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The latest version of Ballbar 20 software (V5.09.04) is now available free of charge for existing users of Renishaw’s QC20-W and QC10 ballbars

Ballbar 20 (V5.09.04) is the current software shipped with all Renishaw’s QC20-W ballbar kits, allowing fast machine tool performance testing and analysis.  This latest version has been enhanced to give even greater flexibility for testing and reporting and is available free of charge to existing users of the QC20-W and QC10 ballbars.

October 2010

Netbook with Ballbar 20 softwareBallbar 20 (V5.09.04) is the current software shipped with all Renishaw's QC20-W ballbar kits, allowing fast machine tool performance testing and analysis. It is also compatible with QC10 ballbars (when used with suitable PC operating system software) so users can run a single software programme even if they use both QC10 and QC20-W ballbars.  This latest version has been enhanced to give even greater flexibility for testing and reporting.

Ballbar 20 volumetric analysisFeatures include:

  • revised manuals now with full German language support
  • compatibility with Windows® XP (SP2 or higher), Windows® Vista and Windows® 7
  • extended 64-bit support

Renishaw has a policy of regularly updating its software to fix possible bugs, add functionality, extend language support, reflect changes in standards and respond to changes in Microsoft operating systems.

To allow users to benefit from this flexibility, the software is now available as a
free of charge download from  www.renishaw.com/BB20-upgrade or contact your local Renishaw office for a CD, whichever is most convenient.

QC20-W on machineRenishaw's QC10 and QC20-W telescopic ballbars have gained widespread recognition as the best and most practical method for quickly checking machine tool positioning performance. The new QC20-W retains the QC10's principle of a simple CNC circular program, and powerful analysis software. Together, these can quickly diagnose and quantify machine positioning errors including servo mismatch, stick-slip errors, backlash, repeatability, scale mismatch and machine geometry as well as giving an overall circularity error value.

For information on the range of calibration products visit www.renishaw.com/calibration

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