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TP200 / TP200B

TP200 touch-trigger probe body

The TP200 / TP200B are electronic probes using strain gauge technology, which gives higher accuracy than kinematic touch-trigger probes. They combine outstanding metrology performance with superior functionality to produce a highly versatile DCC CMM probing system, with excellent productivity.

Features and benefits

  • Excellent repeatability and precision 3D form measurement
  • Rapid exchange between stylus configurations without the need to re-calibrate
  • 6-way measuring capability (±X, ±Y, ±Z)
  • Zero reseat errors and no lobing effect
  • Suitable for intensive 'peck' or 'stitch' scanning
  • Stylus reach up to 100 mm (3.99 in) GF range
  • Module life of more than 10 million triggers
  • Compatible with the full range of Renishaw probe heads and accessories

System components

TP200 probe body

  • Incorporates micro strain gauge transducers, delivering excellent repeatability and accurate 3D form measurement even with long styli
  • Sensor technology gives sub-micron triggering performance and eliminates the lobing characteristics encountered with standard probes
  • The solid-state ASIC electronics within the probe ensure reliable operation over millions of trigger points

TP200B probe body

  • The TP200B probe has a higher tolerance to vibration
  • Reduced instances of 'air' trigger generation which can arise from vibrations transmitted through the CMM or when using longer styli and faster positioning speeds

NOTE: Use of TP200B with the LF module or cranked / star styli is not recommended.

TP200 stylus module

  • Stylus module mount via a highly repeatable kinematic joint, providing a rapid stylus changing capability and probe overtravel protection
  • Three modules are available, with two different overtravel forces
  • SF (standard force) module is suitable for most applications
  • LF (low force) module is recommended for use with small precision ball styli or on delicate materials
  • The EO (extended overtravel) module is recommended if an increased CMM speed may lead to stopping distances which exceed the overtravel range provided in the SF / LF modules. The EO module has an additional 8 mm (0.32 in) of overtravel in the probe Z-axis to protect against damage to the sensor in such circumstances. Overtravel force is the same as the SF module.

Probe maintenance - CK200 (A-1085-0016) is a specialised cleaning material supplied for the removal of contamination from the location faces of the magnetically retained kinematic couplings of the TP20, TP200 and SP25M probe systems. The frequency of cleaning should be determined by the conditions of use.


TP200 guide



Principal application

DCC CMM where high accuracy is requiredAs TP200 but where 'air trigger'* events occur

Sense directions

6-axis: ±X, ±Y, ±ZAs TP200

Unidirectional repeatability (2σ µm)

Trigger level 1

0.4 µm (0.000016 in)As TP200

Trigger level 2

0.5 µm (0.00002 in)

XY (2D) form measurement deviation

Trigger level 1

±0.8 µm (0.000032 in)±1 µm (0.00004 in)

Trigger level 2

±0.9 µm (0.000036 in)±1.2 µm (0.000047 in)

XYZ (3D) form measurement deviation

Trigger level 1

±1 µm (0.00004 in)±2.5 µm (0.0001 in)

Trigger level 2

±1.40 µm (0.000056 in)±4 µm (0.00016 in)

Repeatability of stylus change

With SCR200

±0.50 µm (0.00002 in) maxAs TP200


±1 µm (0.00004 in) maxAs TP200

Trigger force (at stylus tip)

XY plane - all modules

0.02 NAs TP200

Z axis - all modules

0.07 NAs TP200

Overtravel force (@ 0.5 mm displacement)

XY plane - SF / EO module

0.2 N to 0.4 NAs TP200

XY plane -LF module

0.1 N to 0.15 NAs TP200

Z-axis - SF / EO module

4.90 NAs TP200

Z-axis -LF module

1.60 NAs TP200

Weight (probe sensor and module)

22 g (0.78 oz)As TP200

Maximum extension (if on PH10 series head)

300 mm (11.81 in)As TP200
Maximum recommended stylus length (M2 styli range)

SF / EO module

50 mm (1.97 in) steel to 100 mm (3.94 in) GFAs TP200

LF module

20 mm (0.79 in) steel to 50 mm (1.97 in) GFAs TP200
Mounting methodM8 threadAs TP200
Suitable interfacePI 200-3, UCC2-2As TP200
Stylus module changing rack


SCR200As TP200


MSR1As TP200

Above data applies for test conditions as follows: Stylus length 50 mm (1.97 in), stylus velocity 480 mm/min (1.57 ft/min)

* Air trigger (or false trigger). The TP200B reduces probe triggers that may be caused by vibrations.

Flyers and brochures

  • Flyer:  TP200 precision touch trigger probe
    Flyer: TP200 precision touch trigger probe

    High precision TTP with stylus module changing - The TP200 was developed for tightly toleranced workpieces, and where access to features requires long or complex stylus arrangements.

Installation and user's guides


Part number
TP7M probe kits
TP7M probe kitA-1073-0121
TP7M probe and stylus kitA-1073-0123
TP7M EP probe kits
TP7M EP probe kitA-1073-0261
TP7M EP probe and stylus kitA-1073-0263
PI 7-3 probe interface
PI 7-3 probe interface for TP7MA-5726-0100
PI 7-3 interface card for use with PHC10-3 PLUSA-5726-0200
TP200 probe
TP200 body / sensor onlyA-1207-0020
TP200 probe kits
TP200 kit 1 (including standard force stylus module)A-1207-0001
TP200 kit 2 (including low force stylus module)A-1207-0002
TP200B probe kits
TP200B kit 1 (including standard force stylus module)A-1207-0055
TP200 stylus modules
TP200 standard force stylus moduleA-1207-0010
TP200 low force stylus moduleA-1207-0011
TP200 EO (extended overtravel) stylus moduleA-1207-0012
TP200 probe interface
PI 200-3 probe interface for TP1, TP2, TP6, TP20 and TP200A-5707-0100
PI 200-3 interface card for use with PHC10-3 PLUSA-5707-0200
SCR200 stylus changing rack
SCR200 rack for automatic stylus changing with TP200 (rack only)A-1207-0031
SCR200 - active 6 port change rack for use with TP200 (includes 3 × standard force stylus modules)A-1207-0030
SCR200 - active 6 port change rack for use with TP200 (includes 3 × low force stylus modules)A-1207-0070
TP200 accessories
24 V PSU for PHC10-3 PLUS, PI 200-3 and PI 7-3P-EA02-0042
M12 location pieceM-1371-0298