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QMT Products: May 2013
Multiple tool setting and inspection probes on CNC machine tools

Renishaw has introduced significant new additions to its range of radio transmission probe systems, including an interface that allows multiple probe installations on the same machine tool, and a new compact tool setting probe with radio signal transmission which is ideal for larger machines.

The new RMI-Q radio transmission interface allows up to four separate tool setting or spindle-probes with radio transmission to be operated on the same CNC machine, making it an excellent choice for fitment onto CNC machining centres, or machines with rotary tables or twin pallets. RMI-Q is easily integrated on a wide range of machining centres and CNC milling machines.

A multitude of different multiple probing configurations are possible, typically comprising of the new Renishaw RTS tool setter with Renishaw RMP60 inspection probe, or other compatible spindle-mounted touch probes with radio transmission.
The new RMI-Q is used to activate either the spindle-mounted touch probe or table-mounted tool setting probe, and gives visual indication of the activated device. Like the new RTS tool setter it features the tried and tested 2.4GHz frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) radio transmission.

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