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Mounting the shank on the probe head

NOTE: The RTP20 shanks are factory fitted and are selected by part number when ordering (see 'Parts list').
  • Hold the shank in the recess on the top face of the RTP20
  • Rotate the shank until the four screw holes are aligned
  • Fix the shank in place using only M3 × 5 mm screws (supplied)
  • Progressively tighten with the 2.5 mm A/F hexagonal key (supplied)

Mounting the RTP20 to the CMM

The head is normally attached to the CMM quill using a shank to suit it.

For optimum shielding against EM phenomena, it is recommended that the shank is grounded to the same electrical point as the control system.

Custom designed mountings are available, subject to approval from Renishaw's Custom Products Department. Please contact your supplier or Renishaw for further information.

The head mounting must be rigid, as any movement during operation will introduce system measurement errors. If the head is replaced or repositioned in the quill, all head positions in current use must be requalified before making further measurements.

NOTE: Remove plastic cap from kinematic mount prior to attaching a TP20 module. Keep in a safe place for future protection.