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Magnetic Mounts for Portable Arm CMMs and Laser Trackers

By February 15, 2018 September 23rd, 2021 No Comments

MetrologyWorks’ line of magnetic mounts provides an excellent way to mount a portable CMM arm or laser tracker to a magnetic surface like a steel plate or table.  Some customers use them as a very flexible mounting solution on a large steel table, and some even mount them directly to the bed of a machine tool.  They are easy to turn on and off, which allows the user to quickly move around while measuring a large part on a table. In some cases, customers even use a mag mount to put their portable CMM right on the part being measured.  This creates a desirable situation where the part will not move relative to the portable CMM.

Our circular magnetic mounts are now offered in three sizes: 5in, 6in, and 8in. This allows you to choose the best fit for your hardware and particular applications.

We recommend the 6in version for all portable CMM arms up to 12′ in length, like those produced by FARO, Hexagon / Romer, Kreon, Nikon, etc.   For measurment arms longer than 12′, we recommend our 8in magnetic mount.  We also recommend the 6in magnetic mount for the latest generation of smaller laser trackers, like the FARO Vantage S and FARO Vantage E, API Radian, API Omnitrac 2, API OT2 Core, Hexagon / Leica 401,402, and 403 Series, and the Hexagon / Leica 930 and 960 Series.  For older, larger, and heavier laser trackers, like the Leica 902 or the FARO blue body laser trackers (including the Ion, Xi, X, Si, and I models), we recommend our 8in mag mount.  For special applications where a customer may need to mount a laser tracker horizontally on a wall, upside down, or in a similar precarious position, we always recommend the 8in version.

All of our magnetic mounts include a stainless steel 3-1/2″-8 mounting ring for universal compatibility with all standard portable CMM’s and laser trackers.  Our 5in, 6in, and 8in magnetic mounts also include a hard case with custom foam to protect the mount and allow easy transport to the work site.  We also offer 3-1/2″-8 to 5/8″-11 adapters for customers needing to use their magnetic mount with a laser scanner, tribrach, or other similar hardware that mounts to a 5/8″-11 adapter.

In all cases we have you covered if you need a strong, durable magnetic mount for your portable CMM, laser tracker, or other similar hardware.