|Nick Clarke 3||21/08/2020 12:09:19|
889 forum posts
I am thinking about adding a Z axis DRO to my SX1L micro mill.
If I bought one of the inexpensive (aka cheap!) remote DROs like this one from WARCO **LINK** could I shorten/cut down the scale as I will only need about 3" of travel on a small machine like this at max?
6346 forum posts
Looks identical to the type I cut down for my mill. No bother at all.
|not done it yet||21/08/2020 12:54:01|
|5041 forum posts|
I have been content with the twin axis readout for my lathe (**LINK**). Marginally more expensive for a single channel, but cheaper if two scales are needed. It has worked well (within its specification - reads only to 0.01mm or 0.001” .
Scales can be shortened (its in their description 🙂 ).
Unless you specifically need a remote readout the scales are cheapeper by a lot.**LINK**
edited to get rid of the emoticon glitch thing🙂
Edited By not done it yet on 21/08/2020 12:55:48
|Stuart Smith 5||21/08/2020 13:36:37|
|129 forum posts|
I fitted one to my Warco WM16 in place of the standard one. I have made a small circuit to connect it to a cheap android tablet running the TouchDRO app. ( I have 3 axes ) .
I cut it to length with no problems.
I initially fitted 2 of these to the x and y axes but found the display as supplied a bit small, so that’s why I am using the TouchDRO app. Plus it has extra features.
|andrew lyner||30/09/2020 18:23:17|
|179 forum posts|
I had a look at them but I worry about where the readout will be. How readable is it if it's mounted low - or, alternatively, when mounted higher, how vulnerable would it be to things going on on top of the milling table?
The price is pretty attractive, of course.
I am just basking in a sea of smug today. My second hand Sealy milling machine had a very iffy speed control but I have just replaced the switch / pot and it works a dream. I feel more inclined to do some more things on it, rather than with it!!
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