I can tell you exactly what it costs.
$950.00 FLAT RATE CHARGE plus shipping for Renishaw 1-847-286-9953
A new probe costs $3,800.00 Ouch!!!!!
My Local HAAS Field office offered no replacement plan other than purchasing a new one.
You have to send your crashed unit in and they will either repair your unit or send you a rebuilt replacement.
Just some words of caution from another dummie that made that same mistake.
The programming supplied by HAAS has (CERTAIN) protected moves. i.e. if you place the probe above the recommeded .4 above the part it will alarm out and the probe will stop. If you are doing a x + surface probe and the probe is too far away from the material it will alarm out and stop. If the probe (fake ruby tip) touches something before programmed object it will alarm out and stop.
Here is a scenario that will get you in DEEP trouble FAST.
All was well with me until Sunday evening. I crashed my Renishaw probe into the vise. A slight $950.00 setback. I was doing a Y web on a .4 diameter piece. I did the probe the first time at -.375. I wanted to go a little deeper on the diameter of the part that was extended from the vise. The issue was that I put in 4. instead of .4 and got in a hurry and didnít take a second look at the entries prior to running the probe. I saw the probe go by the part and had my hand on the feed hold button but thought for just a second and reached for the Emergency Stop button instead. WRONG CALL. The probe beat me to the vise by about 1 millisecond. If I would have just pressed the feed hold like a good boy I would have been O.K. Guess that 62 year old brain didnít cut the mustard. Ha Ha
The probe will alarm out in certain instances. i.e. if the probe is too far away from the part on a Z or X or Y Probe. Needs to be about .4 away to get it to work. However if you make a dumb move like me and give it a large negative number (longer than the ceramic probe tip) on a X or Y web and the body of the probe hits something before the ruby tip does you are in for a treat. If the ruby tip would have hit something first I would have been O.K. Just got a little to complacent and got bit really hard. I think HAAS should have programmed a protective move (or a least a warning that you have exceeded the probe tip length) to prevent a movement longer than the probe tip when doing Z Probes. I realize that Renishaw offers different probe tips and some (may) be longer.
I intend to talk to someone at HAAS factory as I think when an operator tries to make a move that may be hard on the owners pocketbook that a warning should come up on the screen and al least let you decide if you have just entered a number that could result in a crash. I am a newbie and it bit me hard in the pocketbook.
I just got my rebuilt probe back from Renishaw yesterday and have installed the rebuilt probe on the tool holder. There are six set screws you have to remove to send it to Renishaw. It is a real treat to get it zeroed in.
I still need to run the calibration program to set the tool length for the probe. Easy task. Then I need to mount my ring gauge on the table and run the calibration program for the X Y axis.
Then hopefully it will work fine and I will have learned an expensive lesson. Hope this little message may prevent someone else from making the same mistake.