About us

Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. We develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers’ operational performance – from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.

Our products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics. In all of these areas we aim to be a long-term partner, offering superior products that meet our customers’ needs both today and into the future, backed up by responsive, expert technical and commercial support.

Our products

For machine tool users probes for CNC machine tools allow automated tool setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle gauging and part inspection on CNC milling machines, machining centres, CNC lathes and mill-turn machines. Products available include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes. To check the performance of a CNC machine tool the Renishaw QC20-W ballbar provides a simple, rapid check of a machine’s positioning performance to recognised international standards.


Our innovative sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard, from basic touch-trigger probes and manual probe heads, through to automated stylus changers, automated probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads and revolutionary five-axis measurement systems. A full range of probe styli/probe tips is also available.

In motion control Renishaw’s laser encoders, optical linear encoders, optical angle encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders and magnetic linear encoders are used for position feedback applications in industries as diverse as electronics, motorsports, bomb disposal, semi-conductors, food manufacturing and print production. Latest developments include a true absolute, fine-pitch optical encoder system.


To assess, monitor and improve the static and dynamic performance of position-critical motion systems, including CMMs, CNC machine tools, PCB drilling and pick-and-place machinery, our 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 laser melting is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form functional 3-dimensional parts.


The process is digitally driven, direct from sliced 3D CAD data, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 µm to 100 µm that form a 2D cross section. The process then builds the part by distributing an even layer of metallic powder using a recoater, then fusing each layer in turn under a tightly controlled inert atmosphere. Once complete, the part is removed from the powder bed and undergoes heat treatment and finishing depending on the application.

We are also a recognised leader in Raman spectroscopy, where our optical spectroscopy products exploit the Raman effect in a non-contact, non-destructive manner, to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications include pharmaceutical, carbon and diamond, material science, gemology and mineralogy, forensic science, nanotechnology, biomedical and semiconductors. Products include Raman microscopes, compact Raman spectrometers for process monitoring, Raman analysers for scanning electron microscopes, cooled CCD detectors and lasers for spectroscopy.

With an increasing focus on the healthcare sector, we now offer medical devices, surgical robots and planning software for use in stereotactic neurosurgery for procedures including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS), Stereo Electro-Encephalography (SEEG), neuro-endoscopy, radio-surgery, biopsy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

We have also entered the field of medical diagnostics with the creation of Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd, which aims to become the premier provider of automated multiplex diagnostic and clinical research systems for fast, reliable and simplified disease detection.


On-machine scanning probes with SPRINT™ technology

May 11, 2024

Unlock the potential of high-speed, high-accuracy, on-machine scanning probes with SPRINT technology from Renishaw. Our unique scanning probe for CNC machine tools captures exceptionally accurate 3D data, taking your manufacturing processes to the highest level. Read more

Renishaw’s first product, the touch-trigger probe was invented 50 years ago

April 6, 2024

Renishaw’s first product, the touch-trigger probe, was invented 50 years ago to solve a specific inspection requirement in manufacturing. Since then, our innovative CMM products have significantly reduced the time to produce and inspect components for manufacturers in the most demanding industries. Read more [Picture source: Renishaw on linkedin.com]

Waarom industriële robots nauwkeuriger maken

March 22, 2024

Ten eerste zorgt nauwkeurigheid ervoor dat de robot taken met precisie uitvoert, wat resulteert in producten van hoge kwaliteit. Dit is vooral belangrijk in industrieën zoals de auto-industrie en elektronica, waar zelfs kleine afwijkingen kunnen leiden tot defecte onderdelen of slecht functionerende producten. Lees verder [Bron foto: Renishaw Benelux B.V. op LinkedIn.com]

Non-contact tool setter – How to set up a tool profile check on the NC4 | Renishaw

March 2, 2024

In this tool setting how-to video, Dan and Iain explain how to check a tool’s profile using NC4+ Blue tool setter. They discuss why you would do a tool profile check and how to generate the cycle code. If you own an NC4, this video adds to information that can be found in your user guide. Watch the video

The RenAM 500 Flex is a metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, ideal for R&D applications

February 17, 2024

Equipped with an open-loop powder system that allows for quick and easy powder swapping, the RenAM 500 Flex is optimised for research and development applications. This system is highly efficient in speeding up the qualification of material properties, part design, and process parameters. Read more and watch the video

