Wireless Intuitive Probe System (WIPS) - Installation

Applies to machines built from: 
January, 2000
AD0222 Rev C

Renishaw - Probe - Installation - Introduction

This document tells you how to install these Renishaw probes.
  1. Renishaw OMP40-2
  2. Renishaw OTS
  3. Renishaw Optical Machine Interface (OMI)

Renishaw - OMP40-2 Probe - Installation

This procedure tells you how to install a Renishaw OMP40-2 probe.

Step 1

Put the probe stylus [1] into the probe body.

Use the probe installation tool [2]. Put the shaft of the tool [2] through the hole in the stylus.

Turn the tool until the stylus is tight.

Use a coin or flat-bladed screwdriver. Remove the battery compartment [3] screw.

note: Do not touch the stylus when you install the batteries. This can change the settings.

Put batteries [4] into the battery compartment.

Install the battery compartment and tighten the screw.

Step 2

Use the hex wrenches supplied with the probe.

Loosen the (6) set screws in the probe toolholder.

Insert the probe body [3] into the toolholder [1].

Use the hex wrench [2].

Torque the (2) set screws to 2.2 ft-lb (3 Nm).

Step 3

Put the OMP40-2 probe in the spindle.

Put an indicator [3] in the position shown.

Manually turn the spindle to measure the radial error ("runout").

Use the hex wrench [1]. Adjust the (4) set screws. Do this until the radial error on the probe [2] is less than 0.0002" (5┬Ám) [3].

Torque the set screws to 9 in-lb (1 Nm).

Step 4

Do these steps to make sure the probe operates correctly:

Put the OMP40-2 probe in the spindle.

Operate this code in MDI mode:

M59 P1134

The probe LED flashes green [1].

Touch the stylus.

The machine makes a "beep" sound and the LED becomes red [3].

Press RESET.

This de-energizes the probe.

The probe settings are possibly not correct If you have these conditions:

  • The green LED does not come on.
  • The machine does not make a "beep" sound.
  • The LED does not become red.
  • The probe does not de-energize.

Step 5

Probe Settings

The probe settings are in these (4) groups:

  1. Switch-Off Method
  2. Enhanced Trigger Filter
  3. Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification
  4. Optical Power

The sequence that probe flashes tells you the probe settings.

note: The LEDs flash in different colors and different lengths of time. The sequence that the LED flashes tells you the probe settings. The LEDs flashes a short or a long time. In the tables that follow, a small colored circle shows that the LED flashes a short time. A rectangle shows that the LED flashes a long time.

Step 6

To see the probe settings do these steps.

Remove the batteries from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Install the batteries.

important: Do not touch the probe stylus during the initial probe setup.

After you replace the batteries, the probe LED flashes in a specific sequence.

For example the LED flashes in this sequence:

  • The LED flashes red for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.
This means the Switch off Method is set to Optical Off.

Look at the probe LEDs. Record the sequence that the LED flashes.

Refer to Renishaw - Probe - OMP40-2 - Settings for the meaning of the sequence.

Step 7

Do these steps to change the probe settings:

Remove the batteries [1] from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

note: Do not touch the stylus when you install the batteries. This can change the settings.

Install the batteries.

Move and hold the stylus [2] until the probe completes the LED sequence [3] shown.

Release the stylus.

Step 8

To change the probe settings you move the stylus in a specified order.

Refer to the illustration to see the specified order.

The Illustration shows these symbols: The symbols tells you this: This gives this result:
A red arrow that points to the right. Move and hold the stylus for less than (4) seconds. Selects the next option within a group.
A green arrow that points down. Move and hold the stylus for more than (4) seconds. Moves from one group to another.
A white arrow that points down. Do not touch the stylus for (20) seconds or more. Exits the set up.

Step 9

Default - Probe Settings

The default probe settings for these (4) groups are:

  • Switch-Off Method is set to OFF [1]. Refer to Step 10.
  • Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to OFF [2]. Refer to Step 11.
  • Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification is set to MODULATED PROBE 1 [3]. Refer to Step 12.
  • Optical Power is set to low Low [4]. Refer to Step 13.

Step 10

This example tells you the sequence that the LED flashes for the setting Switch Off Method.

Switch Off Method is initially set to Optical Off.

This sequence shows that Switch Off Method is set to OFF:

  • The LED flashes red for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

Step 11

This example tells you the sequence that the LED flashes for the setting Enhanced Trigger Filter.

Enhanced Trigger Filter is initially set to Off.

This sequence shows that Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to OFF:

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

If the machine has 1092 alarms, it has a problem with vibration. Change Enhance Trigger Filter to On to prevent the problem.

This sequence shows that Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to ON:

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a long time.

