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QUANTiC™ encoder series

The QUANTiC encoder system integrates Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental open optical encoder. QUANTiC encoders are easy to install with exceptionally wide installation and running tolerances, along with built-in installation and calibration functions. More detailed diagnostic information can be accessed by using the Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi‑100 and ADT View software during installation or for in-field diagnostics and fault finding.

* Downloads include data sheets, installation guides, videos, software, technical drawings.

In-built reliability and ease of installation

Robust position measurement over contamination  

QUANTiC readheads ensure excellent motion control performance in a wide range of applications by minimising positional error over scale contamination. A new detector design provides an additional layer of signal filtering which helps to eliminate non-harmonic signal frequencies, ensuring low Sub-Divisional Error (SDE) and minimal signal variation over dirt or contamination on the scale.

Increased operating tolerances whilst maintaining metrology

The new detector design helps to increase installation and operational tolerances whilst maintaining metrological performance. Combining this with Renishaw's established filtering optics and signal processing technology makes QUANTiC a robust and easy to use incremental encoder.

Speed

Clocked output

option (MHz)

Maximum speed (m/s)

Minimum edge

separation* (ns)

T

(10 µm)

D

(5 µm)

X

(1 µm)

Z

(0.5 µm)

W

(0.2 µm)

Y

(0.1 µm)

H

(50 nm)

5024242418.137.253.6261.81325.1
4024 242414.505.802.9001.45031.6
2524 2418.13 9.063.631.8130.90651.0
20242416.11 8.063.221.6110.80657.5
12242410.36 5.182.071.0360.51890.0
1024 248.534.271.710.8530.427109
0824246.913.451.380.6910.345135
0624 245.372.691.070.5370.269174
042418.133.631.810.730.3630.181259
019.064.530.91  0.450.180.0910.0451038
* for a readhead with a 1 m cable.

Output signals

 Output signals: 9 way D-typeOutput signals: 15 way D-typeOutput signals: 12 way circular connectorOutput signals: 14 way JST
FunctionSignalColour9 way D-type (A)15 way D-type (D)15 way D-type alt. pin-out (H)12 way circular connector (X)14 way JST (J)
Power5VBrown 57,84,12G10
0VWhite12,92,10H1
IncrementalA +Red2141M7
A -Blue669L2
B +Yellow133J11
B -Green8511K9
Reference markZ +Violet31214D8
Z -Grey7 47E12
LimitsPPink-118A14
QBlack-106B13
AlarmE -Orange-313F3
Remote CALCALClear915C4
Shield-ScreenCaseCaseCaseCaseFerrule

Scale option

Stainless steel tape with track option

Scale name

Accuracy

Scale pitch

Thermal expansion

coefficient at 20 °C

Scale max length

Readhead

compatibility

RTLC40 with optional FASTRACK™RTLC40 FASTRACK scale

±15 µm/m


40 µm


10.1 ±0.2 µm/m/°C


10 m


QUANTiC


Optional Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100

Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100

The QUANTiC encoder system is compatible with the Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100 and ADT View software. They provide comprehensive real-time encoder data feedback to aid more challenging installations and diagnostics. The intuitive software interface can be used for:

  • Remote calibration
  • Signal optimisation over the entire axis length
  • Readhead pitch indication
  • Limit and reference mark indication
  • Digital readout of encoder position (relative to the scale)
  • Monitoring the velocity against time graph
  • Exporting and saving data