1.0: Index
Section
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.3
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Title
Page
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction Digital Probe, Linear Encoder and
Orbit® ACS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Probe Mounting Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Gaiter Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 4
Tip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Pneumatic Probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Handling & Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
W-Series Application Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Linear Encoder Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Orbit3 and Orbit ACS Digital Probe with
Connector Operation Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Environmental Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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2.0: Safety Summary
Terms in this Handbook
WARNING statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in personal injury
or loss of life.
WARNINGS:
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere
To avoid explosion, do not operate this
equipment in an explosive atmosphere.
CAUTION statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in damage to the
equipment or other property.
Air Supply
On LE/12/P and LE/25/P under no circumstances
should a pressure of 1.0 bar be exceeded.
Maximum humidity 60% RH filtered to 0.1 micron
particle size.
Symbols in this manual
This symbol indicates where applicable
cautionary or other information is to be
found.
NOTES:
This equipment contains no user
serviceable parts
This equipment must be returned to your
Solartron dealer for all servicing and repair.
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Low Voltage
This equipment operates at below the SELV
and is therefore outside the scope of the Low
Voltage Directive.
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3.0: Introduction Digital Probe, Linear Encoder
and Orbit® ACS
The Digital Probe is available as two product types: Orbit®3 Module and the Orbit® ACS
Module.
The Linear Encoder is available only as an Orbit®3 Module.
The probe and encoder are factory calibrated using a laser interferometer, the calibration
data is then stored in the Orbit Module.
The Orbit®3 Digital Probe and Linear Encoder can be combined with other Orbit® Products
to form a fully comprehensive Orbit® Measurement System. - See Orbit®3 System Manual.
Orbit® ACS Modules feature a local display which shows probe readings and allow the
configuration of the ACS module’s I/O. Its Modbus interface can be used to connect easily to
PLC systems.
Orbit®ACS SI200 Modules can be connected to a second Orbit®3 probe to form a dual
channel system.
Specifications of Orbit products including performance and dimensional data, software, drivers and program examples can be found on the Solartron website at:
www.solartronmetrology.com
www.solartronmetrology.com\software
For Orbit® ACS products please visit:
www.solartronmetrology.com\ACS
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4.0: Probe Mounting Information
Diagrams showing probe clamping method in order of preference. In all cases when clamping
over the bearing area it is practical to tighten clamp screws gradually whilst actuating probe tip to
the point where the smooth motion degrades then back off screw until motion returns to smooth ensure probe is secure
Method 1:
Typical Clamping Torque
M4 Screw : 0.30/0.35 Nm
M5 Screw : 0.35/0.40 Nm
Method 2
Clamping Torque dependant
on fixturing
4.1 Gaiter Clearance
Method 3:
Typical Clamping Torque
M4 Screw : 0.25/0.30 Nm
M5 Screw : 0.30/0.35 Nm
Produces 50 Kg approx. point
load.
Maintain operational clearance of a Ø9.5 mm hole around the gaiter.
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4.0: Probe Mounting Information
4.2 Tip
Note:
1) Care should be taken when a part is entered sideways under
a probe, especially when using a spring push. The maximum
contact angle should be limited to 45º to avoid applying
excessive sideloads.
2) When removing or replacing tips on digital probes, displace
shaft to the fully in position before applying torque.
4.3 Pneumatic Probes
DO NOT OVER CLAMP - Over clamping will restrict the shaft movement. For best results when
setting up, apply air to probe if required, tighten clamp until stroke just begins to feel restricted.
Release the clamping mechanism slightly to gain correct movement.
Air pressure may be varied within the specified limits (see catalogue) to achieve the desired tip
force.
Pneumatic Probes Type DP/x/P and LE/x/P are designed to be leak free, the gaiter provides
the actuation and must not be damaged - otherwise actuation will fail.
Pneumatic Probes Type DJ/x/P are designed to leak a small amount of air via a vent hole this
must be kept clear of obstruction. The gaiter provides protection against ingress of dirt only.
The probe will remain operational with a damaged gaiter, but the integrity of the probe will be
compromised.
Feather Touch Pneumatic Probes Type DT/x/P are designed to leak a small amount of air
around the shaft/shroud interface. DT probes should be used in a clean environment.
