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RESOLUTE™ absolute encoder with BiSS C communications - compatible products

BiSS C is a high-speed, ‘open' serial interface; a great match for RESOLUTE™, EVOLUTE™ and FORTiS™ encoders' ground-breaking performance.

Find out more about BiSS C compatible drives, controllers and PC counter cards.

For higher operating speeds and improved ruggedness against EM interference, Renishaw absolute encoders (RESOLUTE™, EVOLUTE™ and FORTiS™) communicate using pure digital serial signals, with a variety of serial interfaces of both ‘open' and ‘proprietary' types. New serial interfaces are being added to Renishaw absolute encoders, so please contact your local Renishaw representative for the latest updates. RESOLUTE, EVOLUTE and FORTiS support the high-speed serial interface BiSS C, which is perfect for dynamic axes that require high acceleration, silky-smooth velocity control, excellent bi-directional repeatability and rock-solid positional stability.

Listed below are manufacturers of compatible industry-standard controllers, drives, DROs and PC counter cards. Please contact us for further details on the products which are compatible with RESOLUTE, EVOLUTE and FORTiS absolute encoders.

ACS Motion Control

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Since 1985, ACS Motion Control has been a global manufacturer of advanced high performance machine control systems for high-end motion centric applications. ACS Motion Control provides customers with tailored leading edge control solutions, in the most demanding applications in the fields of Semiconductor, Electronic assembly, Flat Panel Display, Biomedical inspection, Digital printing and others.

ACS comprehensive line of solutions includes the revolutionary PC based, software only, Soft Controller (SPiiPlusSC). All Network products are based on real-time EtherCAT® network, controlling up to 64 axes simultaneously, supporting many types of feedback devices and protocols, including RESOLUTE with BiSS C communication, among others. With its proven technical expertise, application vast experience, state of the art SW and programming tools, ACS ensures customers a robust motion control competitive advantage. For more information, please visit ACS Motion Control.


ADDI-DATA logoADDI-DATA GmbH is an expanding international company based in Germany. Since 1984 the company has been developing high-tech solutions for industrial measurement and automation. Standing for quality, reliability, long-term availability and service, ADDI-DATA's products are used for quality control, process control, signal switching, data acquisition, motion control and position acquisition.

The multifunction counter board APCIe-1711 by ADDI-DATA allows you to acquire the signals of 24 RESOLUTE absolute optical encoders. The PCI Express board can be used in harsh industrial environments as it features many protective circuits. It is equipped with four programmable FPGA modules which enable almost all counting applications to be realised on the same hardware basis. For each of the modules, you can choose between many functionalities and combine them as desired. For more information, please visit ADDI-DATA.

ADVANCED Motion Controls

Logo: AMC 0600pxADVANCED Motion Controls is an engineering centered company built on productivity, quality and flexibility. Their core business is high performance servo drives. They offer hundreds of standard models, and if they don't have what the customer needs, they can work to create a custom solution that does. Their servo drives can be found all over the world in the highest performance applications, the harshest environments as well as working reliably in day to day operations throughout the world. For more information, please visit ADVANCED Motion Controls.


Aerotech logo

Aerotech manufactures motioncontrol and positioning systems and components including automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed gantries; mechanical-bearing linear/rotary, and lift stages; brushless linear/rotary servomotors and drives; stand-alone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; and gimbals/optical mounts. Custom, vacuum prepped, and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components are available. Aerotech's precision motion control products provide the critical performance for demanding applications in markets including medical and life sciences, semiconductor and flat panel, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, etc, requiring high precision, high throughput motion solutions. For more information, please visit Aerotech.


Beckhoff logo

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology and EtherCAT. Headquarters are in Verl, Germany. Through 30 subsidiaries as well as co-operation with partners, Beckhoff is represented in more than 60 countries. In combination with the Motion Control functions offered by the TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff Drive Technology is a high-performance and complete drive system for single and multiple axis positioning tasks with highly dynamic requirements.

