The FARO Edge

FARO launches the world's most innovative measurement arm.

FARO Technologies Inc, the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, has introduced the FARO Edge, the most advanced, state-of-the-art FaroArm ever produced. The FARO Edge is a portable measurement arm that allows manufacturers to easily verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering. The latest generation of the FaroArm product line continues to eclipse competitive models in every category. The Edge improves production, quality, and reverse engineering processes by rapidly verifying or scanning parts with confidence and accuracy. The new arm also simplifies the user experience with improved performance, portability and reliability.

?The FARO Edge was designed with our customers' input and built with our experience,? stated Jay Freeland, President and Chief Executive Officer, FARO. ?It offers unparalleled simplicity for the user while maintaining all the existing benefits of a FaroArm and it demonstrates our continued leadership in this space through innovative and disruptive technology.? The all new Edge features the first-ever integrated personal measurement assistant. With its built-in touch-screen and on-board operating system, the Edge revolutionises portable metrology by providing stand-alone basic measurement capability. A laptop is no longer needed to perform quick and simple dimensional checks, or to optimise system performance with its on board diagnostic routines.

Additional industry-leading areas of improvement and capability include:

? Enhanced connectivity ? bluetooth, WiFi, USB, Ethernet-ready, and multiple device management through networking;
? Smart sensor technology ? Improved sensors warn against excessive external loads, correct for thermal variations, and detect possible set-up problems;
? Ergonomics ? Improved weight distribution and balance for reduced strain and ease-of-use, patented internal counterbalancing providing comfortable, stress-free use; and
? Multi-function handle port ? Seamless and interchangeable accessory integration, quick-change handle, and expandable capability.

?Everything about the Edge was designed from the ground up to boost productivity and deliver the best performance from any portable arm CMM,? said Orlando Perez, Product Manager - FaroArm. ?The FARO Edge changes absolutely everything.?