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Machine tool apps

We are committed to developing a range of machine tool apps for our customers which make installing, configuring, using and maintaining our systems even easier.

Smartphone apps provide information at a user's fingertips in a simple, convenient format. Available globally in a wide range of languages, our free-of-charge apps are perfect for new and less experienced users.

On-machine apps can be seamlessly integrated with a wide range of CNC controls. Apps are installed onto a Microsoft® Windows®-based CNC control or a Windows tablet connected to the control via Ethernet.

With touch interaction and intuitive design, smartphone and on-machine apps provide significant benefits to machine tool probe users.

Smartphone apps

The use of mobile technology – smartphones and tablets – and their associated apps has become firmly established as part of everyday recreational life. Recognising how they can also assist in a multitude of working environments, we have developed a range of smartphone apps for users of our machine tool probing hardware.

The following apps are available from the App Store and Play Store and also available via Huawei AppGallery, Xiaomi GetApps and Tencent MyApp.

Probe Setup app

Probe Setup app

The Probe Setup app provides users with a simplified method of customising their Renishaw probe settings that is faster and easier than following traditional printed instructions.

Features and benefits:
  • Suitable for use with both optical and radio probes – including tool setters
  • New Opti-Logic™ technology uses pulses of light to send and receive probe settings from a smartphone to a machine tool probe, simplifying the configuration process.
  • Can be used to acquire and partner radio probes with their respective interface
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GoProbe app

GoProbe app

The GoProbe app creates a probing routine with just a few quick taps. Simply select the required cycle and populate the data entry fields. The result is a single-line command that is entered into the CNC control.

Features and benefits:

  • Creates the single-line command used by GoProbe technology with just a few quick taps
  • Help text, images and animations provide further assistance
  • Supports a wide range of CNC controls

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NC4 app

The NC4 app makes configuring and supporting the range of NC4 non-contact tool setters simple. Engineers have a single point of reference for maintenance and troubleshooting tasks at their fingertips.

Features and benefits:

  • Instructions to help installation engineers configure the NC4 system
  • Animations to clearly explain common maintenance tasks
  • Clear instructions showing step-by-step troubleshooting procedures

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HP arms app

The HP arms app provides engineers with an interactive support app for use with Renishaw's range of high precision tool setting arms. The app makes configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks simple, with easy-to-follow animations and step-by-step instructions.

Features and benefits:

  • Supports HPMA, HPPA and HPRA high precision tool setting arms
  • Easy-to-follow animations and step-by-step instructions
  • Includes arm and RP3 configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks

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On-machine CNC apps

The manufacturing environment is rapidly evolving and Microsoft® Windows®-based controls for machine tools are becoming commonplace.

These touch-screen controls have provided us with the perfect platform for the development of on-machine apps which support machine tool probing functionality.

Set and Inspect

Set and Inspect

Set and Inspect is a simple, intuitive, on-machine probing app for customers who require an easy-to-use probing solution. Integrated help allows the user to easily create probing routines, whether they are manually run, single cycles or fully automated probing programs.

Features and benefits:

  • Minimal training and product documentation required
  • Automatically generates machine code
  • Supports part setting, inspection and tool setting cycles
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Reporter is a complementary app designed to view component measurement data in a quick and easy way. It can display measurement results from Set and Inspect generated programs as well as Inspection Plus measurement routines.

Features and benefits:

  • Quickly view pass and fail measurement data at the machine
  • Displays measurement trends for every probed part
  • Results can be viewed live, as the part is measured

For users without a Windows-based CNC, Set and Inspect and Reporter can be installed onto a Windows Tablet and connected to the CNC via an Ethernet connection. Learn how!

Set and Inspect drives manufacturing process improvements

Find out how our customers are using our range of machine tool apps to simplify their manufacturing process.

The new Hartrol Plus controller has been designed to make our machines easy to use. Set and Inspect is the perfect addition as its graphical user interface means that operators can program machine tool probing routines with ease.

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