Heidenhain (GB) is offering £200 'new for old' discounts on the purchase of Acu-Rite VUE two- and three-axis DRO systems, enabling users of ageing digital readout (DRO) systems on milling, turning and grinding machines to upgrade and benefit from a wide variety of functions not provided on many older DROs. This, in turn, helps users to improve productivity and quality.
Available for a limited period only through the UK Acu-Rite distributor network, the deal covers the trade-in of any DRO brand.
Heidenhain describes the VUE as an entry-level DRO that can transform the performance and operation of manual machines. Displaying full text on a LCD display and with impressive software functionality as standard, the system's credentials are further enhanced by its availability as a ready-to-use package with high-end SENC 150 precision glass linear encoders.
VUE's standard functionality embraces, for example, job clock, feed rate display, absolute/incremental, near-zero warning, 16 tool offsets/diameters, preset and zero reset, Trig calculator and instant inch/mm conversion in addition to content-sensitive 'help' function.
Specific functions for milling include graphically-supported bolt hole pattern calculations (full and partial circles/linear patterns) and centreline calculation, while for turning the system also features 'lock axis' functionality (establish tool offsets under load), and instant radius and diameter compensation.
Linear and non-linear error compensation can be configured up to +/-9.999ppm.
As well as being supplied complete with all appropriate armoured cabling, the VUE's cost-to-performance tag is reinforced by Acu-Rite's SENC 150 precision glass scale technology. Based on the use of reflective (rather than transmittive) light for measurement, the highly integrated scanning sensor provides greater resistance to contamination. Roller bearings reduce backlash and prolong the life of the scale.
SENC 150 encoders are available in lengths of 50mm to 3.04m and feature the innovative Position-Trac functionality that enables operators to re-establish workpiece zero accurately and quickly from any position after a power interruption.
To find out more about the Acu-Rite VUE two- and three-axis DRO systems and to take advantage of this offer, contact Heidenhain (GB).