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PICS interface configuration

Configuration of the PICS (product interconnection system) is via UCCassist-2.

Renishaw's PICS allows a standard method of connection for real-time signals used by current Renishaw products.

Please refer to the PICS installation guide (Renishaw part number H-1000-5000) for further information when interfaces are fitted.

NOTE: TP7 is not supported with this product.

Cable connection

Renishaw supply a short 0.3 m PICS cable (PL25) with the PHC10-3 PLUS and ACC2-3 units. This cable is designed to connect between Renishaw controllers and interfaces.

A 5 m PICS cable (PL24) is available to connect the final output stage of the Renishaw system to the CMM controller.

Both cables are terminated with 9 way ‘D' type connectors.

Cable specification

The maximum recommended cable length to interconnect between the Renishaw controllers and interfaces is 0.3 m.

The maximum recommended cable length to connect between the Renishaw system and the CMM controller is 5 m.

If greater lengths are required please discuss this issue with Renishaw.

The cable should be a minimum of 9 cores 7/0.2 overall screened.

The screen must be terminated to the body of each connector.

Output pin connections

PICS Output connector

The pin connections for the 9-way ‘D' type output socket are:

 Pin

 Function

 1

 STOP

 2

 PPOFF

 3

 0 V

 4

 ERROR

 5

 SYNC

 6

 HALT

 7

 PDAMP

 8

 LED off

 9

 READ

 Screen

 Cable screen

Input pin connections

PICS Input connector

The pin connections for the 9-way ‘D' type input plug are:

 Pin

 Function

 1

 STOP

 2

 PPOFF

 3

 0 V

 4

 LED anode *

 5

 Probe signal (input)

 6

 STOP ‘pull up'

 7

 PDAMP

 8

 LED off *

 9

 Probe signal (return)

 Shell

 Screen

NOTE: LED OFF

This signal passes through all products and is connected to the LED anode in the probe head or probe head controller. Any product can turn off the LED by connecting LED OFF to 0 V.

Termination resistors must not be used, but a series current limiting resistor of between 39 Ohms and 56 Ohms is strongly recommended.