The AX5000 Servo Drive series with high-performance EtherCAT system communication offers maximum performance and dynamics. The variable motor interface of the AX5000 with multi-feedback interface supports the right feedback system for any application: resolver, One Cable Technology, SinCos encoder 1 VPP, single- or multi-turn encoder with bidirectional sensor interface (BiSS). Further encoders can be connected via an encoder option card, e.g. for BiSS C.

Servomotors with One Cable Technology, which combines power and feedback system in a standard motor cable, complement the Beckhoff drive system.

Bernecker & Rainer

Bernecker + Rainer logoFor 30 years, B&R has been one of the largest international private companies in the area of automation and process control. B&R is a highly-qualified partner with more than 1,850 employees worldwide and a sales and support network in 68 countries. No matter where you are in the world, you can always contact qualified B&R employees for software development, support, and training. B&R is a leader in automation technology, setting trends for the automation of machines and systems. Over 2,000 machine manufacturers throughout the world from the plastics, packaging, textile, printing, paper and many other industries put their trust in the first-class technological innovations from Bernecker & Rainer.

Bosch Rexroth

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When it comes to automation, Bosch Rexroth is your reliable partner! Thanks to the most high-performance CNC and Motion Control on the market, they ensure maximum performance of your machines and set the standard for Servo Drives. Within the Bosch group, they are already implementing system solutions to make your machines future-proof for the Internet of Things. With their services available 24/7, they guarantee you will get the maximum productivity out of your application. Their many years of experience and passion for automation enable them to develop the factory of the future for you more and more each day. For more information, please visit Bosch Rexroth.

Copley Controls

Copley Controls logoCopley offers a complete range of digital drives for brushless, brush and stepper motors in the 100 W – 6 kW power range. Targeted industries include semiconductor, life sciences, test and measurement and automated assembly. Xenus, Accelnet and Stepnet drives feature CANopen for distributed control. PLUS versions also incorporate EtherCAT and offer expanded feedback options including Renishaw RESOLUTE absolute optical encoder. Copley drive configuration software is highly intuitive and incorporates powerful diagnostics tools. An easy-to-use Indexer is built in. Network software tools make distributed control system commissioning fast and simple. For more information, please visit Copley Controls.


D.Electron logo

D.Electron is located in Florence, Italy and since 1977 have manufactured high-quality robust digital servo drives. They support rotary and linear motors, as well as synchronous and asynchronous spindles. Various motor feedback and position measuring systems are supported, from resolver and incremental encoders to absolute encoders and full-digital encoders, including BiSS-C Renishaw products.

The integrated PLC, evolutional programming, diagnostic interfaces and easy teleservice tools offer an ideal support for machine manufacturers and end-users. It is installed worldwide in interpolating machine tools: mills, lathes, laser cutting and other cutting machines, and also in custom tailored special machines. For more information please visit the D.Electron website.

Delta Tau

Delta Tau logoDelta Tau is the leader for innovating high-performance machine control solutions. With more than 1,000,000 axes of motion, Delta Tau is dedicated to providing solutions for the simplest to the most complex applications including general automation, robotics, semiconductor manufacturing, machine tools, medical and packaging equipment, and many more. For more information, please visit Delta Tau and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.

Elmo Motion Control

Elmo Gold Line logoElmo Motion Control is a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced motion control solutions that include ultra-compact, high power density servo drives, an innovative multi-axis controller, network I/O controller and full support for the CANOpen and EtherCAT protocols. Elmo's comprehensive solutions are designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions and answer the needs of modern applications and machinery with a wide range of motor feedback options, programming capabilities and communication protocols.

The Renishaw absolute encoders are supported by the Gold line and Platinum Line servo drives. For more information, please visit Elmo Motion Control.


Galil logo

Galil is a leading manufacturer of motion controllers and remains the industry's principal innovator in this field. By offering customers the most powerful, cost-effective and easy-to-use motion controllers available today, Galil's wide range of motion controllers are backed by superior technical support that can accommodate the most demanding applications-with absolute precision. For more information, please visit Galil and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.


