Absolute Arm Compact

The world’s most accurate portable measuring arm

Scanning with a Absolute Arm Compact at Tesa

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The Absolute Arm Compact is the ultimate solution for ultra-high-accuracy touch probe measurement of small-to-medium sized parts. Fitting easily on a workshop table or under a CNC machine, the Absolute Arm Compact is the height of portability and usability. It boasts the same definitive features as the flagship Absolute Arm, from Absolute Encoders in every articulation joint that eliminate warm-up and referencing to WiFi and battery operation options that allow easy repositioning and no messy cables across the workshop floor.

Built on an integrated base and innovative counterweight balance system, the Absolute Arm Compact is ready to go right out of the box – no warm-up, no waiting, no need to fix it to a work surface – just place it where you need it and start measuring. For quality control that demands fast and extremely accurate measurement, there is simply no better portable measuring arm on the market.

Protection
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.
Portability
Built on an integrated base and innovative counterweight balance system, the Absolute Arm Compact is ready to go right out of the box – no warm-up, no waiting, no need to fix it to a work surface – just place it where you need it and start measuring. For quality control that demands fast and extremely accurate measurement, there is simply no better portable measuring arm on the market.
SFx
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 & Benefits
    Probing and Scanning
    Specialised for ultra-high-accuracy probing while also compatible with the entry-level HP-L-8.9 Laser Scanner, concentrated multifunctionality is what the Absolute Arm Compact is all about.

    Absolute Encoders
    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.

    Complete Protection
    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.


    Advanced Materials
    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.

    Effortless Movement
    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.

    User Feedback
    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.

    Absolute Portability
    Light-weight design, an integrated base and an innovative counterweight balance system make the Absolute Arm Compact the perfect device for measurement anywhere, even within a CNC machining centre.


    ISO Certification
    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.

    Asset Management
    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.

    Technological Foundation
    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 Information
    Absolute 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.

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    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.

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    Absolute Arm: Usability
    From ergonomic improvements to an innovative modular design concept, the Absolute Arm makes measurement easier, by design.

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    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.

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Absolute Arm 7-Axis

The flagship of the Absolute Arm range, the Absolute Arm 7-Axis delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in a uniquely ergonomic package.

HP-L-8.9 Laser Scanner

Compatible with all 6-axis Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machines (PCMMs), the HP-L-8.9 3D laser scanner can be seamlessly integrated in minutes to enhance the already versatile Absolute Arm with high-speed scanning capabilities.

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