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Renishaw Stylus and Accessories

Renishaw styli and its probing systems have always been at the forefront of high-tech precision and superior quality developments. A stylus must be able to easily reach all of the work piece’s probing points. You need to be very careful when choosing your stylus components, so they provide the required inspection criteria and accessibility for each feature measured.

How do you choose the right stylus components?
Renishaw produces stylus components in a range of materials, so you can assemble your stylus configurations so that they are ideally suited to the measurement application.


The quality of styli and accessories plays a vital role in industrial measurement technology, which is why MD Calibrations, LLC has summarized key information on the subject for your benefit.

  • Always use styli that are as short and stable as possible!
  • With long styli components, ensure that they have the required stability.
  • Check that the styli you use have no defects, particularly on the thread and the seating area. This will ensure that the mount is very secure.
  • Variations? Check that the probe component is firmly attached.
  • Replace worn styli!
  • Are you using components that are thermally stable? Bear in mind the ambient conditions.
  • When putting together stylus configurations, refer to the permitted masses as specified by the sensor manufacturer.
  • Avoid too many or superfluous thread connections. Use the lowest possible number of separate components.
  • Do you have scanning applications?
  • Take advantage of the benefits offered by silicon nitride balls when scanning aluminum!
  • Use the largest possible balls.
  • Large ball styli act as mechanical filters on the surface of the work piece. The fine structures on the surface of the work piece are scarcely recorded with large balls, which prevent random measurement variations (flyers).
  • Styli should always be aligned at right-angles, or as close to a right angle as possible, to the planes being measured. For angled measuring planes, angled cubes and knuckles are available to ensure that styli are accurately aligned.
  • The same applies when measuring angled bores!
  • Ensure that the measuring force and dynamics suit the stylus components.
  • With small ball styli with a slim stem, you should reduce these values when necessary.

Renishaw Styli Literature (PDF Format Downloads)

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