RESOLUTE™ absolute encoder with BiSS C communications - compatible products

BiSS C is a high-speed, ‘open’ protocol; a great match for RESOLUTE’s ground-breaking performance.

Find out more about BiSS C compatible drives, controllers and PC counter cards…

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For higher operating speeds and improved ruggedness against EM interference, RESOLUTE communicates using pure digital serial signals, with a variety of protocols of both ‘open' and ‘proprietary' types. New protocols are being added to RESOLUTE, so please contact your local Renishaw representative for the latest updates.

RESOLUTE supports the high-speed serial protocol BiSS C, which is perfect for dynamic axes that require high acceleration, silky-smooth velocity control, excellent bi-directional repeatability and rock-solid positional stability.

Listed below are manufacturers of compatible industry-standard controllers, drives, DROs and PC counter cards. Please contact us for further details on the products which are compatible with RESOLUTE absolute encoders.

ACS Motion Control

ACS Motion Control logoSince 1985, ACS Motion Control has been a global manufacturer of advanced high performance machine control systems for high-end motion centric applications. ACS Motion Control provides customers with tailored leading edge control solutions, in the most demanding applications in the fields of Semiconductor, Electronic assembly, Flat Panel Display, Biomedical inspection, Digital printing and others.

ACS comprehensive line of solutions includes the revolutionary PC based, software only, Soft Controller (SPiiPlusSC). All Network products are based on real-time EtherCAT® network, controlling up to 64 axes simultaneously, supporting many types of feedback devices and protocols, including RESOLUTE with BiSS-C communication, among others. With its proven technical expertise, application vast experience, state of the art SW and programming tools, ACS ensures customers a robust motion control competitive advantage. For more information, please visit ACS Motion Control.

ADDI-DATA

ADDI-DATA logoADDI-DATA GmbH is an expanding international company based in Germany. Since 1984 the company has been developing high-tech solutions for industrial measurement and automation. Standing for quality, reliability, long-term availability and service, ADDI-DATA's products are used for quality control, process control, signal switching, data acquisition, motion control and position acquisition.

The multifunction counter board APCIe-1711 by ADDI-DATA allows you to acquire the signals of 24 RESOLUTE absolute optical encoders. The PCI Express board can be used in harsh industrial environments as it features many protective circuits. It is equipped with four programmable FPGA modules which enable almost all counting applications to be realised on the same hardware basis. For each of the modules, you can choose between many functionalities and combine them as desired.  For more information, please visit ADDI-DATA.

ADVANCED Motion Controls

Logo: AMC 0600pxADVANCED Motion Controls is an engineering centered company built on productivity, quality and flexibility. Their core business is high performance servo drives. They offer hundreds of standard models, and if they don't have what the customer needs, they can work to create a custom solution that does. Their servo drives can be found all over the world in the highest performance applications, the harshest environments as well as working reliably in day to day operations throughout the world. For more information, please visit ADVANCED Motion Controls.

Aerotech

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Aerotech manufactures motioncontrol and positioning systems and components including automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed gantries; mechanical-bearing linear/rotary, and lift stages; brushless linear/rotary servomotors and drives; stand-alone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; and gimbals/optical mounts. Custom, vacuum prepped, and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components are available. Aerotech's precision motion control products provide the critical performance for demanding applications in markets including medical and life sciences, semiconductor and flat panel, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, etc, requiring high precision, high throughput motion solutions.  For more information, please visit Aerotech.

Beckhoff

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 Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology and EtherCAT. Headquarters are in Verl, Germany. Through 30 subsidiaries as well as co-operation with partners, Beckhoff is represented in more than 60 countries. In combination with the Motion Control functions offered by the TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff Drive Technology is a high-performance and complete drive system for single and multiple axis positioning tasks with highly dynamic requirements.

The AX5000 Servo Drive series with high-performance EtherCAT system communication offers maximum performance and dynamics. The variable motor interface of the AX5000 with multi-feedback interface supports the right feedback system for any application: resolver, One Cable Technology, SinCos encoder 1 VPP, single- or multi-turn encoder with bidirectional sensor interface (BiSS). Further encoders can be connected via an encoder option card, e.g. for Biss C.

Servomotors with One Cable Technology, which combines power and feedback system in a standard motor cable, complement the Beckhoff drive system.

Bernecker & Rainer - Perfection in Automation

Bernecker + Rainer logoFor 30 years, B&R has been one of the largest international private companies in the area of automation and process control. B&R is a highly-qualified partner with more than 1,850 employees worldwide and a sales and support network in 68 countries. No matter where you are in the world, you can always contact qualified B&R employees for software development, support, and training. B&R is a leader in automation technology, setting trends for the automation of machines and systems. Over 2,000 machine manufacturers throughout the world from the plastics, packaging, textile, printing, paper and many other industries put their trust in the first-class technological innovations from Bernecker & Rainer.

