Following in the foot-steps of the highly successful OMI-2T, Renishaw has now developed a multiple probe system that allows up to three separate inspection probes and/or tool setting probes to be installed on a
machine tool with a single optical interface system. Typical combinations can be:
1 x OMP60 / OMP40-2 / OMP400 with 2 x OTS or
2 x OMP60 / OMP40-2 / OMP400 with 1 x OTS or
3 x OMP60 with different modular or styli configurations for difficult to probe situations or
3 x OTS. Multiple OTS's provide an ideal tool setting solution for pallet loaded machines.
The OSI with OMM-2 utilises Renishaw's modulated optical transmission, thereby offering the highest level of resistance to light interference. The system is user configurable for operation in either single probe mode or multiple probe mode. In multiple probe mode the system will sequentially activate the spindle probe or tool-setting probe.
The new interface system allows the implementation of tandem OMM-2, making it an ideal solution for machines with exceptionally long spindle movements where increased range is required. In these applications the operating range of OMP60 will typically exceed 10 m. Tandem OMM-2 is also suited to applications with partitioned machining areas, where a receiver will be located in each area.