Naming protocol

Renishaw's stylus naming protocol makes it simple to identify a stylus by its name as well as by its part number.

The examples below explain this and define the abbreviations used.

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Straight styli

Naming protocol:

M2 STY D2R L20 EWL14 d1.4SS

Explanation:

M2 thread straight stylus with a Ø2 mm ruby ball, 20 mm in length, EWL of 14 mm and a stainless steel Ø1.4 mm stem.

Star styli

Naming protocol:

M2 STR D2R 5BALL L19.5 S32

Explanation:

M2 thread star stylus with a Ø2 mm ruby ball. It has 5 balls on the star and has an overall length of 19.5 mm (from the centre of the ball to the rear of the star mounting face when assembled on a probe). The span of the star cluster is 32 mm.

Disc styli

Naming protocol:

M2 DSC D18 SLVS T2.2 L2.6 BR-Y

Explanation:

M2 thread disc stylus with a disc diameter of 18 mm. It is made from silver steel with a disc thickness of 2.2 mm and a length of 2.6 mm. BR stands for balls/rollers followed by yes (Y) or no (N).

Cylinder styli

Naming protocol:

M2 CYL D3 SLVS L13 EWL4

Explanation:

M2 thread cylinder styli, with a critical measuring element of Ø3 mm made from silver steel. It has a length of 13 mm and an EWL of 4 mm.

Extensions

Naming protocol:

M4 EXT L15 d7 SS

Explanation:

M4 thread extension with 15 mm length, Ø7 mm, made from stainless steel.

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