Sizing a Mill How to size your mill video

Sizing a Lathe How to size your lathe video

Mag Advant. #1 Magnetic Scales Advantage 1

Mag Advant. #2 Magnetic Scales Advantage 2

EL400 Overview EL400 Overview

EL700 Part 1

EL700 Part 2

EL700 Part 3

Mill Install Part 1 Mill Install Part 1 of 4 - Parts and Pieces

Mill Install Part 2 Mill Install Part 2 of 4

Mill Install Part 3

Mill Install Part 4 Mill Install Part 4 of 4

Lathe Install Part 1 Lathe Install Part 1 of 4 - Parts and Pieces

Lathe Install Part 2 Lathe Install Part 2 of 4

Lathe Install Part 3 Lathe Install Part 3 of 4

Lathe Install Part 4 Lathe Install Part 4 of 4

Choose Scales How to choose your scales video

ARC Machining ARC Machining Video

Bolt Hole Circle Bolt Hole Circle Video

Incline Tool Incline Tool Video

Display Overview Display Overview Video

SDM Points SDM Waypoints Video

Line Hole Line Hole Video

Parameters Parameter Setup Video

Power Off Memory Power Off Memory Video

Centerfind Centerfind Video

Direction Change the Direction Your Scales Read

 

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
 

Call now! Toll Free Order Line & Tech Help 1-877-628-6028 or sales@dropros.com

DRO PROS 1-2-3 Value! - Easiest to use Digital Readout - DRO Kits start at only $499 - Industry's best warranty!

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

We speak English - We answer our phones - FREE shipping on magnetic kits!

Compare all of our Digital Readouts! Click HERE

 

Need to exchange a scale? Click HERE to download our Exchange Procedures

 

Need us to repair something? Click HERE to download our Repair Procedures

Welcome to the DRO PROS library of documents:

General documents:

   
  "How to Cut Magnetic Scales" "Cutting Magnetic Scales for a 2 Axis Lathe" worksheet "Cutting Magnetic Scales for a 2 Axis Mill" worksheet "Cutting Magnetic Scales for a 3 Axis Mill" worksheet
1 How to Cut Magnetic Scales Cutting Scales for a Lathe Worksheet Cutting Scales for a 2 Axis Mill Worksheet Cutting Scales for a 3 Axis Mill Worksheet
  Choosing between a 2 or 3 Axis Digital Readout Kit "How to choose a DRO" "Diameter Mode Dilemma" Choose the Right Size Scales
2 "How to Choose a Digital Readout" "How to Choose the Right Sized Scales"
  Magnetic Scale Advantages Incremental Magnetic Scales Absolute Magnetic Scales Absolute Magnetic Kit
3 Magnetic Scale Advantages Magnetic Scale Info
  EL10 Single Axis Display EL10 Single Axis Manual Touch Probe Center of Circle Error
4
  How to Buy a Lathe Installation Hints Validating DRO Movement Magnetic Scale / Display Malfunction
5

Electronica EL300 documents:

   
  EL300 Operational Manual EL300 readout EL300 Mill installation instructions EL300 Lathe installation instructions
6 EL300 Operational Manual EL300 Flyer EL300 Mill Kit Installation Instructions EL300 Lathe Kit Installation Instructions
  EL300 Lathe Setup Changing EL300 Read Direction Calibrate an EL300 display Reset EL300 Display
7
  EL300 Bolt Hole Circle Tap and Die Sizes    
8    

Electronica EL400 documents:

