Product Details Supplier Info More products

Renishaw will exhibit a range of measurement products at Southern Manufacturing to help gain more throughput from existing assets, increase machine automation and reduce manual intervention.

Highlighted at the event will be machine tool touch probes and software for automated setting and on-machine part verification, systems to assess the performance of both three- and five-axis machine tools, plus a new five-axis probe head for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) that can give up to a three-fold increase in throughput for touch-trigger measurement.

There will also be demonstrations of Renishaw’s latest incremental and absolute encoders for precision motion control.

QC20-W, which will be displayed at the event, is a wireless ballbar used for the assessment of machine tool positioning and servo control performance.

It features Bluetooth wireless technology and the ability to produce a representative volumetric measurement of positioning accuracy.

Also on show will be Axiset Check-Up, an automated solution that allows users of five-axis and mill-turn machine tools to quickly check the alignment and positioning performance of rotary axes.

The PH20 five-axis head offers ‘head touches’ for rapid touch-trigger measurement, plus fast infinite five-axis positioning to guarantee optimal feature access.

Its compact design makes it suitable for new CMM purchases and as a retrofit to the majority of existing CMM touch-trigger installations.

New encoder products at Southern Manufacturing will include the Resolute absolute optical encoder, which is capable of 1nm resolution at speeds up to 100m/s.

Additions to Renishaw’s Tonic range of incremental optical linear and rotary encoders include 1nm resolution options, UHV compatible formats and a dual signal interface (DSI) version.

Southern Manufacturing 2011 will take place in Farnborough, UK, from 16 to 17 February.

Renishaw

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

Sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard, from basic touch-trigger probes through to automated stylus and probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads, and revolutionary five-axis measurement systems.

Machine probes for CNC machine tools allow automated tool setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle gauging and part inspection. Products include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes.

For motion control, Renishaw supplies laser encoders, optical linear encoders, optical angle encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders and magnetic linear encoders.

To analyse the static and dynamic performance of position-critical motion systems, Renishaw’s laser interferometer and environmental compensation system offers a linear measurement accuracy of 0.5 ppm, readings of up to 50 kHz and a linear measurement speed of up to 4 m/s, with a linear resolution of 1nm.

Renishaw’s Raman spectroscopy products exploit the Raman effect to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications include pharmaceutical, forensic science, nanotechnology, biomedical and semiconductors.

View full profile