This is the MCU5 Joystick Kit #A-5121-0003.
- Compatible with the range of Renishaw CMM controllers and incorporates all the functionality of the HCU1 hand controller for motorised head
- Controls motion of CMM axes
- Indexes the motorised head and rotary table
- Operates as a computer mouse
- Has a system menu for navigating the operating software
- Handheld or table mounted operation
The MCU5 has an additional STOP button on the membrane keypad. This augments the E-STOP and allows a rapid stop of the CMM without disengaging the motors and is recommended for use with the REVO system.
The E-STOP switch has to cut the motor power to all the axes, including the two REVO axes. This is not always appropriate as the REVO A-axis will drop to 0° by gravity. Operation of the STOP switch will bring the CMM to a fast stop but the motors will remain engaged in the ‘hold’ state.