2-Axis Lathe DRO

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Upgraded DRO Chip

Beginning August 1st, 2021, all DROs will ship with an upgraded chip. This new chip upgrade allows our Digital Readout to function with our ball screw machines as well as our standard leadscrew machines. We also programmed some upgrades based on customer feedback like using Metric on Inch machines and using Inch on Metric machines.

The new DRO chip has six different modes to choose from based on the machine type, e.g., mill, lathe, leadscrew, or ball screw, and your preference of either inch or metric display on the DRO.

For more detailed information on setting up the modes for DRO, please see the DRO Mode Instructions.

NOTE: You must make sure you have the correct RPM tach sticker for your machine. Use a 6-pulse (P/N 81510) tach sticker if your machine is a leadscrew machine, or a 5-pulse tach sticker (P/N P/N 68060) if your machine is a ball screw machine.

8200_picMost full-size shop mills used by machinists are now available with a digital readout. They are also popular on lathes because they make your life as a machinist much easier. Readouts on the X- (crosslide) and Z-axes (leadscrew) can be reset to zero at any time with the push of a button. From there, as you move the 2″ diameter handwheels, you can read the table position to 3-1/2 decimal places (.0005″) on the digital readout. (Metric versions read to .01mm.) You no longer need to count handwheel revolutions or make difficult calculations when cranking in a negative number.

If you use your lathe as a mill with the vertical milling column attachment, you can purchase a 3-axis mill DRO kit. If you add a 2-axis DRO to your lathe now and later purchase a vertical milling column, you can purchase a kit to add the third DRO handwheel and sensor at that time. New lathes can be ordered with the DRO already installed.

As a cost-saving measure, an accommodation has also been made for owners of both a lathe and mill to use a single electronic display box for both machines. The input cables from the lathe can be unplugged, and the readout box transferred from the lathe to the mill and vice versa.

NOTE: You can order DRO on any new machine as a factory-installed option. The digital readout handwheels replace the standard handwheels that would normally come with the machine. If you purchase a machine with factory-installed DRO, the regular handwheels are not included. If you purchase the DRO as a separate option and install it yourself, you will have the stock handwheels left over.

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The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.

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Download PDF 8200 Instructions

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Download PDF DRO Mode Instructions

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81010 Mill DRO box and electronics (complete)
81320 2″ Crosslide handwheel, inch (Met. 81322)
81340 2.5″ Leadscrew handwheel, inch (Met. 81342)
81100 Encoder housing w/ wheel and cable
81110 Encoder housing upper cap
81120 Encoder housing body
81130 Encoder housing lower cap
81300 Crosslide thrust collar
81508 Leadscrew thrust collar
81280 #2 x 3/8” Self-tapping pan head screw
81270 2-56 x 3/8″ pan head Phillips screw
81500 Tachometer encoder & cable asby.
81510 Tachometer pickup decal
40440 #2 x 1/4” Self-tapping pan head screw
81310 Encoder star gear
81080 (2) Black tie-wrap
81050 115 VAC Power supply/transformer
81150 Stand for readout display box

DRO Handwheel Installation

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