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  • 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.

  • Raising the bar on rotary table accuracy

    Pre-shipment inspection using Renishaw’s XR20-W with XL-80 laser system CNC rotary tables play a vital role in the performance of multi-axis machining centres. As table accuracy and reliability are of paramount concern throughout the product’s lifetime, Matsumoto Machine Corporation (MMK) has taken a pragmatic two-pronged approach to reducing indexing errors and improving performance. By enhancing both product calibration and encoder technologies the company has set new standards for rotary table accuracy.

  • New alignment laser system increases Renishaw's range of machine calibration solutions

    Squareness measurement using XK10 on a machine tool Renishaw’s new XK10 alignment laser system has been developed for use during the build and alignment of machine tools, replacing the need for artefacts. It can be used on linear rails to ensure that they are straight, square, flat, parallel and level, as well as to assess spindle direction and coaxiality of rotary machines. These factors can be measured and aligned with the XK10 during build, using the systems live display.

  • Renishaw XM-600 system enables faster and easier CMM error mapping

    XM-600 multi-axis calibrator Renishaw’s newly launched XM-600 laser measurement system offers enhanced capability to connect directly with Renishaw’s range of UCC CMM controllers. Using technology developed for the XM-60 multi-axis calibrator, this enables faster and easier error mapping, measuring all six degrees of freedom from a single set-up, in any orientation for linear axes.

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