Granite Devices logo
Granite Devices was founded in 2007 to fill the void of robust miniaturized servo motor controls needed by OEM robotics and automation industries. Granite Devices' miniature servo motor drives shine at medium to high volume applications where reliability, cost and predictable lead times play critical role. Industries like smart phone manufacturers rely on GD drives in their mass production lines. Granite Devices IONI servo drive with BiSS support have been verified to operate out of the box with Renishaw RESOLUTE series encoders. For more information, please visit Granite Devices.

Harbin Mingkuai

Harbin Mingkuai logoHarbin Mingkuai Mechanics Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise relying on the Special Electro-hydraulic Drive Technology Research Institute belonging to Harbin Institute of Technology.

The core technology of the company is the development of electro-hydraulic servo motor with special requirements and the development of high-performance absolute grating acquisition card. Products are used in aerospace simulation, air drag, ship equipment, precision machine tools, robotics and precision testing area.

For more information, please visit Harbin Mingkuai.


HIWIN logoHIWIN GmbH is a specialist for standard and customer-specific drive solutions. The product range includes linear guideways, ballscrews, linear, torque, servo motors and drives, complete positioning systems including linear motor axes, rotary tables and belt and spindle axles. In-house manufacturing in Germany is the guarantee of short delivery times and maximum quality. Experts in their field support users with advisory, maintenance and repair service. For more information, please visit HIWIN.

iC-Haus GmbH

iC-Haus GmbH logo iC-Haus GmbH is a leading independent German manufacturer of standard iCs (ASSP) and customized ASiC semiconductor solutions. The company has been active in the design, production, and sales of application-specific iCs for industrial, automotive, and medical technology since 1984 and is represented worldwide.

The BiSS-Interface was introduced by iC-Haus in 2002 and the BiSS protocol was published in all details as Open-Source. The BiSS trademark and the IPs in the source code are placed at the disposal of appliance manufacturers free of charge. iC-Haus is the world leading manufacturer of microchips with BiSS such as master, integrated optical and magnetic sensors and BiSS sensor signal processing devices.

MB4U BiSS (SSI)-to-PC-USB 2.0 high performance adapter

MB5U BiSS (SSI)-to-PC-USB 2.0 high performance Galvanic adapter

The BiSS to PC-USB Adapter enables BiSS or SSI encoder, sensors and microchips to be easily connected to a PC. The USB port supplies the adapter as well as the connected sensors, for which the 5V and 12V voltages are available. For more information about iC-Haus BiSS iCs, adapter and tools, please visit iC-Haus.

Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH

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Founded in 1990, Jenaer Antriebstechnik today develops and manufactures servo drives and mechatronical systems. Our core competence is the solution of customer specific drive problems. The application range is from cost-optimized positioning of high-precision rotational and linear axes to multi-axes-synchronous motion control. The ECOSTEP® principle developed by Jenaer Antriebstechnik makes a precise, fast motion with high duty cycles possible. And this more cost-effective than with a conventional AC servo motor.

The new 2-axes servo amplifier series ECOVARIO® 114 D supports the BiSS C serial protocol. The ECOVARIO® 114 D operates in the power range of up to 1,4 kW and provides various interface options, e.g. CANOpen, EtherCAT, Ethernet, Profibus, etc.

Primary areas of application are electronics manufacturing machines, laser systems, mounting automates and handling systems. Essential for all these applications is high dynamic and high speed. A further field where our drives can show all their advantages is the automation of continuous processes, e.g. in printing machinery. In medical systems our drives handle e.g. the positioning of OR tables. In large telescopes our drive and control systems even allow a view to space.For more information, please visit the Jenaer Antriebstechnik GmbH website.


Logo Joulefusion

Joulefusion supply the P201 range of USB encoder interface products that allow encoders to be powered and interfaced to a PC with just one USB cable.

