FCR25 flexible change rack

The FCR25 flexible change rack is a triple port unit that provides unmatched flexibility when rapid and automatic tool changing is required.  FCR25 is a passive rack design meaning no electrical connection is required.  During a change cycle, it is still necessary however to inhibit probe signals.

MRS rack 

NOTE: Renishaw strongly recommends the use of FCR25 to ensure optimum performance when changing elements of the SP25M probe system.

FCR25 racks can be mounted in multiples along a Renishaw MRS rail which enables rack port configurations in multiples of three.  Any port in an FCR25 rack can be used to change all of the following system elements:

  • The whole range of SM25 scanning modules
  • The TM25-20 adaptor module
  • The whole range of SH25 stylus holders (using a PA25-SH port adaptor insert)
  • The whole range of TP20 modules (using a PA25-20 port adaptor insert)

FCR25 TC temperature controlled flexible change rack

The FCR25 TC flexible change rack is a triple port unit that provides unmatched flexibility when rapid and automatic tool changing is required.  The FCR25 TC rack is powered by a standard 24 V mains supply that is supplied with the unit.

The integrated temperature control functionality heats the rack ports to elevate any housed modules to the same temperature as a powered SP25M probe.  Although FCR25 TC is a powered rack, it is still necessary to inhibit probe signals during a change cycle.

NOTE: Renishaw strongly recommends the use of FCR25 TC to ensure optimum performance when changing the scanning modules of an SP25M system. To change any other components of the SP25M system, a standard FCR25 should be used.

In installations where ultimate accuracy is required, it is recommended that the system is left in a powered state.

FCR25 TC racks can be mounted in multiples along a Renishaw MRS rail in conjunction with standard FCR25 units which enable rack port configurations in multiples of three.  FCR25 TC can only be used for scanning modules.  FCR25 should be used for all other system elements.