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RENGAGE™ technology

RENGAGE™ technology delivers true three dimensional (3D) measurement performance and submicron repeatability.

So for exceptional performance, reliability and durability, why choose anything less?

Realise the benefits ...

 ... with RENGAGE

Conventional probes continue to fulfil a valuable role, which is why Renishaw maintains its position as market leader in the design, manufacture and support of these products.

However, for numerous applications, the significant performance benefits offered by RENGAGE technology provide users with a competitive advantage, for both now and the future.

RENGAGE technology is available with radio transmission in the RMP600; with optical transmission in the ultra-compact OMP400 and compact OMP600; and in the miniature MP250, offering an unmatched combination of size and accuracy.

Key benefits

  • Reduced set-up and calibration time
  • Improved control processes and set-up quality
  • Reduced costs

Advantages

  • Unbeatable 3D accuracy and repeatability enable reliable on-machine gauging/measurement
  • Improved accuracy when using long styli means difficult parts can be probed more easily
  • Unmatched low trigger force for delicate work helps eliminate surface and form damage
  • Compact design enables better access in restricted spaces and on small machines
  • Robust, even in the harshest environments, providing reliable measurement and long service life

RENGAGE technology

RENGAGE technology combines proven silicon strain gauge technology and ultra-compact electronics to achieve unparalleled performance and capabilities. Suitable for a wide range of machine tool applications and able to address the 3D performance limitations of many alternative probe designs, only Renishaw's MP250, OMP400, RMP600 and OMP600 feature this technology.

Sensing is independent of the probe mechanism, which means RENGAGE probes feature characteristics that are not associated with conventional probe design.

RENGAGE superior 3D performance

A characteristic of all probes, lobing is caused by the stylus bending and the probe mechanism moving before the probe registers contact with a surface. It is therefore dependent upon the:

  • Length and stiffness of the stylus
  • Force required to trigger the probe
  • Direction of contact with the surface
  • Design of the probe mechanism

RENGAGE technology, as featured in the RMP600, was tested for 3D accuracy against products from other brands. The results, illustrated in the error plots, are compelling.

3D accuracy results

RENGAGE literature

RENGAGE images