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QUANTiC™ encoder series

The QUANTiC encoder system integrates Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a super-compact, robust, incremental open optical encoder. QUANTiC encoders are easy to use with exceptionally wide installation and operation tolerances, along with built-in calibration functions.

QUANTiC readheads offer digital output and a new analogue output variant with a wide variety of configurations and linear or rotary scale options.

Detailed diagnostic information can be accessed by using the Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi‑100 and ADT View software during installation or for in-field diagnostics and fault finding.

  • Introducing the QUANTiC™ encoder series

Robust position measurement over contamination

Reliability pictogram

QUANTiC readheads ensure excellent motion control performance in a wide range of applications by minimising positional error over scale contamination. A new detector design provides an additional layer of signal filtering which helps to eliminate non-harmonic signal frequencies, ensuring low Sub-Divisional Error (SDE) and minimal signal variation over dirt or contamination on the scale.

Easy installation and set-up

Easy installation pictogram

The advanced optical design and signal processing of the QUANTiC encoder provides increased installation and operational tolerances whilst maintaining metrological performance. Low cost of ownership is achieved through reduced installation and set-up times.


Speed

Speed pictogram

Speeds up to 24 m/s can be achieved to meet the most demanding motion control requirements.

Clocked output option (MHz)


Maximum speed (m/s)

Minimum edge separation* (ns)


T

(10 µm)

D

(5 µm)

X

(1 µm)

Z

(0.5 µm)

W

(0.2 µm)

Y

(0.1 µm)

H

(50 nm)

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4024 242414.505.802.9001.45031.6
2524 2418.13 9.063.631.8130.90651.0
20242416.11 8.063.221.6110.80657.5
12242410.36 5.182.071.0360.51890.0
1024 248.534.271.710.8530.427109
0824246.913.451.380.6910.345135
0624 245.372.691.070.5370.269174
042418.133.631.810.730.3630.181259
019.064.530.91 0.450.180.0910.0451038
Analogue output

20 (-3dB)

*For a readhead with a 1 m cable

Find your QUANTiC scale option

Linear

Scale type

Scale name

Accuracy

Scale pitch

Coefficient of thermal expansion at 20 °C

Scale max length

Stainless steel tape with track option

RTLC20 FASTRACK scale

RTLC40 with optional FASTRACK


40 µm (high accuracy): ±5 µm/m
40 µm: ±15 µm/m


40 µm


10.1 ±0.2 µm/m/°C


10 m (> 10 m on request)


Narrow stainless steel tape scaleRKLC20 linear scale

RKLC40-S/RKLC40H-S

40 µm (high accuracy): ±5 µm/m
40 µm: ±15 µm/m
40 µm

Matched to substrate material when scale ends are fixed with end clamps

20 m (> 20 m on request)

Partial arc

Scale type

Scale name

Accuracy

Scale pitch

Coefficient of thermal expansion at 20 °C

Scale max length

Narrow stainless steel partial arc scale

RKLC partial arc scale


RKLC40-S

40 µm: ±15 µm/m40 µm

Matched to substrate material when scale ends are fixed with end clamps

20 m (> 20 m on request)

Rotary

Scale type

Scale name

Graduation accuracy (depending on ring diameter)

Scale pitch


Coefficient of thermal expansion at 20 °C

Ring diameter

Stainless steel ring

RESM-REST scale

RESM40


±3.97 to ±0.38 arc seconds

40 µm


15.5 ±0.5 µm/m/ °C


52 to 550 mm

Optional Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100

Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100

The QUANTiC encoder system is compatible with the Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTi-100 and ADT View software. They provide comprehensive real-time encoder data feedback to aid more challenging installations and diagnostics. The intuitive software interface can be used for:

  • Remote calibration
  • Signal optimisation over the entire axis length
  • Readhead pitch indication
  • Limit and reference mark indication
  • Readout of encoder position (relative to the scale)
  • Monitoring the velocity against time graph
  • Exporting and saving data