Machine tool probes for component setting and inspection

Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of your machine tools. Touch probes on CNC machining centres and lathes can be used to identify and set-up parts, measure features in-cycle for adaptive machining, and verify finished component dimensions.

Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.

Page contentDownloadsCall your local office Contact us online
ProductMachining centreTransmission typeRepeatabilityPerformance accuracy3D pre-travel variationMaximum recommended stylus lengthSwitch on methodBattery type

LP2

LP2

ø25 mm x 40.8 mm in length

LatheOMP40M / RMP40M
or Hard wired
1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A100 mmN/AN/A

MP250

MP250

ø25 mm x 40.5 mm in length

Lathe, GrindingHard wired0.25 µm*High (Strain gauge)1.0 µm*100 mmN/AN/A

OMP40-2

OMP40-2

ø40 mm x 50 mm in length

Compact - SmallInfra-red (optical)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A100 mmOptical ‘M' code, auto start1/2 AA

OLP40

OLP40

ø40 mm x 58.3 mm in length

LatheInfra-red (optical)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A100 mmOptical ‘M' code, auto start1/2 AA

RMP40

RMP40

ø40 mm x 50 mm in length

Compact - LargeRadio (FHSS)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A100 mmRadio ‘M' code, spin1/2 AA

RLP40

RLP40

ø40 mm x 58.3 mm in length

LatheRadio (FHSS)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A100 mmRadio ‘M' code, spin1/2 AA

OMP400

OMP400

ø40 mm x 50 mm in length

Compact - SmallInfra-red (optical)0.25 µm*High (Strain gauge)1.0 µm*200 mmOptical ‘M' code, auto start1/2 AA

OMP60

OMP60

ø63 mm x 76 mm in length

Medium - LargeInfra-red (optical)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A150 mmOptical ‘M' code, spin or shank switchAA

RMP60

RMP60

ø63 mm x 76 mm in length

Medium - LargeRadio (FHSS)1.0 µmStandard (Kinematic)N/A150 mmRadio ‘M' code, spin or shank switchAA

RMP600

RMP600

ø63 mm x 76 mm in length

Medium - LargeRadio (FHSS)0.25 µm*High (Strain gauge)1.0 µm*200 mmRadio ‘M' code, spin or shank switchAA

OSP60

OSP60 SPRINT™ probe

 

 

ø62 mm x 100 mm in length

Medium - LargeInfra-red (optical)1.0 µmVery high
(Contact scanning)
N/A150 mmOptical ‘M' codeCR123 - lithium
* Fitted with 50 mm stylus

Benefits of component set-up

Probing eliminates the need for expensive fixtures and manual setting with dial indicators. Probes are spindle-mounted on machining centres and turret-mounted on turning centres, giving the following benefits:

  • Reduced machine downtime
  • Automatic fixture, job alignment and rotary axis set-up
  • Elimination of manual setting errors
  • Reduced scrap
  • Increased productivity and batch size flexibility

 

Benefits of on-machine component inspection

Spindle and turret-mounted probes can also be used for in-cycle gauging and first-off inspection.  Manual gauging relies on operator skill or the removal of parts to a CMM, which is not always practical. Benefits of inspection probing include:

  • In-cycle part measurement with automatic offset correction
  • Increased confidence in unmanned machining
  • Adaptive machining, providing process feedback to minimise variation
  • First-off inspection with automatic offset update
  • Reduced machine downtime awaiting first-off inspection results

 

Custom solutions

Custom solutions can be developed by Renishaw's experienced 'Specials' design team.

Useful links

Probe benefits calculatorProbe benefits calculator

Quickly calculate and see the benefits gained from probing on machine tools using our benefits calculator.

 
Machine tool probe selector iconMachine tool probe selector

Quickly identify which probe would best suit your machine shop set-up or inspection needs using our machine tool probe selector.

   

Further reading iconFurther reading

Technical articles about machine tool products, systems and probing techniques.

 

The Productive Process Pyramid™ (simple)Transform your manufacturing

Get help from the process control experts and reap the rewards.

Documents

  • Brochure: Pocket guide to probes for CNC machine tools Brochure: Pocket guide to probes for CNC machine tools

    An easy to use pocket guide introducing Renishaw's range of probing solutions for CNC machine tools. Process control solutions.

    [2.3MB]
  • Technical specifications: Probing systems for CNC machine tools Technical specifications: Probing systems for CNC machine tools

    The type of probing system that you need will depend on your machine tool and the nature of the probing application. This document focuses on the main applications for probing on machine tools. It contains an introduction to the use of probing for each application, plus guidance on selection of the most appropriate system and technical information about each probe.

    [4.4MB]

Next steps

Contact us online if you require more information or you have a pricing query, or alternatively you may like to speak directly to your local Renishaw office.