EN - Safety
CAUTION: Before unpacking and installing the REVO-2 system, the user should carefully read the safety instructions below and ensure that they are followed at all times by all operators.
The RSP2, RSP2 V2, SFP1 and RSP3-x are only to be used with the Renishaw REVO and REVO-2 head.
Operators must be trained in the use and application of the REVO and REVO-2 system and accompanying products, in the context of the machine it is fitted to, before being allowed to operate that machine.
Permanent magnets are used in some components of the REVO-2 system and associated products. It is important to keep them away from items which may be affected by magnetic fields, e.g. data storage systems, pacemakers and watches etc.
Class 3R RSP2 and SFP1 laser emissions
References are made to features indicated as † and ‡ in the illustrations below. Please ensure that you understand all safety instructions. Familiarisation with the REVO-2 system components is recommended.
Safety illustration of Class 3R RSP2 and SFP1
These versions of RSP2 and SFP1 have been classified as Class 3R laser products according to EN 60825-1:2007. This classification is based on the laser power that would be emitted in the unlikely event of breakage of the stylus holder, as required by the ‘single fault' criteria in EN 60825-1. In the absence of such a fault, the emitted laser power is negligible.
† Interlock switch contacts
|‡ Laser aperture and optical window|
CAUTION: Do not remove the safety warning labels located on both the RSP2 and SFP1 probe body.
- Maximum output: < 5 mW
- Pulse duration: continuous wave
- Wavelength: 670 nm
- Beam divergence: 2 mrad
The RSP2 and SFP1 bodies contain embedded Class 3B laser sources, and should not be used in the event of serious damage to, or rupture of, any part of the product. In such cases, IMMEDIATELY disconnect the power source, remove and do not attempt to re-use the parts. Contact your supplier for advice.
Under normal operation, the laser beam is totally enclosed within the probe body and stylus holder body and is inaccessible to the user. Removing the stylus holder breaks two sets of interlock switch contacts, indicated as †, to automatically switch off the laser power and prevent exposure to the beam.
At suitable intervals, the interlock contacts should be inspected and checked to ensure that they are clean and free from airborne contamination, such as dust, debris or swarf. In unlikely circumstances, such contamination could cause a short circuit of the pins and thus increase the risk of sending power to the laser, without a stylus holder being attached. Never connect conducting objects to, or between, the contacts. Follow the cleaning instructions in the maintenance section.
Before inspecting, always remove the RSP2 or SFP1 from the head. Never look directly into the laser aperture, indicated as ‡, whilst the RSP2 or SFP1 body is still connected to the probe head.
In the unlikely event of the stylus holder stem breaking without dislodging the interlocked connection between probe and stylus holder, there is a small risk of exposure to class 3R laser light from the aperture of the broken stylus stem. Direct viewing may cause permanent damage to eyesight and should be avoided. Should breakage occur, avoid looking directly at any emitted or reflected laser light and press the emergency stop button on the hand control unit to avoid unexpected movement. Then manually remove the probe and stylus holder from the REVO-2 head. Once this is done, the machine should be moved manually clear of the part and the damage assessed. Under no circumstances should any attempt be made to repair or re-use the damaged stylus holder. Contact your supplier for advice.
Class 1 RSP2 V2 laser emissions
References are made to features indicated as ‡ in the illustrations below. Please ensure that you understand all safety instructions. Familiarisation with the REVO system components is recommended.
Safety illustration of Class 1 RSP2 V2
This version of RSP2 has been classified as a Class 1 laser product according to EN 60825-1:2014.
‡ Optical window
The RSP2 V2 body contains embedded Class 3B laser sources, and should not be used in the event of serious damage to, or rupture of, any part of the product. In such cases, IMMEDIATELY disconnect the power source, remove and do not attempt to re-use the parts. Contact your supplier for advice.
Before inspecting, always remove the RSP2 V2 from the head.
If the stylus holder is removed manually, or by excessive overtravel, the beam is accessible via the optical window indicated as ‡ in the illustration. Under normal circumstances, to prevent possible distraction hazards, the laser will be automatically turned off when the stylus holder is removed.
CAUTION: The stylus holder should be replaced as soon as practicably possible.
RSP3-x LED emissions
The RSP3-x scanning probe incorporates embedded high power LED sources and should not be used in the event of serious damage to, or rupture of, any part of the RSP3-x. In such cases IMMEDIATELY disconnect the power source, remove and do not attempt to re-use the parts. Contact your supplier for advice.
RCP TC-2 and RCP TC-3
The method of interrupting power is to disconnect the power cable or turn off the supply.
Air supply pressure at the input to the air filters should be a maximum of 8.5 bar. Please observe normal compressed air precautions.
General operation and maintenance
The product is only to be used with the Renishaw UCC S5 controller.
It is recommended that the power is removed before performing any maintenance operations.
Maintenance is restricted to procedures described in the maintenance section.
Care should be taken to ensure that the laser aperture windows, indicated as ‡, located on the RSP2, RSP2 V2, SFP1 and the mating stylus holders, do not become damaged as they are made of glass and could cause injury if broken.
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Beware of unexpected movement. The user should remain outside of the full working envelope of probe head and stylus. The machine supplier should ensure the user is aware of the full working envelope of the system.
In all applications involving the use of machine tools or CMMs, eye protection is recommended.
It is the machine supplier's responsibility to ensure that the user is made aware of any hazards involved in operation, including those mentioned in Renishaw product documentation, and to ensure that adequate guards and safety interlocks are provided.
Refer to the machine supplier's operating instructions.
The system components contain no user serviceable parts, with the exception of RCP TC-2, RCP TC-3, RCP2 and FCR25. No attempt should be made to disassemble any part of the product. In the event of a problem please contact your supplier for assistance.
Under certain circumstances the probe signal may falsely indicate a probe-seated condition. Do not rely on probe signals to stop machine movement.
Probe trigger override will prevent machine backing off in the event of a probe collision.
The probe joints are designed to release the probe and / or the stylus holder in the event of a crash.
This equipment is not suitable for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
Pinch hazards exist between parts. Do not hold the probe or probe head during movements.
It is essential for continued safety that all fuses are replaced by the correct type and rating.
REVO-2 must be transported in Renishaw supplied packaging.
The cables must meet Renishaw specifications. Incorrect cabling could cause damage to the equipment.
WARNING: Avoid touching the probes (including counter balance arms), stylus holders and other modules when the REVO-2 head is engaged (servo LED green) and the system is ready for measurement.