Wist je dit? Wij bieden oplossingen voor neurochirurgen

February 3, 2024

We gebruiken onze expertise op het gebied van precisie-engineering om de toekomst van stereotactische neurochirurgie en gerichte medicijnentoediening een stap verder te brengen in de behandeling van patiënten met uiteenlopende neurologische aandoeningen. Lees verder [Bron foto: Renishaw Benelux B.V. op linkedin.com]

Introducing the CENTRUM™ CSF40 self-centring scale disc with two fixing options – bolts or a clamp

January 13, 2024

For use with the ATOM DX™ encoder series, CENTRUM™ CSF40 scale discs are quick and easy to install ‘right first time’, due to their innovative mounting features that automatically centre the scale when pushed onto an appropriately sized shaft. These alignment features enable fast installation with highly consistent installed accuracy. There is now an option for fixing with a clamp, in addition to fixing with bolts. Watch the video

Metrology fixtures for CMM and gauging

January 6, 2024

Metrology fixtures for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and Equator™ gauging can improve the throughput, reproducibility and accuracy of your inspection process by providing quick and repeatable fixturing set-ups for your components. Read more

50 jaar innovatie – Gemotoriseerde Renishaw meetkoppen

December 16, 2023

De PH9 gemotoriseerde meetkop, die Renishaw in 1980 introduceerde, bracht een kentering teweeg op de CMM-markt door een automatische en herhaalbare methode te bieden om de tasterhoek te veranderen. Hij bood 720 verschillende posities en hoefde voor elke positie maar één keer gekalibreerd te worden, waardoor de verwerkingscapaciteit van CMM’s enorm verbeterde. Lees verder [Bron foto: Renishaw Benelux B.V. op linkedin.com]

What is an XR20 rotary axis calibrator?

December 2, 2023

The XR20 rotary axis calibrator works in conjunction with XL-80 and XM-60 laser systems providing highly accurate, repeatable rotary axis calibration for stages, jigs and machine tools. It consists of an integrated angular retroreflector mounted on a precision servo-controlled axis. The angular position of the axis, and the optics relative to the main body housing, is controlled by a very high accuracy encoder system with the scale directly machined on the main bearing. Read more

Gegevens zijn cruciaal voor beheersing van productieprocessen

November 25, 2023

Veel klanten met een Equator™ meetsysteem profiteren van een geïntegreerde oplossing voor bewerkingsmachines met Renishaws Intelligent Process Control (IPC) software. Lees verder

De kleinste meettaster is amper 3 cm hoog

November 11, 2023

Het bewerken van kleine componenten gaat in de toekomst wellicht niet meer op grote bewerkingscentra gebeuren maar op kleine, compacte hoog dynamische machines. De Micro5 van Chiron is daar een goed voorbeeld van. Dit vergt aanpassingen op meerdere fronten. Op de EMO in Hannover demonstreerde Renishaw een speciaal voor dit soort CNC-machines ontwikkelde taster. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

Equator gauging system leads to 30% increase in manufacturing capacity

November 3, 2023

Manual gauging processes were incapable of delivering the throughput necessary to achieve a high-volume part-manufacturing target at Olympus NDT. By automating inspection processes using a programmable shop floor gauging system, Olympus NDT gained the manufacturing capacity it needed, improved part quality and reduced scrap. Read more and watch the video

Renishaw halveert printtijd met upgrade RenAM 500

October 28, 2023

Renishaw introduceert op Formnext een upgrade voor de RenAM 500 metaalprinter, waarmee de printtijd gehalveerd wordt bij gelijkblijvende kwaliteit. Dat draagt bij aan lagere productiekosten per onderdeel. Hiermee moet 3D metaalprinter een geschikte productietechnologie worden voor een bredere range aan producten. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]

Het meest geschikte encodersysteem voor uw toepassing kiezen?

October 7, 2023

Lees onze white paper en ontdek de belangrijkste factoren die de prestaties van roterende encoders beïnvloeden.

