Portable metrol­ogy

Measure any­thing anywhere

Existent portable 3D sys­tems avail­able on the mar­ket include artic­u­lated arm coor­di­nate mea­sur­ing machines (portable arms), laser track­ers and hand held opti­cal scan­ners. Our uni­ver­sal Metrolog X4 soft­ware can enhance any portable 3D mea­sur­ing device. 


Metrolog X4 is compatible with

Portable arms Hand-​held systems Laser track­ers
Wenzel, Faro, Hexagon, Kreon, Nikon Creaform, Metronor, Nikon Hexagon (Leica)
API, Faro
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Portable metrol­ogy solutions

Portable artic­u­lated arms allow bring­ing directly the mea­sur­ing sys­tem to the job and mea­sure on the spot rather than bring­ing large parts into a ded­i­cated 3D metrol­ogy facility.

Laser track­ers are suited for large vol­ume mea­sure­ment, and the align­ment and inspec­tion of tool­ing, fix­tures and equipment.

Handheld scan­ners for indus­trial appli­ca­tions have no need for exter­nal track­ing devices such as CMM/​portable arms, inno­v­a­tive posi­tion­ing tar­gets allow quick and easy setup with accu­racy guar­an­teed, allow­ing com­plete free­dom of scan­ning even in con­fined spaces. The qual­ity of scan data is among the best avail­able for portable scan­ning devices, pro­vid­ing high accu­racy and resolution.

However, com­bi­na­tions of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of portable metrol­ogy are equally pos­si­ble. For instance, a portable arm can be paired with a laser tracker in the form of a tracked arm has also seen the exten­sion of the portable arm into larger vol­ume inspec­tion tasks. The laser tracker has also seen a focus recently on hand held tac­tile prob­ing and hand held scan­ners increas­ing fur­ther the appli­ca­tion depth of the laser tracker into pro­duc­tion metrol­ogy applications.

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Gain a com­pet­i­tive edge with portable metrology 

With the rise of portable metrol­ogy, inspec­tion and qual­ity assur­ance have spread out to almost all indus­tries.  Mainstream, portable CMM can push metrol­ogy and man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try for­ward by enabling the use a portable CMM right on the fac­tory floor, in par­tic­u­lar for small and medium sized parts, gain­ing data in real-​time that can be shared across mul­ti­ple fac­to­ries improv­ing pro­duc­tion on a larger level than just a sin­gle man­u­fac­tur­ing run.

Performing inspec­tion directly in the man­u­fac­tur­ing environment

Portable metrol­ogy solu­tions col­lect accu­rate mea­sure­ments directly on the shopfloor envi­ron­ments, hence improv­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and efficiency.

Precise 3D con­trol of all kinds of parts

From pre­cise mechan­i­cal part, to free form parts that come in dif­fer­ent shapes, colours, com­plex sur­faces and sizes, even parts that fre­quently move dur­ing the inspec­tion process.

Ensuring high per­for­mance for large data set acquisition

Given that, the major­ity of these sys­tems are equipped with opti­cal sen­sor tech­nol­ogy; this makes Metrolog X4 soft­ware the best fit because it pro­vides unpar­al­leled per­for­mance for large data sets (point clouds).

In a nut­shell, portable indus­trial metrol­ogy sys­tems enable fast and sim­ple 3D mea­sure­ment. Metrologic Group soft­ware solu­tions just make them bet­ter.

Why make use of portable mea­sur­ing devices?

  • Your process requires a portable 3D mea­sure­ment solu­tion for small and medium appli­ca­tions directly on the shop floor or in field conditions,
  • You are look­ing for a cost-​effective alter­na­tive to CMM or devices that are not expert-oriented,
  • You have already a CMM and you’d like to equip your shop floor with an addi­tional portable solu­tion to speed up your qual­ity con­trol productivity,
  • You are new to 3D metrol­ogy and a portable mea­sur­ing device sounds like a good solu­tion to start with.

The right soft­ware to boost your portable mea­sur­ing device

Whatever your portable metrol­ogy device, our Metrolog X4 soft­ware is the best fit because it can be used with or with­out CAD file, and it inter­faces with all types of portable devices avail­able on the mar­ket. This is par­tic­u­larly true when you’re already using our uni­ver­sal 3D inspec­tion soft­ware with your CMM, and you’d like to main­tain your level of soft­ware exper­tise when acquir­ing a new portable mea­sur­ing device for sev­eral reasons:

  • pro­gram data transfer,
  • work­ing sessions,
  • report­ing templates,
  • and above all, to avoid mul­ti­ply­ing the man­age­ment of sev­eral soft­ware solutions.

Gain peace of mind with Metrolog X4 software

Fast to set up and easy to use, Metrolog X4 enables a seam­less mea­sure­ment work­flow using portable metrol­ogy solu­tions in addi­tion to exis­tent con­ven­tional 3D mea­sur­ing machine park.

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With com­pre­hen­sive tools and the most com­plete set of fea­tures on the market.


Better through­put and impor­tant time sav­ing via per­for­mant & easy to use soft­ware architecture.


A proven results accu­racy. Fostered rela­tion­ships with major 3D mea­sure­ment equip­ment brands.

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Extend the capa­bil­i­ties of your solution

Built-​in soft­ware pro­vided with portable mea­sure­ment sys­tems are pre­dom­i­nantly lim­ited at the oper­at­ing level, non-​universal, and with lengthy point cloud pro­cess­ing time and approx­i­mate results.

Not only replac­ing the built-​in soft­ware by our uni­ver­sal soft­ware solu­tion does not require any phys­i­cal mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the device, but it enables a thor­ough use of the equip­ment and the most exten­sive uni­ver­sal­ity on the mar­ket. Furthermore, our soft­ware solu­tions have repeat­edly proven to be a sig­nif­i­cant time-​saviour deliv­er­ing real-​time most accu­rate results directly at the point of production.



Updated Thursday April 9th, 2020


In these times of change, we need to be proactive and adapt to a world that will be different.  Not only does this apply to us as a technological company but most importantly to our customers who will grow different set of expectations. More than ever, time has come to step up to evolving market demands: we are committed to implementing radical changes to support our end-users. Starting today.


Updated Tuesday March 17th, 2020


At Metrologic Group, safety is our number one priority. We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience while protecting our staff. As of Tuesday March 17th noon France is in partial lockdown and we will be applying government mandatory measures.  All of our team is able to operate and work remotely in secured locations.

Preventing the further spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility for us all.

We are monitoring and enforcing all guidelines set out by local governments in the countries in which we operate, whether related to local requirements, general hygiene or to travel restrictions.

During this time, we are doing our best to maintain 100% of our technical support services by phone, email or remote assistance.  If you have any technical problems using our solution or need simple assistance, you can contact us normally through the usual channels and locally available phone numbers:


  • • Technical Support: hotline [at] metrologic.fr  (replace [at] by @)
  • • Find and contact your local support
  • • Technical Support for France Hotline Direct Access Number: +33-476-043-033
  • • Or locate your nearest Subsidiary/resseller for local support.
  • • General or Commercial Inquiries: +33-476-043-030
  • • Extranet Link


Trainings, on-site assistance and business trips are cancelled until further notice.

However, our team of experts is available to perform virtual/remote training to support your needs:  contact your local focal to learn more on how we have adpated to the situation to keep providing training on our full range of software solutions.

We will continue to keep you informed as we go along and we invite you to regularly consult this page for the latest information.


Thank you and stay safe,

The Metrologic Group Team

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