Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

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Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by JaredGoodwin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:56 pm

Faro's manual says 5 - 40 degrees C. What is the coldest weather you have successfully scanned in? I have an upcoming job where the temps will be down to 0 degrees F. Thanks

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by David Zip » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:26 pm

This came up at the Faro user conference. The Focus 3D is fine to -15 deg C.

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by JaredGoodwin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Thanks!

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Post by Kleine Tor » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:05 am

But probably in case of any problems it won't be a warranty case.
Sure, If it matter.

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Post by stevenramsey » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:23 pm

0 deg F is -18 deg C if out doors you may need to add a wind chill factor.
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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by 3DForensics » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:19 pm

The two extremes for me have been just below 0°C (light snow) and +35°C (direct sunlight).

I guess these are not much of an extreme, but perhaps I'll be pushing it this winter.

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by Oliver Buerkler » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:36 pm

Hi all.

The comment about warranty is correct, of course .

On the other side: as long as the scanner starts up with a body temperature within spec, you should not expect bigger problems. Once the internal computer is running, it produces sufficient heat to keep itself warm.

Just do not keep it in the freezing trunk of your car over night and start it then. Also, in a break, don´t let it sit on the tripod in the chilly wind whithout having it run.

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by JaredGoodwin » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:38 pm

Thanks guys. Don't worry, I don't leave it in the car overnight and we don't take breaks when scanning!

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by Richard Deis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:04 pm

How about other scanners? I've used the SS2, around -10 deg C with an insulated cover, but it seems to struggle and crash more often, and sometimes doesn't make it through the "warmup". I haven't had luck with the C10 below -5.

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Re: Faro Focus 3D - Temp limits

Post by Alexander Freydin » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:03 am

Richard Deis wrote:How about other scanners? I've used the SS2, around -10 deg C with an insulated cover, but it seems to struggle and crash more often, and sometimes doesn't make it through the "warmup". I haven't had luck with the C10 below -5.
My comment is definetely late, but anyway... Mayby it will useful.
We sold one of IMAGER5010 in Russia. Normally IMAGER works from -10 deg. But our customer worked some hours at -15-17 deg without any serious problems. There is only only problems - battery life and slow screen reaction.

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