Enhanced Probing System Launched For CNC Grinders

Renishaw has launched the next generation of its MP250 strain gauge probing system for grinding machines. Building upon the highly-effective and proven design of the original MP250 probe, the enhanced version features improved configurability options, allowing users to select ultra-robust or low latency operating modes – dependent on the application requirement.

Comprising the updated MP250 strain gauge probe and the new HSI-C interface, the system provides a high-speed, high-precision, touch-trigger solution for determining component geometry.

Equipped with RENGAGE technology, the system offers unbeatable 3D accuracy and repeatability enabling reliable on-machine measurement. The probe’s ultra-low trigger force helps to eliminate surface and form damage, making it ideal for inspecting delicate work-pieces. Engineered for harsh environments, its small form factor and robust design make the probe ideal for tool and cutter grinding applications.

Application-focused configurations

Enhancements to the MP250 probing system focus on improving performance by providing users with the flexibility to operate the probe in one of three modes: a highly vibration resistant configuration; a low-latency configuration where a fast probe response is required together with a default configuration for general use.

Using an M-code, users can temporarily set the probe to the highly vibration-resistant configuration – extremely useful when moving around the machine volume at fast feedrates with long or heavy styli arrangements – before reverting to the low-latency configuration for remarkably accurate component measurement using small approach distances.

Reduced installation time

User configuration of the upgraded MP250 is made possible by a new machine interface featuring a proprietary electronics housing which is easily fitted onto a DIN rail in the machine cabinet requiring minimal fitment time and effort.

For more information: www.renishaw.com

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