The P201 range is ideal for PC based measurement projects, encoder evaluation or functional test. Several versions provide direct plug/pin compatibility with Renishaw encoders:

  • P201-9B is a USB BiSS C unidirectional interface compatible with RESOLUTE and LMA.
  • P201-9B-RS485 is an RS485 interface, OEM PCB, for communication with RESOLUTE and LMA encoders. Allows communication with multiple encoders over long distances.
  • P201-15R is a USB interface compatible with incremental encoders TONiC™ / VIONiC™.
  • P201-9Q is a USB interface compatible with incremental magnetic encoders RE/RM - IC.
  • P201-9S is a USB interface compatible with SSI magnetic encoders RE/RM- SC.

For more information, please visit Joulefusion and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.


KEB logoKEB Automation offers flexible and economical automation solutions from machine visualization to IPC technology and drive train. KEB has its headquarters in Barntrup, Germany, and works with locations and agencies in over 40 countries worldwide on the automation of machines and plants. The COMBIVERT S6 and F6 are modern, compact and at the same time flexible servo amplifiers for power ratings from 0.75 kW to 450 kW or current ratings from 2.6 A to 800 A. The drive controller offers maximum performance in torque, speed and position control.

No matter whether synchronous servo drive, asynchronous three-phase motor or any kind of linear drive, the COMBIVERT S6 or F6 controls it. The modular drive platform and consistency ensure a uniform basis across the entire series. In addition, COMBIVERT S6 and F6 offer a communication and safety concept tailored to your application that meets the requirements of modern drive controllers.

For more information, please visit KEB.


Kollmorgen logoKollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. With over sixty years of motion control design and development expertise, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use. Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality, and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen provides OEMs with the competitive advantage they need to succeed. For more information, please visit Kollmorgen and ask for products compatible with RESOLUTE.


NUM logo

NUM started the development of their first CNC controller back in 1961 and was one of the first in this market. They have strived to maintain their position as a technology leader in this segment ever since.

NUM's market strategy is to help current and future customers to construct a better machine and thereby securing them a competitive advantage on the market. NUM is a CNC High-End Application company that focusses on selected market niches where they undeniably have something extra to offer, and have a proven track record. For decades NUM has been a trusted supplier of solutions for the standard machine market where they continue to utilise the openness of their systems to offer customers an advantage too. NUM make investments in R&D to secure standard features and functions that meet the requirement of this market now and in the future.


Parker logo

Parker, a global leader in motion and control technology, provides electromechanical components, sub-systems and turnkey solutions to address all of your motion needs. Whether you're seeking standard engineered components ranging from visualization and machine control components, to gearhead reducers and servo/stepper motors, to industrial and high precision linear actuators, as well as machine guarding - Parker has the expertise to provide one stop shopping.

For customers seeking another layer of value, Parker has the capability to create subsystems of these component in the way of multi axis systems, or even full turn key motion controls solutions encompassing all of our products. You can find Parker products in a variety of different industries ranging from general industrial applications for factory automation, packaging, food and beverage production to high tech industries like semiconductor or electronics manufacturing, photonics, or laser processing. For more information on Parker's products or capabilities, please visit


Polaris logoPMDi is a global leader in motion control. Their new platform, Polaris, is the highest performing motion control system in the world. Polaris is ideal for advanced computer numerical control (CNC), laser material processing, semiconductor manufacturing and new industries such as solar and renewable energy. The Polaris platform uses controllers, amplifiers, analog I/O, and digital I/O to control precise machines. Controllers and amplifiers are connected to each other using Mercury, PMDi's real time motion control network, which is based on Gbit/s Ethernet. The Polaris platform supports high bandwidth data acquisition and tracing for the best diagnostics in the industry. Polaris modules interface seamlessly with a variety of high end position sensors including high speed TTL, 1 Vpp Sin/Cos and Renishaw RESOLUTE™ encoders. Motor support includes brushed and BLDC rotary and linear motors, voice coils and high bandwidth Galvano motors. For more information, please see the Polaris website.

