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Product description

The MH8 has 2 axes. The probe connector is carried on the A-axis which can rotate the probe through 90° in the Z plane. The B-axis can rotate the probe through ±180° in the X-Y plane.

A lever actuated mechanism locks both axes in the desired position for gauging the workpiece. The axes are unlocked to allow free rotation to another position. The locked positions are set at angular increments of 15° in each axis, providing a total of 168 positions.

When the head orientation is locked, the probe is kinematically constrained in a highly repeatable spatial position. This means that after initial qualification of the stylus tip, in the positions required for gauging the workpiece, the probe may be reorientated to any of the qualified positions without the need for requalification.

A red LED is provided on the front of the head to indicate the probe's status. The LED may be driven by the CMM controller or by a Renishaw probe interface. It is convention for the LED to be ON to indicate a seated (armed) probe and to be OFF to indicate a triggered probe.

Electrical connection is via a 5 pin DIN connector.

MH8 - front view - labelled
MH8 - rear view - labelled

Part number summary

Part numberDescription
A-1332-0013
MH8 probe head
A-1332-0002
MH8 probe head + TK4 probe tools (no shank)
A-1332-0003
MH8 + TK4 + MS1 shank
A-1332-0004
MH8 + TK4 + MS2 shank
A-1332-0005
MH8 + TK4 + MS4 shank
A-1332-0006
MH8 + TK4 + MS5 shank
A-1332-0007
MH8 + TK4 + MS7 shank
A-1332-0008
MH8 + TK4 + MS9 shank
A-1332-0009
MH8 + TK4 + MS10 shank
A-1332-0010
MH8 + TK4 + MS13 shank
A-1332-0011
MH8 + TK4 + MS15 shank
A-1332-0014
MH8 + TK4 + MS17 shank
A-1332-0012
MH8 + TK4 + D shank
A-1042-1486
S1 ‘C' spanner
A-1047-3932
S9 double ended ‘C' spanner
M-5000-3540
S7 stylus tightening tool
P-TL03-0150Hexagon key, 1.5 mm AF (TP2 / TP6 adjustment)