FARO's portable gage CMM

FARO's portable gage CMM

June 24, 2020

FARO Technologies Inc.


FARO Technologies has released its most affordable and accurate 3D portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM), the FARO Gage. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses performing high-accuracy tasks, the Gage is the most intuitive, ergonomic, and versatile articulated portable FaroArm, enabling machine shops to perform their most demanding 3D inspections in record time.

The all-in-one-solution reduces calibration costs and minimizes clutter, replacing traditional hand tools such as calipers, micrometers, and height gauges while providing 20% more reach than the previous-generation Gage arm. Lightweight and portable with the precision of a lab instrument and ruggedness of a shop floor device, the Gage sets up in seconds, reduces inspection time, and delivers quality results with exceptional flexibility, resulting in increased speed and productivity.

“Too often machine shops rely on expensive and hard-to-use fixed CMMs that take up valuable floor space or a multitude of hand tools that slow down the process,” says Michael Carris, Ph.D., vice president of product marketing at FARO. “The Gage eliminates these inefficiencies. As a result, inspection bottlenecks are reduced, measurement accuracy is improved, and operator variability is minimized.”

A universal quick mount ensures compatibility with a variety of mounting options that allows it to be set it up anywhere, including on-machine. A simple 2-button design, 6-point articulation, and built-in counterbalance deliver exceptional ease of use and fatigue-free operation. The Gage is compatible with FARO’s full line of metrology software, including CAM2 Probing.

“The FARO Gage allows for more streamlined processes, significant waste reduction, and quick return on investment,” Carris adds. “Gage allows more companies to benefit from lean manufacturing practices and will be employing the new industry standard in compact performance and affordability.”