Styli and Accessories
Renishaw offers a comprehensive range of precision-engineered styli and stylus accessories. Renishaw styli are for use on Renishaw’s CMM, machine tool and scanning probes, as well as for sensors from other manufacturers, to ensure maximum measurement accuracy.
As industry has developed increasingly diverse and complex manufactured parts, inspection systems have to work hard to keep up. The use of co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) with probing systems and in-process inspection on machine tools are two solutions offered by Renishaw to help you maximize productivity and maintain the highest quality.
Successful gauging depends on the ability of the probe’s stylus to access a feature and then maintain accuracy at the point of contact. Renishaw offers a comprehensive range of CMM and machine tool styli for maximum precision.
The critical features of every stylus type are discussed below to help you choose the right design for your inspection application.
What is a stylus?
A stylus is the part of the measuring system that makes contact with the component, causing the probe’s mechanism to displace. The generated signal enables a measurement to be taken. The feature to be inspected dictates the type and size of stylus used.
In all cases, maximum rigidity of the stylus and perfect sphericity of the tip are vital.
To achieve this, Renishaw’s stylus stems are produced on CNC machine tools to exacting standards. Great care is taken to ensure that location faces give maximum stiffness and stylus mass is optimized to suit Renishaw’s range of probes.
Genuine Renishaw stylus balls are bonded to the stems to ensure maximum joint integrity. The performance of your gauging can be degraded if you use a stylus with poor ball roundness, poor ball location, bad thread
fit, and/or a compromised design that allows excessive bending during measurement. To ensure the integrity of the data you gather, make certain that you specify and use a stylus from the comprehensive range of genuine Renishaw styli.
Choosing the Right Styli and Accessories
D. Beck represents the complete line of Renishaw styli products and accessories. We can help you choose the right styli products for your inspection application.