Getunede massadempers helpen FORTiS™ encoders om toonaangevende trillingsweerstand te bereiken

September 29, 2023

Bewerkingsmachines kunnen in bedrijf aanzienlijke trillingen produceren en hoge niveaus van machinetrillingen kunnen een nadelig effect hebben op de gesloten positie-encoders die op deze machines zijn geïnstalleerd, wat leidt tot meetonnauwkeurigheden. De kwaliteit van de aspositiemeting kan aspecten van de proceskwaliteit direct beïnvloeden, zoals de nauwkeurigheid van vormen en de oppervlakteafwerking. FORTiS encoders zijn de enige gesloten encoders op de markt met geïntegreerde TMD’s (Tuned Mass Dempers) die uitstekend bestand zijn tegen trillingen. De TMD’s van de FORTiS encoder verbeteren de positiestabiliteit, vooral bij de resonantiefrequentie van de encoder en maken een continue werking in omgevingen met veel trillingen mogelijk. Lees verder

Hoe klein is de RMP24-micro nu eigenlijk?

September 23, 2023

Onze nieuwe RMP24-micro is de kleinste draadloze meettaster voor bewerkingsmachines ter wereld, met een diameter van slechts 24 mm en een lengte van 31,4 mm. Lees verder

Co-founder Renishaw Sir David McMurtry krijgt wetenschappelijke award

September 9, 2023

i-Form, een Iers onderzoekscentrum voor advanced manufacturing, heeft Sir David McMurtry de I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Excellence Award 2023 toegekend. De mede-oprichter en huidige bestuursvoorzitter van Renishaw krijgt deze onderscheiding vanwege zijn decennialange bijzondere bijdragen aan innovatie en onderzoek in advanced manufacturing. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor complexe vormen en massamaatwerk

August 26, 2023

Additive Manufacturing (AM) kan zeer gedetailleerde en complexe componenten produceren voor verwijderbare gedeeltelijke gebitten en tandconstructies. AM heft veel beperkingen op die voorkomen in de meer traditionele productiemethodes, bijvoorbeeld frezen of gieten. Ontdek case studies van Renishaw, bekijk video’s en leer meer

Gesloten FORTiS™ encoder trotseert langdurig gebruik in machinekamer

August 11, 2023

De encoder werd meer dan twee jaar lang geïnstalleerd in een machinekamer, gemonteerd met de afdichtingen naar de spindel gericht en zonder de beschermkappen die normaliter voor machinegereedschap worden gebruikt, waardoor hij direct werd blootgesteld aan koelvloeistof en spanen. Ondanks deze extreme omgeving is het signaalniveau niet gedaald en is er geen zichtbare degradatie. Bekijk de video

De BMW GROUP fabriek in Berlijn heeft een speciale productielocatie voor motorfietsen – BMW Motorrad

August 5, 2023

Zij gebruiken het Renishaw REVO® systeem en daardoor kan BMW Motorrad cilinderkoppen met uiterste precisie meten. Met gepaste trots kunnen we u ons aandeel in dit kijkje achter de schermen laten zien [Bron: BMW Motorrad op YouTube.com]

Problemen met temperatuurschommelingen op de werkvloer? 

July 22, 2023

Thermische variatie is een aandachtspunt wanneer u werkt in een machinewerkplaats. Externe omstandigheden en het opwarmen van machines kunnen beide bijdragen aan enorme temperatuurveranderingen gedurende de dag. Met zijn beproefde bereik van 45 ºC kan het Equator™ meetsysteem zijn nauwkeurigheid behouden, ongeacht deze snelle en onvoorspelbare temperatuurschommelingen. Lees verder

Additive manufacturing voor massaproductie van medische componenten

June 14, 2023

Al vele jaren gebruikt de medische industrie additive manufacturing (AM) om onderdelen in kleine volumes te ontwikkelen, zoals medische prototypes, op maat gemaakte (chirurgische) implantaten en hulpmiddelen. Renishaw heeft met de Italiaanse specialist van medische hulpmiddelen Permedica samengewerkt om AM-processen te ontwikkelen voor massaproductie van medische onderdelen in de gezondheidszorg. Lees verder

REVO® 5-assig meettastersysteem 

June 10, 2023

In 2005 brachten we het REVO® 5-assig meettastersysteem op de markt, de belangrijkste innovatie voor metingen op CMM’s sinds de uitvinding van de oorspronkelijke schakelende meettaster. Het maakt gebruik van gesynchroniseerde beweging en 5-assige meettechnologie om de dynamische effecten van CMM-bewegingen te minimaliseren bij ultrahoge meetsnelheden. Het REVO systeem is sindsdien geëvolueerd en omvat nu een brede reeks sensoren, zodat één enkele CMM volledig automatisch metingen kan uitvoeren met een reeks kenmerken waarvoor voorheen speciale apparatuur nodig was, zoals contactmeting, contactloze meting, oppervlakteafwerking, temperatuurmeting en ultrasone diktemeting. Lees de speciale uitgave van het Engineering Subcontractor Magazine van deze maand voor meer informatie

