New HandyProbe Next – The new Standard of the Portable CMM market







Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (PCMM) : New Creaform HandyProbe Next

Manufacturers and production managers can use portable measurement technologies to enable considerably greater flexibility and efficiency in performing quality control (QC) operations directly on the production floor. The HandyPROBE Next™ portable CMM provides measurement accuracy that is insensitive to the instabilities of any environment. Free of any rigid measurement setup, the portable CMM outperforms traditional portable CMMs on the shop floor.

The complete HandyPROBE Next system has the unique ability to perform real-time dynamic referencing of its scanning and probing devices as well as on targets of the object that is being inspected. The C-Track optical tracker and wireless probe can be moved at any time during the measurement sequence and generate the same high-quality data. Specifically designed to answer today’s manufacturing quality requirements, the HandyPROBE Next portable optical coordinate measuring machine offers unmatched flexibility and a wider measurement volume than other portable CMMs.
This metrology inspection solution helps manufacturing companies eliminate inefficiencies in the manufacturing process and avoid unnecessary expenses.

New Features:

2X more accurate

• Instant Measurement

• Greater volume of 16.6 m3

• Sturdy design for shop floor hardware reliability

• Multi-function buttons for easier interaction with the software



• Metrology-grade measurements: accuracy of up to 0.020 mm, high repeatability and traceable certificate

• Dynamic referencing: optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part itself, so users can move the object any way they want during measurement

• Volumetric accuracy of 0.064 mm (ASME B89.4.22 standard)

• Single point repeatability of 0.044 mm (ASME B89.4.22 standard)

• Accurate measurement of parts ranging from 0.2 to 10 meters in size

• No accuracy drift over time in your quality control with the easy field calibration procedure


• No rigid setup required: the part and the system can be moved freely at any time during measurement

• Greater and easily extendable measurement volume

• Automatic alignment: optical reflectors allow for repetitive inspections without realignment

• Ergonomic, wireless probe

• Optional 3D scanning capabilities by adding the MetraSCAN 3D

• Multi-function buttons for easier interaction with the software

• Short learning curve and intuitive operation


• Optimized for use on the shop floor

• Portable CMM: the system can be easily brought wherever the part is

• Portable CMM case: the system, tripod and accessories fit into a single, portable carrying case

• No physical link between the probe and the system for maximum versatility


Inspection & Quality Control

• Part-to-CAD analysis
• First article and supplier quality inspection
• Conformity assessment of 3D models against original parts/production tooling
• Conformity assessment of manufactured parts against the originals
• Alignment
• Tooling certification
• Multi-shot measurements (up to 30 points/s)
• Complete free-form inspection and high-density color maps when used with a MetraSCAN 3D

Reverse Engineering

• Reverse engineering of geometrical entities (spheres, cylinders, planes)
• Faster and more accurate reverse engineering of mixed parts (geometrical and free-form) when used with a MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner


VX Elements & VX Inspect


The HandyPROBE Next PCMM comes with VXelements, which powers our entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It combines all the essential tools you need for your data acquisition process into a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment.


VXinspect is an intuitive and powerful 3D inspection software designed for manufacturing companies conducting first article inspection (FAI) or quality control. Directly integrated into VXelements™, Creaform’s 3D software platform and application suite, VXinspect provides the simplest integration of probing and scanning measurement capabilities.
The combination of Creaform technologies with VXinspect offers the ideal solution for quality control in shop floor conditions. The software features all the functionalities required by pre-production control or when setting up a high-efficiency measurement sequence to inspect multiples parts. With its intuitive interface, it is the best solution for all inspection workflow with no compromise on measurement quality and GD&T requirements.

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