Head connector and cables

NOTE: For maximum immunity from electrical noise, Renishaw recommends that:

1. Mating connectors must be metal bodied.

2. The overall cable screen is continuous and connected to the system ground on the user's equipment through the bodies of the connectors. 

 

CAUTION: For correct system function, the maximum overall single core resistance between the head and PHC10-3 should be 2.5 ohm. 

Head connector cables

Machine cable

Probe head cable

Signal
name

15-way male D-type connections

Cable PLM 6, 7, 8, 9

14-way LEMO connections

12 core

coiled cable colours

14-way

TUCHEL

socket female connections

Maximum line

current

B-axis feedback

14

Black

(F) 1 (M)

Yellow

E

n/a

Ground sense

1

Brown

(F) 2 (M)

Red

D

n/a

DC reference 12 V

6

Violet

(F) 3 (M)

Brown

C

n/a

0 V

4

Green/red

(F) 4 (M) *

Grey

M

1000 mA

Locking motor 8V DC nominal

10

Green

(F) 5 (M)

White

H

350 mA

A-axis
motor 12 V dc nominal

12

Red

(F) 6 (M)

Green

L

350 mA

Head present

2

Turquoise

(F) 7 (M) *

Not connected

-

-

A-axis
motor 12 V dc nominal

11

White

(M) 8 (F)

Dark blue

F

350 mA

B-axis motor/probe contact

7

Pink

(M) 9 (F)

Violet

A

350 mA

B-axis motor/probe contact

15

Orange

(M) 10 (F)

Black

B

350 mA

Screen

Body

Screen

(M) 11 (F)

Screen

N,O

-

A-axis feedback

3

Yellow

(M) 12 (F)

Orange

G

n/a

LED and datum

8

Blue

(M) 13 (F)

Turquoise

J

15 mA

Motor probe switch

5

Grey

(M) 14 (F)

Pink

K

40 mA

 

NOTE: The male pins numbered 4 and 7 of the 14 way LEMO connector are linked together. 

Motorised head cables

Table below shows the standard range of motorised head cables available from Renishaw. 

PHC: Probe head cable
MC: Machine cable

Cable

 

Length

Type

Connector

Connects to

Connector

Connects to

PHC

PL5

PL6

PL12

PL13

0.4 - 0.8 m

0.8 - 1.8 m

0.1 m

0.1 - 0.2 m

Coiled

Coiled

Plain

Coiled

PH10 style

TUCHEL

Head

Head

Head

Head

14-pin LEMO plug

14-pin LEMO plug

14-pin LEMO plug

14-pin LEMO plug

MC

MC

MC

MC

MC

PLM6

PLM7

PLM8

PLM9

6.0 m

4.0 m

6.0 m

4.0 m

Plain

Plain

Plain

Plain

15-pin D-plug

15-pin D-plug

15-pin D-plug

15-pin D-plug

PHC10-2

PHC10-2

PHC10-2

PHC10-2

14-pin LEMO

Chassis socket
(PLM 6 and 7)

Line socket
(PLM 8 and 9)

PHC

PHC

PHC

PHC

Raw Probe connector pinouts

Pin

Description

Pin

Description

1


2

3

4

Head LED cathode
probe present

Ground

Head LED cathode

Probe return

5

6

7

Probe signal

Probe inhibit

Probe inhibit