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QMT Products: September 2015
Pay-as-you-go probing

Renishaw will unveil its new affordable, pay-as-you go machine probe system at the EMO machine tool exhibition in Milan. The company says that the Primo twin-probe system represents a breakthrough business model that will bring high-end precision manufacturing within reach of every company.

A combination of minimal upfront costs, a free, comprehensive training package, and immediate parts replacement in a unique ‘pay-as-you-go’ model, means the Renishaw Primo system represents a significant step forward in the way that machine tool probes can be introduced.

The Primo system offers users all of the advantages of automated setting at a very affordable price. The twin-probe system comprises the Primo Radio Part Setter, Primo Radio 3D Tool Setter and Primo Interface. The Primo Radio Part Setter accurately locates a work-piece prior to machining and the Primo Radio 3D Tool Setter measures the length and diameter of cutting tools.

Users buy a six-month credit token which enables unlimited use of the Primo machine tool probe system during that period. Once the credit expires, users can simply purchase an additional credit token to extend system usage by another six months.

Registration of a valid credit token activates Primo Total Protect, which provides cover against accidental probe damage. To make the probes as simple as possible to use, Renishaw’s GoProbe software and supporting training kit is a comprehensive self-study package with a range of training tools and modules.
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