Copley Controls

Copley Controls logoCopley offers a complete range of digital drives for brushless, brush and stepper motors in the 100 W – 6 kW power range. Targeted industries include semiconductor, life sciences, test and measurement and automated assembly. Xenus, Accelnet and Stepnet drives feature CANopen for distributed control. PLUS versions also incorporate EtherCAT and offer expanded feedback options including Renishaw RESOLUTE absolute optical encoder. Copley drive configuration software is highly intuitive and incorporates powerful diagnostics tools. An easy-to-use Indexer is built in. Network software tools make distributed control system commissioning fast and simple. For more information, please visit Copley Controls.

Delta Tau

Delta Tau logoDelta Tau is the leader for innovating high-performance machine control solutions. With more than 1,000,000 axes of motion, Delta Tau is dedicated to providing solutions for the simplest to the most complex applications including general automation, robotics, semiconductor manufacturing, machine tools, medical and packaging equipment, and many more. For more information, please visit Delta Tau and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.

Elmo Motion Control

Elmo Gold Line logoElmo Motion Control is a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced motion control solutions that include ultra-compact, high power density servo drives, an innovative multi-axis controller, network I/O controller and full support for the CANOpen and EtherCAT protocols. Elmo’s comprehensive solutions are designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions and answer the needs of modern applications and machinery with a wide range of motor feedback options, programming capabilities and communication protocols.

The new RESOLUTE encoders from Renishaw are supported by the Gold line servo drives: Gold Trombone, Gold Guitar, Gold Duo. For more information, please visit Elmo Motion Control.

Galil

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Galil is a leading manufacturer of motion controllers and remains the industry's principal innovator in this field. By offering customers the most powerful, cost-effective and easy-to-use motion controllers available today, Galil's wide range of motion controllers are backed by superior technical support that can accommodate the most demanding applications-with absolute precision. For more information, please visit Galil and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.

iC-Haus GmbH

iC-Haus GmbH logo iC-Haus GmbH is a leading independent German manufacturer of standard iCs (ASSP) and customized ASiC semiconductor solutions. The company has been active in the design, production, and sales of application-specific iCs for industrial, automotive, and medical technology since 1984 and is represented worldwide.

The BiSS-Interface was introduced by iC-Haus in 2002 and the BiSS protocol was published in all details as Open-Source. The BiSS trademark and the IPs in the source code are placed at the disposal of appliance manufacturers free of charge. iC-Haus is the world leading manufacturer of microchips with BiSS such as master, integrated optical and magnetic sensors and BiSS sensor signal processing devices.

MB4UBiSS(SSI)-to-PC-USB 2.0 high speed adapter:
The BiSS to PC-USB Adapter enables BiSS or SSI encoder, sensors and microchips to be easily connected to a PC. The USB port supplies the adapter as well as the connected sensors, for which the 5V and 12V voltages are available. For more informationabout iC-Haus BiSS iCs, adapter and tools, pleasevisit iC-Haus.

Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH

Logo: Jenaer AntriebstechnikFounded in 1990, Jenaer Antriebstechnik today develops and manufactures servo drives and mechatronical systems. Our core competence is the solution of customer specific drive problems. The application range is from cost-optimized positioning of high-precision rotational and linear axes to multi-axes-synchronous motion control. The ECOSTEP® principle developed by Jenaer Antriebstechnik makes a precise, fast motion with high duty cycles possible. And this more cost-effective than with a conventional AC servo motor.

The new 2-axes servo amplifier series ECOVARIO® 114 D supports the BiSS C serial protocol. The ECOVARIO® 114 D operates in the power range of up to 1,4 kW and provides various interface options, e.g. CANOpen, EtherCAT, Ethernet, Profibus, etc.

Primary areas of application are electronics manufacturing machines, laser systems, mounting automates and handling systems. Essential for all these applications is high dynamic and high speed. A further field where our drives can show all their advantages is the automation of continuous processes, e.g. in printing machinery. In medical systems our drives handle e.g. the positioning of OR tables. In large telescopes our drive and control systems even allow a view to space.For more information, please visit the Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH website.

Kollmorgen

Kollmorgen logoKollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. With over sixty years of motion control design and development expertise, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality, and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen provides OEMs with the competitive advantage they need to succeed. For more information, please visit Kollmorgen and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.

NUM

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 NUM started the development of their first CNC controller back in 1961 and was one of the first in this market. They have strived to maintain their position as a technology leader in this segment ever since.

NUM's market strategy is to help current and future customers to construct a better machine and thereby securing them a competitive advantage on the market. NUM is a CNC High-End Application company that focusses on selected market niches where they undeniably have something extra to offer, and have a proven track record. For decades NUM has been a trusted supplier of solutions for the standard machine market where they continue to utilise the openness of their systems to offer customers an advantage too. NUM make investments in R&D to secure standard features and functions that meet the requirement of this market now and in the future.

