RESOLUTE™ UHV absolute encoder system with RESA30 rotary (angle) ring
- Serial interfaces: BiSS® C, Panasonic
- Readhead size: 36 x 16.5 x 17.2 mm
- Resolutions to 32 bits/rev
- Speed up to 36 000 rpm
- ±0.52 - 5.49 arc seconds system accuracy
- Low profile ring, with large internal diameter, for easy installations
- Wide set-up tolerances
- Low outgassing for vacuum environments
- Less than 10 nm RMS jitter for improved positional stability
- ±40 nm Sub-Divisional Error for smooth velocity control
- Optional Advanced Diagnostic Tool
What is RESOLUTE UHV?
RESOLUTE UHV brings absolute encoder technology to Ultra-High Vacuum applications, allowing customers to achieve higher throughput, reduce risks of damage and increase dependability.
RESOLUTE outperforms all other absolute encoders that are designed for UHV environments. Capable of 32-bit resolution at 36 000 rpm, RESOLUTE provides a specification that breaks new ground in encoder technology.
What is RESA30 ring?
RESA30 is a one-piece stainless steel ring with absolute scale code marked directly on the periphery. Two versions are available in a wide range of sizes (Ø52 mm to Ø550 mm).‘A' section rings, which offer an impressive installed accuracy, feature a taper mount system which reduce the need for highly toleranced machined parts and eliminate eccentricity. ‘B' section thin rings, which are low inertia and mass, are also available. Both 'A' and 'B' section rings have a large internal diameter for flexible integration into UHV applications. The non-contact format eliminates backlash, shaft wind-up (torsion) and other mechanical hysteresis errors that are inherent in traditional enclosed encoders.
Why choose this encoder system?
Easy fault finding and servicing
The Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTa‑100 acquires comprehensive real-time data from RESOLUTE™ encoder readheads (marked with the ADT symbol). The information is displayed via the user-friendly ADT View software interface. Whilst in most cases the integral set-up LED on the encoder is sufficient for setting up the system, the ADT can be used to aid more challenging installations. The ADT can also report on encoder performance and assist system fault finding to avoid lengthy machine downtime.
UHV (Ultra-High Vacuum)
RESOLUTE UHV takes Renishaw's revolutionary absolute encoder technology and delivers it in a readhead that is suitable for use in Ultra-High Vacuum conditions up to 10 -9 Torr. The new range of RESOLUTE UHV encoders are constructed from clean residual gas analysis materials (RGA) making them suitable for high performance, semiconductor and scientific applications.
Wide set-up tolerances
RESOLUTE UHV does not follow the conventional technique of using dual tracks side-by-side (one incremental, one absolute) which inherently suffers de-phasing problems when small amounts of angular misalignment are introduced. Instead, this absolute encoder features a single track, optical absolute scale, combining both the absolute position and embedded phase information into one single code. This technology provides RESOLUTE UHV with far wider set-up tolerances (yaw tolerance ±0.5°) for quick and easy installation and superior long-term reliability, even if the motion axes settle or move over time. To further aid installation and diagnostics, there is an integral set-up LED on the readhead.
Optional Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTa-100
RESOLUTE encoder readheads (marked with the ADT symbol) are compatible with the Advanced Diagnostic Tool ADTa-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
- Digital readout of encoder position (relative to the scale)
- Exporting and saving data
- Setting zero
Renishaw supports BiSS C (unidirectional) open protocol for absolute encoders. BiSS C is a high-speed serial interface, perfect for dynamic axes that require high acceleration, silky-smooth velocity control, excellent repeatability and rock-solid positional stability.
RESOLUTE with Panasonic serial interface is available in linear and rotary forms. Compatible with the A5 and A6 series of drivers, it provides high resolution repeatable feedback for better servo and speed control.
One-piece low profile absolute coded stainless steel ring, standard ‘A' section with tapered internal diameter or low inertia ‘B' section
Readhead size (LxWxH)
36 mm x 16.5 mm x 17.2 mm
Nominal 30 μm
|Coefficient of thermal expansion at 20 °C
|15.5 ±0.5 μm/m/°C
Ring outer diameter
52 mm to 550 mm
Typical installed accuracy*
±12.7 to ±1.9 arc seconds (depending on ring diameter)
(See data sheet for details)
36 000 rpm (on 52 mm ring)
BiSS C, Panasonic
BiSS C: 18-bit, 26-bit and 32-bit
Panasonic: 23-bit and 32-bit
Sub-Divisional Error (SDE)
Up to 10 m cable lengths with flying lead
5 V ±10%, 250 mA @ 5 V (terminated)
100 m/s2 max @ 55 Hz to 2 000 Hz
1 000 m/s2, 6 ms, ½ sine
0 °C to +75 °C
Silver-coated copper braided single screen. FEP core insulation, over tin-plated copper wire.
* 'Typical' installations are a result of graduation and installation errors combining and, to some magnitude, cancelling.
†Other serial interfaces are continually being added.
Refer to data sheets for full details.