Precise Automation

Logo: Precise AutomationExtremely Powerful, Compact, Low Cost Controllers - Their low cost, multi-axis controllers with integrated motor drives are extremely compact and fit inside many robots' structures, eliminating the need for extra cabinets and cables. The powerful features make it much easier to create the applications the customer wants and make the end result more user-friendly.

Highly Configurable and Flexible - BiSS C compatibility with the Precise Automation Guidance Controller gives users and mechanism designers a wide range of coordinated, multi-axis motion control capabilities in a highly configurable package. In one controller, multiple axes with different encoder types can be combined seamlessly with a true realtime coordinated motion control platform.

For more information, please visit Precise Automation.

Prodrive Technologies

Prodrive Technologies logoProdrive Technologies is where software meets electronics and mechanics. For more than 30 years, they have developed and manufactured a wide range of motion control products for the most demanding applications in the market.
They are a global business with more than 2500 employees, and with manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, USA, and China, in addition to sales and support offices all over the world. They are committed to ensuring fast delivery times, a secure supply chain, pro-active support, and exceptional value.

Their motion control line of products – PMP software, Poseidon motion controller, and the Apogee Drives, ensures the highest performance that can be achieved when it comes to extreme accuracy, dynamics, bandwidth, and real-time control. With the capability of multi-EtherCAT® busses running in parallel at 20kHz combined with ultra low-noise drives performing at a switching frequency of 200 kHz, they can ensure an uncompromised performance. Prodrive's EtherCAT® Drives support multiple encoder protocols including BiSS C. For more information, please visit:

RS Automation

RS Automation
RS Automation
, a specialist in the industrial automation equipment market, has been providing automation products to OEMs as a world-class company for 30 years and was established with the new brand name in January 2010.

RS Automation is committed to delivering the most competitive service to their local and global customers through their core technology and the business environment they have established.

In addition, they will provide their customers with higher quality products such as high performance network PLC X8 Series, PC-Based high performance Motion Controller MMC Series (Ether CAT), Wide-range of precise AC Servo system, Motion and Vision integrated solution Motion Vision Controller and more competitive prices to give them a competitive advantage in the demanding manufacturing environments. For more information, please visit RS Automation.

S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH

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S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH is an award-winning, system integrator for design, development and implementation of customer-specific test and measurement solutions across all industries. Combining in-depth expertise in measurement, test and control, electronics, real-time technology and data management, S.E.A. provides test software, measurement equipment and turn-key solutions for the most complex and demanding applications.

S.E.A. has been a National Instruments' Certified Alliance Partner for over 20 years. National Instruments hardware and software products, including CompactRIO™ or LabVIEW™, as platform for test and measurement systems but also for complete test stands or control centers, are a core component of S.E.A.'s offering. Strong skills include the design of large software architectures, OEM software, distributed systems and embedded / FPGA software and hardware.

The S.E.A. hardware products are focused around National Instruments embedded CompactRIO and sbRIOSystems. Services for development of customer specific electronics are part of the portfolio. S.E.A. is certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

SERVOTRONIX Motion Control

Logo: ServotronixServotronix develops and manufactures standard and customized automation solutions with a focus on motion control. Since 1987, the company has developed four generations of high performance servo drive families and motion control solutions tailored to customer needs and designed to meet the form, fit, functionality, and cost specifications of a wide range of applications and industries.

With a global customer base of leading machine builders and automation system suppliers, Servotronix guiding principles are providing its customers with high-quality products, cost effective solutions, and on-time deliveries. RESOLUTE™ encoders from Renishaw are supported by CDHD and DDHD servo drives. For more information, please visit Servotronix Motion Control.


SIEB & MEYER logoSIEB & MEYER was founded in 1962 and is an internationally successful company with 220 employees. The company develops and manufactures control and drive technology as well as feed-in technology. A core area is the CNC controllers for PCB drilling and routing. The feed-in technology is used in applications such as ORC, turbo-expander, flywheel and micro gas turbines as well as in small wind turbines. The frequency converters come to use especially in high-speed motors and generators. Also included in their portfolio are servo amplifiers for rotary and linear motors.

