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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.