Renishaw will be exhibiting a range of precision position feedback systems at Drives and Controls 2014 from 8 to 10 April in Birmingham, UK.
A world leader in position encoders, Renishaw will highlight its latest products including RESOLUTE, the world's first single track fine-pitch optical absolute encoder capable of 32-bit resolution at 36,000 RPM in rotary (angle) configuration or 1 nanometre at speeds of 100 m/s and lengths beyond 10m in linear format.
The RESOLUTE absolute optical encoder is now available with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ interface, an innovative, powerful communications interface to connect the encoder with SINUMERIK and SINAMICS drive components. The RESOLUTE system with the DRIVE-CLiQ interface allows machine builders to achieve outstanding performance and reliability. The product determines position immediately at switch-on and is particularly suitable for use in high-performance robotics as well as DDR torque motors requiring high levels of precision and motion control integrity.
Renishaw will also display TONiC compact incremental optical encoders in a rugged and simple-to-install package, designed to provide the accuracy conventionally available only from fragile fine-pitch glass scale encoders. Recent additions to the TONiC range of linear and rotary encoders include optional 2 nm and 1 nm resolutions, a dual output encoder interface, and compatibility with Renishaw's Dual Signal interface (DSi) for high accuracy rotary axes.
Renishaw’s range of magnetic encoders from its associate company, RLS, based in Slovenia will also be showcased at the exhibition. The AksIM absolute magnetic encoders feature excellent cost-performance, zero mechanical hysteresis, 18-bit resolution, high speed operation to 10,000 RPM, and support for a range of data output formats. AksIM is suitable for a diverse range of motion control applications including pan-tilt or azimuth-elevation platforms, automation systems and medical equipment.
The Drives and Controls 2014 show will be held from 8 to 10 April at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK. Renishaw will be exhibiting on Stand D356, Hall 3A.