The Renishaw scales are made by RLS in China, might have the Stepson check them out. I did quite a bit of research on them, even talked to the sales rep out of Chicago, before deciding they were going to be too pricey for my needs. They kept trying to tell me they didn't recommend cutting the scales myself saying if I got them too hot the magnetic coding would be lost !!! Right, if I got it too hot might lose coding in a small portion of the tape at worst. As far as using them with Touch DRO, you might want to bounce the idea in Yuriy's forum when you spec out the scales you want, make sure the coding will support the protocol. Renishaw/RLS offer their scales coded in a wide variety of protocols (RS422, BISS C, BISS C+, SSI, SSI +RS422, SPI, SPI + RD422), resolutions, etc., might want to make sure Yuriy's code will support the protocol. I've worked with him some on my old iGaging Absolute scales, even mailed him one of the scales trying to hack the protocol they use. No luck yet, but still trying. BTW, for not a lot more they have the Absolute model LM11 or the LM13 same as LM10 just a different readhead profile. The Touch DRO code would probably need tweaked a bit to work with the LM11 scales as they're a pure binary output. I know a couple guys who'd help out with the coding if you needed.