A laser tracker is a tool used to measure precise distances for a wide range of purposes from aircraft alignment to machinery installation. The highly portable 3D measurement system is designed for large volume measuring so that users can cover a wide range of measurements in very little time.
There are different types of laser trackers, but for the topic of today’s blog post we will discuss the FARO laser tracker. It has a 70m (230ft) diameter range and achieves 0.025mm (0.001″) accuracy. The video shown below is a great discussion on many of the exciting features that this precision tool brings to companies all over the world.
The reason we at Schaeffer Precision Alignment purchase and use these tools for our clients is because the laser tracker is extremely expensive. The cost of purchasing, maintaining, and hiring personnel that are able to use the laser tracker can be close to $500,000 or more a year.
Our company was established to provide access to the laser tracker’s amazing features at an affordable price. You don’t have to purchase your own tracker (which can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars simply for the base equipment). Schaeffer Precision Alignment can travel to your location and provide quality precision measurement services on-site for a fraction of the price that it would be cost to purchase your own laser tracker. Also, our team of professional metrologists are dedicated to helping you understand your machinery’s alignment and we work along with you to help you correct the alignment so that your machines will run more efficiently.