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ScanPlan

FARO® Knowledge Base

Traveling with the FARO Focus Laser Scanner and ScanPlan

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Overview

Guidelines and helpful tips when shipping, storing, and traveling with the FARO® Focus Laser Scanner and ScanPlan.

Transportation

  • The Laser Scanner must be turned off during transportation or shipping in a transport case.
  • Remove the battery before shipping.
  • When carrying it, take care not to drop it. Strong impact can damage the laser scanner and render it incapable of proper operation.
  • Carry the Laser Scanner separately from its equipment or, for best protection, use the original transport case.
  • When shipping and transporting by rail, sea or air, or in a road vehicle, make sure to use the original transport case and a suitable outer cardboard box for best protection against shock and vibration.
  • FARO batteries are lithium-ion batteries and thus, classified as dangerous goods. When transporting or shipping FARO batteries, ensure that observe all applicable local and international rules and regulations. 

Traveling by Air

  • The Laser Scanner, along with all FARO equipment, should be carry-on items whenever possible.
     
  • If questioned as to what the item is by TSA agents, use proper wording:
    • The Laser Scanner is best described as a 3D imaging system.
    • The ScanPlan is a handheld floorplan/mapping tool.
       
  • Lithium-ion batteries must be carry-on items only. If a carry-on bag is checked at the gate or at planeside, all spare lithium batteries must be removed from the bag and kept with the passenger in the aircraft cabin.
    • For more information on how to travel by air with lithium batteries, please see this document, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.
       
  • Focus and ScanPlan batteries are all under 100Wh, therefore, you may carry-on a maximum of 2.

    Note: Make sure that the total energy content of all batteries that you (as a single person) carry is less than 200 Wh.
              The maximum battery energy a single person can carry is 200 Wh.
     
  • For more on traveling with lithium batteries, reference the Federal Aviation Administration's PackSafe for Passengers page.

Storage

Prior to storing the last scanner for longer periods of time:

  • Remove the battery
  • Pack the scanner and the batter in its shipping case to protect it from environmental hazards, dust, and dirt.

Store all components in an environment where:

  • the humidity is low.
  • the temperature is relatively stable
  • they will not be subject to extreme temperatures, environmental conditions, or heavy vibrations.