Renishaw Datasheets for Rotary Encoders

Rotary encoders convert the angular position of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital code. There are two types of rotary encoders, absolute and incremental encoders, which can be controlled by various technologies which include mechanical, optical, magnetic and fiber optic.
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Product Name Notes
Axial Magnetic Rings -- Axial MR Series
Radial Magnetic Rings -- Radial MR Series
Magnetic rings for use in harsh environments The robust RLS magnetic rings consist of a vulcanized elastoferrite layer securely attached to a steel hub. The elastoferrite layer is magnetized with...
Incremental Encoder With RCDM Rotary (Angle) Disc -- ATOM™ What is ATOM? ATOM is Renishaw's miniature non-contact optical incremental linear and rotary encoder system. Its innovative design combines miniaturization with leading-edge signal stability, dirt immunity and reliability. This combination...
Absolute Encoder System With RESA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ ETR
Absolute Encoder System With REXA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ ETR
What is RESOLUTE ETR? RESOLUTE ETR (Extended Temperature Range) is a true absolute, fine pitch optical encoder system that has excellent dirt immunity, and an impressive specification that breaks new...
Absolute Encoder System With RESA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ FS
Absolute Encoder System With REXA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ FS
What is RESOLUTE FS? RESOLUTE FS (Functional Safety) is a true absolute, fine pitch optical encoder system that has excellent dirt immunity, and an impressive specification that breaks new ground...
Absolute Encoder System With RESA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ UHV
Absolute Encoder System With REXA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™ UHV
What is RESOLUTE UHV? RESOLUTE UHV brings absolute encoder technology to Ultra-High Vacuum applications, allowing customers to achieve higher throughput, reduce risks of damage and increase dependability. RESOLUTE outperforms all...
Absolute Encoder System With RESA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™
Absolute Encoder System With REXA Rotary (Angle) Ring -- RESOLUTE™
What is RESOLUTE? RESOLUTE is a true absolute, fine pitch optical encoder system that has excellent dirt immunity, and an impressive specification that breaks new ground in position feedback. It...
Incremental Encoder With RESM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- SiGNUM™
Incremental Encoder With REXM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- SiGNUM™
What is SiGNUM? SiGNUM is Renishaw's high accuracy, non-contact 20 µm encoder system comprising of an Sr readhead and Si interface. It is sealed to IP64 and offers speeds up...
Incremental Encoder With RESM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- TONiC™ UHV
Incremental Encoder With REXM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- TONiC™ UHV
What is TONiC UHV? TONiC UHV brings Renishaw's super-compact, non-contact encoder system to Ultra-High Vacuum applications offering customers improved motion control. TONiC offers speeds up to 10 m/s and, combined...
Incremental Encoder With RESM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- TONiC™
Incremental Encoder With REXM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- TONiC™
What is TONiC? TONiC is Renishaw's super-compact, non-contact encoder system that offers speeds up to 10 m/s and, when combined with the Ti interface, resolutions down to 1 nm for...
Incremental Encoder With RESM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- VIONiC™
Incremental Encoder With REXM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- VIONiC™
What is VIONiC? VIONiC integrates Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental open optical encoder. It offers resolutions down to 20...
Incremental Encoder With RESM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- VIONiCplus™
Incremental Encoder With REXM Rotary (Angle) Ring -- VIONiCplus™
What is VIONiCplus? VIONiCplus integrates Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental open optical encoder. It offers resolutions down to 2.5...
Rotary Absolute Encoder Module -- AksIM™ AksIMTM is a non-contact high performance off-axis absolute rotary encoder designed for integration into space-constrained applications. A hollow ring, true absolute functionality and high speed operation make this encoder...
Absolute Rotary Encoder -- Orbis™ OrbisTM is an absolute, through-hole rotary encoder suitable for applications where a typical OnAxis encoder cannot be mounted at the end of the rotating shaft due to space constraints.
Miniature Rotary PCB Level Incremential Magnetic Encoder -- RLB RLB is a PCB level incremental encoder sensor system consisting of a PCB sensor and a magnetized ring. It has been designed for embedded motion control applications as a position...
Miniature Rotary PCB Level Incremential Magnetic Encoder -- RLC2HD Series RLC2HD is a PCB level incremental encoder sensor system consisting of a PCB sensor and a magnetized ring. It has been designed for embedded motion control applications as a position...
Miniature Rotary PCB Level Incremential Magnetic Encoder -- RLC2IC Series RLC2IC is a PCB level incremental encoder sensor system consisting of a PCB sensor and a magnetized ring. It has been designed for embedded motion control applications as a position...
Off-Axis Rotary Absolute Encoder -- AksIM™ The AksIM™ is a non-contact high performance off-axis absolute rotary encoder designed for applications with limited installation space. The compact, low profile readhead detects and evaluates the magnetic field of...
Ultracompact Variant Of The AM256 8 Bit Rotary Magnetic Sensor Chip -- AM256Q The AM256Q uses the same technology as the AM256 integrated circuits but is offered in the compact QFN28 package (6x6 mm). Top Features Contactless angular position encoding over 360° Ideal...
