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Traceable 3D Accessories

Overview

Traceable 3D is the high accuracy scanning solution we offer to our customers that includes hardware, software, accessories, and know-how. Traceable 3D Accessories are our suite of Target accessories and tools created by ATS that are used for high accuracy registration of point cloud scans.

Highlights included a unique washer that can easily and permanently mount for projects. Once installed and surveyed, these washers act as a benchmark for repeating scans within an established coordinate system. Target accessories, like a sphere or prism, can be magnetically mounted to this washer to add flexibility to a scanning project. All Traceable 3D accessories are designed for high accuracy repeatable scanning.

Traceable 3D accessories are now FARO-made, rather than vendor-supplied. Over forty-five part numbers will now be managed in inventory at FARO for fast turnaround.

Contact us for more information or help finding the right solution!

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Features

  • Traceable high accuracy
  • Reusable data, incrementally updatable
  • Equal accuracy over time
  • Georeferenced to grid or map
  • Verifiable data whenever
  • Calibrated and traceable targets to assure quality
  • 1mm proved system accuracy on all targets; NOTE: The Durable M Sphere is 3mm.
  • Durable and discrete washer reference
  • Fast magnetic mounting of targets
  • Large range of targets for different purposes
  • Connectivity to multiple measurement systems
  • Comprehensive range of mounting accessories

Applications

Target registration (rather than cloud to cloud registration) can be used for any application. However, they are particularly useful and sometimes mandatory for environments that include:

  • Lack of a good diversity of fixed vertical and horizontal surfaces
  • Critical for narrow connections and other areas with poor scan overlap
  • Stairwells / Level changes
  • Survey control (geo-referencing)
    • Minimizes error propagation
    • Aligning scans to a known coordinate system
  • Industrial plants
    • Difficulty getting the right overlap between scans
    • A small gap due to a weak registration will make the modeling process more complex

