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MCU safety

CAUTION: Before unpacking and installing the MCU system, the user should carefully read the safety instructions below and ensure that they are followed at all times by all operators. Operators must be trained in the use and application of the MCU system and accompanying products, in the context of the machine it is fitted to, before being allowed to operate that machine.

Please ensure that you understand all safety instructions. Familiarisation with the MCU system components is recommended.

  • The CMM should only be controlled from pre-determined zones or locations
  • The communication cable between the UCC controller and the MCU W-2 cradle should be routed so to avoid a trip hazard
  • Do not put more than one MCU W-2 into pairing mode simultaneously
  • For safety reasons it is recommended that the joystick docking station is mounted outside the CMM working area

Operation and maintenance

If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, any protection provided by the equipment may be impaired

  • Do not position the MCU W-2 cradle in such a position that it would be difficult to operate the E-STOP
  • These products are only to be used with the appropriate Renishaw controller
  • Installation of the MCU must be performed by trained personnel
  • Do not edit any of the system files directly, only trained personnel may use the appropriate commissioning software package
  • Remove the power before performing any maintenance operations
  • Maintenance is restricted to procedures described in the maintenance section

STOP buttons

The MCU system offers three STOP buttons:

  • Emergency STOP switch - RED
  • STOP switch - YELLOW or GREY
  • Keypad STOP button (MCU5-2 and MCU W-2)

MCU W-2 battery

This product is supplied with rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Refer to the battery manufacturer's literature for specific battery operating, safety and disposal guidelines.

  • Use only the MCU W-2 cradle to recharge the batteries
  • Replace the batteries only with the specified type
  • Ensure that all batteries are always inserted with the correct polarity in accordance with the instructions in this manual and indicated on the product
  • Do not store the batteries in direct sunlight
  • Do not expose the batteries to water
  • Do not expose the batteries to heat or dispose of the batteries in a fire
  • Avoid forced discharge of the batteries
  • Do not short circuit the batteries
  • Do not disassemble, apply excessive pressure, pierce, deform or subject the batteries to impact
  • Do not swallow the batteries
  • Keep the batteries out of the reach of children
  • If the batteries are swollen or damaged do not use them in the product and exercise caution when handling them
  • Dispose of waste batteries in accordance with your local environmental and safety laws

Ensure that you comply with international and national battery transport regulations when transporting batteries or this product with the batteries inserted. Lithium ion batteries are classified as dangerous goods for transportation and require labelling and packaging in accordance with the dangerous goods regulations before being offered for transportation. To reduce the risk of shipment delays, should you need to return this product to Renishaw for any reason, do not return any batteries.