PH20 Head touch metrology data

Speed sensitivity of various touch methods and hardware comparing PH10 and PH20



The axis and centre of a 25mm diameter ring gauge was determined and the ring was divided into 24 equal segments. For each of the 24 segments, a set of points was taken at various speeds and a best-fit circle fitted using all 24 sets of points. Each point was then projected to the best fit circle and the radial variation of each set of points was plotted.

For PH10 and PH20 CMM touch points:

At each of the 24 segments, 50 points were taken at each speed before moving onto the next segment. The touch speed started at 10mm/s, increasing by 5mm/s up to a maximum of 25 mm/s.* This gave a set of 200 points per segment, 4800 points in total.

*The maximum CMM acceleration limited the max. CMM speed to 25 mm/s

For PH20 Head touch points:

The method was identical to that above but a total of 450 points were taken at each segment starting at 10 mm/s and increasing in 5 mm/s increments up to 50 mm/s.

The graphs below show that PH20 can increase and vary probing speed without affecting repeatability of position.


PH10 Graph



PH20 CMM touch graph


PH20 head touch graph


Common criteria for test results given above


 Test site

 Renishaw UK

 Styli used

 Renishaw's M2 stylus range

 CMM specification

 U3 = 2.0 + L / 350mm

 CMM controller


 Artefacts used

 Æ25 mm ring gauge

See also