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 PLUS should be 2.5 ohm. 

Head connector cables

PHC: Probe head cable
MC: Machine cable

MC

MC

MC

MC

PHC

PHC

PHC

Signal name

15-way male D-type

Cable PLM 6 - 9

14-way LEMO

12 core

14-way

Max line

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 8 V 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

(F) 8 (M)

Dark blue

F

350 mA

B-axis motor / probe contact

7

Pink

(F) 9 (M)

Violet

A

350 mA

B-axis motor / probe contact

15

Orange

(F) 10 (M)

Black

B

350 mA

Screen

Body

Screen

(F) 11 (M)

Screen

N, O

-------

A-axis feedback

3

Yellow

(F) 12 (M)

Orange

G

n/a

LED and datum

8

Blue

(F) 13 (M)

Turquoise

J

15 mA

Motor probe switch

5

Grey

(F) 14 (M)

Pink

K

40 mA

 

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

Motorised head cables

The table below shows the standard range of motorised head cables available from Renishaw: 

PHC: Probe head cable
MC: Machine cable

Cable

Name

Length

Type

Connector

Connects to

Connector

Connects to

PHC
PHC
PHC
PHC

PL5
PL6
PL12
PL13

0.1 m to 0.8 m
0.8 m to 1.8 m
0.1 m
0.1 m to 0.2 m

Coiled
Coiled
Plain
Coiled

PH10 style
PH10 style
PH10 style
PH10 style

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
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

PHC10-3 PLUS
PHC10-3 PLUS
PHC10-3 PLUS
PHC10-3 PLUS

Chassis socket
Chassis socket
Line socket
Line socket

PHC
PHC
PHC
PHC

Raw probe connector pinouts

Pin

Description

1

Head LED cathode probe present

2

Ground

3

Head LED cathode

4

Probe return

5

Probe signal

6

Probe inhibit

7

Probe inhibit