   
  EL400 Operational Manual EL400 readout EL400 Mill installation EL400 Lathe installation
9 EL400 Operational Manual EL400 Flyer EL400 Mill Kit Installation Instructions EL400 Lathe Kit Installation Instructions
  Changing EL400 Read Direction EL400 Lathe Setup EL400 Power Off Memory EL400 Bolt Hole Circle
10
  EL400 Tool Offset EL400 Half Function EL400 Zero Beep EL400 SDM function
11
  EL400 Arc Contouring EL400 4 Axis tips and Tricks EL400 3 Axis Display - Center of Circle EL400 2 Axis Display - Center of Circle
12
  EL400 Line Hole EL400 Angle Hole EL400 Grid Hole EL400 Distance to Go
13
  Installation Hints Validating DRO Movement Magnetic Scale / Display Malfunction Reset EL400 Display
14
  EL400 LEC Calibration EL400 SLEC Calibration EL400 LEC and SLEC Error Removal EL400 Calculator
15
  S1 Magnetic 6" - 40" Scale Specs S2 Magnetic 60" - 80" Single Rail Specs J2 Magnetic 80" - 240" Jointed Rail Specs Tap and Die Sizes
16
         
         

Electronica EL700 documents:

   
  EL700 Operational Manual EL700 SDM function EL700 Power Off Memory Calibrate an EL700 display
17
  EL700 LEC Calibration EL700 LEC Removal Validating DRO Movement Tap and Die Sizes
18

Easson / DRO PROS Documents:

   
  View the Scale Hole Sizes and Threaded Dimensions How to initialize 1 micron scales on the DRO PROS 2L Lathe Kit How to initialize 1 micron scales on the DRO PROS 2M Mill Kit How to initialize 1 micron scales on the DRO PROS 3M Mill Kit
19 Glass Kit Lathe Setup Glass Kit 2 Axis Mill Setup Glass Kit 3 Axis Mill Setup
  See if you need to Center Your Scales      
20 "Do You Need to Center the Scales?"      

Lathe & Milling Machine Documents:

   
  WEISS Milling Machines Comparison WEISS Lathe Models Comparison WEISS WBL290F Lathe Advantages Recommended Lubricants
21
  VM25L Mill Spindle Break-In VM25L Mill Operator's Manual VM32L Mill Spindle Break-In VM32L Mill Operator's Manual
22
  WBL210V Lathe Operator's Manual WBL210V Spec Sheet WBL210V Lathe Spindle Break-In  
23  
  WBL250F Lathe Operator's Manual WBL250F 10x22 Spec Sheet WBL250F 10x30 Spec Sheet WBL250F Lathe Spindle Break-In
24
  WBL290F Lathe Operator's Manual WBL290F Spec Sheet WBL290F Lathe Spindle Break-In  
25  
  WEISS Company Brochure WEISS Mill Catalog WEISS Lathe Catalog  
26  
         
    Industries Best 6 Year Warranty on all Magnetic Scale Kits! 3 Year Digital Readout Warranty on all DROPROS brand glass scale kits!  

 

 

The following drills and taps are helpful when installing Electronica kits:

 

Scale Endcaps M3 x .5 plug tap    Enco Part #510-1218
     
Mounting the Scales M4 x .7 plug tap    Enco Part #510-1272
  M4 x .7 bottom tap Enco Part #510-1170
  3.30mm drill for M4 taps Enco Part #317-8273
     
Scale & Readhead Brackets M6 x 1.0 plug tap Enco Part #510-1299
  M6 x 1.0 bottom tap Enco Part #510-1213
  5.00mm drill for M6 taps Enco Part #317-8286

 

 

Here are low resolution examples of the DRO PROS digital readout manuals you'll receive:

DRO PROS 2M & 3M Milling Machine Full Color Installation and DRO Operators Manual - Included with every Mill kit we sell. Unfortunately, to protect the unauthorized copying of our work, the following documents have been intentionally reduced in resolution and quality. Remember, your digital readout manual will be in FULL, LASER SHARP COLOR!

Click on the following image to see a reduced resolution copy of the new DRO PROS 3M Milling Machine Operators Manual: Click on the following image to see a reduced resolution copy of the new DRO PROS 3M Milling Machine Installation Manual:
Example of a Full Color Mill Operators Manual Example of a Full Color Mill Installation Manual

 

DRO PROS 2L Lathe Full Color DRO Operators Manual - Included with every lathe kit we sell. Unfortunately, to protect the unauthorized copying of our work, the following documents have been intentionally reduced in resolution and quality. Remember, your digital readout manual will be in FULL, LASER SHARP COLOR!

