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Calibration explained

Find out how calibration products work and how they can help to improve your processes.

Calibration is the foundation of process control

The modern industry has to meet ever tighter tolerances, customer schedules, and the requirements of international quality standards. Together with the pressure to reduce costs, the performance of equipment has never been more important.

Renishaw's range of machine calibration and optimisation products allow testing and diagnosis of machines during machine build, manufacture and commissioning to maintain higher accuracy of machines and minimise downtime.

Calibration explained - Applications engineer performing an XL-80 laser test

Interferometry explained

Laser interferometry is a well established method for measuring distances with great accuracy. Understand the basics of laser interferometry and how it can provide the most accurate and repeatable method of calibration.

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QC20 ballbar test

Ballbar testing explained

The popularity of ballbar testing has been built on the basic simplicity of the test, quickness of use and the large amount of quantitative data generated. Find out about QC20 ballbar test set-up, data capture and analysis.

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Six degrees of freedom

Six degrees of freedom explained

The XM-60 multi-axis calibrator enables users to simultaneously and directly measure all six errors for any orientation of motion.

Watch the explanation video to find out more about the different types of errors in a linear motion path.

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XM-60 test performed on a machine tool

Case studies

Explore how our laser calibration and ballbar technology has optimised performance across various industries.

Read in-depth insights into how calibration solutions have benefitted our customers.

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