The arm-free portable probing system designed for the shop floor



Accuracy and simplicity combined with portability


Accuracy and simplicity combined with portability

The HandyPROBE™ line-up is a portable optical CMM specifically designed for use on the shop floor. Thanks to its metrology-grade accuracy and dynamic referencing capabilities, the HandyPROBE delivers unmatched accuracy regardless of the measurement setup, instabilities of the environment and user experience level.

Without the requirements of a rigid measurement setup, the complete measuring system—the part, optical tracker, and wireless probe—can all be moved freely at any time during the measurement sequence.

The HandyPROBE is simply the best metrology solution for measuring geometrical entities on parts of any size directly on the production floor.

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Simplify your quality control on the shop floor

Integrate the HandyPROBE into your quality control workflows to facilitate inspection routines and boost your productivity.

Achieve Metrology-grade Accuracy

The HandyPROBE is your go-to portable optical CMM to acquire highly accurate, reliable and repeatable 3D measurements—right on the shop floor.

  • Dynamic referencing
    Optical reflectors ensure that accuracy is never compromised because of shop floor conditions.
  • Reliable acceptance test
    The HandyPROBE’s acceptance test follows the ISO 10360-12 standard and is ISO 17025 accredited.
  • Measure parts with a wide range of sizes
    Get accurate measurements of parts ranging from 0.2 to 6 meters (0.7 to 20 feet) in size.
  • Metrology-grade measurements
    Benefit from an accuracy of 0.025 mm (0.0009 in) with a traceable certificate.
  • Consistent accuracy over time
    No accuracy drift over time in your quality control workflows thanks to an easy field calibration procedure.

Take it Anywhere. Use it Anywhere.

Because there is no physical link between the probe and system, the HandyPROBE can easily be brought to wherever the part is for maximum adaptability.

  • Arm-free system
    Tackle any inspection, anywhere, with ease thanks to an arm-free system that offers unprecedented freedom of movement.
  • Versatile measurement capabilities
    Measure objects of any size or geometry with confidence.
  • Take it anywhere
    The system, tripod and accessories fit into a single, portable carrying case for easy travelling to remote production sites.

Simplicity that Gets the Job Done

Quality control teams rely on the HandyPROBE’s fast setup time and ease of use to quickly carry out mission-critical inspections and accelerate production.

  • No rigid setup required
    The system can be moved freely in a larger and extendable measurement volume and mitigates conventional leapfrog that occurs with traditional portable CMMs.
  • Automatic alignments
    Optical reflectors allow for repetitive inspections without bogging down processes with realignment.
  • User-friendly design
    The ergonomic wireless probe and multi-function buttons make for faster onboarding and easier interaction with the system.
  • Optional 3D scanning capabilities by adding the MetraSCAN 3D

Take advantage of a simple — yet sophisticated — portable CMM for your quality control.

Learn how the HandyPROBE mitigates many of the challenges associated with carrying out inspections on your shop floor.

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Technical Specifications

Innovative technology that provides accuracy, simplicity, portability as well as real speed to your metrology-grade applications.

HandyProbe technical specifications


0.025 mm (0.0009 in)

Volumetric accuracy

0.064 mm (0.0025 in)

Part size range (recommended)

0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)

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Compatible Software

3D systems

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Contact our metrology experts today to learn how the HandyPROBE can be integrated into your quality control workflows.