Click on the following image to see a reduced resolution copy of the new DRO PROS 2L Lathe Operators Manual: Click on the following image to see a reduced resolution copy of the new DRO PROS 2L Lathe Installation Manual:
Example of a Full Color Lathe Operators Manual Example of a Full Color Lathe Installation Manual

 

eBay "El Cheapo" vs. DRO PROS

But I can still save $5 and get an eBay special from some guy I can't understand or talk to!

Yes, we understand. We all want to get 'a bargain'. But trust us, you don't want to go there. Besides the fact you can't talk to these guys if you have a question, they don't provide a written warranty, if something breaks you can't get replacement parts, etc. etc, might we suggest you consider the quality of the manual?

We've all seen the eBay specials where the listing includes an English manual. But have you actually read the "English Manual" included with our competitors kit? Of course you haven't. Because if you did, you probably wouldn't buy the kit. But in order to see the manual, you'd first have to buy the kit. Quite the dilemma. Well, we have a solution - we did buy the kit, and we're happy to show you what you really get! Check out the two excerpts below explaining "Bolt Hole Circle", probably the easiest to use (and explain) function on a DRO:

From the DRO PROS 3M Manual:

- Bolt Hole Circle -

From the Competitions Manual:

- Bolt Hole Circle -

Example of a Full Color Manual Example of our Competitors Manual

(Click on the documents above to open them up)

(Make sure to check out the first remark on the last page of the competitions manual... and no, we didn't make this up - this is the manual you get!!)

So if this is the easiest to explain function, how well do you think their manual explains ARC procedures?

Remember, the very first moment you have a question, DRO PROS customers are going to call our toll free number and get the issue resolved immediately with an English speaking American.

Our competitors customers are going to wonder what in the world they were thinking when they saved $5. You be the judge!

Glass Scale Kits:

At DRO PROS, we only sell true five bearing glass scales with our readout kits, and with over 70 different size scales to choose from, we fit your machine right! For .0002" resolution scales up to 39.3" in capacity (models 100mm - 1000mm), the scales are included in the price of the kit and there is no surcharge. Simply tell us what size scale you'd like and we'll send the correct length scale. For scales greater than 40" capacity (our oversize scales), there is a small surcharge based on length when purchased with a kit.

 

Please refer to the chart below for more details:

