Touch Probes have been the workhorse sensor of the CMM industry for over 30 years. Renishaw offers a comprehensive range to suit all metrology applications incorporating differing technologies dependent upon accuracy and reach required. Touch Probes are fitted to the CMM using Probe Heads mounted to the coordinate measuring machine quill. Renishaw manufacture touch probes using two base technologies namely mechanical and strain gauge principle.
In addition, any of the Renishaw Scanning Probes can be used in Touch Probe mode.
The types of Touch Probe are:
Mechanical Design: TP2, TP6, TP20
Strain Gauge Design: TP200, TP7