About the Z-axis Digital Readout Handwheel Package
For those who purchase a P/N 8200 2-axis lathe DRO and later decide to add a vertical milling column, this kit adds a DRO handwheel and cable to the milling column to provide a Z-axis readout on the column. It is plugged into the electronics box that comes with the lathe DRO, as it already has a Z-axis input. In this configuration, the lathe’s leadscrew axis, which was called the Z-axis is now plugged into the Y-axis input and the column becomes the new Z-axis. (In machining, the axis of the spindle is normally called the Z-axis, regardless of which direction it moves.)
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|81340||2.5″ DRO Z-Axis Handwheel (metric 81342)|
|81350||DRO Z-Axis Thrust Collar|
DRO Handwheel Installation
Lathe DRO with CNC Thrust Collars