Choose from the following scales:
Scale
Size
Rec'md
Scale Travel
mm/inches
Maximum
Travel
(Approx)
mm/inches
Overall
Scale Length
GS10
5 micron
0.0002" / .005mm
GS11
1 micron
0.00005" / .001mm
GS30
"SlimLine"
5 micron
0.0002" / .005mm
GS31
"SlimLine"
1 micron
0.00005" / .001mm
Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone
100mm 100 / 3.9" 125 / 4.9" 9.9" GS10-100 Free $133 GS11-100 + $50 $183 GS30-100 Free $133 GS31-100 + $50 $183
150mm 150 / 5.9" 175 / 6.9" 11.9" GS10-150 Free $133 GS11-150 + $50 $183 GS30-150 Free $133 GS31-150 + $50 $183
200mm 200 / 7.8" 225 / 8.8" 13.8" GS10-200 Free $138 GS11-200 + $50 $188 GS30-200 Free $138 GS31-200 + $50 $188
250mm 250 / 9.8" 275 / 10.8" 15.8" GS10-250 Free $143 GS11-250 + $50 $193 GS30-250 Free $143 GS31-250 + $50 $193
300mm 300 / 11.8" 325 / 12.8" 17.8" GS10-300 Free $147 GS11-300 + $50 $197 GS30-300 Free $147 GS31-300 + $50 $197
350mm 350 / 13.7" 375 / 14.7" 19.7" GS10-350 Free $150 GS11-350 + $50 $200 GS30-350 Free $150 GS31-350 + $50 $200
400mm 400 / 15.7" 425 / 16.7" 21.7" GS10-400 Free $156 GS11-400 + $50 $206 GS30-400 Free $156 GS31-400 + $50 $206
450mm 450 / 17.7" 475 / 18.7" 23.7" GS10-450 Free $160 GS11-450 + $50 $210 GS30-450 Free $160 GS31-450 + $50 $210
500mm 500 / 19.6" 525 / 20.6" 25.6" GS10-500 Free $166 GS11-500 + $50 $216 GS30-500 Free $166 GS31-500 + $50 $216
550mm 550 / 21.6" 575 / 22.6" 27.6" GS10-550 Free $169 GS11-550 + $50 $219            
600mm 600 / 23.6" 625 / 24.6" 29.6" GS10-600 Free $179 GS11-600 + $50 $229            
650mm 650 / 25.5" 675 / 26.5" 31.5" GS10-650 Free $182 GS11-650 + $50 $232            
700mm 700 / 27.5" 725 / 28.5" 33.5" GS10-700 Free $187 GS11-700 + $50 $237            
750mm 750 / 29.5" 775 / 30.5" 35.5" GS10-750 Free $191 GS11-750 + $50 $241            
800mm 800 / 31.0" 825 / 32.0" 37.0" GS10-800 Free $197 GS11-800 + $50 $247            
850mm 850 / 33.4" 875 / 34.4" 39.4" GS10-850 Free $206 GS11-850 + $50 $256            
900mm 900 / 35.4" 925 / 36.4" 41.4" GS10-900 Free $226 GS11-900 + $50 $276            
950mm 950 / 37.4" 975 / 38.4" 43.4" GS10-950 Free $229 GS11-950 + $50 $279            
1000mm 1000 / 39.3" 1025 / 40.3" 45.3" GS10-1000 Free $292 GS11-1000 + $50 $342            
1100mm 1100 / 43.3" 1125 / 44.3" 49.3" GS10-1100 + $50 $340                  
1200mm 1200 / 47.2" 1225 / 48.2" 53.2" GS10-1200 + $50 $404                  

       

Click HERE to download a DRO PROS Scale Chart

 

Why does DRO PROS post their digital readout part prices online when other companies don't?

That's because if you were to find out what other companies are going to charge you for parts

when you need them, you might not buy their digital readout kit in the first place!

At DRO PROS, we're proud to show off our low part prices. 

Go DRO PROS!

 

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

Our goal is to make customers for life. We feel that, in the long run, treating customers right will yield much more than simply "going for the sale". In accordance with that, we have attempted to pass on some ideas to help you, the customer, in completing your purchase decision:

 

Price. Probably the most talked about factor when buying a digital readout. Price can also be the most misleading, and perhaps worst way, to judge a digital readout kit. We've all heard the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Before the internet, it was true, price did generally correlate directly to value. But that was yesterdays economy. All resellers obtained their goods the same way, and therefore incurred the same costs. In today's economy, the market has changed drastically. At DRO PROS, we import and sell directly to you. Unlike our competitors, we do not have Western and Eastern sales divisions and multi layers of management to support. One location, one cost, and the savings get passed on to you!

 

Intuitiveness or "Ease of Use". Probably the most important, and hardest to determine factor when buying a readout. Think in terms of after the sale. Even if you get an absolute 'rock star' bottom line price that would make William Shatner proud, if the digital readout is not user friendly, you still didn't get a 'deal'. The whole point of getting a digital readout is to make your work easier and more enjoyable. If the digital readout is poorly designed, too complicated, if the display isn't bright enough, or in other words is 'user unfriendly', you'll regret your purchase decision every time you turn it on. It simply won't matter what you paid, it's not worth it!

 

Support. Most likely the second most important, and perhaps most overlooked factor when buying a digital readout. Imagine trying to reach a technician when you've bought a digital readout from an overseas reseller! Yet every day, people "save" $50 and buy products on eBay without stopping to think what will happen when they need service or tech support. Some digital readout resellers don't even publish a phone number! While our competitors continue to pare down or even totally eliminate their customer support, we continue to expand our Customer Service. Our Video Tutorials are the best in the industry, and are available free for you, our customers. Our tech help is the best in the business - our techs all know our readouts inside and out. Nobody knows digital readouts like DRO PROS!

