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SupaScan

Ultra-fast probing for workpiece set-up, surface condition and form monitoring.

High-speed production – fastest spindle probing solution

High resolution – surface condition measurement for cutting defects

Detailed information – form results for simple features

SupaScan is an easy-to-use machine tool probing system capable of workpiece scanning and exceptionally fast point measurement.

Driven by SPRINT™ technology, SupaScan is the fastest on-machine probing solution for workpiece set-up. Surface condition and form can also be monitored – greatly enhancing your on-machine inspection capability.

Reduce scrap, enhance productivity and increase profits – SupaScan can keep complex machining processes under control.

Run existing on-machine measurement cycles faster than ever before

SupaScan is compatible with the Renishaw Inspection Plus macro suite: replace your existing touch probe with the OSP60 probe with SPRINT™ technology and speed up your probing cycle without changing your existing programs.

Inspection Plus can be programmed manually using G-code, or via the GoProbe and Set and Inspect programming apps.

GoProbe app

Reduce measurement cycle time by up to 60%

Rapid point measurement

The SupaScan QuickPoint macro can be used by those looking to get the fastest possible cycle time from a touch point.

By using the analogue capability of the OSP60 probe rather than the trigger signal, the macro allows point measurement to be performed up to 60% faster than traditional touch-trigger systems.

Super-fast scanning

SupaScan provides up to 60% inspection cycle time reduction on simple prismatic components when compared with touch-trigger measurement.

Workpiece set-up cycles return accurate measurement results even when performed at up to rapid (G0) feedrates – as fast as it is physically possible for the probe to traverse the surface of the workpiece.

SupaScan OSP60 SPRINT probe scanning application

Detect feature form issues

On-machine scanning using the OSP60 probe can detect defects in feature form that would be missed by touch-trigger systems.

Use the scanning macro cycles to detect minimum circle diameter, maximum circle diameter, surface high point and surface low point. Form data can be output to NC variables to control downstream processes.

Monitor surface condition

Surface condition image

Measure surface defects

SupaScan can measure common surface defects such as excessive surface waviness, surface peaks, and steps on the surface.

Automating surface condition monitoring allows these issues to be resolved and corrections to be made whilst the component is still in the machine; improving measurement reproducibility, reducing rework and scrap.

View live surface traces using the Surface Reporter app

A complementary application – Surface Reporter – provides a real-time, graphical representation of the workpiece surface condition.

Colour-coding clearly indicates to the operator whether the component surface is in or out of tolerance.

SPRINT™ technology for high-resolution scanning

OSP60 SPRINT probe 3D SCAN

Exceptionally responsive design

To achieve highly accurate measurements, the OSP60 probe's stylus tip must precisely follow the surface of the workpiece.

Two parallel planar springs support the probe stylus, allowing it to pivot and move in Z with no mechanical pivot. Stylus movement is undamped – allowing the probe to be exceptionally responsive.

High-resolution analogue sensor

SPRINT™ technology allows high-resolution stylus deflection data to be recorded with exceptional accuracy.

The patented 3D capacitive transducer can rapidly register sub-micron movement in all directions at the stylus tip.

A vast amount of data every second

The OSP60 probe sends 1000 XYZ measurement data points back to the OMM-S receiver every second using a high-speed, noise-resistant optical transmission system.

Advanced fitting algorithms are used to process the data, calculating feature position, size and form.

SupaScan OSP60 SPRINT probe scanning application

System components

OSP60 inspection probe

SPRINT 3D probe



An analogue scanning probe for machine tools, capable of scanning and touch measurements.

OMM-S receiver

OMM-S receiver


An optical receiver specific to the OSP60 inspection probe.

OSI-S interface

OSI-S interface


An optical interface providing input/output communication with the machine tool.

DPU-1 data processing unit

SPRINT™ DPU-1 Data Processing Unit


Processes and stores scanned measurement data. Saves results into machine variables (via the CNC API) for use in downstream processes.

G-code macros

G-code example






Inspection Plus macros and SupaScan macros can be used for scanning and touch point measurement.

Surface Reporter

Surface condition on monitor


An app displaying surface condition trace, part pass/fail and Wt value. Resides on a device running Microsoft® Windows connected to the machine.

Next steps

Contact your local sales representative if you think SupaScan is right for you.