Polaris

Polaris logoPMDi is a global leader in motion control. Their new platform, Polaris, is the highest performing motion control system in the world. Polaris is ideal for advanced computer numerical control (CNC), laser material processing, semiconductor manufacturing and new industries such as solar and renewable energy. The Polaris platform uses controllers, amplifiers, analog I/O, and digital I/O to control precise machines. Controllers and amplifiers are connected to each other using Mercury, PMDi's real time motion control network, which is based on Gbit/s Ethernet. The Polaris platform supports high bandwidth data acquisition and tracing for the best diagnostics in the industry. Polaris modules interface seamlessly with a variety of high end position sensors including high speed TTL, 1 Vpp Sin/Cos and Renishaw RESOLUTE™ encoders. Motor support includes brushed and BLDC rotary and linear motors, voice coils and high bandwidth Galvano motors. For more information, please see the Polaris website.

PRECISE AUTOMATION

Logo: Precise AutomationExtremely Powerful, Compact, Low Cost Controllers - Their low cost, multi-axis controllers with integrated motor drives are extremely compact and fit inside many robots' structures, eliminating the need for extra cabinets and cables. The powerful features make it much easier to create the applications the customer wants and make the end result more user-friendly.

Highly Configurable and Flexible - BiSS-C compatibility with the Precise Automation Guidance Controller gives users and mechanism designers a wide range of coordinated, multi-axis motion control capabilities in a highly configurable package.  In one controller, multiple axes with different encoder types can be combined seamlessly with a true realtime coordinated motion control platform. 

For more information, please visit Precise Automation.

Protura

PROTURA logoProtura® specialises in producing a range of USB based measurement products and solutions. Protura supply the P201 range of USB encoder interface products that allow encoders to be both powered and interfaced to a PC with just one USB cable. The P201 range is ideal for PC based measurement projects, encoder evaluation or functional test. Several versions provide direct plug/pin compatibility with Renishaw®encoders:

  • P201-9B is a USB BiSS C unidirectional interface compatible with RESOLUTE absolute encoder
  • P201-15R is a USB interface compatible with incremental TONiC™ and RGH encoders
  • P201-9Q is a USB interface compatible with incremental magnetic encoders RE/RM - IC
  • P201-9S is a USB interface compatible with SSI magnetic encoders RE/RM - SC

For more information, please visit Protura and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.

S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH

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 S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH is an award-winning, system integrator for design, development and implementation of customer-specific test and measurement solutions across all industries. Combining in-depth expertise in measurement, test and control, electronics, real-time technology and data management, S.E.A. provides test software, measurement equipment and turn-key solutions for the most complex and demanding applications.


S.E.A. has been a National Instruments' Certified Alliance Partner for over 20 years. National Instruments hardware and software products, including CompactRIO or LabVIEW™,as platform for test and measurement systems but also for complete test stands or control centers, are a core component of S.E.A.'s offering. Strong skills include the design of large software architectures, OEM software, distributed systems and embedded / FPGA software and hardware.

The S.E.A. hardware products are focused around National Instruments embedded CompactRIO and sbRIOSystems. Services for development of customer specific electronics are part of the portfolio. S.E.A. is certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

SIEB & MEYER

SIEB & MEYER logoSIEB & MEYER was founded in 1962 and is an internationally successful company with 220 employees. The company develops and manufactures control and drive technology as well as feed-in technology.A core area is the CNC controllers for PCB drilling and routing.The feed-in technology is used in applications such as ORC,turbo-expander, flywheel and micro gas turbines as well as in small wind turbines. The frequency converters come to use especially in high-speed motors and generators. Also included in their portfolio are servo amplifiers for rotary and linear motors.

Close cooperation with customers, from the development to the series production of products, worldwide service and customer oriented trainings, are the basis of their quality philosophy. Highly qualified engineering teams and a highly integrated manufacturing process lead to a maximum amount of innovations and flexibility.For more information, please visit SIEB & MEYER.

TDE MACNO

TDE MACNO logo TDE MACNO S.p.A.is a reliable partner in the supply of products for the motion control and in the development of systems for the regulation and control of industrial applications.

Our experience as application and systems engineers has been built up over a long and successful relationship with advanced research institutes.

We are also collaborating significantly with Italian and European Universities on several major projects. This has made TDE MACNO a reliable company, aware of the support and attention to performance, cost and innovation that can enhance the final solution to the customer.

Proudly holding the UNI EN ISO 9001 certification since 1995, we have a strong commitment to the continuous development of our internal organization and the essential support for an effective successful company. Our reputation is based on high quality products enhanced by our advanced production techniques and excellent customer support.

Expertise and versatility have enabled TDE MACNO to grow internationally: a wide distributor and agency network located throughout the world provides application assistance and expert customer service.  For more information please visit the TDE MACNO website.

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