Encoder Series, FORTiS
Published on : Saturday 04-09-2021
Reduce energy costs with Renishaws new FORTiS encoder series.
Renishaw's new FORTiS enclosed linear absolute encoder series installed on a machine bed casting. Specialists from Renishaw will be on hand to demonstrate how easy the FORTiS scale and readhead are to install and set up inside a machine tool.
The FORTiS system has been designed to improve machine tool performance, increase uptime and reliability, and improve the efficiency of assembly, maintenance and servicing, all of which can affect productivity, sustainability and energy consumption.
Thanks to its advanced sealing system, the FORTiS enclosure offers dramatically reduced air consumption and reduced air leakage from the air purge system, resulting in lower operating costs and greater system longevity. The FORTiS system offers a reduction of up to 70 per cent in air purge requirements compared to other optical enclosed encoders, which can drastically cut the cost of operation while also reducing a machine's lifetime carbon footprint.
Ian Eldred, Principal Mechanical Engineer at Renishaw, says: “Five years of accelerated life testing, under the harshest conditions, has enabled Renishaw to develop and refine the new advanced DuraSeal™ lip seals. These offer excellent resistance to wear and machine tool lubricants, superior sealing and ingress protection up to IP64 when combined with air purge.”
Renishaw Metrology Systems Ltd, Pune. Tel: 020-66746400. Email: email@example.com