Top-of-the-range DRO benefits from interactive features

Newall Measurement Systems showcased its new DP900 digital readout (DRO) for manual lathe and mill applications at the recent SPS automation technology exhibition. The DP900 is the company's most powerful DRO to date, with a graphical LCD-based display that offers ease of use and a host of advanced functions.

Sitting at the top of Newall's range, the DP900 benefits from interactive features such as dynamic tool position display and four-axis (linear and rotary) simultaneous readout. The DP900 is also able to associate up to 20 jobs for each function, such as arc contouring, bolt hole (PCD), grid array and many more.

Another feature of this innovative unit is internal summing. This enables a milling machine operator, for example, to sum knee and quill axes within the display without the need for additional complexity or the expense of an external summing unit when using three- or four-axis versions.

As well as a host of standard features found on most of the Newall DRO range, such as linear and segmented error compensation, mill/lathe selection, vectoring, tapering, tool offsets and axis preset, new features specific to the DP900 are centred around the new blue-on-white LCD display. These include a graphical dynamic tool position display, a zero approach graphical display with optional audio alert, a virtual keypad to allow user-defined job names and one touch HELP.

The DP900 is available in a number of different axis configurations, including two- and three-axis, as well four-axis with a touch probe or three-plus-one axis with probe (the fourth axis can be used with Newall's Spherosyn encoder technology or for RS422 (TTL) linear/rotary feedback).

Newall Measurement Systems Ltd

Cornwall Road
South Wigston
LE18 4XH

+44 (0)116 264 2730

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