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Data-driven manufacturing

Unlock the power of your manufacturing data with Renishaw Central

Renishaw Central

  • Connectivity
  • Consistency
  • Control

The journey to Industry 4.0... it all starts with data

The trends promising to transform the manufacturing industry include predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and increased use of connected systems.

The foundation for all of these systems will be data.

Most manufacturers already have access to metrology data, but with the assistance of Renishaw Central, you will be able to deploy that data consistently as you start your journey to Industry 4.0. Renishaw's portfolio of industrial metrology and additive manufacturing (AM) products, which can be used throughout manufacturing processes, provides the right data at the right time, enabling you to control your manufacturing processes.

Renishaw Central

The Renishaw Central manufacturing data platform provides a consistent method of connecting your Renishaw measurement and manufacturing devices, to make it easy for established manufacturing systems to access Renishaw device data. Use your own high-level systems to present and react to data about devices, processes and parts to ensure consistent capability and productivity.

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Connect your physical manufacturing processes with the digital technology to make decisions about process improvement on the shop floor or on your mobile devices.


Access information about your equipment and processes consistently in order to gain valuable insight to your production both today and historically.


Feed manufacturing intelligence obtained from CMMs, machine tools, Equator gauges or AM systems back into your process for closed-loop manufacturing.

How it works

Renishaw Central provides consumers of Renishaw data with a storage and interface layer that contains up-to-date machine and job information, including metrology, machine status and alert data. This information is made available to customers in several ways, including standards-based output (such as MTConnect), the Renishaw Central Programmable Interface and through visualisation of the underlying data, using a number of informative and analytical web browser pages.

Renishaw Central architecture diagram

Renishaw Central enables you to:

  • store and visualise your data
  • consume data into your digital systems
  • use standards-based connections

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The right information, in the right place, at the right time

Metrology data

  • Dimensional data and tolerances
  • Yield data
  • Sensor information

Utilisation data

  • Real-time device conditions
  • Machine utilisation dashboards
  • Performance reports

Alert data

  • Alerts for unattended machining
  • Error notifications
  • Preventative maintenance


Current Status

Renishaw Central - Current Status dashboard

Job Performance

Renishaw Central - Job Performance dashboard


Renishaw Central - Productivity dashboard

Device Timeline

Renishaw Central - Device Timeline dashboard

Data Analysis

Renishaw Central - Data Analysis dashboard

Machine/User Management

Renishaw Central - Machine/User Management dashboard

Please note that Renishaw Central is not currently available in all countries.

Our data-driven approach to process control

As manufacturers ourselves, we face the same production challenges as our global customers:

  • to be highly productive
  • to achieve more consistent capability
  • to increase our levels of automation
  • to reduce our costs and be globally competitive

At Renishaw, we've applied our own innovative approach to eliminating or controlling sources of variation in our manufacturing and, of course, we use our own products to address these common challenges. We've shared our learnings with our customers who are now consistently producing performance parts, manufactured to tighter tolerances and with minimal human intervention.

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Find out more about process control

We provide a structured approach to identify and control variation in manufacturing operations, backed by innovative technology, proven methods and expert support.

See how process control can make your operations more profitable and boost your competitiveness.

The Productive Process Pyramid™ (simple)

The Productive Process Pyramid™