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PHC10-3 Plus : Probe Head Controller
& HCU1 : Hand Control Unit

HCU1 hand control unit


HCU1 is a portable head drive and position display unit for use with the PHC10-3 and PHC10-3 PLUS motorised head controller. This is invaluable for setting up a component, operator controlled inspection and teach-cycle programming.

It allows an operator to manually change the orientation of the head without the need for sending commands through the CMM controller.

Features include two speed action (jog and rapid move), two axis head display, transmit button for teach cycle, status and error LEDs.



PHC10-3 PLUS head controller

PHC10-3 controller

 PHC10-3 PLUS head controller receives instructions from the CMM control. The PHC10-3 PLUS controls all head functions and reports system status to the CMM:

  • Drives PH10 PLUS (PH10T PLUS, PH10M PLUS or PH10MQ PLUS) to position - sent either from the HCU1 or CMM.
  • Checks and reports position
  • Flags up errors, e.g. failure to reach position, obstruction before or after locking etc.

The PHC10-3 PLUS does not process any of the probe sensor signals. These are railed clean through the heads axes and controller to the probe interface.

PHC10-3 PLUS specification

Length 180 mm
Width 440 mm
Height 44 mm
Weight 1.5 kg
Data transmission RS232 or USB
Current consumption
(at 240V)
Less than 1 A
PSU electrical ratings
Supply voltage: 100 V to 240 V ± 10%
Frequency range: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Power consumption: 49 W max.
Transient voltages: Installation category II
Input connectors 15 way 'D'
Power supply 24 Vdc 49 W provided by the Emerson PSU (DP4024N3M) power adaptor
Probe output connectors 7-pin DIN or 9-way 'D' type

Maximum cable length

50 m
5 m (extendible in lengths of 5 m by use of a hub, to a maximum length of 30 m)

Hand held control unit HCU1 only

Installation and user's guides

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