Manual control systems description


The MCUlite-2 is a basic entry level joystick . It has the controls necessary to control a 3-axis touch-trigger CMM but without the sophistication of an LCD display screen.

NOTE: The MCUlite-2 is not compatible with UCC1.

The MCU1 and HCU1 are not supported on the same installation. 


The manual control unit is a comprehensive CMM joystick controller designed for use with Renishaw's universal CMM controller range.  It includes the functionality of both the Renishaw standard UCC joystick interface and Renishaw PHC10 hand control unit (HCU1).

The MCU5 is a derivative of the MCU1 joystick, the only difference being the addition of a STOP switch on the membrane keypad.

The MCU5 has been developed for use with Renishaw's REVO system and PH20, where the STOP switch is provided to augment the E-STOP switch. The E-STOP switch has to cut the motor power to all the axes, including the two head axes. This is not always appropriate as the head A-axis will drop to 0° by gravity. Operation of the STOP switch will bring the CMM to a fast stop but the motors will remain engaged in the ‘hold' state.

NOTE: The MCU5 is not compatible with UCC1.

THE MCU5 and HCU1 are not supported on the same installation.


The wireless manual control unit (MCU W) is a comprehensive joystick designed for use with Renishaw's range of UCC controllers. Based on the MCU5 joystick design, the MCU W uses modern battery technology and Bluetooth® radio modules to provide an effective wireless joystick with a maximum of twenty five metre range and over eight hours between battery changes. A spare battery and an automatic charger are included in the joystick docking cradle.

NOTE: The MCU-W is not compatible with UCC1.

The MCU-W and HCU1 are not supported on the same installation.