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  • In-house metrology increases machine tool uptime by 20%

    Лазерная интерферометрическая измерительная система XL-80 With machine tools resources failing outside of their warranty periods and 3-week long waits for external service engineer visits, Omsk State Technical University had to act quickly to protect its teaching, research and industry support services. The introduction of Renishaw’s XL-80 laser interferometer and QC20-W ballbar systems did more than just provide the technical solution the University needed.

  • QC20-W Ballbar system boosts confidence in pre-owned machine tool sales

    U-MACHINE engineer making precision measurements Any company buying a used machine tool needs to be certain of its ability to deliver the accuracy demanded by its manufacturing process. For many companies, pre-purchase condition-checking by a certified machine inspector and thorough static accuracy measurements are not enough. More rigorous dynamic accuracy measurements are also needed. Machine tool seller U-MACHINE adopted a Renishaw QC20-W ballbar system to provide its customers with the additional analysis they required.

  • MM award for Renishaw's XK10 alignment laser system

    XK10 alignment laser at EMO 2019 Renishaw’s new XK10 alignment laser system has won the MM Award for ‘Quality Assurance’ at the EMO 2019 exhibition held in Hannover, Germany. The awards were presented by the principal German trade magazine MM Maschinenmarkt during the EMO exhibition which is the world’s leading trade fair for the metalworking industry.

  • Renishaw’s new Compensate software simplifies volumetric compensation

    Volumetric compensation with XM-60 multi-axis calibrator Renishaw Compensate is a new addition to the CARTO software suite. It allows users of the XM-60 multi-axis calibrator to apply volumetric compensation to machine tools in a rapid and straightforward process.

  • Laser interferometer error-proofs linear scale calibration

    Laser interferometer error-proofs linear scale calibration To achieve consistent sub-micron measurement accuracy, an automated line scale calibration system developed by the Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL) in Hong Kong made automatic error compensation a key design criteria. A Renishaw XL-80 laser interferometer and XC-80 compensator were used to successfully manage any sources of Abbe error, as well as changes in environmental conditions.

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