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    Default New DRO installation.

    Got these super tiny 1 micron magnetic tape units direct from Electronica:

    Electronica Mechatronic Systems: Magnetic Linear Encoders - Magna Slim

    Digital Readout System | Horizontal Boring Machine | Microscope DRO | Profile projector DRO - EMS

    Great fit on my baby Clausing. Dunno how I did without it for so long!





















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    Nice job! Before it ruins your day, I'd make some covers to keep swarf and crap from getting between the reader head and strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside53 View Post
    Nice job! Before it ruins your day, I'd make some covers to keep swarf and crap from getting between the reader head and strip.
    Thanks, there's rubber wipers on the ends of the reader heads but nothing on top. Z & Y are protected, I'll make something for the X.

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    Nice looking, compact installation, I'm interested in something similar. What was the cost including shipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard newman View Post
    Nice looking, compact installation, I'm interested in something similar. What was the cost including shipping?

    Cost was US$485 plus $230 Fedex shipping from India to Toronto, Canada. That was for the EL400 display and 1 micron scales/readers.

    You have to wire payment direct to Electronica, they shipped it within a week and it was very well packed.

    I dealt with Ajeet Kashid, GM Sales and Marketing, [email protected]. He was excellent, answered all my questions.

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    DROPros sell similar in the USA. I put one on my 17x60 Howa (lathe). Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Keeley View Post
    Cost was US$485 plus $230 Fedex shipping from India to Toronto, Canada. That was for the EL400 display and 1 micron scales/readers.

    You have to wire payment direct to Electronica, they shipped it within a week and it was very well packed.

    I dealt with Ajeet Kashid, GM Sales and Marketing, [email protected]. He was excellent, answered all my questions.
    Terry,

    Are the scale mounted using a two sided tape? I can't see where they are screwed otherwise. Or is the stainless cover hiding the screw location? Nice job New DRO installation.New DRO installation.New DRO installation.

    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk

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    Why do you need a DRO? Doesn't look like that mill has ever been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFPace View Post
    Terry,

    Are the scale mounted using a two sided tape? I can't see where they are screwed otherwise. Or is the stainless cover hiding the screw location? Nice job New DRO installation.New DRO installation.New DRO installation.

    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk

    There's 3 mm screws through the extrusions, then the magnetic tape slides in and the ss cover sticks on over top. No "dead" space at the ends.


    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    Why do you need a DRO? Doesn't look like that mill has ever been used.
    I know, sick eh? I completely stripped it down, spray painted it with epoxy and installed all new bearings when I go it:

    Clausing 8520 Restoration | Intlwaters.com

    Super tight and accurate little mill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    Why do you need a DRO? Doesn't look like that mill has ever been used.
    Terry does make some nice stuff! But with how clean his machines are it must be at a 5:1 ratio

    5 hours cleaning, for every 1 hour machining.

    You will be amazed how much quicker and easier it is with a DRO Terry!

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