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Thread: Allendale-Ultrasonics
10/05/2021 13:45:56

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your feedback, our web team cant see any issues this side, could you email me a screenshot on what is being displayed along with Safari version?

Thank you in advance for your help and support


Alan Ward

Thread: Digital Callipers - again
05/03/2021 10:21:34

"I was aware of the need to properly seat the rubber seal, but the device continued to miss-behave. Then it just gave up - after just 3 years of very light usage. M&W is not what it used to be. I would certainly never buy their stuff again."

I am sorry to hear that, overall we get very good feedback on this caliper, especially given its price point given its accuracy and repeatability. If you wanted to try the M-SURE caliper I would be happy to do a collection on it if you was not happy with it, we are really pleased with what we have achieved with this caliper 😊

"A Sylvac digital caliper from a reputable seller at £55 would tempt me.

Sadly, the lowest priced Sylvac offering at the moment from M-DRO/Allendale [the 30-810-14 S_Cal EVO] is £96 [or a little over £91 when including the standard 5% discount]. I have not found it elsewhere for anything like £55."

That was a stock clearance offer, we do have some units still in stock so happy to offer this price, please email me with the following;


The left-handed calipers are more expensive simply because of the smaller market, so the more of you who go out and buy a pair, the cheaper they will become. Go out and buy some now!

100% correct – we are considering launching a left handed M-SURE caliper, but mould tool costs alone are over 20k GBP then higher unit costs as production runs are far smaller.

25/02/2021 10:57:41

Hi Emgee - That remote display is compatible

Hi Gary - in reply to your original post regarding your M&W caliper, this sounds to be the result of the rubber seal cover not being put back after the battery has been changed, it is needed both to maintain the IP54 rating and to apply small amount of pressure on the battery for it to make reliable contact - worth checking 😊

"It frequently reset it's zero indication to 5.08, so I complained and got it replaced. I didn't particularly like it because it switched itself off too soon when idle, and continued to reset it's zero to 5.08 every now and again, but I persevered, until a couple of weeks ago, when It just went haywire. I've replaced the battery to no avail. It's useless. A great disappointment with a previously respected make."

25/02/2021 10:29:28

Hi All,

For those not aware of our launch of our own brand M-SURE last year and for those willing to give our standard 150mm Caliper a try I have just applied a 25% discount on this item for online orders (ending Monday 1st March)


If purchasing Mitutoyo please be cautious of the fakes out there, they fall short to the quality standard and battery life that you come to expect of Mitutoyo.

Another thing for any Instagram’ers on here, we are running a Mitutoyo giveaway, ends 1st of March, Good luck;

Happy to answer any caliper questions you have



Alan Ward
Allendale Group

Edited By Machine-DRO on 25/02/2021 10:29:51

Edited By Machine-DRO on 25/02/2021 10:32:23

Thread: EMCO CNC ET120 Lathes for sale
05/02/2021 12:38:10

Afternoon all,

A friend of ours is selling 6 off EMCO CNC ET120 machines to make way for new production line going into service soon, if you have interest in one of these machines then please email me on the address below and I will send over details.

Machines are located in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Units are 3 phase powered

Delivery via pallet service would be possible - note this is effectively as curbside delivery service.

They need to be cleared within the next 2 weeks.


Alan Ward

Thread: Digital Height Gauge Recommendations?
16/01/2021 10:57:07

Morning all,

Sorry to jump in on this thread (mods please delete if not appropriate)

One of our international distributors cancelled a large order on us for the below 300mm height gauge at the start of the pandemic;


This stock has now arrived in the UK and we genuinely need to reduce our stock holding on this part

We can offer this to forum members at £100 (83.33 ex VAT)

Free shipping to UK mainland (outside UK please contact us for pricing)

If you would like to order or have any questions please contact us

01992 363128 (Mon to Friday 9-4pm)

Or email me your postal address and I will get a pro forma invoice raised for you

Offer valid until end of this month.


Alan Ward

Thread: DraftSight - Any MAC users?
14/11/2020 15:30:43

Hi All,

Is there any MAC users of draftsight here?

We mainly use DraftSight on PC, but our Graphics team run on MAC's the menu layout is very different between the systems and interested to find out if this can be changed so both platforms are the same

Thanks in advanced


Alan Ward

Thread: Tom Senior E type - fitting 3 axis DRO
14/11/2020 15:26:59

Hi Mike

Great install and images could we use this images on our website and Social Media channels - of course we are happy to credit you as the source.


