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Renishaw's RPM40 ultra-compact touch probe system with radio transmission technology brings benefits to CNC machine tools

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article image The ultra-compact RPM40 touch probe system with FHSS probe signal radio transmission technology

Renishaw Oceania  have recently introduced the RMP40 touch probe system with frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) probe signal radio transmission technology for CNC machines where line-of-sight issues cause difficulties for optical signal transmission.

This new touch probe system with FHSS radio transmission technology reinforces Renishaw Oceania's world leading range of probe systems and probing software, which bring a range of user benefits including:

  • reduced set-up times
  • reduced scrap
  • reduced fixture costs; and
  • improved process control.
Measuring just 40 mm in diameter and 50 mm in length, the RMP40 touch probe system combines the ultra-compact size of Renishaw Oceania's OMP40 optical transmission probe system with the robustness and versatility of their unique FHSS probe signal radio transmission technology. The result of this ideal match is the RMP40's suitability for use on all sizes of machine tools, particularly multi-axis and mill-turn applications in which line-of-sight between the inspection probe and its interface cannot always be maintained.

The RMP40 touch probe system's FHSS probe signal radio transmission technology is the same unique, yet trusted, system used by Renishaw’s existing RMP60 and RMP600 probes. FHSS pairs with the standard Radio Machine Interface (RMI) and utilises the 2.4GHz frequency band, making it compatible worldwide, allowing tool builders and users to specify and operate the same types of probes wherever they are situated.

FHSS probe signal radio transmission technology also delivers robustness and flexibility through frequency diversity, whereby the probe and its interface continually jump from one transmission channel to another. Frequency diversity eliminates ‘dead spots’ within the working environment and allows the system to avoid radio interference.

The RMP40 touch probe system incorporates Renishaw Oceania's patented Trigger Logic set-up and mode selection menus, thus allowing users to configure their probe systems to their own specific requirements quickly and easily, without tricky disassembly routines or changes to small switches.

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