Introduction

The UCC T3-2 is the latest addition to the Renishaw CMM controller product range.  It supports the complete range of Renishaw two wire touch-trigger probes along with the high performance TP200 probe.

CMM system component image with MH20 

Key

 Description

1

Machine motors

2

Machine scales and readheads

3

Probe head - manual or fixed - connects to the UCC T3-2 via the machine cabling

4

UCCassist-2 commissioning software and application software

5

UCC T3-2 and power amplifier SPA3 - these connect to the machine cabling

6

MCU joystick - MCUlite-2, MCU5 or MCU W - connects to SPA3

7

PC - connects to UCC T3-2 via an Ethernet cable

The UCC T3-2 is a controller in a 19 inch rack-mountable enclosure.  It is coupled to the CMM host computer by an Ethernet link and to the CMM via external cable interface connectors.

The UCC T3-2 controller in conjunction with the SPA3 has the capability of:

  • controlling three axes of a CMM (accepting digital readhead signals and generating three axes of motor drive signals)
  • accepting input signals from emergency stop, air pressure, crash detector, digital SPA, amplifier faults and all axis inner and outer travel limit switches
  • accepting two uncommitted general purpose input signals and generating one uncommitted general purpose output signal
  • directly supporting the TP1, TP2, TP6, TP20 and TP200 touch-trigger probes
  • providing a +24 V supply for use by the CMM switches
  • supporting the MCUlite-2, MCU5 and MCU W joysticks

This guide gives information on physical installation, system connections and communications, as well as assistance in fault finding during the installation of the UCC T3-2.

 

WARNING: UCC T3-2 is not compatible with PH9, PH10, PHS, PH20 and REVO systems.  No attempt should be made to connect these system components to the UCC T3-2 as this will result in damage to the product or attached equipment.

Please use this guide in conjunction with the SPA3 and PICS user's guide in order to fully understand the system's features, capabilities and operation.

The UCC T3-2 does not support TP7.

Front panel layout

Visual diagnostics - front panel with zoom - UCC T3-2

Rear panel layout

UCC T3-2 rear panel

 

Key

Description

Connector polarity

1

PICS

SOCKET

2

Ethernet communications connector to CMM computer

SOCKET

3

Reset button / IP configure button

 

4

Reserved - do not connect

 

5

SCR200 rack input (TP200)

SOCKET

6

RJ45 connector to SPA3

SOCKET

7

RJ45 connector to second SPA3 (not implemented at this time)

SOCKET

8

Reserved

 

9

Reserved

 

10

Equipotential bond point

BOLT

11

DC power jack 24 V

SOCKET