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Advanced Diagnostic Tools (ADTs)

What are the Renishaw Advanced Diagnostic Tools (ADTs)?

The Advanced Diagnostic Tools, ADTa-100 and ADTi-100, acquire comprehensive real-time data from Renishaw's RESOLUTE™, EVOLUTE™ and FORTiS™ absolute encoders, and VIONiC™, QUANTiC™ and ATOM DX™ incremental encoders. This information is displayed via the user-friendly Renishaw ADT View software interface. Whilst in most cases the integral set-up LED on the encoder readhead is sufficient for setting up the system, the ADTs can be used to aid more challenging installations and also to report on encoder performance to assist in system fault finding to avoid lengthy machine downtime.

The ADTs can be connected to a Windows® tablet or a PC via a USB cable. The ADTi-100 can also be connected in-line between the readhead and the controller as part of the control loop.

What is the Renishaw ADT View software?

The ADT View software is a downloadable, easy to use software application for viewing the comprehensive real-time data captured from the ADTi-100 or the ADTa-100. The intuitive software interface provides a range of valuable functionalities, displays detailed information obtained from the ADT and offers several options to export and store key data.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools hardware

ADTi-100

Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100

The ADTi-100 is compatible with Renishaw's VIONiC, QUANTiC and ATOM DX incremental encoders.

Features and benefits

  • Real-time remote monitoring to aid readhead adjustment
  • Visual indication of signal size
  • Visual indication of reference mark phasing
  • Visual indication of limit switches*
  • Visual indication of readhead pitch*
  • Quick remote calibration of the incremental and reference mark signals
  • Visual indication of AGC (Auto Gain Control) status
  • AGC can be toggled by a click of a button
  • Display signal strength versus position along the full axis to optimise the installation
  • DRO output
  • Lissajous output
  • Ability to save data as CSV file

* ATOM DX does not have limit switch or readhead pitch capability.

ADTa-100

Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTa-100

The ADTa-100 is compatible with Renishaw's RESOLUTE, EVOLUTE and FORTiS absolute encoders.

Features and benefits

  • Real-time remote monitoring to aid readhead adjustment
  • Visual indication of signal size
  • Display signal strength versus position along the full axis to optimise the installation, aid diagnostics and confirm that field service has been carried out correctly
  • DRO output
  • Ability to save data as CSV file
  • Set zero capability
  • Operates in standalone mode or with ADT View software for additional information
  • Visual indication of alarms and warnings
  • Protocol independent

How do I get the ADT hardware and ADT View software?

  • The ADTi-100 hardware can be ordered through Renishaw using part number A-6195-0100.
  • The ADTa-100 hardware can be ordered through Renishaw using part number A-6525-0100.
  • The ADT View software is available to download from the link below.

Software download

  • Software download: ADT View software version 3.8.0.0

    The ADT View software can be used to give comprehensive, real time feedback from the VIONiC™, QUANTiC™, ATOM DX™, RESOLUTE™, EVOLUTE™ and FORTiS™ encoder systems for calibration and diagnostics. The software must be used in conjunction with the ADTi-100 hardware (part number A-6195-0100) or the ADTa-100 hardware (part number A-6525-0100) which can be purchased from Renishaw. The hardware can be connected to a Windows® tablet or PC via a USB cable or in-line (ADTi-100 only) with our customer's electronics.

Release notes

Version: 3.8.0.0

Release date: October 2020

Summary: Addition of the new analogue variant of QUANTiC incremental encoder, bug fixes and usability improvements.

Improvements:

  • Full support for analogue variants of QUANTiC
  • Support for a wider range of incremental encoder nomenclatures
  • Improvements to usability and general cosmetics
    - More settings remembered between modes
    - Improved software installation experience
    - Improved accuracy and annotations on the Lissajous graph

Known issues in this release:

  • Some wording will not update or will remain in English when the language is changed.
  • When saving the data from the analogue variant of QUANTiC as .CSV file the resolution is missing and some of the fields are present but not applicable.

User guide

Data sheets