Free FixtureBuilder software trial

April 29, 2023

Renishaw’s FixtureBuilder software creates fixturing set-ups to provide documentation and assist off-line programming for CMM, Equator™ gauging and vision inspection. Please download the FixtureBuilder software manager and activate your free FixtureBuilder software trial.

Fabrikant van speciaalmachines investeert in Renishaw uitlijningssysteem om zijn mogelijkheden uit te breiden

April 13, 2023

Om de beste resultaten te kunnen leveren in grootschalige projecten voor klanten, werkte fabrikant van speciaalmachines Metecno Oy samen met wereldwijd actief technologiebedrijf Renishaw om een meetsysteem voor geometrische fouten te implementeren. Investeren in het Renishaw XK10 lasersysteem voor uitlijning stelde Metecno Oy in staat om zelf meer processen voor kwaliteitsborging uit te voeren, aan de specificaties van nieuwe klanten te voldoen en de mogelijkheden tot levering van hoogwaardige machines uit te breiden. Lees verder

RenAM 500Q powers mass production of medical components for Permedica

March 25, 2023

For many years, the medical industry has used additive manufacturing (AM) to develop low volume parts, such as medical prototypes, bespoke implants and surgical implants and aids. Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has collaborated with medical devices specialist, Permedica, to develop AM processes for the mass production of medical components in the healthcare industry, driving industry innovation. Read more and watch the video

Encoders hold the key to ultra-accurate motion control

February 24, 2023

Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages. Read more

Why choose an enclosed linear encoder from Renishaw?

February 16, 2023

Enclosed linear encoders for use in harsh environments have been available for many years and follow a common set of design features, such as mounting hole arrangements, enclosure sizes, and internal mechanisms to provide guidance for the readhead over the scale. The FORTiS encoder series uses conventional form factors and bolt hole arrangements but benefits from an innovative non-contact mechanical design. Read more

The world’s leading range of measurement systems for CMMs

December 17, 2022

For more than 40 years, Renishaw has delivered innovations that have been milestones in industrial metrology. From the original touch-trigger probe and motorised indexing head, repeatable stylus changing and modular scanning systems, Renishaw sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard. Read more

Nauwkeurig gereedschap nodig om lange afstanden te meten?

November 17, 2022

Het is nu mogelijk om onze XM-60 in een ongelimiteerde meetrange te gebruiken.
Met de ‘dynamic data fit’ functionaliteit in de CARTO software analyseert en legt u snel gegevens vast van lineaire assen. Lees verder

Meetsystemen voor bewerkingsmachines verhogen de productiviteit van flexibele productiesystemen met 60%

November 12, 2022

Een van de langst bestaande klanten van Trevisan, een multinationale leverancier van kleppen voor de olie- en gassector, vroeg Trevisan om een flexibel productiesysteem (FMS) te leveren dat met een minimale handmatige tussenkomst kleppen kon produceren met een hoge precisie en productiviteit. Trevisan wendde zich tot een reeks Renishaw meetoplossingen voor bewerkingsmachines omdat het systeem een betere procesbesturing nodig had. Lees verder

Veelgestelde vragen over laserencoders

October 29, 2022

Wij hebben een overzichtelijke en informatieve pagina gemaakt waarop u alles kunt vinden over Renishaw encoders. Bekijk deze hier

Accu’s en batterijen sneller opladen?

