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MCU5 legacy hand controller

Compatible with the range of Renishaw CMM controllers and incorporates all the functionality of the HCU1 hand controller for motorised head

  • MCU5Controls 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

1LCD screen
2Emergency 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