- Renishaw OMP40-2
- Renishaw OTS
- Renishaw OMI
How Renishaw Probes Operate
Think of a probe as a calibrated switch.
When something touches or presses the probe stylus, the probe sends a "skip" signal to the machine control.
The machine control accurately records the position of the X, Y, and Z axes at the same time it receives the skip signal.
Probe operation flow:
- A start-up macro energizes the probe.
- The macro sets the initial probe settings in the control.
- A standard G code controls the probe's path.
- Code G31 lets the machine move until something touches the probe to make a skip signal.
- Probe macros control what the probe measures.
- Each skip signal tells ("triggers") the probe to send the machine position to the control.
- The machine position is automatically kept in the macro registers.
- Automatic procedures can get this kept machine position for special tasks.