The Renishaw RSP3 6 extended scanning probeClick image to enlarge

Renishaw has launched an extended reach scanning probe for use with its Revo five axis measurement system on CMMs, the RSP3-6.

The RSP3-6 probe provides what Renishaw describes as enhanced capability for accessing and inspecting features deep within bores by combining long extensions of up to 800 mm with Revo's five axis movements. RSP3-6 is ideal for inspecting large parts, such as engine blocks and components for heavy machinery used in the construction, mining, automotive and defence industries.

The system consists of a probe and a range of stylus holders, for applications requiring straight and cranked extensions. The RSP3-6 probe is automatically interchangable with all other probe options available for Revo. This flexibility means that the optimum tool can be selected to inspect a wide range of features, all on one CMM platform. The RSP3-6's straight stylus holders offer extensions up to 800 mm from Revo's A axis centre of rotation, and its cranked stylus holders offer extensions up to 600 mm from the same reference point.

The probe can be used for both 3D touch-trigger and 2D scanning applications.

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