Step 12

This example tells you about the settings Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification and Legacy Start Filter.

Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification is initially set to MODULATED PROBE 1.

This sequence shows that Optical Transmission Method/Probe Identification is set to MODULATED PROBE 1:

  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes blue for along time.

If you use this probe on an machine that has a wired table probe, you must set Legacy Start Filter to Off.

This sequence shows that Legacy Start Filter is set to Off:

  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

Step 13

This example tells you about the setting Optical Power.

Optical Power is initially set to Low.

This sequence shows that Optical Power is set to Low:

  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

If the machine has 1093 alarms, change Optical Power to Standard.

This sequence shows that Optical Power is set to Standard:

  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a long time.

Step 14

OMP40-2 - Macro Variables.

  • 556: (XRAD) Stylus X calibration radius
  • 557: (YRAD) Stylus Y calibration radius
  • 558: (XOFF) X axis stylus offset (run out)
  • 559: (YOFF) Y axis stylus offset (run out)
  • 560: Tool number for the OMP40-2 probe

Renishaw - OTS Probe - Installation

This procedure tells you how to install a Renishaw OTS probe.

Step 1

Put the retainer strap [1] over the shaft mount on the probe body [3].

Install the shaft [2] into the shaft mount. Tighten the shaft with the included open-end wrench.

Put the stylus [4] into the stylus mount [5]. Tighten the included set screws with the included screwdriver.

Bend the retainer strap 90 degrees as shown [7].

Put the stylus assembly onto the probe shaft. Tighten the included set screws with the included screwdriver.

Attach the retainer strap to the bottom of the stylus assembly. Use the included screw [6].

Step 2

Do these steps to install the battery:

note: Do not touch the stylus when you install the batteries. This can change the settings.

Remove the battery cover [1].

On new probes, make sure to remove the plastic shield between the batteries [2] and the contacts.

Step 3

Do these steps to attach the probe to the table:

Loosen the (6) set screws [1] around the probe body.

Remove the base [2] from the probe body.

Use a 3/8" - 16 x 1 socket head cap screw [3] to anchor the base to the machine table.

Put the probe body on the base.

Tighten the (4) base mount set screws [4] to 0.81 ft-lb (1.1 Nm).

Tighten the (2) base rotation set screws [5] to 0.81 ft-lb (1.1 Nm).

Step 4

Do these steps to align the stylus:

Adjust the (2) screws [1] at the probe base to align the stylus side-to-side to within +/- 0.0001" (0.003 mm).

Adjust the (2) screws [2] on the probe body to align the stylus front-to-back to within +/- 0.0001" (0.003 mm).

Step 5

Do these steps to align the probe:

Loosen the set screw [3] beneath the stylus.

Turn the probe body so that the data transmission window [2] points at the OMI receiver [1].

Tighten the set screw.

Step 6

Communications Test

Make sure that no objects are between the probe and the OMI receiver.

Operate this code In MDI mode:

M59 P1133

G04 P1.0

M59 P1134

The probe LED flashes green.

Touch the stylus.

The machine makes a "beep" sound. The probe LED becomes red.

Press RESET.

This de-energizes the probe.

If the probe does not operate correctly, make sure the settings are correct.

Step 7

Do these steps to make sure the probe settings are correct:

Remove the batteries for a minimum of 5 seconds.

note: During the next step, make sure you do not touch the stylus. This can change the settings.

Step 8

Do these steps to see the initial factory settings:

Install the batteries. After you install the batteries, the probe LED flashes in a special sequence. These LEDs show the initial factory settings.

note: The LEDs flash in different colors and different lengths of time. The sequence that the LED flashes tells you the probe settings. The LEDs flashes a short or a long time. In the tables that follow, a small colored circle shows that the LED flashes a short time. A colored rectangle shows that the LED flashes a long time.

For example, Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to Off.

This sequence shows that Enhance Trigger Filter is set to Off:

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

Look at the probe LEDs. Record the color and length of time that the LED flashes

The meaning of the color and the length of time that the LED flashes is important. Refer to Renishaw - Probe - OTS - Settings for the meaning.

Step 9

Do these steps to change the probe settings.

Remove the batteries [1] from the probe for a minimum of 5 seconds.

note: Do not touch the stylus when you install the batteries. This can change the settings.

Install the batteries.

Move and hold the stylus [2] until the probe completes the LED sequence [3].

Release the stylus.

Step 10

The probe settings are in these (3) groups.

  1. Enhanced Trigger Filter
  2. Probe Identification
  3. Optical Power

The LEDs flashes a short or a long time. In the tables that follow, a small colored circle shows that the LED flashes a short time. A colored rectangle shows that the LED flashes a long time.

Step 11

The illustration shows you how to select values for the settings.

