• 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.

 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
 MCU5 visual guide

Installation and user's guides

  • Installation and user's guide: MCU

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



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 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