Product Offerings

Image Part# Desc.   Image Part# Desc.
ACCSS0269.png ACCS-TOOL-0034 T3D Tribrach Kit 1
  • 2 - T3D Premium L Spheres
  • 3 - T3D Tribrach adapters
  • 1 - T3D Prism
  • Lightweight transport case (500 x 400 x 225 mm)
  ACCS-TOOL-0026.png ACCS-TOOL-0026 T3D Pipe mount
  • U-beam construction with precision washer
  • Straps for quick and stable mounting to temporary fixtures, pipes and pillars
ACCSS0272.png ACCSS0272 T3D Premium L Kit
  • 3 - T3D Premium L Spheres
  • 1 - 50-pack T3D precision washers
  • Lightweight transport case (575 x 470 x 270 mm).
  ACCS-TRG-0016.png ACCS-TRG-0016 T3D Checkered Target
  • Nominal diameter: Ø140mm
  • Fits T3D Target Base 2
ACCSS0273.png ACCSS0273 T3D Tribrach Adaptor w/precision washer
  • Height 59mm
  • When used in combination with T3D Spheres or Prism, a signal height of 196mm is obtained
  ACCS-TRG-0017.png ACCS-TRG-0017 T3D Checkered Target Kit
  • 1 pc. T3D Target Base 2
  • 1 pc. T3D Checkered Target, Ø140mm
  • Axis offset: (x/y): 0mm
  • Axis offset: (z) from precision washer = 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for centre point: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1mm
ACCSS0285.png ACCSS0285 T3D Premium M Kit
  • 5 - T3D Premium M Spheres
  • 5 - Mini tripods with washer
  • 5 - Magnet extenders
  • 12 - Flat targets
  • 10 - Precision washers
  • Lightweight transport case
  ACCS-TOOL-0013.png ACCS-TOOL-0013 T3D Magnet Extender, 5 pack
  • 5 - T3D Magnet Extenders with integrated precision washer
  • For temporary mount on flat steel surfaces.
ACCSS6040.png ACCSS6040 T3D Quick Release, legacy
  • For Focus3D - Fits to standard photo tripods with 3/8" screw and surveyor tripods with 5/8" screws
  ACCS-TOOL-0014.png ACCS-TOOL-0014 T3D Magnet Extender
  • 1 - T3D Magnet Extender with integrated precision washer
  • For temporary mount on flat steel surfaces.
ACCSS6041.png ACCSS6041 T3D Premium M (medium) Sphere
  • Nominal sphere diameter: Ø139mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0039.png ACCS-TOOL-0039 T3D Target Base 2
  • Magnetic mount for target
  • Fits T3D Checkered Target
ACCSS6045.png ACCSS6045 T3D Tribrach Adaptor 5/8"
  • Fits all T3D Quick Releases
  ACCS-TOOL-0027.png ACCS-TOOL-0027 T3D Mini-tripod
  • 1 - T3D Mini-tripods with washer, foldable
ACCSS6088.png ACCSS6088 T3D Starter Kit
  • 5 - T3D Premium M Spheres
  • 5 - mini tripods with washer
  • 5 - magnet extenders
  • 5 - strap mounts with washer
  • 5 - locking pliers with washer
  • Lightweight transport case
  ACCS-TRG-0011.png ACCS-TRG-0011 T3D Prism
  • Prism constant @ 660nm
  • Axis offset (x/y): 0
  • Axis offset: (z): From T3D precision washer = 137 mm
  • Absolute accuracy for centre point: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
ACCSS8031.png ACCSS8031 T3D Quick Release
  • Focus M & S - Fits to standard photo tripods with 3/8" screw and surveyor tripods with 5/8" screws
  ACCS-TOOL-0028.png ACCS-TOOL-0028 T3D Tribrach Kit 2
  • 2 - T3D Premium L Spheres
  • 2 - T3D Tribrach adapters
  • Lightweight transport case (500 x 400 x 225 mm)
ACCS-MNT-0015.png ACCS-MNT-0015 T3D Quick release 1/2 kit
  • Contains only the parts for the mount on the tripod (3/8" or 5/8" UNC thread)
  • Enables the usage of multiple tripods
  • Fits to the upper part of all T3D Quick Releases
  ACCS-TRG-0012.png ACCS-TRG-0012 T3D Prism Kit
  • 3 - T3D Prism
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm)
ACCS-TRG-0015.png ACCS-TRG-0015 T3D Durable M (medium) Sphere
  • Nominal sphere diameter: Ø139mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for L sphere: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±3 mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0029.png ACCS-TOOL-0029 T3D Prism Pole Adapter M8 w/precision washer
ACCS-TOOL-0011.png ACCS-TOOL-0011 T3D Precision Washer, 50 pack
  • 50 pc. Washers, bright zinc plated.
  • Diameter 36mm, thickness 3mm, countersunk center hole M4
  ACCS-TRG-0013.png ACCS-TRG-0013 T3D Premium L (large) Sphere
  • Nominal sphere diameter: Ø198.8mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1mm
ACCS-TOOL-0012.png ACCS-TOOL-0012 T3D On/Off Magnet w/precision washer
  • For temporary mount on flat and convex steel surfaces
  • Mechanical On/Off switch
  ACCS-TOOL-0030.png ACCS-TOOL-0030 T3D Precision Washer, 50-pack SS
  • 50 pcs. Washers, stainless steel EN 1.4057
  • Diameter 36mm, thickness 3mm, countersunk center hole M4
ACCS-TOOL-0037.png ACCS-TOOL-0037 T3D Locking pliers w/precision washer
  • For temporary mount
  ACCS-TRG-0014.png ACCS-TRG-0014 T3D Flat targets, paper, 12 pack
  • 12 - T3D flat paper targets
ACCS-TOOL-0015.png ACCS-TOOL-0015 T3D Measure Point Adapter
  • M10 male thread and washer
  • Offset height from refrence plane to washer, 114.1mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0031.png ACCS-TOOL-0031 T3D CMM Adapter 3mm kit
  • 3 - T3D CMM Adapter 3mm.
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For use with Measurement Arm with Ø3mm Ball Probe
ACCS-TOOL-0016.png ACCS-TOOL-0016 T3D Mini-tripod, 5-pack w/precision washer
  • 5 - T3D Mini-tripods with washer, foldable
  ACCS-TOOL-0032.png ACCS-TOOL-0032 T3D CMM Adapter 6mm Kit
  • 3 - T3D CMM Adapter 3mm.
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For use with Measurement Arm with Ø6mm Ball Probe
ACCS-TOOL-0017.png ACCS-TOOL-0017 T3D Prism Pole Adapter 5/8 w/precision washer   ACCS-TOOL-0033.png ACCS-TOOL-0033 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 6mm Kit
  • 3 - T3D SMR Nest Adapter 6mm
  • 3 - Reference Hole Adapter 6mm
  • 1 - Allen key, 3mm
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For nest shank Ø6mm
ACCS-TOOL-0018.png ACCS-TOOL-0018 T3D Prism Pole Adapter L12 w/precision washer   ACCS-TOOL-0034.png ACCS-TOOL-0034 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 10mm Kit
  • 3 - T3D SMR Nest Adapter 10mm
  • 3 - Reference Hole Adapter 10mm
  • 1 - Allen key, 3mm
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For nest shank Ø10mm
ACCS-TOOL-0019.png ACCS-TOOL-0019 T3D CMM Adapter 3mm
  • For use with Measurement Arm with Ø3mm ball probe
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0035.png ACCS-TOOL-0035 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 12mm Kit
  • 3 - T3D SMR Nest Adapter 12mm
  • 3 - Reference Hole Adapter 12mm
  • 1 - Allen key, 3mm
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For nest shank Ø12mm
ACCS-TOOL-0020.png ACCS-TOOL-0020 T3D CMM Adapter 6mm
  • For use with Measurement Arm with Ø6mm ball probe
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0036.png ACCS-TOOL-0036 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 0.25" kit
  • 3 - T3D SMR Nest Adapter 0.25"
  • 3 - Reference Hole Adapter 0.25"
  • 1 - Allen key, 3mm
  • Lightweight transport case (300 x 275 x 82 mm).
  • For nest shank  0.25"
ACCS-TOOL-0021.png ACCS-TOOL-0021 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 6mm
  • For nest shank diameter 6mm
  • SMR centre offset from adapter 25mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for Adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
  ACCS-TOOL-0038.png ACCS-TOOL-0038 T3D Ground Spike w/precision washer
  • Stainless steel
  • Spike dimensions: Ø5mm, lenght: 200mm
  • Total lenght (top of the washer to the end of the spike): 210mm
ACCS-TOOL-0023.png ACCS-TOOL-0023 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 10mm
  • For nest shank diameter 10mm
  • SMR centre offset from adapter 25mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for Adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
       
ACCS-TOOL-0024.png ACCS-TOOL-0024 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 12mm
  • For nest shank diameter 12mm
  • SMR centre offset from adapter 25mm
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for Adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm
       
ACCS-TOOL-0025.png ACCS-TOOL-0025 T3D SMR Nest Adapter 0.25"
  • For nest shank diameter 0.25"
  • SMR centre offset from adapter 1"
  • Nominal offset height from precision washer: 137mm
  • Absolute accuracy for Adapter: Δx, Δy, Δz: ±1 mm