Renishaw, the global engineering technologies firm, and associate company RLS exhibited their latest solutions and products at the 2017 SPS Drives and Controls trade show from 28—30 November 2017 in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany. A range of live demos and static exhibits have shown an array of products including the RESOLUTE™ FS encoder, VIONiC™ digital encoder and the new 2nd generation AksIM™ off-axis rotary encoder. The live demonstrations included a collaborative robot arm, functionally safe DDR motor with a laser safety barrier and Renishaw’s Advanced Diagnostic Tool (ADT) for set-up and calibration.
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.