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MCU W

  • MCU WBased on the MCU5 joystick design, the MCU W uses lithium ion battery technology and  wireless Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Maximium operating range 25 m line-of-sight from docking cradle. Docking cradle can be up to 30 m from controller
  • Battery life typically 10 hours between charges
  • Supplied with spare battery and automatic charger
  • Compatible with the range of Renishaw CMM controllers
  • Controls motion of CMM axes
  • Indexes the motorised head and rotary table
  • Operates as a computer mouse
  • Has a system menu for navigating the operating software
  • Handheld or table mounted operation
  • Large LCD for status information and for interacting with metrology programs

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The MCU W is functionally identical to the MCU5 except for the additional STOP button on the membrane keypad. When this button is pressed, the CMM and motorised head is brought rapidly to a halt but the servos are kept running. This button is only functional when the controller is in automatic mode, i.e. running a DCC program.

The yellow STOP button removes power from the CMM axes, stops motion of motorised heads and locks the heads in their current position.

The E-STOP switch is hardwired to the UCC controller. When this switch is operated, all power to both the CMM axes and motorised head is removed.

MCU W features
KeyDescription
1LCD screen
2STOP switch
3Speed override
4Probe disabled LED
5MCU enabled LED
6Joystick enable
73-axis joystick with push buttons
8Joystick locks (3 separate buttons)
9Probe disabled (see '4')
10Engage servos
11Start / stop program
12Mode change
13Joystick orientation
14Axis systems select
15F1 function
16F2 function
17Stop
18F3 function
19F4 function
20Take point / cancel point
21On / off

Installation and user's guides

  • Installation & user's guide:  MCU
    Installation & user's guide: MCU

    The manual control units are comprehensive CMM joystick controllers designed for use with Renishaw's universal CMM controller range.

 Part number
MCUlite-2 joystick kitA-5331-0015
MCU5 joystick kitA-5121-0003
MCU5-2 joystick kitA-5734-0100
MCU W joystick kit (no batteries included)A-5121-0077
MCU W-2 joystick kit (no batteries included)A-5734-1200
MCU W battery × 2A-5121-0079