Renishaw has launched REVO-2, a new improved version of its multi-sensor 5-axis measuring head for use on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The company says REVO-2 and its new CMM controller UCC S5 offer enhanced power and communications capability to carry the latest REVO sensors such as the RVP vision measurement probe. The head also has an increased range of movement in the negative A-axis, which Renishaw says can improve part access and reduce the complexity of stylus set-ups.
The company claims the five-axis control system removes most of the unwanted dynamic errors associated with machine movement. As the head is lighter and more dynamic than the CMM, it is able to quickly follow changes in the part geometry without introducing harmful dynamic errors.