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Measurement accessories

A number of accessories are available to ease set-up, alignment and operation of your Renishaw laser measurement system.

Long range linear optics kit

Long range optics kit

These optics enable linear measurements to be taken on axis lengths to 80 m. The kit includes a large retroreflector and target (to enable easier alignment at long range) and a periscope assembly which 'captures' the return beam and redirects it into the laser shutter.

XL-80 range = 80 m. ML10 standard range is 40 m; ML10X is required for 80 m range.

Part number: A-8003-4270

Small linear optics kit

small linear optics

The small linear optics kit allows your Renishaw laser system to be used in applications where a small and light measurement retroreflector is desirable, minimising its effect on a machine's dynamic performance and providing greater flexibility in mounting options.

The kit includes a small, lightweight retroreflector (10% of standard unit) and a separate beam reducer optic which reduces the diameter of, and the separation between, the outward and return laser beams. Maximum range 4 m.

Part number: A-8003-3244

Universal straightness shutter

Universal (straightness) shutter

A special shutter assembly to rotate the return port in the shutter by 90°. When used with straightness optics this allows for straightness measurement in the vertical axis.

Part number: A-8003-4209

Straightness accessory kit

Straight accessory kit

This kit allows straightness measurements to be made in the "Z" or vertical axis of the machine with the laser pointing along either the "X or "Y" horizontal axes.

Kit includes

  • 1 straightness shutter
  • 1 large retroreflector
  • 1 adjustable turning mirror
  • 1 straightness base
Part number: A-8003-4259

Swivel mirror

Swivel Mirror

Allows adjustment to be made along machine diagonals, or on inclined axes. The swivel mirror can be used as an alignment aid for ANSI B5.54 diagonal measurement and is also useful when measuring slant-bed lathes.

Part number: A-8003-1304

Fixed turning mirror (90°)

Fixed turning mirror

This mirror is used primarily when there is restricted access to the required axis of measurement, allowing the laser beam to be re-directed.

Part number: A-8003-1325

LS350 laser beam steering optic

LS350 beam steering optic

Provides easy angular adjustment of the laser beam in both horizontal and vertical planes. This patented accessory eliminates the need for fine laser translation and rotation. Aligning your laser system is now a single one-step process. The LS350 laser beam steerer speeds up linear, angular and straightness measurements in any configuration.

Part number: A-8003-3072

Optics mounting kit

Optics Mounting kit

The optics mounting kit is for use with all Renishaw measurement optics. The kit is used to mount the measurement optics to the machine under test. Additional items can be supplied on request.

Part number: A-8003-0447

Alignment target

Alignment target

This 22 mm diameter alignment aid can be used with the linear, angular and straightness optics kits. It can be clipped on to the optic to align both the interferometer and retroreflectors.

Part number: A-8003-0478

HP adaptor plate

HP Adaptor Plate

The adaptor plate allows the use of Renishaw's swivel mirror and beam steering optics with the HP laser system.

Part number: M-8003-1307

Magnetic base

Magnetic base

Used for mounting the optics or the XL laser head (when used in conjunction with the XL magnetic adaptor).  The base features an on/off switch for quick mounting and a female M8 fixing thread.  The supplied kit contains 2 bases.

Part number: A-9908-0780

XL magnetic base adaptor

Tripod adaptor

Allows the tripod stage to be mounted to a magnetic base, or any other fixturing which accepts on M8 thread.

Part number: A-9908-0760

Pan & tilt adaptor kit

The Pan & tilt adaptor kit is designed to allow flexible mounting of laser calibration equipment at angles between 0°- 90° with an infinite pan rotation.

The Pan & tilt adaptor can be used to:

  • mount the XL-80 laser on a tripod or magnetic base for applications such as slant bed lathes.
  • mount a retroreflector at an angle for convenient linear diagonal measurement.

Part number: A-9908-1170

Linear diagonal measurement kit

The Linear diagonal measurement kit provides a convenient way to perform laser diagonal tests with an XL-80 laser interferometer system. The kit is designed for quick and easy set-up, with purpose-built fixturing that's magnetically mounted to the machine tool bed and holds the XL-80 and optical accessories. A beam steerer and swivel mirror provide flexible laser alignment to machine diagonals.

XCal-View provides convenient data analysis for laser diagonal tests, in accordance with ISO 230-6 and B5.54 standards. The application can take the data from laser diagonal tests and provide a report that shows the key errors and gives a graphical display of the results.

TB10 trigger box

The TB10 trigger box allows dynamic synchronisation of laser data capture to an encoder position or movement.

The TB10 provides an interface 'hook-up' between encoders and the machine controller, with output to the Renishaw laser. It is used on applications such as 'on the fly data capture' or for monitoring scale errors. A machine can be driven from one end of the axis to the other without stopping and collect positioning or straightness data, etc.

Each kit contains:

  • 1 TB10 trigger box
  • 1 external 'plug-in' 5 V PSU
  • 1 XL-80 trigger connection cable
  • 1 ML10 trigger connection cable
  • 2 D-type quadrature connectors
Manual: TB10: Trigger Box

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