Questions on Renishaw inspection touch probes
Below is the list of frequently asked questions for Renishaw's machine tool inspection probes.
If your question isn't listed, you can contact Renishaw via the Technical support link at the bottom of the page.
Q: How do I calibrate my probe? And how often do I need to re-calibrate it?
A: See the probe calibration movie. The probe is calibrated in the following circumstances:
For more information on probe calibration see:
Q: When does the calibration cycle run?
A: Once initial set-up has been completed, the automatic calibration cycle can be run at intervals that suit the machining process requirements.
Q: How do I partner my radio probe?
Q: How do I change the setting of my probe?
Q: Can I install my radio interface (RMI) outside of the machine?
A: Renishaw do not recommend fitting the RMI outside the machine, however communications can be achieved subject toperformance envelope and reflected radio paths. See section 3.2 in the RMP60 installation guide.
Q: Can I have two optical transmission probes on one machine?
Q: Can I have two radio transmission probes on one machine?
A: Yes, by using twoRMI interfaces.
Q: What if my optical probe is giving spurious errors – bright lights, legacy/modulated etc?
A: Take the batteries out for at least 5 seconds and then put them back in. If this does not solve the problem then Contact your Renishaw Service Centre
Q: Can I use my existing competitor interface with a Renishaw probe?
A: No. See Renishaw interfaces.
Q: How do I clock-up the stylus ball?
Q: How can I clean the workpiece before the measurement?
A: Either use a form of automatic air blast or a wash down cycle, where the component to be measured is passed through a jet of coolant to clear any swarf etc.
Q: How do I get my probe repaired?
If you question hasnt been answered, please contact Renishwa's technical support team.