Renishaw a world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw supplies products for applications as diverse as metrology, raman spectroscopy, motion control, machine tool automation, calibration, co-ordinate measurement, gauging, fixtures, CAD/CAM dentistry, additive manufacturing, stereotactic neurosurgery and molecular diagnostics.
New PH20 probe head allows easy access to features at any angle. Unlike conventional touch-trigger measurement methods which rely on speeding up the motion of the CMM's 3 axes to measure quickly, PH20 utilizes head motion technology developed for the multi-award winning REVO® system to minimize the dynamic errors of the CMM at higher measurement speeds.
Compact high-accuracy 3D measurement touch probe for a wide range of machining centers. The Renishaw RMP600 is a compact, high accuracy touch probe with radio signal transmission, offering all the benefits of automated job set-up, plus the ability to measure complex 3D part geometries on all sizes of machining centers including 5-axis machines. The RMP600 successfully combines the patented Rengage™ strain gauge technology with the unique frequency hopping radio transmission system from the RMP60.
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Machine Tool Scanning System for Complex 3D Parts
Renishaw says its Sprint machine tool probing system incorporates on-machine analog scanning technology to enable fast, accurate form and profile data capture for prismatic and complex 3D components.
Miniature Optical Encoder Promotes Signal Stability
With a read-head as small as 6.7 × 12.7 × 20.5 mm, Renishaw’s Atom non-contact optical linear and rotary incremental encoder system uses filtering optics with auto gain control (AGC) and auto offset control (AOC) for high signal stability and dirt immunity.
Laser Radar with Vertically "Fanned" Output
The Fanbeam laser radar sensor from Renishaw’s Spatial Measurement division provides repetitive, high-accuracy dynamic positioning (DP) to offshore support vessels (OSV) and other marine structures in harsh environments.
Raising the Bar with Ballbar Testing
Few manufacturing companies rely on ballbar testing to maintain machine tool accuracy as thoroughly as Silfex. Now, advanced training and a move to a Renishaw QC20-W wireless system have enabled the company to take the benefits of ballbar testing to a higher level.
Discover More—And I Did
The time I spent at the Discover More with Mazak Midwest event in Schaumburg, Ill. was designed to help attendees discover new tools and techniques for staying ahead of the manufacturing curve. Here are four good ideas that caught my attention.
Rotary-Axis Calibrator Features Bluetooth Technology
Renishaw's XR20-W wireless rotary axis calibrator is designed for use with the company’s XL-80 and ML10 laser measurement systems, together offering automatic measurement of rotary-axis positioning performance with traceable ±1 arcsecond accuracy.
Probe System Enables Multiple Tool Setting
Renishaw’s RMI-Q radio transmission interface enables as many as four separate tool-setting or spindle probes with radio transmission to be operated on the same machine.