To maximize the probe life, the air supply should be clean and dry. Maximum relative humidity
is 60% RH. Filtered to better than 5 µm particle size (0.1 µm for LE products).
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5.0: Handling & Maintenance
Replacing the probe tip - LE
1. Slide back gaiter (fitted to IP65 and pneumatic
versions only) to reveal the hole in the shaft.
2. Insert locking tool (supplied) in the hole.
3. Unscrew tip while holding locking tool
to prevent any damage to the read head.
4. Install new tip while holding locking tool.
5. Hand tighten tip.
6. Slide down gaiter, (IP65 and pneumatic versions
only).
Gaiter
Locking
Tool
Tip
DT/30/P Bearing Maintenance
The DT/30/P uses a precision plain bearing. To maintain optimum performance, it is recommended that the
bearing is lightly lubricated with a mineral watch oil after every 3 million cycles; typically Moebius Synta Frigo
Lube 9030.
Apply a single drop to the extended shaft and wipe with a link free cloth.
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6.0: W-Series Application Notes
When applying these probes the following pertinent points need to be observed in order to maintain the specification and to maintain continued reliable operation:
1) Air supply must be clean and dry, ie. Max 60% RH and filtered to particle size of 0.1 mm.
2) The operating environment must be clean and dry. Viscous materials contaminating the probe
shaft can inhibit operation and/or negate the properties of the low viscosity synthetic
lubricating oils employed.
3) It is not recommended that the W-Series probes are subjected to side loading, as this can
considerably shorten the useful working life.
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7.0: Linear Encoder Operation
Pneumatic Operation
A Pneumatic nozzle
is fitted as standard
to LE/12/P & LE/25/P.
By applying air
between 0.5 & 0.8
bar, the measuring tip
will extend to meet
component under test.
On no account should
a pressure exceeding
1.0 bar be applied.
Finger Lift
Snaps over probe tip
enabling tip to be lifted
consistently and without
transferring heat to the
shaft.
Cable Lift
Allows tip to be retracted
without touching Linear
Encoder. Cable retract
screws into probe body
after removal of blanking
screw.
7.0: Operation
Pneumatic Supply
WARNING:
Damage/injury could be caused if the maximum
recommended
air pressure is exceeded.
Cable Lift
CAUTION
Ensure that air supply for pneumatic
operation is clean, dry and oil free.
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8.0: Orbit3 and Orbit ACS Digital Probe
with Connector Operation Notes
Connect the probe connector to the module until it clicks into place. When fitting a probe to a
module with power already on, cycling the module’s power is required for it to read the new
probe’s calibration data.
For Orbit3 DPs, the module Identity, not the probe’s, will be used when communicating via Orbit.
For example, when notifying a DP with connector, the module Orbit Identity is returned.
When connecting a different, compatible probe to a module, re-mastering / re-zeroing is recommended before use.
When connecting a probe to a module, the probe must be compatible with the module (same base
part number). For example, a DP10 part with in line connector: 971110-3P requires a PIE Module
with connector type 971110-***, in order to be compatible.
Where *** defines the module configuration.
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Probe with Connector Operation Notes
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8.0: Orbit3 and Orbit ACS Digital Probe
with Connector Operation Notes
If an incompatible probe (for example a DP2 probe is connected to a DP10 module) is detected:
•
Orbit3 DPs – the red LED will be lit to indicate a hardware fault. An error code is set in
the module.
•
Orbit ACS – “Range Error” is displayed (for already set-up modules). It is not possible to
notify (set-up) a module with an incompatible probe error condition.
Reconnecting a compatible probe and powering the system off and on will clear the fault.
If the module detects the probe is missing (either on power-up or during operation),
•
Orbit3 DPs – the red LED will be lit to indicate a hardware fault. An error code is set in
the module.
•
Orbit ACS – “Range Error” is displayed (for already set-up modules).
Reconnecting the probe and powering the system off and on will clear the fault
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9.0: Environmental Consideration
Probes are best used with gaiters for protection, this prevents most ingress of fluids and contamination. For probes without gaiters then the working environment must be clean and dry. It is
the user’s responsibility to ensure that the application is suitable for the probe type selected. It is
not advisable to use the probe close to processes that generate swarf and contamination without
considering additional protection, where possible, of the gaiter and cable.
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