Renishaw SP600

The SP600 range of analogue sensing probes offers high-performance inspection, digitising and profile scanning capability for a wide range of CMMs. Renishaw's SP600 probes enable large amounts of part measurement data to be rapidly collected for inspection or scanning applications. They are suitable for a wide range of industrial uses such as gear inspection, sheet metal profile measurement and form measurement. The probes are also particularly suited to fine detail scanning.

The SP600 has been designed with a low number of electronic components and mechanical moving parts to ensure excellent life expectancy. The SP600 can also withstand minor impact with in-built crash protection in the XY axes, via the detachable stylus holder. During a Z axis crash, the impact is transferred from the sensing mechanism as the stylus holder is pressed onto the body of the probe. These innovative design aspects ensure the cost savings associated with long product life.

Features and benefits

  • High speed scanning up to 300 mm/s, fast point measurement and high frequency response.
  • Low probing forces give maximum application flexibility.
  • Extremely robust design will withstand moderate collisions.
  • Low cost of ownership with an excellent product life, exceeding 50,000 hours in operation.
  • Low mass, high structural stiffness and friction free viscous damping give excellent dynamic performance characteristics.

Renishaw SP600 specification

Suitable interface AC1 or AC2 analogue converter PC card (optional)
Probe attributes 3-axis measurement (X, Y, Z) linear and parallel motion in all axes
Measurement range ±1 mm (±0.04 in) (X, Y, Z)
Overtravel range X, Y and –Z protected by a kinematic joint
Resolution 0.1 µm (0.000004 in) with optional AC2 interface card 0.5 µm (0.00002 in) with optional AC1 interface card
Spring rate 1.2 N/mm nominal (X, Y and Z)
Damping 20% (X, Y, Z) typical at 23 °C
Operating temperature 10 °C (50 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F)
Power supply +12 V to -12 V, 5 V (±10%)
Outputs (X,Y,Z) Analogue proportional voltage output scaling: 4 V to 8.5 V/mm
Stylus range M4