Last updated: 06/14/2019

Wireless Intuitive Probe System - WIPS - Installation


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Applies to machines built from: January, 2000

Renishaw - OMP40-2 Probe - Installation

1

Install the stylus [1] into the probe body.

Use the stylus installation tool [2] to tighten the stylus [1] into the probe body [3].

Turn the tool until the stylus is snug.

Use a coin or flat-head screwdriver to remove the battery compartment cover [3].

 Note: Do not touch the stylus after installing the batteries. Touching the stylus can change the settings.

Install batteries [4] into the battery compartment.

Install the battery compartment and tighten the cover.

2

If the probe is not yet installed to the toolholder, follow the below steps, otherwise skip to Step 3:

Loosen the all the set screws in the probe toolholder [1].

 Note: The (2) top set screws hold the probe body into place. Make sure the (2) top set screws in the probe toolholder are conical.

Insert the probe body [3] into the toolholder [1].

Use the hex wrench [2] to snug the (2) top set screws.

3

Use the hex wrench [1] to slightly loosen the (4) adjustment set screws.

Insert the OMP40-2 probe [2] into the spindle.

Place an indicator [3] onto the center of the stylus ruby.

4

Adjust the “A” screws in sequence and monitor alignment, loosening on one side and tightening on the other, bringing the probe into alignment.

When probe is aligned to within 0.0002”, tighten each “B” screw while tightening opposing “A” screw, each to no more than 0.5 ft-lb. Re-verify alignment and tighten the remaining “A” screws.

Renishaw - OTS Probe - Installation

1

Place the retainer strap [1] over the shaft mount on the probe body [3].

Install the shaft [2] into the shaft mount. Snug the shaft with the open-end wrench.

Place the stylus [4] into the stylus mount [5]. Snug the set screws with the screwdriver.

Bend the retainer strap 90 degrees as shown [7].

Place the stylus assembly onto the probe shaft. Snug the set screws with the screwdriver.

Attach the retainer strap to the bottom of the stylus assembly using included screw [6].

2

Install the batteries:

 Note: Do not touch the stylus when you install the batteries. This can change the settings.

Remove the battery cover [1].

On new probes, make sure to remove the plastic shield between the batteries [2] and the contacts.

3

Install the tool probe to the table:

Loosen the (6) set screws [1] around the probe body.

Remove the base [2] from the probe body.

Use a 3/8" - 16 x 1 socket head cap screw [3] to anchor the base to the machine table.

Torque the mounting bolt to 25 ft lbs

Place the probe body on the base.

Snug the (4) base mount set screws [4].

Snug the (2) base rotation set screws [5].

4

Indicate and adjust the stylus flatness:

Adjust the (2) screws [1] at the probe base to align the stylus side-to-side not to exceed +/- 0.0001" (0.003 mm).

Adjust the (2) screws [2] on the probe body to align the stylus front-to-back not to exceed +/- 0.0001" (0.003 mm).

5

Align the probe with the OMI receiver:

Loosen the set screw [3] beneath the stylus.

Turn the probe body so that the data transmission window [2] points at the OMI receiver [1].

Snug the set screw.

6

Set the direction of the OTS tool probe:

Macro variable 592 changes the radius offset direction. Change macro variable 592 to make sure the tool does not hit the probe body when it moves off center to compensate for the tool radius.

When you use the WIPS calibration pages to calibrate the probe, this will automatically sets macro variable 592 to 2.

When you use VQC calibration pages to calibrate the probe, you can select 2 or -2 for macro variable 592.

If the probe is installed in a different direction, you must change macro variable 592. This lets the tool move away from the probe during the rotating tool length cycle.

Set macro variable 592 to agree with the direction of the probe. These are the correct values:

#592 = 1.0, diameter along the X Axis setting: rotating length cutter radius offset setting in the Y- direction.

#592 = -1.0, diameter along the X Axis setting: rotation length cutter radius offset setting in the Y+ direction.

#592 = 2.0, diameter along the Y Axis setting: rotating length cutter radius offset setting in the X- direction.

#592 = -2.0, diameter along the Y Axis setting: rotation length cutter radius offset setting in the X+ direction.

For troubleshooting information please refer to the WIPS Troubleshooting Guide

NGC - Probe Activation

If WIPS did not come installed on your machine a Haas Service tech must download and apply a configuration file patch from https://portal.haascnc.com.

These steps are used to verify that the spindle probe, table probe, OMI and the system’s connection to the control are all functioning correctly.

1

Press [MDI].  Enter the following program to activate the table probe:

M59 P2;

G04 P1.0;

M59 P3;

Press [CYCLE START].

After the program runs tap the table probe with your finger.  The control pendant should beep each time the probe is moved.

Press [RESET].

2

Press [MDI].  Enter the following program to activate the spindle probe:

M59 P3;

Press [CYCLE START].

After the program runs tap the spindle probe with your finger.  The control pendant should beep each time the probe is moved.

Press [RESET].

If the probe fails to cause the pendant to beep, and the probe windows are properly aligned, first try replacing the batteries in the probe before attempting any other troubleshooting or service, as dead batteries are the most likely source of problems.

