Following the simple procedures given below will prolong the operational life and maintain the high performance of the system. The user should determine the frequency of inspection and maintenance actions according to the conditions of use.
The head labels are best cleaned with a slightly damp cloth. All other system components should be cleaned using a soft, lint free cloth and must be kept dry.
The kinematic coupling mechanisms incorporated throughout the system have precision ball seating and permanent magnets. It is recommended that all these features be cleaned before first use, and thereafter at regular intervals.
A cleaning kit for the precision ball seating and permanent magnet is available from your Renishaw supplier (part number A-1085-0016). It comprises strips of cleaning material. Use the cleaning material to clean the areas indicated with arrows on the image below.
With clean hands, tear off a small piece, shape into a small ball and press into / onto each of the features in turn, rotating to a fresh piece of material as you work around.
CAUTION: Ensure no cleaning material debris is left on the surface. The cleaning material should not be used for the optical windows or electrical contacts.
The electrical contacts, indicated with arrows in the image below, should be carefully cleaned with an alcohol-based cleaner (e.g. IPA) and a lint-free cloth.
The frequency of cleaning depends on the local environment conditions, but should be at least every 500 probe or stylus holder changes.