Being combined to the API Radian laser tracker, KREON Ace measuring arm extends its working volume to fit large parts

The solution will be shown for the first time at Kreon booth (Hall 3 – stand 3222) during Control exhibition, the international trade fair for quality assurance, which will be held in Stuttgart from 09th to 12th of May.

This new product now makes it possible to use a Kreon Ace arm to measure (scanning and probing measurements) large parts (range: up to 80 meters) according to a metrological accuracy.

It joins the assets of the API and Kreon Technologies: the long range and precision of the Radian API laser tracker; versatility, flexibility and accuracy of the Kreon Ace measuring arm.

The overall precision of the solution results first from the volumetric accuracy of the arm during local measurements, and then from the overall laser tracker alignement precision.

The measuring arm is placed on a tripod and moves all around the part in order to measure the whole part from several measurement stages.

The tracker follows its movements through four SMRs placed on the arm. Each position is stored and then associated to the previous ones to obtain a single coordinate system.

This new solution is well-adapted to many industries’ constraints and requirements.

Ace measuring arm’s flexibility and mobility can be further exploited, while guaranteeing a high level of accuracy.

As a result, the solution is perfectly suited to the automotive, aeronautical or energy industries, as well as large parts suppliers looking both for precision and portability.

This solution is the result of the collaboration between Kreon Technologies and API Automated Precision technical teams. It will soon be completed with new features.


Kreon is a French contact and non-contact 3D measurement solutions supplier.
Specializing in 3D scanners for 25 years, the company also offers measuring and scanning arms, and optical tracking solutions. Its laser scanners are compatible both with measuring arms and CMMs. Its solutions have been integrated into leading application software of the market.
Kreon Technologies’ know-how combines high-tech products and high level of service. The company is committed to providing customers performing solutions in order to help them reduce production costs and time, to increase efficiency and to improve their processes.
Kreon relies on a wide network of resellers all over the world to stay close to its customers and to offer customized solutions.

To learn more about Kreon products visit or call us at +33 555 428 040

Automated Precision Inc. (API) is a world leader on coordinate measurement solutions. Leading the metrology industry through innovation, API products are used by many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, machine tool, and CMM manufacturers. The API team can significantly improve the quality of your products and speed and intricacy of your processes. API’s technology improves every step of the production process, from design and innovation, to production, to quality checks and inspections. API’s experienced engineering team creates products and customized measurement solutions to fit your needs. We provide dimensional inspection and metrology services including consulting, calibration, machine tool error mapping, contract measurement, 3D CAD modeling and reverse engineering to solve even the most difficult measurement problems. Our measurement specialists are experts on the latest three-dimensional measurement systems such as laser trackers, digital photogrammetry, scanning systems and industrial total stations. . API also provides equipment rental, tracker and service training, on-site tracker calibrations, and customized maintenance and support services.

To learn more about API products visit or call us at 1.800.537.2720

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