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.
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.