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    Anybody have any sort of idea how long a TP2 should last??

    We have been running three shifts non-stop for a long time and am getting a little uneasy with our TP2s. Can they wear out? I'm thinking one of ours may be wore, sometimes the probe gets stuck and won't retract.

    Thanks in advance...

  • #2
    If you are getting 'stuck' probes, then they are on their last legs. When I have a TP2 start sticking (won't re-seat after a touch), it is time to start talking to the ********* about getting an RBE for it. You CAN get some more life out of them by tightening the tension of the unit, but you will then be applying more pressure to whatever you are measuring. Calibration will take care of this, but if it is a wimpy part, you will be pushing the part.
    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.


    • #3
      What Matt said......

      What we do here in Mesa is keep a new (rebuilt ) tp2 in the inventory. When we have problems with one, we do a RBE ( repair by exchange ) with Renishaw.

      When the new (rebuilt ) tp2 comes in, we just put it in stock until the next episode and we do it all over. I do not buy brand new tp2s. The rebuilt ones perform just as well IMO.

      Hilton Roberts

      "Carpe Cerveza"


      • #4

        BTW Right now B&S is having a special, trade in your TP2 for a TP 20 for $1,750 and it comes with 3 modules. Good deal. (hope I don't sound like a salesman here)

        <internet bumper sticker goes here>


        • #5
          I have the TP2 probe system with an ACR1 tool changer on our B&S 7-10-7 cmm and have heard that the TP2 probes will soon be dis-continued. Has anyone else heard this?

          B & S XCEL 7-10-7
          Sharpe32 Controller
          PH10MQ & ACR1 Toolchanger
          TP20 & TP2 Probes
          Pcdmis CAD++ 3.7mr3, 4.3mr1, 2009mr1, 2010mr1
          Datapage RT 3.33


          • #6
            It is my understanding (and I could be wrong about this) that they do NOT rebuild the TP2's, they simply send out a new one when you do an RBE and throw the old one in the junk. I can not remember who told me this, but it was from someone on one of the forums. Something about it being cheaper to make one tha tto re-build one or something like that.
            Originally posted by AndersI
            I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.


            • #7

              The ones I have gotten back sure do look new. One has to wonder about the big difference in price between new and the ones you get from the RBE....

              Hilton Roberts

              "Carpe Cerveza"


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