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The Absolute Arm is now the world’s first portable measuring arm with an IP54 rating, protecting it during use against ingress of particles and liquids. This alongside guaranteed functionality in temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius makes the Absolute Arm the perfect partner for measurement in even the most challenging environmental conditions.
Built-in versatility comes in the form of a uniquely modular wrist design, including an on-wrist touchscreen display that puts control and results in the hands of the user. Choose between configurable grip shapes and sizes as well as a wide range of accessories, from probe tips and 3D optical scanners to complete measurement systems designed for specialised applications.
The modularity at the core of the Absolute Arm design concept continues with the portable arm’s range of scanners, each of which can be quickly and easily mounted by the user within a single measurement session with no need for realignment.The flagship Absolute Scanner AS1 is the key to premium 3D scanning and digitisation, with its unmatched accuracy, measurement speed and multi-surface automatic exposure functionality based on SHINE technologyThe ground-breaking RS-SQUARED Area Scanner offers a high-productivity alternative based on advanced structured light scanning technology The RS5 Laser Scanner offers established and reliable general-purpose scanning functionality, built on proven red light laser scanning technology
Each Absolute Arm 7-Axis model now boasts an on-wrist touchscreen display that allows for the changing of important measurement settings and instant viewing of measurement results and critical notifications. The wrist touchscreen is compatible with multiple major metrology software platforms and makes measuring with the Absolute Arm even easier than ever.
Like Hexagon CMM and laser tracker systems, our Absolute Arm systems are now compatible with the HxGN SFx | Asset Management solution. As users increasingly venture further away from base with their Absolute Arm systems, it's natural to want to know how devices are performing in the field, and SFx | Asset Management solution delivers exactly that simple, accurate and highly reliable remote monitoring and analysis functionality, whether at a single site or distributed across locations around the world, multiple measurement devices can all be monitored in real time through this single system to allow for better-informed decision making.
Features & BenefitsProbing and Scanning
High-accuracy touch probing performance together with high-end, high-productivity scanning from the Absolute Scanner AS1 or RS-SQUARED Area Scanner – the Absolute Arm 7-Axis is a multifunctional measurement tool that delivers clear productivity improvements through increased usability and versatility.
The renowned Absolute Encoders placed in every articulated joint of the Absolute Arm make it the only portable measuring arm on the market to eliminate encoder referencing and frustrating system warm-up times, boosting productivity while delivering high-end accuracy.
Built on a foundation of high-tech carbon-fibre tube construction, the Absolute Arm maintains strength and thermal stability under any environmental conditions, offering reliable accuracy whatever the environment.
The world’s first portable measuring arm with an IP54 rating, and guaranteed functionality in temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius, the Absolute Arm is the perfect partner for measurement in even the most challenging environmental conditions.
The ergonomically designed wrist of the Absolute Arm 7-Axis features an OLED measurement display screen, interchangeable grips, exchangeable probe and scanner mountings and a selection of control buttons, making complete one-handed operational efficiency easier than ever before.
Intuitively located infinite-rotation low-friction grips have been designed to maximise accuracy by minimising user fatigue and making every movement light and easy to handle – together with a sophisticated counterbalance system, the Absolute Arm is the most agile arm on the market.
Stow and lock in place the Absolute Arm between measurements with the HomeDock and SmartLock functions, ensuring that scanners and probes remain undamaged and factory-accurate.
In even the harshest industrial environments, communicating with the Absolute Arm in a way that keeps the measurement process running at full speed and efficiency has never been more simple, through our range of visual, acoustic and haptic feedback functions.
Even the largest Absolute Arm 7-Axis systems weigh only 10.5 kilograms, making setup and repositioning a quick and easy process, while the functionally designed and shock-resistant carry case keeps everything secure during transport.
The probing accuracy of the Absolute Arm 7-Axis is certified according to ISO 10360-12 as standard, with full scanning system accuracy certified according to ISO 10360-8 Annex D when supplied with an Absolute Scanner AS1 or RS5 Laser Scanner.
Every Absolute Arm is now compatible with the HxGN SFx | Asset Management solution, allowing users to monitor arm health and performance in real time from anywhere in the world.
Built upon years of portable measuring arm technology, the Absolute Arm 7-Axis is the latest in a long line of market leading articulated measuring arms, from the ROMER Arm to the ROMER Absolute Arm and now beyond.
Related InformationAbsolute Arm: Productivity
High-speed laser scanning, Absolute Encoders and a host of other innovative technologies allow the Absolute Arm to make measurement more productive than ever, by design.
Absolute Arm: Versatility
From laser scanners to touch probes, wireless operation to simple portability, the Absolute Arm offers measurement options for every situation, by design.
Absolute Arm: Usability
From ergonomic improvements to an innovative modular design concept, the Absolute Arm makes measurement easier, by design.
Working to a New Standard: ISO 10360-12 For Arms
Find out what's changed with our move to ISO 10360-12, the latest standard for portable measuring arm certification.