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Machine calibration and optimisation

Machine performance measurement and diagnosis is essential to establish a known and repeatable level of process capability.

The first step in process improvement

Renishaw's laser interferometer and ballbar measurement systems assess, monitor and improve the static and dynamic performance of machine tools, co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other position-critical motion systems.

Our products should, therefore, be considered as the first step in process improvement and are complementary to the on-machine and off-machine probing systems.

Laser and ballbar calibration systems

Renishaw has installed thousands of systems worldwide, over 25 years in manufacturing and applications experience in calibration products, providing solutions based on real manufacturing needs.

Our widely adopted systems include XL-80 laser system, XR20-W rotary axis calibrator and QC20-W telescoping ballbar system.

Product training can be beneficial to get the best out of your system.  Many Renishaw subsidiaries can provide training either at Renishaw facilities or at customers' sites.

Calibration software

Simple but powerful software to maximise the potential of our measurement systems in many applications.  XCal-View can be used to comprehensively analyse machine performance and monitor trends over time. 

Off axis rotary software allows the XR20-W to be used to measure the rotary positioning accuracy of an axis, even when the XR20-W isn't mounted on the centre of rotation of that axis.

Case studies

Our range of measurement, analysis and diagnostic equipment has been assisting thousands of users to improve their operations for over 25 years.  Customer case studies demonstrate how our equipment has helped to improve their processes.

FMC Technologies invest continually in a preventative maintenane programme that employs Renishaw machine tool probes and calibration products to check and verify the accuracy of its machine tools.

Upgrading your system

Renishaw offers existing users a range of options to provide you with the best solution to upgrade to the latest system.  With all the benefits that the QC20-W wireless telescoping ballbar system gives you, we think you will want to upgrade.

Our XL-80 laser provides significant performance and operational benefits and is compatible with existing ML10 optics, whilst the XR20-W rotary axis calibrator adds greater flexibility, simpler set-up and operation.