The Tracker can be mounted horizontal or sideways using the expanding mandrel or your own custom mount. The FARO accessories catalog has a sideways mount that is ideal for this purpose. The FARO sideways mount has a counterbalance to offset the Tracker's weight. However, the counterbalance takes up room behind the Tracker and can prevent it from being mounted in tight areas.
The Tracker can be mounted upside down, however do not use the mandrel. When mounting the Tracker past the horizontal sideways position, the bolt pattern on the bottom of the Tracker's mandrel receptacle should be used to bolt the Tracker to the mount. Or the Tracker’s mandrel receptacle should be removed to expose the 3.5” diameter thread pattern. This thread pattern is identical to the pattern on the bottom of the mandrel and allows the Tracker to be threaded directly onto a mount.
Regardless of how you mount the Tracker, a stable, vibration-free mount plays a critical role in measurement accuracy. The Tracker technical specifications for accuracy do not change. The operator should follow best practices for measurement and make sure that the Tracker in its mounted position is properly compensated.
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