Alan Ward

Thread: Machine DRO - We need your help :)
26/10/2020 12:44:51

All – We need your help;

We are in the process of building up our new Knowledge Hub on Machine-DRO, this new platform will include lots of ‘How to guides’ and information on our products.

We also want to include as many images from customer installs as possible in order to aid others that take on the job of retro fitting a DRO system to their machine.

We are of course happy to credit the source of any images/data supplied, please post a reply below or contact me on the below email with any images you can help us with;

Alan AT
replace AT with @

Thank you all in advance for your help 😊

Also, any Instagram users here, we have recently hit 5,000 followers and are running the below competition until Nov 4th please feel free to enter – good luck 😊



Alan Ward

Thread: DRO kit for Myford S7 from Machine DRO
17/06/2020 08:53:18

"Alan, pinged over an email yes"

Received - much appreciated!

16/06/2020 18:24:23

Hi Bill,

Thank you for buying one of our systems, you mentioned you purchased the system around 2 years ago, A lot has changed in that time we have invested in multiple Alu extrusion tool's over the last couple of years and continually adding to our hardware selection to try and cater for as many different machines as possible.

If you have any specific questions please send me images of where you are at on your install to my email below and I will discuss with our engineers – please include your postcode of where we shipped the system to so we can look up what DRO system you have

Carl - your Myford install looks great! Would love to use those images (and any others you can send me) on our social media?


Alan Ward

Thread: Hermes Parcels
10/06/2020 09:41:39

Morning all,

We are seeing (along with a lot of other companies) major issues with MyHermes and have suspended using them until further notice.


We have 200+ and growing parcels that are effected and still awaiting for our account manager to advise how they are going to resolve this.

Alan Ward
Allendale Group

Thread: Best Milling Machine Ever????
30/03/2020 10:59:51
Posted by Johnboy25 on 23/02/2020 17:38:01:

I bought what I considered the best - a Bridgeport BR2J2 Series 1 👍

Second that, with an M-DRO system on it of course

Hope everyone is safe and well!


Alan Ward

Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition
23/01/2020 13:34:15

images added


23/01/2020 09:51:04

Hope you all enjoyed the exhibition, was great to catch up with customers

Short video from Saturday;




Thread: Mitutoyo DRO Fault
18/11/2019 11:47:10

Good morning,

We do manufacture and stock adaptor cables that will suit your Mitutoyo encoders to connect with a M-DRO / Easson display unit (others consoles will also be suitable)- which will give you all the modern features of a display console while retaining the use of existing encoders


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us 01992 455921 or


Machine-DRO team

Thread: Heidenhain scale repair
02/09/2019 10:47:00

Good morning,

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your Heidenhain DRO system

We can supply an adaptor with the round 9 pin connector, that will convert signal from the M-DRO optical or magnetic encoders to be compatible with the Heidenhain consoles. Please note this is not compatible with all Heidenhain encoders so we would need some further details from you.

If you wish to discuss further please contact us on 01992 455921 or

All the best,

Machine-DRO team

Thread: DRO for Boxford Lathe
03/04/2019 16:26:25

Good Afternoon Peter,

We, "Machine-DRO" have recently brought out various dedicated Boxford DRO-KITs.

These are not currently listed on our website.

Please feel free to call us on 01992 455921 for more information,

Best Regards

Alice Coles

Thread: Allendale Group - Black Friday Sale
26/11/2018 15:34:29

Hi all,

Thank you for your feedback, always great to hear from our customers own experiences

We have extended the sale for cyber monday, this offer will end on Thursday 29th November

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our product technical specialists on 01992 450780


Allendale Team

23/11/2018 10:55:00

Morning all,

Black Friday Sale at the Allendale Group across all our stores, 15% off everything )

**LINK** Machine-DRO

**LINK** Machine-Tapping

**LINK** Ultrasonic Cleaners

**LINK** Flight cases

**LINK** Soldering tools

**LINK** Data loggers for RC models

**LINK** Arts and Crafts supplies

**LINK** Longbow Power tools

**LINK** Lyons Instruments


Please enter BLACK18 at checkout, offer ends midnight 25th November


Edited By Machine-DRO on 23/11/2018 10:56:49

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