Absolute Arm 6-Axis
The portable measuring arm optimised for probing
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A specialised touch measurement tool that also boasts the option for entry-level 3D scanning – the Absolute Arm 6-Axis is one of a kind. Based on patented technology with Absolute Encoders located at every articulation point and designed with ease-of-movement and usage as a focus, this is a portable measuring arm like no other.
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.
WiFi and battery options ensure absolute portability while almost 100 probe tip accessories make finding the right tool for any specific touch probe or infrared tube probe application simple. An established repeatable kinematic probe mounting allows for hot-swapping of probe tips with no recalibration, and there’s no need to worry about warm-up or referencing on set-up or repositioning – these are advanced technology solutions that deliver increased productivity and make portable measurement 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
Specialised for high-accuracy probing while also compatible with the entry-level HP-L-8.9 Laser Scanner, the Absolute Arm 6-Axis offers the multifunctionality that can lead to clear productivity improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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 6-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.
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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