Het vermogen om chemische veranderingen in materialen voor accu’s en batterijen te begrijpen, kan helpen om sneller op te laden en langere levensduur opleveren. Renishaw Raman apparatuur in combinatie met elektrochemische cellen maakt het mogelijk om deze materialen onder verschillende cycli condities te bestuderen. Lees verder

FORTiS™ enclosed linear encoders 

October 7, 2022

Did you know? FORTiS™ enclosed linear encoders are quick and easy to install, which has helped Tool Grinding Technologies (TGT) to save manufacturing and servicing time. Read more

Warning! Not for the faint-hearted…

August 27, 2022

Photographed you can find steps involved in the end-to-end manufacture of the tibial tray, a medical implant used in total knee-replacement surgery. Traditionally, orthopaedic implants are produced using near-net investment casting, which can be difficult to manufacture, costly and manually intensive. Using additive manufacturing (AM) to produce intricate medical components can speed up patient recovery time, extend the life of an implant, as well as reduce labour costs. Read more

Maatwerk meetstylus voor Renishaw Equator 3D geprint

August 25, 2022

Soms is het onmogelijk om met een standaard stylus precies op de plek te komen waar je een werkstuk wilt meten. Een Canadese klant van Renishaw, die in de productie de Equator gebruikt, heeft daarvoor samen met de engineers van Britse concern een bijzondere oplossing bedacht. Er is een op maat gemaakte Z-vormige stylus geprint op het RenAM systeem van Renishaw. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

The industry standard for quick, simple and effective machine tool performance verification

August 19, 2022

Ballbar testing provides a simple, rapid check of a CNC machine tool’s positioning performance to recognised international standards (e.g. ISO, ANSI/ASME, etc). This allows users to benchmark and track the condition of their machines, and to quickly diagnose problems that may require maintenance. It also identifies the error sources that produce them. Read more

XR20 rotary axis calibrator

July 30, 2022

The XR20 rotary axis calibrator works in conjunction with XL-80 and XM-60 laser systems providing highly accurate, repeatable rotary axis calibration for stages, jigs and machine tools. It consists of an integrated angular retroreflector mounted on a precision servo-controlled axis. The angular position of the axis, and the optics relative to the main body housing, is controlled by a very high accuracy encoder system with the scale directly machined on the main bearing. Read more

TONiC™ optical encoders support the latest generation of CMMs from COORD-3

June 23, 2022

A continuous product development cycle, horizontal organisational structure and streamlined range of model sizes have made COORD-3 a global CMM brand. Renishaw supplies a wide-range of precision metrology products to COORD-3 and both companies benefit from a long-standing and successful partnership. Read more

FORTiS™ enclosed encoder product testing

May 14, 2022

Renishaw has decades of experience in the design, manufacture, and operation of metrology products suitable for use within harsh environments, such as machine tools. This experience inspired our rigorous testing programme for the FORTiS enclosed linear encoder range, which includes, amongst others, tests for: * Vibration * Seal wear * Ingress Protection (IP) * Long-term operation in a machining chamber * Salt spray (fog) * Chemical resistance * Drop and shock Watch the video

New innovative encoder scale opens up new possibilities

April 21, 2022

Renishaw, the global metrology specialist, has launched a new substrate mastered encoder scale that adopts the thermal behaviour of the underlying substrate. The RKLC encoder scale is a robust, 6 mm wide stainless steel tape with a thickness of just 0.15 mm. This thin profile allows the scale, when rigidly fixed to a machine axis, to match the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the machine substrate. The scale is compatible with Renishaw’s VIONiC™, TONiC™ and QUANTiC™ incremental encoder families. Read more

Transform your CMM performance with 5-axis touch‑trigger measurement

April 16, 2022

Unlike conventional touch-trigger measurement methods which rely on speeding up the motion of the CMM’s 3 axes to measure quickly, PH20 utilises the head motion technology developed for the multi-award winning REVO system to minimise the dynamic errors of the CMM at higher measurement speeds. Read more

QC20 ballbar system

March 31, 2022

The industry standard for quick, simple and effective machine tool performance verification. Ballbar testing provides a simple, rapid check of a CNC machine tool’s positioning performance to recognised international standards (e.g. ISO, ANSI/ASME, etc). This allows users to benchmark and track the condition of their machines, and to quickly diagnose problems that may require maintenance. It also identifies the error sources that produce them. Watch the video

Measure and align geometric and rotational axes on machine tools

March 22, 2022

The XK10 alignment laser system has been developed to measure geometric and rotational errors of machine tools. Used with the XK10 machine tool fixturing kit, it enables faster and easier measurements over traditional methods, such as dial gauges, autocollimators and metrology artefacts. It can be used on linear rails to ensure that they are straight, square, flat, parallel and level, as well as to assess spindle direction and coaxiality of rotary machines. Read more

