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Heidenhain has announced that customers can trade in their old milling, turning and grinding machine digital readout systems (DRO) for a discount on the Acu-Rite Vue two-/three-axis DRO system.

Users of ageing DROs can trade them in and get a GBP200 ‘new for old’ discount on the purchase of the Acu-Rite Vue two-three-axis DRO system for a limited period.

The deal covers the trade-in of any DRO brand and is available exclusively from the UK Acu-Rite distributor network.

Vue is an entry-level DRO that can transform the performance and operation of manual machines.

Displaying full text on a LCD display and with software functionality as standard, the system is available 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 in/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, 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 even greater contamination resistance.

Roller bearing technology reduces backlash and prolongs the life of the scale.

SENC 150 is available in lengths of 50mm to 3.04m and features Position-Trac functionality that allows operators to accurately and quickly re-establish workpiece zero from any position after a power interruption.

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