Optical portable CMM
for inspection on the shop floor

HandyPROBE Video

On the shop floor, it's…
out with traditional, in with optical!

The HandyPROBE outperforms traditional portable CMMs on the shop floor. Because it is truly portable and insensitive to changes in the environment (e.g. part displacement, set-up or CMM instability), it is highly efficient at measuring parts that can’t be moved to a granite or cast iron table.

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HandyPROBE Benefits

The HandyPROBE PCMM features:

  • Insensitive to vibrations on the shop floor
    Insensitive to part displacement, CMM instability, change in temperature, etc.
  • High accuracy measurements
    Up to 22 µm. Highly efficient at probing parts that can’t be moved to a granite or cast iron table
  • 3D scanning capabilities
    When used with a MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner
  • Extendable Measurement Range
    Measurement volume can be extended to up to 10 meters.

See for yourself how the HandyPROBE outperforms the CMM arms!

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  • Volkswagen
  • Nissan
  • Renault
  • BMW
  • Toyota
  • General Electric

Some of our clients

Creaform has a strong reputation for reliability, accuracy and quality. We now have more than 500 clients worldwide, and our HandyPROBE probing system is currently used on the production lines of major players from the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries.

Also: Dassault, NASA, Airbus, Ford, Fiat, Bombardier, Boeing, Mercedes.

HandyPROBE PCMM vs. conventional CMM arms

The comparison matrix below clearly shows the superiority of the HandyPROBE optical CMM over articulated arms.

Higher Measurement Accuracy in Shop Floor Conditions
Dynamic Referencing Capability (TRUaccuracy Technology)
Self-calibration using traceable certified artefact (TRUaccuracy technology)
Accuracy continuous monitoring (TRUaccuracy technology)
Remains accurate in dusty environments
Continuous monitoring of temperature
Measurement accuracy
Faster Measurement
Automatic alignment functionality (time saving)
Dynamic measurement mode
No physical link between probe and system (total freedom of movement)
Extendable Measurement Volume
Increased accuracy in subvolumes
Easy volume extension (automatic leapfrog)
Truly portable
Weight (measuring equipment alone)
Weight (including tripod and case)
Software compatibility - Major metrology software availability


Up to 16µm (1)(0.001 in.)
Up to 12 m3 (420 ft3) (2)
> 7 kg
> 50 kg


Up to 22 µm (0.001 in.)
Up to 14.8 m3 (518 ft3)
450 g (3) / 4 kg (4)
< 30 kg


TRUaccuracy Technology

Highly-accurate measurements: up to 22 µm accuracy, regardless of the measurement environment (instability, vibrations, thermal variation, etc.) or operator skills.

Automatic alignment: alignment is automatically done using optical reflectors; it allows probing of many identical parts in rapid succession.

Greater measurement volume: compared to other portable CMM systems, the HandyPROBE offers a greater basic measurement volume.

Extendable measurement volume: The volume can be easily and dynamically extended with no loss in accuracy - and without any conventional leapfrog or additional alignment set-up involved. No need for the operator to re-align the data after moving the part or the C-Track, which leads in less set-ups and error accumulation.

Excellent ROI: yields considerable productivity and money gains. Measurement errors can be reduced by up to 75%, and control time by a factor of 10.

Vibration level Accuracy, HandyPROBE vs other products

Who we are

  • Manufacturer of portable 3D measurement solutions
  • Provider of 3D Engineering Services (3D scanning, RE, FEA, CFD, advanced surfacing and product development)
  • Head office in Lévis, Canada and offices in the USA, France, Germany, China, Japan and India

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Let us know about your inspection/QC or probing projects or needs. We just might be able to help you out a little!

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The Creaform portable 3D measurement technologies start at $25k.