How to optimise your encoder system

March 2, 2022

This webinar explored the external and internal factors that can influence the performance of your encoder and what can be done to minimise any adverse effects. Watch the video

APC tool setting probes with automatic protection covers

February 4, 2022

The APCA-45 and APCS-45 tool setting probes enable manufacturers to implement automated tool measurement into turning and multi-task machining applications. These measurements can be used for initial tool setting, tool replacement cycles, tool wear, tool breakage and thermal growth monitoring. Read more and watch the video

QUANTiC™ encoder series

January 7, 2022

the quantic encoder system integrates renishaw’s filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a super-compact, robust, incremental open optical encoder. quantic encoders are easy to use with exceptionally wide installation and operation tolerances, along with built-in calibration functions. Read more and watch the video 

The total AM process chain

December 17, 2021

Manufacturing medical implants: from powder to full part certification, discover Renishaw’s end-to-end AM process chain. Read more

Find your enclosed optical encoder solution

November 5, 2021

Featuring Renishaw’s proven absolute #encoder technology within an exceptionally robust enclosed design, FORTiS #encoders deliver high performance measurement in the harshest of environments, offering significant benefits over conventional systems. Read more

Apex improves capabilities and responsiveness through investment in 5-axis CMM technology and flexible gauging

October 30, 2021

A step-change in macro-economic factors led CMM specialists, Apex Metrology Ltd (Apex), to conduct a strategic review of its service offering. Customer demands were changing rapidly and becoming less predictable. Part complexities were increasing, delivery deadlines shortening and production volumes becoming more fluid. A move to Renishaw’s REVO® 5-axis co-ordinate measurement system and Equator™ gauging system ensured Apex maintained the responsiveness and future-proofing it needed for the years ahead. Read more

Productivity+™ Scanning Suite

October 13, 2021

The Productivity+™ Scanning Suite is an integrated on-machine scanning measurement system that records absolute XYZ surface position data with exceptional accuracy. Read more and watch the video

Having trouble scanning aluminium? OPTiMUM™ diamond styli can help

October 9, 2021

Many customers contact us to report they’re suffering problems when scanning aluminium. After just a few scans, black bands can start to form around the stylus ball. This is called material build-up. Read more

Magnetic encoders support the stabilisation control of a self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle

August 25, 2021

In the design of a self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle, accurate high-speed measurement of angular rotation is a key requirement. Furthermore, the minimisation of component weight and size is an equally vital consideration. Engineering students at Tokyo Denki University found the answer in the RM08 rotary magnetic encoder, from Renishaw’s associate company, RLS. Read more

On-machine scanning using SPRINT™ technology

August 7, 2021

SPRINT™ technology brings high-speed 3D data capture to CNC machines tools and offers users a wide range of capability with a single probe. Watch the video

Additief geproduceerde styli

July 15, 2021

Additieve productie in metaal (AM) is een flexibele en krachtige technologie die te gebruiken is om componenten en onderdelen te creëren die met traditionele productiemethodes niet gemaakt kunnen worden. Dit betreft onder meer complexe vormen met inwendige structuren en rasterwerk, die zowel licht van gewicht als sterk zijn en een herhaalbare metrologie bieden. De hoge mate van flexibiliteit in ontwerpen betekent dat additief geproduceerde styli specifiek op maat te maken zijn voor vrijwel elke toepassing. Lees verder

AksIM™ supports Universal Robots for smart factory automation

May 15, 2021

Industrial robots usually operate in safety zones and are used for heavy, highly hazardous and repetitive tasks in aerospace, automotive assembly, handling, painting, coating and other applications. Conventional industrial robots are typically gigantic and bulky, they occupy a large area and the programming processes are usually time-consuming. Read more

How to measure parallelism with the XK10 alignment laser system

May 1, 2021

Measure the straightness deviation or overall misalignment angle between two nominally parallel axes. Watch the video

XM-60 and XM-600 multi-axis calibrator

April 3, 2021

XM-60 is a laser measurement system capable of measuring errors in six degrees of freedom along a linear axis, simultaneously from a single set-up. It provides a powerful diagnostic tool to measure all geometric errors in the axis from a single capture. For users of volumetric compensation XM-60 provides a quick and accurate method of data population. All measurements are made optically allowing use in any orientation. XM-600 laser measurement system offers enhanced capability to connect directly with Renishaw’s range of UCC CMM controllers. Read more and watch the video

