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FARO® Knowledge Base

Probe, Stylus, and Adapter Interfaces for all FaroArm Models

Overview

FaroArm models (and corresponding accessories) are now organized by generation groups. Simply find your model in the FaroArm Models by Generation table to find its “Gen” group classification.

The table below lists the various probe interfaces offered over the years and their corresponding compatibility with FaroArm models . Some older probes can be used with newer FaroArm models with the use of an adapter.

Group Image Description Native Compatibility Compatibility w/ Adapter
PK1 PK1.png
  • 6 Pin Kinematic (non-threaded) Interface
  • Available in two configurations:
    • i-Probe - complete unit with a programmed and certified probe diameter. The FaroArm driver recognizes the diameter of the probe automatically.
    • Universal Adapter/Holder - Accepts any extension or stylus with M4 threads. The user must manually enter the probe tip diameter into the FaroArm driver.

See Probes, Adapters and Extensions for the Quantum Series FaroArm for more information and part numbers.

  • Gen 5
N/A
PT5 PT5.png
  • 1.40"-32 UNS Internal Thread with PK1 Interface
  • Universal Adapter/Holder - Accepts any extension or stylus with M6 threads. The user must manually enter the probe tip diameter into the FaroArm driver.
  • Thread guard ring most be removed from the FaroArm before installation, see: Extension Adapter Installation for the Quantum Series FaroArm.

 

  • Gen 5
N/A
PT4 PT4.png
  • 1¼”-20 Internal Thread (original i-Probe)
  • Gen 4
  • Gen 3 (Legacy Quantum models only)

 

N/A
PT3 PT3.png
  • 1¼”-20 Internal Thread
  • Gen 3
N/A
PT2 PT2.png
  • M6 X 1 External Thread
  • Gen 2 (newer models)
  • Gen 5 using adapter p/n 21460
  • Gen 4 and Gen 3 using adapter p/n 2712
  • Gen 1 (and older Gen 2 models) using adapter p/n PROBE0018
PT1 PT1.png
  • 3/8-24 UNF External Thread
  • Gen 1
  • Gen 2 (older models)

 

  • Gen 2 (newer models) using adapter p/n PROBE0019