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

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.


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.


Creaform’s worldwide support, repair, and calibration metrology centres

Creaform’s metrology centres are located around the world and offer the following services* in different languages:

  • Software and hardware technical support helpline
  • Portable CMM basic and advanced repair
  • Equipment maintenance, tuning and calibration
  • Loaner services
  • Portable CMM component replacement
  • Parts reselling
  • Warranty renewal

* Services may vary depending on each metrology center.

Developed using rigorous manufacturing processes

Creaform designs, manufactures, and calibrates the HandyPROBE with the most sophisticated quality management system and according to internationally recognized standards, the ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

The HandyPROBE’s acceptance test is based on the ISO10360-12 standard and accredited ISO 17025.

Product and support based on international metrology standards

At Creaform, product and service quality is our top priority. Being pioneers in portable 3D measurement technologies, we are committed to exceeding our customer requirements by developing innovative solutions.

We are invested in continuously improving processes, setting new standards for the industry and ensuring full satisfaction of our clientele.

3D scanning solutions designed for manufacturers’ unique needs

Creaform’s 3D scanning solutions address the 3D measurement requirements for each stage of the manufacturing process

Technical Specifications

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

HandyPROBE Next™ HandyPROBE Next™| Elite
Accuracy(1) 0.030 mm(0.0012 in) 0.025 mm(0.0009 in)
Volumetric accuracy(1) 9.1 m3 (320 ft3) 0.086 mm(0.0034 in) 0.064 mm(0.0025 in)
16.6 m2 (586 ft3) 0.122 mm(0.0048 in) 0.078 mm(0.0031 in)
Volumetric accuracy (with MaxSHOT 3D or C-Link)2 MaxSHOT Next™ 0.060 mm + 0.025 mm/m(0.0024 in + 0.0003 in/ft) 0.044 mm + 0.025 mm/m(0.0017 in + 0.0003 in/ft)
MaxSHOT Next™| Elite 0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m(0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft) 0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m(0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Measurement rate 80 measurements/s
Part size range (recommended) 0.2–6 m (0.7–20 ft)
Software VXelements
Weight Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb) C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
Dimensions (LxWxH) Probe: 68 x 157 x 340 mm (2.7 x 6.2 x 13.4 in) C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)
Operating temperature range 5-40 °C (41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing) 10-90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
Patents FR 2,838,198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1,492,995
  • HandyPROBE Next and HandyPROBE Next|Elite performance assessment (ISO 17025 accredited) is based on partial procedure per ISO 10360-12 standard: Probing size error (6.2) and Length error (6.4). Performance is assessed on traceable sphere and length artefacts.

  • The volumetric accuracy of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default accuracy for a given model.



The HandyPROBE 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.

Dimensional inspection software module for first article inspections or quality control
Dynamic tracking module that controls displacements, drive assembly processes and measure deformations