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MCU5 legacy hand controller

  • MCU5Compatible with the range of Renishaw CMM controllers and incorporates all the functionality of the HCU1 hand controller for motorised head
  • 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 MCU5 has an additional STOP button on the membrane keypad. This augments the E-STOP and allows a rapid stop of the CMM without disengaging the motors and is recommended for use with the REVO system.

The E-STOP switch has to cut the motor power to all the axes, including the two REVO axes. This is not always appropriate as the REVO A axis will drop to 0° by gravity. Operation of the STOP switch will bring the CMM to a fast stop but the motors will remain engaged in the ‘hold' state.

MCU5 visual guide
1 LCD screen
2 Emergency stop switch
3Speed override
4Probe disabled LED
5MCU enabled LED
6Joystick enable
73-axis joystick with push button
8Joystick locks (three separate buttons)
9Probe disabled (see '14')
10Engage servos
11Start / stop program
12Mode change
13Joystick orientation
14Axis systems select
15F1 function
16F2 function
18F3 function
19F4 function
20Take point / cancel point

Installation and user's guides

  • MCU

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