m&h TP-R-400 radio probe

Versatile and compact radio probe with unique handling

A radio probe inside a machine tooling machine
The m&h TP-R-400 radio probe is characterised by versatility thanks to its modular and user-friendly design. 

Despite its compact size, a wide range of different measuring units, diverse extensions and styli configurations can be used to maximise flexibility and efficiency. This means the m&h TP-R-400 can be optimally adapted to future requirements and applications on the machine tool. 

The probe was designed for ideal use in modern production environment. Equipped with an all-round illumination ring, unique handling and a display on the probe, configuration changes and status checks of the probe have never been easier. Additionally, equipped with a separate base plate, the TP-R-400 can even be converted into a tool-setter.

Leveraging AFS technology, the m&h TP-R-400 delivers transmission free of interference signals, offering the utmost reliability and efficiency.
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All-round visible status via the illumination ring
m&h R-400 is the first system on the market that uses an illumination ring to display
the status of the machine tool for operators and service staff, providing complete visibility and control. 

Unique operation
The m&h R-400 system base is the first touch probe on the market that can be operated
via a touch sensor. Other devices, such as smartphones, are not necessary. The clear display and icons enable intuitive operation. Safety functions such as “lock settings” protect the unit from unwanted adjustments, increasing process reliability.

MDR and AFS technology in the 2.4 GHz range
Multi Data Rate (MDR) technology makes it possible to transmit high data rates and large data sets in the shortest possible time. The spread spectrum transmission and multiple transfer of records ensure transmission reliability and a fast, trouble-free measurement process.

With Automatic Frequency Select (AFS) technology, the frequency ranges of the 2.4GHz radio band are continually scanned to ensure the automatic selection of partial frequencies that are free of interfering signals. This not only ensures the system's own transmission will be fast and trouble-free, but also prevents interference form WLAN systems or other radio sources.
 Description Measuring unit 
Measuring unit 
Measuring unit
 Transmission frequency   2400-2483,5 MHz
  (2,4 GHz)
  2400-2483,5  MHz
  (2,4 GHz)
 2400-2483,5 MHz
  (2,4 GHz)
 Transmission/reception   range   Up to 18 m  Up to 18 m  Up to 18 m
 Power supply   2x battery
  (3,6 V / ½ AA)
 2x battery
 (3,6 V / ½ AA)
 2x battery
 (3,6 V / ½ AA)
 Material   Stainless steel, POM  Stainless steel, POM  Stainless steel, POM
 Temperature range  Operation: 10°C -50°C
 Storage: -20°C -70°C
 Storage: -20°C -70°C
 Operation: 10°C -50°C
 Storage: -20°C -70°C
 Sealing  IP68: EN60529  IP68: EN60529  IP68: EN60529
 Sensing directions   ±X; ±Y; -Z  ±X; ±Y; -Z  ±X; ±Y; -Z
 Maximum stylus   overtravel  XY = ±12,5°,  Z = -6mm   XY = ±14°; Z = -4.5mm  XY = ±12,5°,  Z = -5mm
 Trigger force* with 50mm   stylus  XY = 0.3 -1.4N (factory setting = 1N)
 Z = 2.5 -12.5N (factory setting = 8.5N)
 XY = 1N

 Z = 6N

 XY = 0,75  ±0,25 N,  
 Z = 7N ±10%
 (probing feedrate  254mm/min)
 Recommended probing   feedrate  max. 2000 mm/min  max. 2000 mm/min  100-500 mm/min
 Unidirectional repeatability   (deflection from   one   direction) with 50mm stylus and    254mm/min probing feedrate  max. 1 μm (2 Sigma)  max. 1 μm (2 Sigma)  max. 0,25 μm (2   Sigma)
 Weight TP-R-400-PP   without tool holder  Approx.315g  Approx. 340g  Approx. 315g
 Maximum battery life with   lithium battery   Operation: 300 h

 Standby: 12 months

 Operation: 300 h
 Standby: 12   months
 Operation: 110 h
 Standby: 12 months
 Tripping force* with 50mm   stylus  -  -  XY = 0,1N (typical   value)
 Z = 2,5N (typical value)

*Tripping force: Force when the probing signal is tripped at the touch point not influenced by the machinedynamics (stops without delay when the touch point is reached)
*Trigger force: Force after passing the touch point influenced by the machine dynamics (positioning speed,delay)
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