 

Warranty. DRO PROS is proud to offer the industries safest, longest, 6 year warranty on all of our Electronica magnetic scale kits. All of our DRO PROS brand glass scale kits come with a full 3 year warranty, and our EASSON kits come standard with a 1 year warranty. DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS. No run-arounds, no hassle! Something not working as expected? Call us, don't get redirected overseas like the other guys!

 

Parts. Can you believe some resellers don't carry parts? That's right, buy from the "other guys", break a scale, and you get to replace the entire digital readout kit! Don't assume you can just go buy a different brand scale, either, because most manufacturers use different connectors on their scales. If that wasn't enough, even among those with a common connector, such as a DB9, most are hard wired differently. Finally, don't overlook the cost of parts. At DRO PROS, an 800mm replacement scale will cost you $197. A similar scale sold extensively by a European company will cost nearly $700! Finally, we have a massive inventory of parts, so rest easy - a replacement part is only a phone call away!

 

The Best Value. We literally search world-wide for the best value digital readout products on the planet. If there was a better digital readout package to be sold, we would be selling it. Yes, we've seen cheaper units on eBay, but there is a reason they're cheaper. Think poor quality, no parts, no manual, non-existent customer service, poor product fit/finish etc.

 

Customer Service. We pledge to never "over sell" you on a product that won't work well for you. Our philosophy is to try and save you money and get the best value kit tailored to the machinery you have. Many of our customers are surprised when we recommend against buying a more expensive brand. Again, our philosophy is to build customers for life. Give us a call and let us save you money!

 

Shipping. Most orders ship the same day, the next at the latest. We do not 'drop' ship, we have our own massive warehouse of inventory right here on site. We use UPS, you'll get a tracking number emailed to you immediately, and we cover all shipping insurance automatically.

 

The Company. DRO PROS is a veteran owned, American company. We enjoy selling quality products at competitive prices. We believe that  providing the best customer service is the key to success. No other company spends more time on the phone with customers than we do. Even in a down economy, our company continues to thrive and grow. We look forward to earning your business! 

 

The Bottom Line. Our line of digital readout's are simply the most user friendly readouts on the planet. Because of our direct marketing structure, they're also extremely affordable. Coupled with our extensive customer service and affordable parts, our Digital Readout products are simply the best value on the planet.

 

Shipping:

 

Domestic Shipping to the United States: All digital readout shipping is done via UPS for a flat rate of $43. You'll get a tracking number emailed direct to you from UPS, enabling you to track your shipment door to door! We cover insurance against any potential shipping damages, so no hidden fees here!

 

International Shipping to Canada: All of our DRO shipping is done via UPS. We charge a flat fee of $80.

 

International Shipping elsewhere: All of our DRO shipping is done via the United States Postal Service via a flat rate of $140.

 

 

3 Year Digital Readout Warranty on all DRO PROS brand glass scale kits!Industries Best 6 Year Warranty on all Magnetic Scale Kits!DRO PROS Industry Leading 6 Year Warranty!

 

Electronica magnetic kits = 6 year warranty

DRO PROS glass kits = 3 year warranty

EASSON glass kits = 1 year warranty

 

DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS.
No run-arounds, no hassle!

 

At DRO PROS, we take care of our customers. Have an issue or need some help? Let us take care of it with a toll-free call to California!

 

Call us now TOLL FREE at 1-855-DRO-PROS

 

We accept credit cards, checks and money order for payment

 


 

Professional Digital Readout kit packages start at only $499!

 

Call Toll Free now at 1-855-DRO-PROS for all your digital readout needs!

 

DRO PROS

4992 Allison Parkway Suite G

Vacaville, CA 95688 US

Phone: 877-628-6028

Website: http://www.dropros.com

 

(877) 628-6028     (855) DRO-PROS     (707) 452-8437     (707) 452-8434

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

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