Portable Measuring Arms

About Portable Measuring Arms

Discover the benefits of using portable measuring arms to put metrology into the manufacturing environment and find out how the Absolute Arm range could benefit your business.

Which Absolute Arm?

How to Select the Right Absolute Arm Configuration for Your Application

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Absolute Arm 7 Axis

The all-in-one solution for portable 3D measurement

The flagship of the Absolute Arm range, the Absolute Arm 7-Axis delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in a uniquely ergonomic package.

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Absolute Arm 6-Axis

A specialized touch measurement tool that also boasts the option for entry-level 3D scanning - the Absolute Arm 6-Axis is one of a kind

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Absolute Arm Compact

The Absolute Arm Compact is the ultimate solution for ultra-high-accuracy touch probe measurement of small-to-medium sized parts.

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The three Series in which the Absolute Arm models are available refer to their accuracy performance. Full accuracy specifications according to ISO 10360-12 can be found in the Absolute Arm brochure.

The 83 Series arms offer entry-level measurement accuracy and are great value for those users that have only basic metrology requirements.

The 85 Series arms are the perfect balance between value for money and accurate measurement, providing the accuracy needed for a wide range of applications.

The 87 Series arms are the ultimate solution for high-end portable measurement, quite simply the best portable measuring arms available today.


Our Absolute Arms come in a range of seven sizes. Smallest is the 1.2 metre diameter measurement volume of the Absolute Arm Compact. The full-sized Absolute Arm systems are available in measurement volume diameters of 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 metres.

When choosing an arm size, it’s important to remember two things: firstly, that accuracy performance is inherently better with a shorter arm because of its kinematic properties; and secondly, that our model sizes correspond to the diameter of the maximum usable measurement volume we recommend for that arm model. The actual maximum reach of an arm is typically 10-15 percent larger than the measurement diameter. When comparing arms that claim to be the same size, make sure they really are the same size by the same realistic standard.

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