Automated manufacturing in CNC machining environments

March 6, 2021

Automation of CNC processes is a global requirement driven by the need for increased efficiency, productivity and cost competitive manufacturing. Watch the video

Meettasters en software voor bewerkingsmachines

February 20, 2021

Tastertechniek is een gewaardeerde bekende methode om de efficiëntie, kwaliteit, mogelijkheden en nauwkeurigheid van bewerkingsmachines te maximaliseren. In moderne CNC-besturingen zijn standaard routines ingebouwd die de opname van tastercycli in machinefuncties en hulpmiddelen vereenvoudigen. Deze routines maken het in combinatie met een CAD-interface gemakkelijk om meetfuncties te simuleren. Lees verder

Sneller meten voor bendertechniek met renishaw xk10 uitlijnlaser

January 30, 2021

Bendertechniek heeft als eerste machineleverancier van Nederland het XK10 lasersysteem van Renishaw aangeschaft. De XK10 uitlijnlaser kan gebruikt worden op lineaire assen om zeker te weten dat ze recht, haaks, vlak, evenwijdig en horizontaal bewegen, eveneens om de spindelrichting en coaxialiteit van roterende machineassen vast te stellen. Het systeem kan tijdens installatie en onderhoud ingezet worden waardoor machineassen nauwkeurig zijn uit te lijnen en af te stellen. Lees verder

FixtureBuilder 8.0: Building a simple modular fixture

January 23, 2021

In this video, we show you just how straightforward it is to create a standard 3-2-1 fixture for a simple rectangular part. We also demonstrate how you can generate build instructions and export the fixture for use in measurement software.

Renishaw encoders drive improvements in the performance of direct-drive motors

November 14, 2020

Haozhi builds direct-drive rotary (DDR) tables and linear motors with integrated high-performance optical encoder systems from Renishaw, which give Haozhi products a substantial competitive advantage. Read more and watch the video

XM-60 and XM-600 multi-axis calibrator

October 17, 2020

XM-60 is a laser measurement system capable of measuring errors in six degrees of freedom along a linear axis, simultaneously from a single set-up. It provides a powerful diagnostic tool to measure all geometric errors in the axis from a single capture. Read more and watch the video

RESOLUTE™ encoders give focus to big science

September 28, 2020

French technology company IRELEC Alcen, based in Grenoble, manufactures optomechanical and robotics systems for synchrotron facilities worldwide. Watch the video

Set and Inspect

September 12, 2020

Tasten heeft bewezen dat het de machinetool productiviteit maximaliseert. Set & Inspect is een zeer eenvoudig te gebruiken machine app; kennis van G-codes of ervaring met macro programmering is niet noodzakelijk. Lees verder en bekijk de video

Renishaw Equator™ gauge enables production growth at major aerospace manufacturer

September 3, 2020

When Senior Aerospace Weston wanted to become more efficient in the inspection of critical machined aerostructure parts, the company turned to Renishaw and its class-leading Equator™ gauging system. The Equator gauge has cut inspection times per part by around 75% and introduced more comprehensive component traceability. Read more and watch the video

VIONiC™ encoder series

July 17, 2020

The VIONiC encoder series is Renishaw’s highest performing incremental optical encoder. It provides direct digital position feedback with superior metrology, fast speeds and high reliability. The VIONiC readhead integrates Renishaw’s market proven filtering optics and advanced interpolation technology. This provides ultra‑low Sub-Divisional Error (SDE), excellent dirt immunity, and eliminates the need for additional adaptors or separate interfaces. Read more

Het juiste kalibratie-systeem kiezen

July 11, 2020

Het juiste kalibratie-systeem kiezen is essentieel om een bekend en herhaalbaar niveau van proces capaciteit vast te leggen. Michael Wilm, Calibration Business Manager, licht toe. Lees het gehele artikel [Bron: qualitymag]

What does reliability mean to us?