12 Bit Rotary Magnetic Encoder Chip -- AM4096Q The AM4096Q is a rotary magnetic encoder IC which uses Hall sensor technology for sensing the magnetic field. It offers the same functionality as the AM4096 but comes in a...
13 Bit Rotary Magnetic Sensor Chip -- AM8192B The cylindrically shaped high quality magnet is diametrically polarized and factory selected to ensure best accuracy performance. Sine and cosine voltage outputs from the Hall sensor array vary with magnet...
Gear Tooth Sensor -- GTS35 / GTS45 The GTS gear tooth sensors are a low cost solution for a wide range of speed sensing applications. Commonly called speed sensors or AB sensors these compact devices provide a...
8 Bit Rotary Magnetic Encoder Chip -- AM256 The IC senses the angular position of a permanent magnet placed above the chip. The permanent magnet must be diametrically polarized and of cylindrical shape. The AM256 uses Hall sensor...
9 Bit Rotary Magnetic Sensor Chip -- AM512B The IC senses the angular position of a permanent magnet placed above the chip. The permanent magnet must be diametrically polarized and of cylindrical shape. The AM512B uses Hall sensor...
Magnetic Ring Incremental Encoder System -- LM13 Series The LM13 ring encoder features a compact sealed readhead and a magnetized ring. The actuator is a periodically magnetized ring with a pole length of 2 mm. Radial or axial...
Rotary and Linear Encoder -- QUANTiC The QUANTiC encoder system integrates Renishaw's filtering optics design and interpolation technology to create a high performance, super-compact, digital all-in-one incremental open optical encoder. QUANTiC encoders are easy to install...
Rotary Magnetic Shaft Encoder -- RE22 The RE22 is a compact, high-speed rotary magnetic encoder designed for use in harsh environments. The traditional design allows for easy integration to existing machines. A magnet is mounted to...
Rotary Magnetic Shaft Encoder -- RE36 The RE36 is a high-speed rotary magnetic encoder designed for use in harsh environments. The traditional design allows for easy integration to existing machines. A magnet is mounted to the...
Encoder Flange -- RE58
Rotary Magnetic Shaft Encoder -- RM44 + RE58
The RE58 is a modular bearing/shaft encoder system that has been designed for easy integration to existing 58 mm synchro flange and clamp applications. The modular design combines the benefits...
Super Small Non-Contact Rotary Encoder -- RM08 The RM08 is a compact, super small high-speed rotary magnetic encoder designed for use in harsh environments. The noncontact two part design removes the need for seals or bearings ensuring...
Rotary Magnetic Modular Incremental Encoder -- RM22 Series The RM22 is a compact, high-speed rotary magnetic encoder designed for use in harsh environments. The non-contact two part design removes the need for seals or bearings ensuring long-term reliability...
Rotary Magnetic Modular Encoder -- RM36 The RM36 is a high-speed magnetic rotary encoder designed for use in harsh industrial environments. The non-contact two part design removes the need for seals or bearings ensuring long-term reliability...
Encoder-Sensor Base Unit -- RM44 The RM44 encoder-sensor base unit is designed for integration on to electric motors or other devices for shaft position and velocity measurement. A Hall sensor ASIC is molded into the...
Encoder-Sensor Base Unit With External Zeroing -- RM44 The RM44 encoder-sensor base unit is designed for integration onto electric motors or other devices for shaft position and velocity measurement. The RM44 with external zeroing is designed for setting...
Rotary Magnetic Encoder Modules -- RMB20 The RMB20 encoder module provides the functionality of the RM22 encoder in a compact component format for simple customer integration. With a PCB diameter of only 20 mm the module...
Rotary Magnetic Encoder Modules -- RMB28 The RMB28 encoder module is designed for direct integration to high volume OEM applications. The low cost 28 mm square PCB can also be provided with a connector for easy...
Rotary Magnetic Encoder Modules -- RMB29 The RMB29 analogue encoder module is designed for direct integration to high volume OEM applications. The low cost 29 mm square PCB is provided with a connector for easy installation.
Rotary Magnetic Encoder Modules -- RMB30 The RMB30 encoder module provides the functionality of the RM36 encoder in a compact component format for simple customer integration. With a large range of outputs and both 5 V...
Commutation and Incremental Encoder -- RMC22 The RMC22 is designed for use in motor feedback applications requiring both A, B, Z incremental and U, V, W commutation signals. Robust non-contact OnAxis™ sensor technology provides ultimate long...
Commutation and Incremental Encoder -- RMC35 The RMC35 is designed for use in motor feedback applications requiring both A, B, Z incremental and U, V, W signals. Robust non-contact OnAxis™ sensor technology provides ultimate long term...
Rotary Magnetic Encoder Modules -- RMF44 The RMF44 is a compact encoder module designed for easy installation with a self aligning metal mounting flange. The low cost module can be provided with an integrated connector. The...
Rotary Incremental Magnetic Encoder System -- RoLin™ Series The RoLinTM component level encoder system consists of an RLM readhead and a magnetized ring. The actuator is a periodically magnetized ring with a pole length of 2 mm.
12 Bit Rotary Magnetic Encoder Chip -- AM4096 Within the miniature chip is the processing circuitry to provide outputs in absolute SSI, incremental, linear voltage, tacho and UVW formats with resolutions to 12 bit. The zero position can...