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  • Flora Digital prints with Renishaw's optical encoders

    RGS40-P gold tape scale on Flora Digital linear motor setup (cropped) Flora Digital, a brand name of Shenzhen Runtianzhi Digital Equipment Co Ltd (SRDEC), specialises in wide-format inkjet technology for the commercial print industry. Since their beginning, they have used Renishaw’s RGH41 encoders and RGS40-P gold tape scales on multiple axes to ensure the highest levels of print performance.

  • Renishaw’s new VIONiC™ encoder offers unparalleled performance

    VIONiC digital all-in-one encoder series Renishaw, a world-leading metrology specialist, recently launched the VIONiC series, a new family of ultra-high accuracy, super-compact all-in-one digital incremental encoders. Applications which benefit most from VIONiC are those requiring the highest levels of motion control precision, specifically micro-manufacturing, micro-positioning and precision optics manufacture. This article explores the important role of high-performance encoder systems in these applications.

  • 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 Ainslie took the helm of Britain's hope to bring the America's Cup home for the first time in 166 years, he realised that his Land Rover BAR team needed the very best in British manufacturing, design and innovation.

  • 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.

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