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Renishaw announces a new version of the REVO® multi-sensor 5-axis measurement system at EMO 2015

1 October 2015

Renishaw is pleased to announce the launch of REVO-2, a new improved version of the revolutionary multi-sensor 5-axis measuring head for use on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). REVO-2 and its new CMM controller UCC S5, build upon the successful REVO multi-sensor system with enhanced power and communications capability to carry the latest REVO sensors such as the RVP vision measurement probe. The head also has an increased range of movement in the negative A-axis which can improve part access and reduce the complexity of stylus set-ups.

REVO-2 incorporates Renishaw's own ATOM™ optical incremental encoder system that uniquely combines miniaturisation with ruggedness and exceptional metrology performance. ATOM is the world's smallest readhead using filtering optics. It offers speeds up to 20 m/s (29,000 RPM on a 17 mm disc) and resolutions to 1 nm (0.004 arc second on a 108 mm disc) with a range of linear and rotary (angle) scales available in stainless steel and glass.

REVO-2 is the only scanning system for CMMs that simultaneously controls the motion of three machine and two head axes whilst collecting workpiece data using its range of 2D and 3D tactile probes, surface roughness measurement probe and now non-contact vision probe too. The head's novel design incorporates sophisticated laser measurement and electrical signal transmission technology for precise workpiece measurement at extremely high rates of data capture. The five-axis control system removes most of the unwanted dynamic errors associated with machine movement because the measuring head performs most of the work. As the head is much lighter and more dynamic than the CMM, it is able to quickly follow changes in the part geometry without introducing harmful dynamic errors. The REVO-2 multi-sensor system is managed by the same I++ DME compliant interface as the original REVO product.

In recognition of the revolutionary 5-axis measuring technology that has brought dramatic benefits to part inspection on CMMs, the REVO system has received multiple prestigious awards.

From 5th – 10th October 2015 at EMO 2015, visitors will be able to see the new REVO-2 system demonstrated by Renishaw in hall 5, stand D15.

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About Renishaw

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print' parts from metal powder.

The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 33 countries, with over 4,000 employees, of which 2,600 people are employed within the UK. The majority of the company's R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK and for the year ended June 2015 Renishaw achieved sales of £494.7 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company's largest markets are the USA, China, Germany and Japan.


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