QC10 ballbar system
Since 1991 the Renishaw QC10 telescopic ballbar has been recognised as the best and most practical method for quickly assessing CNC machine tool positioning performance.
As from October 2009 the QC10 ballbar system has been officially superseded by the QC20-W wireless ballbar system.
Renishaw is committed to the ongoing support of all QC10 ballbar system users. We will continue to offer a full service, recalibration and repair capability (including factory warranted RBE units) for all QC10 ballbars for several years in line with our established policies.
Remember that the latest Ballbar5 software for QC10 users is now available free-of-charge as a download from this site.
Benefits of the new QC20-W system
We believe that the QC20-W ballbar system offers significant performance and operational benefits compared to the QC10 system:
QC20-W and QC10 compatibility
The new system has been designed from the start to appeal to existing QC10 users.
QC10 to QC20-W upgrade packages
To maintain your existing test capability you need only replace your ballbar/interface with the QC20-W. An attractively priced basic upgrade kit is available on an "exchange" basis which includes packaging for secure installation in your QC10 system case (post 2001 metal framed cases only)
Further upgrade options are available to extend the basic kit's capability to include "partial" arc (3 plane testing) and small circle (50 mm radius) testing.
By offering you separate upgrade options you only have to pay for the capability and functions you want.
Using the latest software gives you the latest reports, analysis and many additional features.
Software upgrades for QC10 users are now available FREE OF CHARGE.