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GoProbe frequently asked questions

Which Renishaw probes can be used with GoProbe cycles?

The following Renishaw machine tool probes are supported by GoProbe cycles:

Which machine tool controllers are compatible with GoProbe cycles?

Fanuc/Meldas and Siemens at launch. Support for additional machine tool controllers is in development (see compatibility list).

Does GoProbe support one‑touch probing?

Only two‑touch probing is supported at this time. One‑touch probing is typically limited to high‑end machines that support high‑speed skip. GoProbe is primarily aimed at 3‑axis entry‑level machines.

Are there any machine/controller prerequisites for GoProbe?

A range of common machine variables are required; see the GoProbe programming manuals for details. The controller must have sufficient memory to support the GoProbe program (approximately 55KB).

What is the accuracy of the calibration pin in the GoProbe training part?

The specification of the calibration pin is diameter 4.998/5.000 mm; roundness 0.0001 mm.

What is the calibration accuracy when using probe‑on‑probe calibration?

The accuracy of the 3D tool setter disc is ±1.5 microns.

Can I mix probe‑on‑probe calibration cycles with traditional calibration cycles?

No, this is not recommended; you should choose either probe‑on‑probe or traditional calibration cycles.

What hardware is required for probe‑on‑probe calibration?

Currently this is limited to the Primo™ part setter with either the Primo 3D tool setter or Primo LTS.

Are all Inspection Plus cycles available with GoProbe software?

No, some of the more advanced cycles are not supported. Cycles not currently supported are:

  • Single‑angled surface
  • 3‑point bore/boss
  • Angled pocket/web
  • 4th axis measurement
  • Bore/boss on PCD
  • Stock allowance
  • Feature‑to‑feature measurement

The Inspection Plus optional inputs F (percentage feedback), M (true tolerance position), U (upper tolerance limit), V (null band) or W (print function) are not available with GoProbe.

Note: Twin spindle probes are not supported by GoProbe.

What version of Android is required for the GoProbe app?

Version 2.3.3 and above.

What version of iOS is required for the GoProbe app?

 iOS 7 and above.

Is there a charge for the GoProbe app?

No, the GoProbe app is available to download free of charge.

What size is the GoProbe app?

Approximately 27MB.

I have lost my GoProbe pocket guide, quick-reference tool, training part, training kit; where can I get a replacement?

A replacement training kit or replacements of individual components can be obtained from your local Renishaw office. Copies of the pocket guide, programming manual and the e-learning course are available from the GoProbe downloads page.