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  • Race to innovate: digital position feedback for Land Rover BAR's America's Cup race

    Land Rover BAR R1 in Bermuda Discover how Technical Leader Dr. Finlay Evans and his team raced to innovate by designing special digital position sensors (encoders) for the Land Rover BAR race-yacht. The solution enables the helmsman and crew to race the yacht with precise wing and rudder feedback whilst enabling the capture of high-quality performance data during development and training. RLS LinACE™ magnetic encoders were used as part of the solution. RLS is a Renishaw associate company.

  • Enhanced control solution for Land Rover BAR's America's Cup race

    Land Rover BAR encoders image When Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainsley took the helm of Britannia’s hopes to bring the America’s Cup home for the first time in 166 years, he realised that his Ben Ainsley Racing (BAR) team needed the very best in British manufacturing, design and innovation. Renishaw, the global engineering firm, is part of Land Rover BAR’s Technical Innovation Group, whose aim is to bring together the best of British engineering to help win the America’s Cup and bring it home.

  • Industrial control loops and how they apply to encoders

    ACS test stage with RESOLUTE™ encoder onboard Control-loop architecture is an important consideration when assessing encoder performance in the context of the overall machine design. There are a number of ways to mitigate against sources of instability and error in the design of a precision motion stage, for example. This article illustrates the potential of Renishaw’s RESOLUTE™ absolute encoder system for applications that traditionally demand ultra-fine pitch incremental encoders with cyclic errors in the 1 nm range.

  • AksIM™ supports Universal Robots for smart factory automation

    UR collaborative robot series Industrial robots usually operate in safety zones and are used for heavy, highly hazardous and repetitive tasks in aerospace, automotive assembly, handling, painting, coating and other applications. Conventional industrial robots are typically gigantic and bulky, they occupy a large area and the programming processes are usually time-consuming.

  • Scodix chooses TONiC™ encoders for its Ultra™ series of digital enhancement printing presses

    Scodix Ultra™ digital enhancement printing presses Renishaw’s TONiC encoder has provided Scodix, a leading provider of digital print enhancement presses for the graphic arts industry, with an off-the-shelf solution to enable automatic feedback control of the Scodix Ultra series’ patented substrate transportation system. The leading-edge performance of the TONiC encoder range, combined with Renishaw’s excellent worldwide technical support, has allowed Scodix to create truly ground-breaking technology.

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