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  • ATOM DX™: Performance in miniature

    ATOM DX RSS Renishaw, a world-leading metrology company, has launched its smallest incremental optical encoder with digital output direct from the readhead, eliminating the need for bulky interfaces. This new high-performance encoder features resolutions down to 2.5 nm, low Sub Divisional Error (SDE) and low jitter.

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

    ATOM™ on index finger 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. 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.

  • Laser micromachining and the VIONiC™ encoder

    laser micromachining The VIONiC series of optical encoders is Renishaw's ultra-high accuracy, all-in-one digital incremental encoder for both linear and rotary applications. It has been specifically designed for micromachining processes and other types of precision manufacturing. This article highlights the importance of correct encoder selection with respect to laser machining.

  • New innovative encoder scale opens up new possibilities

    RKLC close-up Renishaw has launched a new substrate mastered encoder scale that adopts the thermal behaviour of the underlying substrate. The RKLC encoder scale is a robust, 6 mm wide stainless steel tape with a thickness of just 0.15 mm. The scale is compatible with Renishaw’s VIONiC™, TONiC™ and QUANTiC™ incremental encoder families.

  • Substrate mastered scale on a CMM

    CMM retrofit Renishaw's encoder scales are effectively either thermally independant of the substrate (floating) or thermally dependant on the substrate (mastered). This article presents an example case where mastered scale might be preferred.

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