FARO QuantumS ScanArm


The FARO QuantumS Arm is the world's most innovative portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) that allows manufacturers easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, dimensional analysis, CAD comparison, tool certifications, reverse engineering, and more.

Through simple Plug and Play, users can attach the FAROBlu Laser Line Probe HD to the Quantum measuring arm, creating an all-in-one measurement solution.

The hard probe and the Laser Line Probe can digitize interchangeably without having to remove either component. Users can digitize simple features with the Arm’s hard probe and seamlessly scan across diverse surface materials regardless of contrast, reflectivity or part complexity without any special coatings or target placement.

The Quantum ScanArm® HD is ideal for inspection and quality control, offering capabilities such as point cloud comparison with CAD, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D modeling of free-form surfaces.

The FAROBlu Laser Line Probe HD leverages an optically-superior blue laser technology, for improved scanning and higher resolution. The FAROBlu also has an advanced sensor and custom optics for faster capture and more accurate data.

With the Quantum ScanArm HD, you now get unparalleled non-contact 3D scanning capabilities for detailed measurement of surface form, making it the perfect combination of a contact and non-contact portable CMM.


The QuantumS ScanArm HD delivers maximum measurement performance and consistency for both contact and non-contact requirements in every working environment.

Contact Measurement (Arm)*:

Measurement range SPAT1 (mm) EUNI2 (mm) PSIZE3 (mm) PFORM4 (mm) LDIA5 (mm)
6 axis 7 axis 6 axis 7 axis 6 axis 7 axis 6 axis 7 axis 6 axis 7 axis
Quantum S 1.5m 0.012 / 0.023 / 0.008 / 0.015 / 0.027 /
Quantum S 2.5m 0.018 0.022 0.028 0.032 0.010 0.012 0.020 0.025 0.035 0.048
Quantum S 3.5m 0.036 0.045 0.056 0.070 0.020 0.024 0.040 0.045 0.070 0.100
Quantum S 4.0m 0.045 0.055 0.068 0.085 0.024 0.030 0.045 0.050 0.086 0.120

The QuantumS combined with the FAROBlu™ Laser Line Probe HD delivers unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities by integrating the best laser scanner available in the market.

Non-Contact Measurement (ScanArm)**:

  • Qunatum S 2.5m, LDIA: 0.048 mm
  • Qunatum S 3.5m, LDIA: 0.080 mm
  • Qunatum S 4.0m, LDIA: 0.092 mm

Hardware specifications:

  • Operating temp range: 10°C-40°C
  • Temperature rate: 3°C/5min
  • Operating humidity rate: 95%, noncondensing
  • Power suppy: Universal worldwide voltage; 100-240VAC; 47/63H

FARO Laser Line Probe specifications:

  • Accuracy: ±25µm
  • Repeatability: 25μm,2σ
  • Stand-off: 115mm
  • Depth of field: 115mm
  • Effective scan width: Near field 80mm, Far field 150mm
  • Points per line: 2,000 points/line
  • Minimum point spacing: 40µm
  • Scan rate: 300frames/second, 300fps x 2,000points/line = 600,000points/sec
  • Laser: Class 2M
  • Weight: 485g

1SPAT – Single Point Articulation Test
2EUNI – Distance Error between two points comparing measured vs nominal values
3PSIZE – Sphere Probing Size Error comparing measured vs nominal values
4PFORM – Sphere Probing Form Error
5LDIA – Sphere Location Diameter Error (Diameter of the spherical zone containing the centers of a sphere measured from multiple orientations)
*Contact Measurement (Arm): In accordance with ISO 10360-12
**Non-Contact Measurement (ScanArm): Full System performance in accordance with ISO 10360-8 Annex D



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