The Illustration shows these symbols: The symbols tells you this: This gives this result:
A red arrow that points to the right. Move and hold the stylus for less than (4) seconds. Selects the next option within a group.
A green arrow that points down. Move and hold the stylus for more than (4) seconds. Moves from one group to another.
A white arrow that points down. Do not touch the stylus for (20) seconds or more. Exits the set up.

Step 12

Default - Probe Settings

The default probe settings for these (3) groups are:

  • Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to Off [1]. Refer to Step 13.
  • Probe Identification is set to Probe 2 [2]. Refer to Step 14.
  • Optical Power is set to Low [3]. Refer to Step 15.

Step 13

This example tells you about the setting Enhanced Trigger Filter.

Enhance Trigger Filter is initially set to Off.

This sequence shows that Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to OFF:

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

If the machine has 1092 alarms, it has a problem with vibration. Change Enhanced Trigger Filter to On to prevent the problem.

This sequence shows that Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to ON.

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a long time.

Step 14

This example tells you about the setting Probe Identification.

Probe Identification is initially set to Probe 2.

This sequence shows that Probe Identification is set to Probe 2:

  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes blue for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

If the machine has 1092 alarms, it has a problem with vibration. Change Enhanced Trigger Filter to On to prevent the problem.

This sequence shows that Enhanced Trigger Filter is set to ON.

  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a long time.

Step 15

This example tells you about the setting Optical Power.

Optical Power is initially set to Low.

This sequence shows that Optical Power is set to Low:

  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes red for a long time.

If the machine has 1093 alarms, change Optical Power to Standard.

This sequence shows that Optical Power is set to Standard:

  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes yellow for a short time.
  • The LED flashes green for a long time.

Step 16

Do these steps to set the direction of the OTS probe:

Macro variable 592 changes the radius offset direction. Change macro variable 592 to make sure the tool does not hit the probe body when it moves off center to compensate for the tool radius.

When you use the WIPS calibration pages to calibrate the probe, this automatically sets macro variable 592 to 2.

When you use VQC calibration pages to calibrate the probe, you can select 2 or -2 for macro variable 592.

If the probe is installed in a different direction, you possibly must change macro variable 592. This lets the tool move away from the probe during the rotating tool length cycle.

Step 17

Set macro variable 592 to agree with the direction of the probe. These are the correct values:

#592 = 1.0, diameter along the X Axis setting: rotating length cutter radius offset setting in the Y- direction.

#592 = -1.0, diameter along the X Axis setting: rotation length cutter radius offset setting in the Y+ direction.

#592 = 2.0, diameter along the Y Axis setting: rotating length cutter radius offset setting in the X- direction.

#592 = -2.0, diameter along the Y Axis setting: rotation length cutter radius offset setting in the X+ direction.

Step 18

OTS Macro Variables

  • 582: OTS stylus Z location, non rotating tools
  • 583: OTS stylus Z locations, rotating tools
  • 584: Stylus size for diameter setting
  • 585: X-Axis stylus center location
  • 586: Y-Axis stylus center location
  • 587: Z approach position (This is used in length and diameter probing only). The first fast positioning move to the position where the tool offset is applied (height above stylus).
  • 588: Z clearance position (This is used in length and diameter probing only). The position above the stylus for clearance moves around the stylus (height above stylus).
  • 589: Tools above this diameter rotate (This is used in length and diameter probing only)
  • 590: Maximum cutter diameter size (This is used in length and diameter probing only)
  • 592: Probe orientation. This defines the diameter measuring axis, and the radius offsetting direction for rotating length setting.

Renishaw - Optical Machine Interface (OMI) - Lights - Information

This section tells you about the LEDs on the Renishaw Optical Machine Interface (OMI).

Step 1

Number in the Illustration LED Name LED Color This tells you this information:
1 Probe 1 Green Probe 1 is active. Usually the spindle probe is probe 1.
2 Start signal status The LED flashes yellow (1) time. A machine start signal is commanded.
The LED flashes yellow many times. The system is set to Auto Start mode.
3 Low Bat Red The battery is low.
4 Probe Status

Green

The probe is seated.

Red

The probe is triggered or an error has occurred.

5 Probe 2 Green Probe 2 is active. Usually the table probe is probe 2.
6 Signal Strength

Green

The signal is good.

Yellow

The signal is weak or blocked.

Red

The probe does not receive the signal.

7 Error

Red

The probe is not transmitting.

Blue

Refer to the user's guide.

Yellow

Refer to the user's guide.

Purple

Refer to the user's guide.

Conclusion

You can find more probe information at the HAAS Automation Resource Center. Search for Renishaw. This includes probe calibration information and a video about how to use the probe system.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.

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