Mill - Renishaw Probe - Information

Applies to machines built from: 
January, 2000
This document tells you how these Renishaw probes operate.
  1. Renishaw OMP40-2
  2. Renishaw OTS
  3. 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.


Installation Instructions

Refer to Mill - Renishaw - Probe - Installation for installation information.

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.