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Renishaw Receives Patents for Easy-Aim Laser Beam Steerer That Saves Time and Effort In Machine Calibration
Optics & Photonics

Renishaw Receives Patents for Easy-Aim Laser Beam Steerer That Saves Time and Effort In Machine Calibration

LS350 beam steerer uses simple levers to rapidly align the laser beam in horizontal and vertical planes June 2006 - Renishaw has received U.S. and U.K. patents for its easy-aim LS350 laser beam steerer that brings simple, fast setup to laser calibration. The LS350 was designed to enable both new and experienced users to speed through linear, angular, and straightness measurements for laser...

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Optical Probe targets small machining centers.

Optical Probe targets small machining centers.

Utilizing strain gauge technology, Model OMP400 is 40 mm in diameter and 50 mm long, making it suited for use on machines with short Z-axis travel and spindles as small as HSK32. Unit is sealed to IPX8 and built to withstand harsh machine tool environments, providing resistance to stylus overtravels and shocks caused by tool changers. Battery life provides up to 50 hours of continuous use.

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Optical Encoders deliver up to 50 nm resolution.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Optical Encoders deliver up to 50 nm resolution.

Models RG2 (20 Â-µm) and RG4 (40 µm) are open, non-contact linear encoders that combine cut-and-tape steel scale with side-lit filtering optics, offering immunity to dirt, dust, and contamination. Along with choice of clocked outputs to promote controller compatibility, products feature overspeed as well as low-signal alarms. Other features include RGE and RGB interfaces and...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Magnetic Kit Encoders offer compact, end-of-shaft mounting.

Based around AM256 chip, solid-state rotary encoder kits are intended for brushless dc motor control. Products, available with absolute, incremental, and analog outputs, offer resolutions from 6- to 12-bit. Non-contact, no-wear units operate in continuous temperatures to 125°C and exhibit accuracy to ±0.3°. With axial length of 1/8 in. and diameters down to Â-¾ in.,...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Magnetic Kit Encoders offer 12-bit resolution.

Based around AM256 chip, Magnet Kit Encoders operate at speeds to 60,000 rpm and continuous temperatures to 125°C with accuracy to ±0.3°. Immune to stray magnetic fields in motor, AM256 uses self-compensating array of Hall effect sensors. Non-contact, no-wear encoders are available with axial length of 1/8 in., in diameters down to Â-¾ in. They are offered with absolute,...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Fiber Optic Laser Encoder offers 38 picometer resolution.

Providing part-per-billion laser frequency stability, Model RLE20 uses fiber optics to deliver laser light directly to measurement axis, eliminating need for remote beam splitters, benders, and adjustable mounts. System provides positional output signals in differential digital RS422 and 1 Vpp sine/cosine formats. Digital output signals provide resolutions up to 10 nm, while analog signals can be...

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Test & Measurement

Scanning System facilitates CMM part inspection.

Offering measurement speeds up to 500 mm/sec, 5-Axis Scanning System integrates Renscan5(TM) 5-axis machine control, REVO(TM) measuring head, laser-corrected probe, and UCC2 universal CMM controller. Featuring spherical air bearing technology, REVO uses synchronized motion when scanning to follow changes in part geometry, without introducing dynamic errors. Two rotary axes are driven by...

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Tool Recognition System uses laser to detect broken tools.
Test & Measurement

Tool Recognition System uses laser to detect broken tools.

Suited for high-speed detection in real machining conditions, System TRS1 uses Tool Recognition Technology to distinguish intact tools from broken tools including drills, taps, reamers, and end mills. Laser precision makes it effective with tools down to .019 in. dia. With operating range of 12-79 in. system can be mounted outside working envelope, and is suited for range of CNC machines, from...

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Linear Encoder System offers low thermal expansion.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Linear Encoder System offers low thermal expansion.

Made of Invar for thermal expansion of 1.3 Â-µm/m/K, RELM linear scale intelligent encoder offers non-contact performance with accuracy to ±1 µm/m, resolution to 20 nm, and speeds above 10 m/s. System is comprised of SR readhead, Si interface, 20 µm RELM spar in defined lengths, and features such as SiGNUM(TM) intelligent signal processing and IN-TRAC(TM) auto-phase...

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Software gives streaming data on machine dynamics.
Software

Software gives streaming data on machine dynamics.

Used with ML10 laser calibration system, QuickView software permits engineers to study minute variations in linear or angular displacements, velocities, or accelerations in machines and mechanical devices. Graphic interface allows flexible point and measure operation, while oscilloscope-type display options, combined with inherent low noise of ML10 laser, permit users to see features on screen...

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