracerSI Laser Projector: The All-in-One Projection and Advanced Verification Tool

The TracerSI is a powerful and extremely cost-effective production tool. Not only does it assist operators with assembly and layout, but its integrated scanner makes in-process verification fast and easy.

TracerM Laser Projector: For Projection and Visual Verification

The TracerM assists operators with all assembly and layout tasks on the production floor, and makes it easy to visually verify proper placement.

Tracer Laser Projector Features


Features Common to TracerSI and TracerM Projectors

3D CAD-based Virtual Templating

Use virtual templating in a variety of manufacturing applications.

Exceptional Projection Accuracy

Project with accuracy of 0.25 mm (0.010 in.) at 4.6 m (15 ft.).

Workflow Automation

Use Tracer Laser Projectors with BuildIT Metrology Software and BuildIT Projector Software to automate workflow.

Long-range Projection

Achieve accurate, variable and long-range projection (up to 15.2 m).

Advanced Trajectory Control (ATC)

Ensure fast projection, superior dynamic accuracy and rapid refresh with minimized flicker.

Multi-projector Array

Operate several laser projectors from a single workstation; ideal for large assemblies and space-constrained areas.

Rugged, Reliable Design

Work with the protection of the device’s dust-sealed industrial enclosure and active thermal management.

Advanced Laser Imaging Features Exclusive to the TracerSI Laser Projector

Feature-based (Targetless) Alignment

Align projections to checkerboard targets or compare known features of an object to the CAD model for an alignment process that’s faster and easier, eliminating the time and effort of setting up targets for projection.

In-process Verification

Verify work at quality-assurance checkpoints during and after critical assembly processes.

Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) Detection

Gain even greater quality assurance.

3D Metrology Applications


Fast, Accurate Production, Fabrication and Assembly

Rely on Tracer Laser Projectors for any assembly guidance or positioning need, especially in high-volume production. The aerospace and defense industries rely on the technology for composite part layup, system bracket placement, rib and stringer placement, paint templating and more. The automotive and heavy equipment industries use it for precision placement, weld locations, production line and robot station layouts and precision table applications, among others. See all production, fabrication and assembly applications >


Improved Quality Control and Inspection

Perform in-process verification during any step of the process to detect deviations in real time. Tracer Laser Projectors provide valuable insight for industrial automation quality control. See all quality control and inspection applications >

Trade In Your Old Equipment

We’ll take your old 3D data capture and analysis device — any brand, any condition — and apply its value toward your purchase of the latest FARO solution. The FARO Xchange program makes your upgrade easy.
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Manufacturing lessons from space
ARTICLE

Manufacturing Lessons from Space

As proven in the aerospace industry, the TracerM Laser Projector can help you sequence the ply layup process and position each ply in its exact location, improving cycle times and quality.
Case Study

Using Laser Templating and Laser Trackers to Build Yachts

Sunseeker, the luxury yacht manufacturer, uses Tracer Laser Projectors to improve production speed and accuracy while reducing inspection cycle times by 50% to 75%.

Product Details and Resources

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Tracer Laser Projector Knowledge Base

Find all the technical documentation you need, from user manuals to specs.
VIDEO

Speed and Quality with Laser-guided Assembly and Verification

See how the TracerSI Laser Projector simplifies setup and allows for quality checks throughout the assembly process.
VIDEO

What Does a FARO Tracer Laser Projector Do?

This short video shows how the laser projection guides operators in alignment processes.
ARTICLE

Understanding Laser Projectors

Laser projection helps companies with a range of assembly, positioning and inspection operations.
WHITEPAPER

Harnessing Industry 4.0 for Quality Inspections and Assembly

Technical assistance solutions such as laser templating help drive Industry 4.0 quality initiatives.

Related Products

BuildIT Projector Software

For planning, generating and operating laser projection projects.

Vantage Laser Trackers

Proving the way forward for fast and accurate measurements for assembly, alignment and reverse engineering needs.

Focus Laser Scanners

For fast, complete and accurate measurements of complex objects.
I have recommended FARO. In addition, we purchased a second FaroArm® and upgraded our Scanner and Tracer.
Rhonda Sutter
Composiflex Inc.
Time studies showed ROI for three projectors in less than a year. Another investment in FARO laser technology paid for itself in ninety days.
Samuel Dick
Manitowoc Cranes
We are very pleased with our FARO product and would tell anybody that is looking into buying one that it is worth the money.
Joanna Francis
Landmark Manufacturing Corp.

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