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Application note: Miniaturising innovation in the encoder business with the ATOM™ encoder

June 2019

Modern high volume production processes, such as semiconductor manufacturing, demand production-line machines with ever smaller footprints to maximise productivity while also continually improving accuracy and throughput.

The ATOM miniature optical encoder was launched in 2014 and is Renishaw's smallest incremental encoder product. It remains one of the most compact optical encoder solutions on the market. ATOM series encoders are designed to support manufacturing and servicing operations with streamlined installation and robust calibration procedures.

This article explores the advanced manufacturing techniques used to make the ATOM encoder and concludes with a real example of how the ATOM encoder helps to streamline the REVO-2 manufacturing process, while still providing exceptional metrology performance.