Renishaw probes are intended for use in a protected metrology environment and therefore accumulation of dust or contamination should not occur.
In common with all precision measuring equipment, regular inspection and cleaning is recommended to ensure continued high performance.
Maintenance of the head is limited to wiping the outer surfaces and axes scale labels with a clean dry cloth or proprietary cleaning material.
Maintenance of the TP20 probe is restricted to the periodic cleaning of the kinematic couplings on the probe head and the probe module. To aid cleaning of these couplings, the RTP20 is supplied with a Renishaw CK200 cleaning kit. Do not use any other cleaning method.
When operating the TP20 probe in environments subjected to air-borne contamination, the user should determine the frequency of cleaning required.