How Radio Probes RMP40-RLP40 Will Be an Advantage for a Wide Range of Machines

If your business relies on various machine tools, there’s an excellent chance you know all about Renishaw. As one of the most respected manufacturers of devices to enhance the performance of machinery, it’s at it again. This time, it’s introducing two new CNC touch probes that’ll benefit multiple machines.

Introducing New and Exciting CMM Probes

Although the current Renishaw CMM probes perform optimally, this company is now launching two new systems. What makes them so advantageous? They use the probe signal radio transmission technology via the unique frequency hopping spread spectrum or FHSS.

With these CMM probes, you can rely on automation to set up a job. However, they also have in-process measurement capability, regardless of a CNC machine’s tool size.

Renishaw CMM Probes RMP40 and RLP40

Below are details on each CNC touch probe to better understand the vast benefits.


Of the two, this CNC touch probe is the ideal choice for both mill-turn and multi-axis applications. Along with cutting back on setup time, this decreases scrap, improves process control, and reduces the cost of fixtures.

Don’t let the size of this probe fool you. While it only measures 40mm in diameter and 50mm in length, Renishaw paired the RMP40 with the OMP40. As a reminder, the OMP40 is an award-wining probe system that boasts optical transmission capability. Including that in the RMP40 means this new probe works great for all machine tool sizes.

Both Renishaw CMM probes are incredible. However, the FHSS radio transmission of the RMP40 makes it a viable option for thousands of applications. Renishaw also paired this probe with the Radio Machine Interface (RMI). At the same time, it uses the 2.4GHz frequency band. So, businesses around the globe can use it in challenging environments without worrying about interruptions caused by dead spots.


The second of the two CMM probes, the RLP40, shares numerous features with the RMP40. As an example, they’re both sealed to IPX8. For even more protection, they have a user-serviceable eyelid that prevents damage from high-velocity debris.

However, Renishaw designed this probe as a radio transmission system specifically for lathes. With the M16 adaptor included in the design, you can use it with other Renishaw lathe probes in the LP2 family. Both Renishaw CMM probes can handle challenging work areas. The difference with the RLP40 is that Renishaw designed it specifically for harsh turning and lathing environments.

One additional advantage of the RLP40 is its flexible FHSS radio transmission system. Of the two CMM probes, this works great in situations that require an LP2 adapter, probe, or other option.

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At Maintenance Diagnostic Systems, Inc, we can answer any questions you have about these and other Renishaw CMM probes. Give us a call today for personalized service.