FARO and Aberlink
sign agreement to make Aberlink 3D software available for FARO Gage
Coventry, 12th January 2010 – FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, and Aberlink, the largest UK owned CMM manufacturer, have signed an agreement under which the Aberlink 3D software is now available as an option for the FARO Gage.
After a period of extensive product development, the latest version of Aberlink’s easy to use measurement software, Aberlink 3D, can now be employed with portable measuring arms. FARO have always supported an open architecture philosophy, and following successful test at customers’ sites in both the UK and Germany, decided to make Aberlink 3D software available as an option for the FARO Gage for their European customers.
Aberlink’s measurement software package was designed around an intuitive user interface that creates an interactive 3D image of the component as it is measured. In essence the software package represents an intelligent measuring system that is able to automatically recognise and define the various features being measured.
Software features developed specifically for FARO measuring arms ensure the on-screen image is always correctly orientated to match the measured part. Other innovations allow the arm to be used to control mouse functionality and the arm buttons to retake points and accept features. High speed scanning enables a standard fixed probe to be used to collect a high density of touch points using time and distance based point spacing.
FARO’s David Homewood, Area Vice President of Sales for the UK, France and Benelux, said: "The software solution from Aberlink offers an excellent fit for our FARO Gage. The software offers simple functionality and visual representation of the parts being measured. Combined with a professional reporting package the Aberlink software adds new capability to the FARO Gage.”
Aberlink designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports a range of innovative manual and CNC Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), vision measurement systems and measurement software. Aberlink products are renowned throughout the world for being cost effective, easy to use and above all providing manufacturing with reliable, high accuracy measurement results.
Worldwide headquarters in Gloucestershire, UK plus more than fifty regional sales and support offices in thirty five countries worldwide.
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement systems and measurement software worldwide. The portable measurement equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurements and 3D comparisons of parts and complete systems within production and quality assurance processes. They are used for inspecting components and component assemblies, production planning, and inventory documentation, as well as for the investigation and reconstruction of accident sites and crime scenes. They are also used for digital scanning of historical sites.
Today, approximately 9,500 customers worldwide with more than 20,000 installations have put their trust in the company’s measurement systems (NASDAQ: FARO). Global headquarters is in Lake Mary, Florida/USA, while the European headquarters of FARO is located in Korntal-Münchingen near Stuttgart, Germany. FARO maintains other branch offices in Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.