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Connecting the UCC T3-2 to the host PC

Hardware connection

The host PC must have a dedicated ethernet connection to the CMM controller. It is recommended that this is not a USB plug-in adapter because of the reduction in speed these devices can produce.

If the host PC is connected to a network, it is necessary to install additional hardware to allow a dedicated connection for UCC T3-2 communication. For details on how to install additional hardware on the host PC, please refer to the manufacturer user's guide.

The CMM controller is capable of using 1 Gbps ethernet (with appropriate cable).

A 5 m ethernet cable is provided for this link as part of the CMM controller kit. The cable included is a Cat 5E, cross-over type. Other lengths may be used, but the maximum length is determined by the generic specification for ethernet connections.

It is recommened that a shielded ethernet cable is used if there is a likelihood of EMC disruption due to the environment or location of the routed cable.

It is recommended that the cross-over cable is labelled to avoid being mistaken for a non cross-over cable.

Software installation

UCCsuite 4.7 service pack 2 (SP2) or newer software must be installed on the host PC prior to connection of the UCC T3-2. The UCC software suite can be downloaded from the Renishaw website. After the software has been installed, run UCCassist-2 to set up and configure the CMM controller.