Close cooperation with customers, from the development to the series production of products, worldwide service and customer oriented trainings, are the basis of their quality philosophy. Highly qualified engineering teams and a highly integrated manufacturing process lead to a maximum amount of innovations and flexibility. For more information, please visit SIEB & MEYER.



SIGMATEK Automation is widely known when it comes to demanding machine automation solutions. Founded in 1988 and based in Salzburg Austria, SIGMATEK has evolved into one of the leading innovators in automation with an international presence in many countries.

Talking to decision makers at top machine builders, they state the following reasons for their successful collaboration with SIGMATEK: extra machine performance, even for complex applications, unique design and appealing visualization, best budget and ultra-compact construction.

SIGMATEK customers value their strong commitment to long-term business partnerships and that the service they provide is highly oriented toward industrial machine builders and OEMs, which operate in selected industries. For more information, please visit


Synapticon logoSynapticon, headquartered in Schönaich near Stuttgart, Germany, with subsidiaries in Shanghai and Redwood City (Silicon Valley), develops and produces innovative software and hardware for sophisticated motion control in robotics and mechanical engineering.

Synapticon is reshaping the world of motion control for robotics and machinery at the point of motion. They are introducing an entirely new approach to motion axes by integrating formerly discrete components, such as servo drives, sensors, brakes and functional safety into seamless units to fit integrated motors and gearmotors. They are digitalizing performance and quality factors that are so far dependent on costly electromechanical and mechanical manufacturing. Together, these innovations disrupt the point of motion as we know it today, for good.

Many of the most innovative manufacturers of robots, automation components and machines use Synapticon to realize better products faster and achieve their most ambitious goals with a reliable and energetic supportive partner. For more information, please visit the Synapticon website.


TDE MACNO logo TDE MACNO S.p.A. is a reliable partner in the supply of products for the motion control and in the development of systems for the regulation and control of industrial applications.

Their experience as application and systems engineers has been built up over a long and successful relationship with advanced research institutes.

They are also collaborating significantly with Italian and European Universities on several major projects. This has made TDE MACNO a reliable company, aware of the support and attention to performance, cost and innovation that can enhance the final solution to the customer.

Proudly holding the UNI EN ISO 9001 certification since 1995, they have a strong commitment to the continuous development of their internal organization and the essential support for an effective successful company. Their reputation is based on high quality products enhanced by their advanced production techniques and excellent customer support.

Expertise and versatility have enabled TDE MACNO to grow internationally: a wide distributor and agency network located throughout the world provides application assistance and expert customer service. For more information please visit the TDE MACNO website.


Triamec logo

Triamec makes EtherCAT-compatible high-speed servo drives from 1-36kW. Clients in the machine tool and semiconductor industry achieve sub-nm precision with Triamec drives, using off-the-shelf encoders and axes. For highly dynamic applications such as fast tool servo, 100 nm accuracy is regularly achieved. In addition to highest speed and precision, Triamec servo drives offer highest flexibility and transparency: all the way down to the encoder signal, every value in the drive can be read, graphed and logged at 100kHz. Together with the possibility to run real-time C# applications on the drive, this makes Triamec servo drives ideal for Industry 4.0 projects like predictive maintenance and live quality assurance. For more information, please visit

Trio Motion Technology

TRIO Motion Technology logoTrio Motion Technology is a specialised source of high performance motion control technology.

The company designs and manufactures flexible and economical solutions for motion control applications, enabling control of complex high speed automation and machine control in most industries throughout the world.

Their comprehensive range of motion controllers branded Motion Coordinators allows seamless control of 1 to 128 axes of servo motors, stepper motors, piezo motors or hydraulic systems. Their flexible, modular controller range uses a common user interface and standard programming language: TrioBASIC.

They design customised solutions for OEMs, manufacture motion control options for globally available drives and license designs and technology to a number of automation companies. Their products are available locally via their global network of distributors and drive specialists. Each offers local training and technical support.

For more information, please visit

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