Products \ Machine Tool Probe \ OMP60

OMP60 touch probe


OMP60 touch probe with optical transmission suitable for medium to large machining and mill-turn centres.

OMP60 probe is part of a new generation of optical transmission machine probes that are compatible with all Renishaw's optical receivers (both legacy and new generation). It brings the benefits of probing to a wide range of machining centres and mill-turn machines, offering users set-up time reductions of up to 90%, reduced scrap, reduced fixture costs, and improved process control.

Renishaw recommends using OMP60 with the OMI-2 receiver with modulated transmission, although OMP60 is also compatible with existing OMI and OMM / MI 12 receivers, operating in legacy mode. This means that MP7, MP8, MP9 and MP10 users can upgrade to OMP60 and benefit from its innovative features.

OMP60 features and benefits

  • Compact probe, measuring ø 63 mm x 76 mm long
  • 360° infra-red transmission with 6 m typical operating range
  • Rejection of optical interference when used with OMI-2
  • Simple installation and configuration
  • Multiple switch-on/switch-off methods
  • Backward compatible with existing Renishaw receivers
  • Uses readily-available AA batteries

OMP60 system options

OMP60 with OMI-2T OMP60 with OMI-2 OMP60 with OMI OMP60 with OSI / OMM-2
Offers a state-of-the-art modulated optical transmission method and twin probing option. Offers a state-of-the-art modulated optical transmission method. Ideal for factory fitment by machine tool builders.

Offers a state-of-the-art modulated optical transmission method, enabling up to three probes to be used.


OMP60 Specifition

Sense directions ± X, ± Y, +Z 
Weight 878 g (30.8 oz)
Transmission type 360° infra-red optical transmission
Transmission range

6 m (19.7 ft)

Switch-on method

Optical M-code, spin, shank switch
Switch-off method Optical M-code, time-out, spin, shank switch
Uni-directional repeatability (max 2 sigma at stylus tip)  1.0 µm (0.00004 in)

Trigger force

XY plane - lowest force

XY plane - highest force

+Z direction


0.75 N (2.64 ozf)

1.4 N (4.92 ozf)

5.3 N (18.7 ozf)

Stylus overtravel

XY plane

+Z direction


± 18°

11 mm (0.43 in)

Standard stylus length 50 mm (1.97 in)
Maximum stylus length

150 mm (5.90 in)

Note: longer styli can be used - contact Renishaw.

Battery type

Either: 2 x AA 1.5 V alkaline

Or: 2 x AA 3.6 V lithium thionyl chloride

Battery life

- stand-by

- 5% usage

- continuous life

alkaline / lithium

468 / 1019 days

111 / 339 days

172 / 595 hours

Sealing IP X8
Shanks Various

Compatible interface

Legacy mode: OMI, OMM / MI 12 or OMM-C/MI120

Modulated mode: OMI-2,  or OMM-2C

OMP60 software options

The following software packages can be used to program probing routines for work piece set-up and inspection on CNC machining centres:

  • EasyProbe - entry-level package for simple work piece set-up
  • Inspection - basic set-up and work piece inspection cycles, with automatic update of offsets
  • Inspection Plus - an integrated suite of inspection cycles including vector measurement
  • Productivity+™ Active Editor Pro - a PC-based software package with GUI, allowing the user to select features directly from an imported CAD model, making the generation of probing cycles even easier.