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DRO Video Gallery

Basic Funtions

Beginners Guide to Using Basic DRO Functions including Zero an Axis, MM/Inch Conversion Enter Offset

An introduction to using a digital readouts basic function of zeroing an axis, changing between metric and inch display and entering a pre-set datum.

ES-8A Setup

How to Enter the Easson ES-8A Digital Readout Display DRO Console Setup Menu

A guide to modify parameters on the Easson ES-8A DRO display consoles including resolution, count direction, machine type and language.

SD-S6 Setup

How to Enter the SDS6 Digital Readout Display DRO Console Setup Menu

The M-DRO guide to modify parameters on the SDS6 DRO display consoles including resolution, count direction, machine type and selecting between linear or rotary encoder input. Also suitable for setting up SDS6-2V (2 axis) and SDS6-3V (3 axis) models and Sino display consoles.

Center Finder

How to Use the Centre Find or Half Function on a Digital Readout Display Console DRO

A guide to using the workpiece centre find function on a machine tool digital readout display console. A edge finder either mechanical or optical is used to locate on one edge of the workpiece that is held in a vice or bolted to the machine table.

ARC Contouring

How to Use the Arc Contouring Function on Milling Digital Readout Display Consoles Easson DRO

When fitted to a milling machine the Easson ES-8A digital readout has a dedicated arc contouring function that allows for machining internal and external radius arcs without a rotary table.

Absolute and Incremental Zero

Beginners Guide to Absolute and Incremental Zero on a Mill or Lathe Digital Readout Display Console

A video introduction to the Absolute and Incremental Zero memory function on a digital readout display console. Also known as ABS and INC.

Sub Datum Memory

How to Use the Sub Datum (SDM) or Zero Memory Function on a Digital Readout Display Console DRO

A step by step guide to setting up and using the Sub Datum Zero Memory on a Easson digital readout display console. This function is also known as SDM, datum store, zero memory or zero coordinate store.

Line of Holes

User guide on Line of Hole or Oblique Line Drilling Function on Digital Readout Display Consoles DRO

A video guide for the Line of Holes drilling function on a digital readout display console. This function is also known as an oblique line of holes. It allows a line of holes to be drilled at any angle across a workpiece.

Line of Holes LCD

How to Use Line of Hole or Oblique Line Drilling Function on a Digital Readout Display Console DRO

A video guide for the Line of Holes drilling function on the Easson ES-12 LCD graphical display console. This function is also known as an oblique line of holes. It allows a line of holes to be drilled at any angle across a workpiece.

Pitched Circle Diameter

How to Drill a Pitched Circle Diameter (PCD) or Bolt Hole on a Digital Readout DRO Display Console

Machine-dro step by step guide to drilling PCD's also known as Pitched Circle Diameter or Bolt Hole Pattern on DRO display console.

Pitched Circle Diameter LCD

Demo of Pitched Circle Diameter (PCD) on a Digital Readout Using a LCD Graphical DRO Display Console

A step by step guide to drilling PCD's also known as Pitched Circle Diameter or Bolt Hole Pattern on Easson ES-12 graphical display console.

Lathe Tool Offset Memory

User guide for DRO Lathe Tool Offset Function on Easson Digital Readout Display Consoles

Demonstration of setting up and using the Lathe Tool Offset function on a Easson ES-8A display console. Also known as a tool library, the tools are first given a reference number and offset assigned.

Lathe Zero and Diameter Display

How to Zero the Digital Readout on a Lathe Workpiece and use Diameter Function on Easson DRO Console

In this video guide we demonstrate the basic operation of setting the digital readout to read the workpiece diameter and zero the lathe carriage after facing off the material.

Lathe Boring

User guide for boring on a lathe using the diameter function on a digital readout

The radius/diameter function on the digital readout (DRO) makes lathe boring to precise diameters and depths much easier and faster.

Lathe Travels

How to Measure Lathe Cross Slide and Carriage Travels

Our machine-dro guide to measuring the physical travel of a lathe cross slide and carriage/bed movements. This will help with the selection process of choosing suitable linear encoders for your digital readout (DRO) installation.

Milling Travels

How to Measure Milling Machine Travels for DRO Encoder Selection and Digital Readout

Our machine-dro guide to measuring the physical travel of a milling machine X, Y and Z axis movements. Also know as longitudinal, cross traverse and vertical traverse.

Capacitive Encoders

The Technology Behind Digital Calipers, Micrometers and Similar Battery Powered Measuring Tools

How does a digital caliper work? Most will use a capacitive sensor to register the measurement, generally this is made up of a pattern of copper tracks on two PCB layers.

Magnetic Encoder

Overview of the M-DRO Magnetic Linear Encoders, including support profile, mag tape and reading head

The M-DRO EH series of Magnetic Linear Encoders, offers a compact and IP67 rating making them ideal for lathes and milling machines of all sizes and types.

Optical Encoder

M-DRO Guide to the Operation of Optical Linear Encoders, also known as Glass Scale Digital Readouts

There is a large range of optical encoders from machine-dro, which all operate with the same basic principle; a glass strip with grating and an optical reading head.

Wixey WR300

Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge with a magnetic base to attach to machine tables etc. Simple to calibrate to any reference surface with the zero button.

Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge With Level And Flip Up Display

Wixey WR365 Digital Angle Gauge With Level And Flip Up Display

Has a wide range of applications for measuring and setting angles. Dual readout displays both relative & true level angles.

ME-ED-03-000

Edge Technology Pro Stop Vice Stop - ME-ED-03-000

Allows you to place your work piece in your vice - in the same place each time, ensuring identical multiple pieces are made.

ME-ED-04-000

Edge Technology Pro Touch Off Gauge - ME-ED-04-000

Allows you to set all your tools accurately to the same height.

ME-ED-01-000

Edge Technology Pro Tram System - ME-ED-01-000

For setting milling heads.

Edge Technology Pro Tooling Fixture

Edge Technology Pro Tooling Fixture

Pro tooling fixture for use with all CAT 40, BT 40, NMTB 40 and equivalent tool holders. Secure clamping for cutter installation. Tool holders can also be clamped upside down for easy access to pull studs. Hard wearing steel body machined from 60900 PSI carbon steel.

Tramming, square spindle and head of mill machine with a High Accuracy Pro Tram System

Tramming, square spindle and head of mill machine with a High Accuracy Pro Tram System

The Pro Tram by Edge Technology makes the process of tramming your mill fast, easy and accurate.

Pro Touch OFF

Next Generation Edge Technology pro touch off Gauge for setting tool offsets on CNC milling machines

Set tools like a pro with the Pro Touch Off Gage by Edge Technology. Dramatically decrease set up time and eliminate tool path mismatch. The Pro Touch Off Gage allows you to standardize the way tool offsets are measured in your shop, ensuring every job is set-up the same way and runs without issue.

Pro Lathe

Setting or adjusting tool or cutter height setup with a next generation Pro Lathe Gauge 

The Pro Lathe Gage by Edge Technology is used to set lathe tools on the spindle axis for optimum cutting conditions. Poorly set cutting tools will leave a "NUB" at the center of the workpiece after performing a facing cut.

Tailstock Alignment Bar

Lathe setup Align or adjust tailstock using the Tailstock Alignment Bar by Edge Technology 

Edge Technology Tailstock Alignment Bar - The Tailstock Alignment Bar by Edge Technology is used to align or adjust the tailstock to the headstock. Accurate alignment is critical to eliminate any taper in work pieces that are supported by the tail stock.

Tool Post Drill Chuck

ME ED 41 000 Edge Technology Tool Post Drill Chuck 

An overview of Edge Technology Tool Post Drill Chuck.

Soft Jaw Locator

ME ED 47 000 Edge Technology Magnetic Soft Jaw Locator

An Overview of Edge Technology Magnetic Soft Jaw Locator.

Tool Post Indicator

ME ED 42 000 Edge Technology Tool Post Dial Indicator

An overview of Edge Technology Tool Post Dial Indicator.

Bowers Internal Micrometer Bore Gauge

Measuring Dovetail Slots & Grooves with Bowers Internal Micrometer Bore Gauge

Bowers' Special Applications Team developed a special 2 Point head solution based on the popular Bowers XT system. The system incorporates tungsten carbide ball contacts for high accuracy. The Bowers XT digital readout offers the capability to send data for SPC and part traceability.

Bore Guage Overview

Bowers XT Range of Internal Micrometer Bore Gauges

The Bowers Metrology Group is a respected global leader in the field of precision measurement, producing a comprehensive range of affordable, quality measuring solutions. At the core of the product suite sits the Bowers XT Bore Gauging range, responsible for making Bowers the respected world leader in bore gauge manufacture.

Laser Dimension Master II - Ultrasonic distance measure with laser pointer

Laser Dimension Master II - Ultrasonic distance measure with laser pointer

Forget the cumbersome tape measure! Use the Laser Dimension Master II to measure interior distances with the press of a button, just aim and shoot to get an instant digital readout.

Engineers Calculator - Advanced Machining Math and Reference Tool

Engineers Calculator - Advanced Machining Math and Reference Tool

The Machinist Calc Pro is for machinists, setters, tool and die makers, supervisors and machine shop owners that want to increase productivity.

Unit Conversion Calculator plus

Unit Conversion Calculator plus

The ConversionCalc Plus is an easy-to-use and powerful handheld calculator that provides more than 500 conversion combinations using 70 built-in Standard, Metric and other units of measure. Work in and convert between linear, area and volume units, plus weights, temperatures, velocity, flow rates, pressure, torque, energy and power.

New Mitutoyo Absolute AOS digital caliper 500-196-30

New Mitutoyo Absolute AOS digital caliper 500-196-30

This patented Advanced Onsite Sensor (AOS) offers improved measurement dependability by increasing resistance to harsh workshop conditions. The new electromagnetic inductive sensor repels dirt, oil and water that can cause false readings.

SJ-210

SJ 210 Portable Surface Roughness Tester

A portable surface roughness tester able to operate independently of mains power and make measurements on almost any part of a workpiece of practically any size.

Laser Center Edge Finder Instructional

The Laser Center/Edge Finder allows machine operators to quickly locate punch marks, edges, centers of material, centers of holes, scribed lines. It can also be used to align vises, rotary tables and 4 jaw chuck setup.

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Sylvac Sylcom Data Processing Software From Sylvac Metrology

Sylvac Sylcom Data Processing Software From Sylvac Metrology

This is an in-depth demonstration of the brand new Sylvac Sylcom Data Processing Software.