March 13, 2014
Hexagon Metrology has announced the availability of the m&h IRP40.50 infrared touch probe. Suitable for inspection in tight spaces, it was designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers.
According to the manufacturer, the probe is the smallest available self-contained wireless CNC probe, with a diameter of 0.98 in. and a length of 1.74 in. without shank and stylus. With the shank and stylus included, the probe is slightly larger than a standard USB flash drive.
Its small size leaves enough room to measure in the Z axis without the danger of collision. The stylus threading is M2 but allows probe cycles at speeds up to 78.72 IPM.