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Renishaw offers a comprehensive range of advanced encoders used by OEMs around the world for exact positioning, highest reliability, and superior performance-to-cost value. A variety of different encoder technologies provide machine designers with proven solutions to difficult applications. All are engineered to deliver non-contact, friction-free operation, exceptional ease of installation, space savings, and application flexibility.
Renishaw optical linear and rotary encoders bring high precision, speed and reliability to thousands of tough industrial applications. Robust metal scales avoid the fragility of glass scale encoders, while unique non-contact readheads eliminate the bulk hysteresis and wear with traditional encoders.
The QUANTiC™ encoder series integrates Renishaw’s filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental optical encoder. QUANTiC encoders are easy to install with exceptionally wide installation and running tolerance, along with built-in installation and calibration functions.
Use flexible, self-adhesive, cut-to-length metal scales, a Renishaw innovation white patented optics filter out effects from scratches, dust, or dirt. Rotary encoders feature a steel ring with engraved scale that direct mounts on shafts, eliminating coupling losses, oscillation, and hysteresis eras A broad range of optical encoders lets designers tailor accuracy and sub divisional errors. A broad range of optical encoders lets designers tailor accuracy and sub-divisional error (SDOE) to application needs.
Based on Renishaw’s industry-proven absolute technology, the EVOLUTE™ encoder series is a true-absolute non‑contact linear optical encoder with a 50 μm scale period, bringing superb installation tolerances and greater dirt immunity for applications that demand not only the highest operational integrity, but where fast installation is critical.
RLS rotary and linear magnetic encoders— produced in Slovenia by RLS d.o.o., a Renishaw affiliate — are ideal for dirty, wet and extreme temperature environments. IP68 is a “norm” for this range of encoders. Low cost, compact size and design simplicity have won use in a wide range of industries. Non-contact solid-state design— essentially a chip and magnet —eliminates seals, bearings and moving parts for lifetime reliability.
Rotary encoders beat glass disk encoders in affordability, reliability, thermal range, shock and vibration resistance, dirt immunity, compactness, and speed. They provide class-leading performance, industry’s first 13-bit capacity. Available in component, modular and packaged shaft-style models, rotary encoders offer up to 8,192-count resolution, accuracy to 0.4°, speeds over 50,000 rpm, and extreme thermal range from -40°C to 125°C. LM10 linear magnetic encoders continue Renishaw cut-and-stick application simplicity with a self –adhesive, magnetic metal scale. The encoders offer “down to” 1 µm resolution at 8 m/sec. travel, -20°C to 85°C operation, and 100-meter range.
ATOM™ is an innovative non-contact optical incremental linear and rotary encoder system that uniquely combines miniaturization with leading-edge dirt immunity, signal stability and reliability. This combination is unique in the marketplace and represents a significant advance in the performance and reliability of miniature encoders. ATOM is available in sizes as small as 6.8 mm x 20.5 mm x 12.7 mm, is the world’s first miniature encoder to use filtering optics with Auto Gain Control (AGC) and Auto Offset Control (AOC). This advanced technology is found in Renishaw’s proven TONiC™ incremental encoder range and provides excellent signal stability and exceptional dirt immunity.
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. We develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers’ operational performance – from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximizing research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.
Our products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, coordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics. In all of these areas we aim to be a long-term partner, offering superior products that meet our customers’ needs both today and into the future, backed up by responsive, expert technical and commercial support.