Machine Tool Probe Operates In Any Spindle Orientation

Featuring high-speed operation in single-touch or double-touch probing routines, the OMP60 machine tool probe’s compact size, optical transmission capability and battery power allow easy machine tool installation, according to manufacturer Renishaw. With miniaturized electronics, the 76-mm-long measuring unit has a diameter of 63 mm. The 360-degree, infrared optical transmission system has a range of 6 m and allows probe operation in any spindle orientation.

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Featuring high-speed operation in single-touch or double-touch probing routines, the OMP60 machine tool probe’s compact size, optical transmission capability and battery power allow easy machine tool installation, according to manufacturer Renishaw. With miniaturized electronics, the 76-mm-long measuring unit has a diameter of 63 mm. The 360-degree, infrared optical transmission system has a range of 6 m and allows probe operation in any spindle orientation.

The probe can perform automated “done-in-one” processing on machine tools and multi-face/axis processing without refixturing. With no operator intervention, in-process probing resets machine coordinates for changing processes, axes and part faces, in addition to enabling in-process measurement feedback and compensation.

According to the company, simplified system installation and setup make the probe useful for retrofitting to machine tools without existing probing. It features user-programmable parameters for multiple turn-on/turn-off options and is equipped with the company’s trigger logic. This programming method allows users to program options without accessing the unit’s internals, reducing the risk of damage from coolant and debris.