How often should I have my portable arm calibrated?
At a minimum, it is wise to have your portable arm calibrated once annually. In cases where you're involved in high-tolerance work, or the arm is receiving a lot of abuse and being transported from plant-to- plant, we would recommend, perhaps, every 6 months. Here at CMMXYZ we are primarily a ROMER portable arm service center for both tactile and scanning arms. We also can calibrate all brands of portable/articulating arms (both Faro and ROMER included) our fully certified ISO/IEC 17025 accredited lab is your guarantee of a professional job.
It is essential to understand that a portable arm needs more scrutiny than a coordinate measuring machine. A coordinate measuring machine stays in one spot while a portable arm, by nature portable, is moved throughout a factory. It's assembled, disassembled, put on fixtures and put on surface plates. Generally speaking, it receives a lot more abuse than a coordinate measuring machine because it's used manually.
We have the capability to perform B89.4.22-2004(R 2019) calibration on both 6 and 7 axis portable arms.
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