NGC - WIPS - Three Step Probe Calibration

1

Press [EDIT]. Navigate to the VPS tab > PROBING > CALIBRATION > Tool Probe Calibration.

Load a calibration tool of known gauge length and diameter into the spindle.

Enter the calibration tool guage length and diameter into the VPS template. 

Use Handle Jog to position the calibration tool coaxial to and about .25 inch above the table probe stylus.

 

2

Navigate to the ORIENTATION variable and enter the number that corresponds to the orientation of the table probe in the machine.

Press [CYCLE START] to run the calibration cycle.

3

Navigate to the VPS > PROBING > CALIBRATION > Spindle Probe Length Calibration.

Enter the tool number of the spindle probe into the VPS template.

Press [CYCLE START] to run the calibration cycle.

4

Secure a ring gauge of know diameter to the machine table using magnets or toe clamps.

Enter the ring gauge diameter into the VPS template.

Use Handle Jog to position the spindle probe ruby in the center of and about .25 inch below the top of the ring gauge.

Press [CYCLE START] to run the calibration cycle.

Troubleshooting

1

If the machine generates Probe Not Calibrated alarms when WIPS is used the macro variables are corrupt and must be cleared.

Press [CURRENT COMMANDS].  Navigate to Macro Vars.

Press [ORIGIN].  Press [3].

Redo Three Step Calibration.

CHC - Probe Activation

If WIPS did not come installed on your machine a Haas Service tech must download and apply a configuration file patch from https://portal.haascnc.com.

These steps are used to verify that the spindle probe, table probe, OMI and the system’s connection to the control are all functioning correctly.

1

Press [MDI].  Enter the following program to activate the table probe:

M59 P1133;

G04 P1.0;

M59 P1134;

Press [CYCLE START].

After the program runs tap the table probe with your finger.  The control pendant should beep each time the probe is moved.

Press [RESET].

2

Press [MDI].  Enter the following program to activate the spindle probe:

M59 P1134;

Press [CYCLE START].

After the program runs tap the spindle probe with your finger.  The control pendant should beep each time the probe is moved.

Press [RESET].

If the probe fails to cause the pendant to beep, and the probe windows are properly aligned, first try replacing the batteries in the probe before attempting any other troubleshooting or service, as dead batteries are the most likely source of problems.

CHC - WIPS - Tool Probe - Calibration

1

Put the calibration bar [1] into the spindle.

Use the indicator to measure the runout of the calibration bar.

If the runout is more 0.0001" (0.0025 mm), adjust or replace the calibration bar.

If you have recorded the length of the calibration bar, proceed to Step 2.

To measure the length of the calibration bar:

Put the tip of the indicator against the bottom face [2] of the calibration bar. Set the indicator to 0.

In MDI mode, jog the X Axis until the indicator is no longer under the calibration tool.

Jog the Z Axis in the negative (-) direction until the tip of the indicator touches the bottom face [3] of the spindle.

The Z-Axis value on the DIST (distance) TO GO position is the calibration bar length. Record this value.

Use a micrometer to measure the diameter of the widest part of the calibration bar. Record the measurement.

2

In MDI mode, push [PRGRM/CONVRS]. Select the SET-UP tab. Push [WRITE/ENTER].

Select the TOOL PROBE CALIBRATION tab.

Jog the Z Axis until the calibration bar [1] is 0.40" (10 mm) above the tool probe [2].

To align the calibration bar to the tool probe:

  • Jog the X Axis until the calibration bar is aligned with the tool probe.
  • Push [F1].

  • Jog the Y Axis until the calibration bar is aligned with the tool probe.

  • Push [F1].

  • Enter this information for the calibration bar:

    • the tool number [3]
    • the bar length [4]
    • the bar diameter [5]

 Note: If you do not see the probe calibration tabs or intuitive programming system, you must enable the IPS probe. Set Parameter 732, IPS PROBE, to 2.

Push [CYCLE START].

The Calibration Box shows COMPLETED.

3

Attach the ring gauge [3] to the table near the tool probe.

Move the calibration bar [1] above the edge of the ring gauge.

Put a shim, feeler gauge, or slip of paper [2] over the gauge.

Push [.0001/.1].

Jog the Z Axis until the tip of the calibration bar lightly touches the paper.

Push [PRGRM/CONVRS]. Select WORK PROBE CALIB.

Push [F1] to enter the Z-Axis position.

Enter the length of the calibration bar. Push [WRITE/ENTER].

Measure the thickness of the shim used. For example, a piece of paper at 0.003 inch.

Enter the thickness in the SHIM field [4]. Push [WRITE/ENTER].

CHC - WIPS - Work Probe - Calibration

1

Select the WORK PROBE CALIBRATION tab.

Put the work probe [1] into the spindle.

Measure the length [2] of the work probe. Enter the length of the work probe.

Enter the diameter of the ball at the end of the work probe. For the standard Renishaw probe, use 0.2362" (6 mm).

Measure the inside diameter of the ring gauge. Use an inside micrometer or a bore gauge. If the inside diameter is written on the gauge, use that number.

Enter the diameter of the ring gauge. Push [WRITE/ENTER].

Jog the axes until the work probe is approximately 0.3" (7 mm) above the center of the ring gauge [3].

Push [CYCLE START].

The calibration box shows COMPLETED.