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Focus3D Panorama Tripod Quick Release Mount Installation

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Quick Steps

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In this 3-minute YouTube video tutorial, learn how to unpack and set up the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner on the panorama tripod.


The FARO Focus3D Panorama Tripod Quick Release allows you to quickly mount and dismount the Focus3D Laser Scanner on your tripod. Using the steps in this article you should be able install the Panorama Tripod Quick Release on your tripod and start scanning.


Please review this table before you begin to ensure your success.

Time to Complete 10 minutes
Items Needed
  • Focus3D Panorama Tripod Quick Release package, FARO Part #: ACCSS6040, Manufacturer Part #: 100200
  • Laser Scanner Carbon Fiber Tripod, FARO Part #: ACCSS6005
Supported Hardware
  • Focus3D X30/1310/330
  • Focus3D S20/120
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  1. Verify you have these parts in your Panorama Tripod Quick Release package.
    1. 1 x Mount assembly (two black components and integrated precision washer with knob)
    2. 1 x Screw (UNC 3/8x2”)
    3. 4 x Hex Screws (M5x20)
    4. 1 x He key 4mm
    5. 1 x Hex key 5/16”
    6. Optional: 1 x Tribrach to 5/8” adapter 
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  2. Remove the scanner from the transport case and lay the scanner on its side on a flat surface.
    If you have a scanner transport cover, you can install the Tribrach adapter with the scanner inside the cover. Just lay the cover, with the scanner inside, on its side on a flat surface.
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  1. Place the upper scanner mounting ring on the bottom of the scanner mount so that the four screw holes are aligned. Make sure that the set screw hole is opposite the power inlet.
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  1. Insert and tighten the four screws with the included hex wrench; do not over tighten.
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  1. To install the lower tripod mounting ring, first remove the 5/8-inch screw from the tripod using reasonable torque.
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  1. This allows you to remove the 5/8” thread that you will set aside.
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  1. Re-attach the black piece (pictured above) to the tripod with the lower portion of the quick release. Insert the 5/8-inch screw and tighten until snug with the included hex wrench. Make sure that the numbers on the tripod mounting ring are right-side up.
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  1. Once the tripod mounting ring is secure, place the scanner on the tripod.
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  1. Tighten the set screw to secure the scanner mounting ring to the tripod mounting ring.
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Next Steps

Once you have confirmed the Tribrach adapter is attached and secure on the tripod, you are ready to use the quick release with your tripod and Focus3D.


If you cannot remove the screw in steps 5 and 6, please do not apply excessive force as it may damage the tripod. Instead, contact FARO Support for instructions.



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