27-bit Optical Encoder Operates at up to 36,000 rpm
Wed, 06/10/2009 - 7:05am
Providing a resolution of 1 nm at up to 100 m/s, Renishaw's Resolute optical encoder system is capable of 27 bit resolution at up to 36,000 rpm. WIth features such as a jitter of less than 10 nm RMS and a sub-divisional error (SDE) of ±40 nm, the dirt-resistant device suits both linear and angle encoding applications. Using a single-track optical scale, the encoder acquires absolute position immediately upon switch-on – without battery back-up – completely eliminating the need for reference returns. The system is appropriate for high-performance lathes as well as slower-moving axes requiring precision and motion control integrity.