Machine tool probes and software frequently asked questions - hardware
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Q: Is there an extended warranty available?
A: Yes, in some markets a product called Premium Support Cover is offered which offers crash protection insurance plus a warranty extension to three years. Contact your Renishaw Service Centre for details.
Q: What do I do if I crash my probe accidentally?
Q: Is a non-contact tool setting probe more accurate than a contact tool setting probe?
A: Accuracy is subject to the whole machining environment. However, the repeatability of both systems is 1 µm. When selecting a tool setter there are many points that need to be considered.
Q: I can't find a supplier for half AA batteries?
A: Batteries can be ordered from Renishaw, part number P-BT03-0007, 1/2 AA Lithium thionyl chloride (pack of two). Contact your Renishaw Service Centre for details.
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Pocket guide: Pocket guide to probes for CNC machine tools
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