July 2, 2020

Every encoder we design is built to last. We put the product through tests that go far beyond normal operating conditions. Read more

Equator™ gauging system improves manufacturing process at Olympus

June 26, 2020

Manual gauging processes were incapable of delivering the throughput necessary to achieve a high-volume part-manufacturing target at Olympus NDT. By automating inspection processes using a programmable shop floor gauging system, Olympus NDT gained the manufacturing capacity it needed, improved part quality and reduced scrap. Watch the video

Encoder product configurator

June 17, 2020

The configurator enables you to explore Renishaw’s wide range of optical encoder systems and request relevant information. If you are uncertain of any options, please leave the fields unselected and continue to configure your encoder product or system. Start here

Fontys investeert in onderzoek 3D-metaalprinten

May 28, 2020

Fontys Hogeschool Engineering beschikt sinds kort, als eerste in Nederland, over een Renishaw metaalprinter, een AM400. De machine is tijdelijk ondergebracht op het Eindhovense universiteitsterrein, waar onder meer Werktuigbouwkunde het voormalige onderkomen van TNO Industrie en Techniek heeft betrokken. Lees verder: [Bron: linkmagazine]

RMAP multi-axis periscope

May 20, 2020

Designed to enable six degrees of freedom measurements within XY stage applications by minimising the beam footprint from multiple interferometers. Utilising three RLD10-X3-DI interferometer heads the multi-axis periscope can accurately measure pitch, yaw and linear position. Read more and watch the video

inVia™ InSpect confocal Raman microscope

May 12, 2020

Introducing the latest addition to our Raman family. The inVia™ InSpect has been optimised for forensic trace analysis, it works with your existing systems and offers even more powerful capabilities. Read more

Advanced Diagnostic Tools (ADTs)

May 5, 2020

The Advanced Diagnostic Tools, ADTa-100 and ADTi-100, acquire comprehensive real-time data from Renishaw’s 
RESOLUTE™ and EVOLUTE™ absolute encoders, and VIONiC™QUANTiC™ and ATOM DX™ incremental encoders. This information is displayed via the user-friendly Renishaw ADT View software interface. Read more

Renishaw voert productie van componenten voor beademingsapparatuur op

April 11, 2020

Wereldwijd actief technologiebedrijf Renishaw is begonnen met grootschalige productie van essentiële componenten voor beademingsapparaten, als bijdrage aan de landelijke steun voor de NHS (Britse nationale gezondheidsdienst) in het bestrijden van coronavirus Covid-19. Het bedrijf gebruikt momenteel een aanzienlijk deel van zijn productiefaciliteiten in Gloucestershire en zuidelijk Wales voor het maken van precisiecomponenten voor twee verschillende apparaten, geproduceerd door het 
VentilatorChallengeUK-consortium. Lees verder

XK10 uitlijningslaser voor machinebouwers verbetert nauwkeurigheid van parallelliteitsmetingen

March 17, 2020

De nieuwe Renishaw XK set biedt een innovatieve methode om evenwijdigheid te meten met het 
XK10 lasersysteem voor uitlijning. Gebruikers kunnen er rechtheidsafwijkingen van punt tot punt mee meten, of de totale hoekuitlijningsfout tussen twee nominaal evenwijdige assen. Lees verder

AksIM™ supports Universal Robots for smart factory automation

March 9, 2020

Industrial robots usually operate in safety zones and are used for heavy, highly hazardous and repetitive tasks in aerospace, automotive assembly, handling, painting, coating and other applications. Conventional industrial robots are typically gigantic and bulky, they occupy a large area and the programming processes are usually time-consuming. Read more

Measuring solutions reduce machine tool testing time by up to 6.5 hours

February 24, 2020

A successful machine tool manufacturer, StankoMachComplex was faced with a dilemma. As demand for its growing range of machine tools rapidly increased, the company’s rigorous product testing procedures were creating a bottleneck in production. It needed to accelerate testing throughput while increasing the accuracy of its precision measurements at the same time. A combination of Renishaw’s measurement solutions provided the answer. Read more

Using the Equator gauge for automated process control

February 18, 2020

Equator gauging hardware and software has been designed from the outset to be equally suited to manual or automated operation. The Equator system can be used in a serial production line between turning centres, machining centres, grinders and other machine tools. With the ability to switch between parts in seconds, a single Equator system is able to gauge components from multiple machines in a manufacturing cell. Read more

IPC intelligente procescontrole

January 23, 2020

Het proces is te sturen via een gesloten terugkoppelkring, waarbij met meetgegevens van de Equator™ de instellingen direct in de machinebesturing worden bijgewerkt. Lees verder