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Renishaw consolidates its VIONiC™ series encoder family

Renishaw, a leading engineering and scientific technology company, announces the extension of the VIONiC encoder product range and its performance enhancement. The VIONiC encoder is now available in resolutions down to 2.5 nm with enhanced Sub-Divisional error (SDE) across the product range.

VIONiC encoders integrate Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental open optical encoder. Customers can choose resolutions ranging from 5 µm down to 2.5 nm and from a wide range of configurations to optimise the performance of their motion control systems. VIONiC series encoders are quick and simple to install with wide set-up tolerances and automatic calibration. The VIONiC encoders’ dynamic signal processing gives reliable position output with SDE of typically <±15 nm* to help realise superior motion control performance.

The Advanced Diagnostic Tool (ADTi-100) provides comprehensive encoder diagnostics. This can be used for challenging installations and in-field fault finding. It includes: remote calibration functions, signal optimisation over axis length, readhead pitch indication, limit and reference mark indicators; DRO and Lissajous outputs.

Low SDE directly contributes to low velocity ripple which is important for constant velocity applications, such as laser scanning measurement systems. The VIONiC encoder’s versatile interpolation chip can achieve 8 000 × interpolation that produces 2.5 nm resolution directly out of the readhead and is ideal for high precision applications. VIONiC encoders work with a range both linear and rotary scales.

The VIONiC encoder family has CE approval and is manufactured by Renishaw, using strict quality controlled processes that are certified to ISO 9001:2015, and, like all Renishaw encoders, is backed by a truly responsive global sales and support network.

* <±10 nm SDE can be achieved with optimised set-up. Please contact your local Renishaw representative for more details.

For further information on VIONiC encoders, visit www.renishaw.com/VIONiC

Notes to editors

UK-based Renishaw is a world leading engineering technologies company, supplying products used for applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It has over 4,500 employees located in the 35 countries where it has wholly owned subsidiary operations.

For the year ended June 2017 Renishaw recorded sales of £536.8 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company’s largest markets are China, the USA, Japan and Germany.

Throughout its history Renishaw has made a significant commitment to research and development, with historically between 14 and 18% of annual sales invested in R&D and engineering. The majority of this R&D and manufacturing of the company’s products is carried out in the UK.

The Company’s success has been recognised with numerous international awards, including eighteen Queen’s Awards recognising achievements in technology, export and innovation.

Further information at www.renishaw.com

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