try mach3 or emc2 for software ,you may need an interface board like servotogo
I have two RENISHAW RGH22 X30D00 units that I understand are a part of a DRO system/positioning. What I donít have is the software. I looked at their web site and donít think it is listed there.
I did a search in the CNCZone on "Renishaw" and found a lot of threads however they all dealt with the probe.
Does anyone know how I can get these operational, they would be a really nice addition to my lathe?
Iím hoping that they will run from a PC.
It's not just software you will require to get the encoder working on a pc you will need an interface too.
For information Pls visit http://www.rls.si/default.asp?prod=p201 this is a single axis USB interface and software can be downloaded free from the website.
If you want to purchase in the USA please contact Renishaw in Chicago by phone 847-286-9953 ask for encoder support.
The interface and software to read the encoder is just to provide a readout. Great for a manual lathe. No servo control.
Renishaw does not offer any servo control options for their encoders. This is normally up to the OEM.
Looking at their (Servo to go) web site their servo card should accept the Renishaw encoders but I don't know anyone who has used this combination.
Total cost should be around $300 for 1 axis. Do you have scale too? Again call Renishaw for pricing and any support required.
if you do some Googleing you will find other boards that are cheaper ,there's even some build it your self boards out there