FARO VantageS and VantageE Laser Tracker
ActiveSeek capabilities increases the efficiency of Laser Tracker operations by mitigating time lost from allowing the laser identifying Vantage to:
- Quickly and finding the efficiently locate and lock onto a target, as well as from losing the laser when walking.
- Follow a moving target, even behind objects and/or obstructions. The Vantage will continue to track the user after the beam is broken, reconnecting automatically to the target whenobstacles.
- Lock onto the target reappearsagain when it is in a stable position.
ActiveSeek makes operation of the Vantage faster and easier by allowingallows 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.
The widest field of view in the industry gives the user complete freedom to move throughout a large measurement envelope.
ActiveSeek may be used with both conventional SMR probing and 6DoF probing.
6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF)
The FARO 6Probe is a fully-integrated wireless handheld probe for the VantageS6 or VantageE6 that dramatically increases versatility and efficiency. The 6Probe delivers the ability to measure in hidden areas (that are not in the direct line of sight) as well as in small, tight, hard-to-reach spaces and on small features that cannot readily be probed with a standard SMR. Interchangeable styli ensure the right length and diameter for the job.
Fast Data Acquisition
With a data output rate of 1,000 points per second, the Vantage Laser Trackers provide feedback for high-speed motion control and high-density scanning, making them ideal for automated applications.
Integrated Absolute Distance Measurement System (iADM)
The patent-pending, 6th generation iADM ensures exceptional accuracy. The VantageS and VantageE series laser trackers are the only laser trackers that measure angle and distance with a single, Class 1 (eye-safe) laser.
Measurement reliability is improved because errors and drift associated with two-beam tracker technology are eliminated.
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.
With Super 6DoF and conventional 6DoF probing, FARO offers the industry’s only comprehensive suite of 6DoF solutions.
SmartFind and Gestures
SmartFind and Gestures allow an alternate method of selecting the desired target in a complex, multi-target environment.
With SmartFind, a computer or handheld device directs the tracker to locate the nearest target. This capability is ideal for setting up measurements on complex tooling or structures.
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 Gestures (Find Me) capability allows the user to make a simple gesture movement with the SMR to have the Vantage find and lock onto the desired target.
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.
With an ultra-compact size and no external control unit, these IP52-rated systems have been rigorously tested for resistance to shock, vibration, temperature cycle, and humidity.
Vantage trackers provide great portability within the plant or when traveling with the system, and confidence that they are durable and ready for the most challenging environments.
Continuous operation is available with an optional hot-swappable battery pack for even more portability, completely eliminating the need for AC power.
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.
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.
Integrated Weather Station
Temperature, air pressure, and humidity can affect measurements. The Vantage monitors these variables and compensates accordingly to ensure accuracy.