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Based on the MCU5 joystick design, the MCU W uses lithium ion battery technology and wireless Bluetooth® connectivity.

  • MCU WMaximum operating range 25 m line-of-sight from docking cradle
  • Docking cradle can be up to 30 m from controller
  • Battery life typically 10 hours between charges
  • Supplied with spare battery and automatic charger
  • Compatible with the range of Renishaw CMM controllers
  • Controls motion of CMM axes
  • Indexes the motorised head and rotary table
  • Operates as a computer mouse
  • Has a system menu for navigating the operating software
  • Handheld or table mounted operation
  • Large LCD for status information and for interacting with metrology programs

The MCU W is functionally identical to the MCU5 except for the additional STOP button on the membrane keypad. When this button is pressed, the CMM and motorised head is brought rapidly to a halt but the servos are kept running. This button is only functional when the controller is in automatic mode, i.e. running a DCC program.

The yellow STOP button removes power from the CMM axes, stops motion of motorised heads and locks the heads in their current position.

The E-STOP switch is hardwired to the UCC controller. When this switch is operated, all power to both the CMM axes and motorised head is removed.

Technical specification

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■ Standard specification

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Display window-
Fast / slow buttonOn paddleOn paddleOn paddleOn paddle
Programmable function keys24444
Axis locks
Engage / re-engage
Disable probe
Take point / delete point
Speed override
Operate rotary table-
Run / stop program---
Move in part CS-
Soft stop facility-
Wireless operation---
Battery life--8 hours-10 hours
Move in stylus CS-Via menuVia menu
Macro cycles---
Orbital mode -

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UCC retrofit

Renishaw has formed a technical partnership with some of the industry's leading software companies and retrofitters to provide powerful CMM retrofit solutions using Renishaw's UCC controllers.


Learn about retrofitting options for your CMM.

Extended warranty

For peace of mind a 3-year warranty is available for your new CMM products during the first 3 months from purchase. Contact your vendor.