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Latest Bluetooth® technology improves machine tool diagnostics

January 2022

Building on the success of Renishaw's QC20-W ballbar system, the new replacement QC20 ballbar has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern machine shop.

The quickest, easiest, and most effective way to monitor machine tool performance has been improved with the QC20 ballbar. The updated QC20 ballbar is fully compatible with existing QC20-W programs and processes enabling users to easily maintain and maximise their ballbar measurements.

Featuring the latest Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, the QC20 ballbar rapidly forms a robust wireless connection with the PC. Further advantages of the enhanced Bluetooth technology are superior power efficiency and a substantially longer battery life when using QC20 ballbar.

Ballbar testing provides a simple, rapid check of a CNC machine tool's positioning performance to recognised international standards. This allows users to benchmark and track the performance of their machines, and to quickly diagnose problems that may require maintenance and the error sources that produce them.

From today, the QC20 ballbar replaces QC20-W ballbar in all countries except for China, Brazil, Russia and Mexico which will be available in the coming months. Please contact your local representative for information about availability in your area.


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