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2 axis EASSON Lathe kit: $49900 Complete!

 

1 Year Digital Readout Warranty on all EASSON brand glass scale kits!We currently offer the EASSON ES-8A Lathe package in a 2 axis kit. The ES-8A display case is beautifully formed from pressure injected aluminum.  Resolution is industry standard 5 microns (.0002"). The enclosure is sealed to protect the electronic circuitry from dust, fluids or fumes. Basic and special functions are accessed via the front tactile keypad. Kits include everything you need - a display head, mounting arm, power cord, operators manual, standard length scales of your choice, shields, mounting hardware, a handy collet holder, brackets, etc. Kit price includes standard size scales up to 1000mm at no extra charge. For scales larger than 1000mm, please reference our scales chart at the bottom of this page, or feel free to call us toll free anytime at 1-877-628-6028.

 

EASSON ES-8A two axis Lathe kit: $49900 Complete!

 

Easson digital readout kit for a lathe only $499!

 

EASSON ES-8A two axis Lathe kit:

Easson digital readout kit for a lathe only $499!

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NOTE: Items are shown out of their protective bubble wrap and factory boxes to better illustrate what is included in the kit.

All kits ship in original factory packaging and boxes. Also includes a clear vinyl protectant cover for the display, not pictured.

 

To purchase the Easson ES-8A two axis Lathe Kit, fill out the form below then click the "Add to Cart" button:

 

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EASSON ES-8A Features:
   l Includes 0.0002" resolution glass scales of your choice up to 40.3" of travel at no extra cost
   l Stocked and shipped from the USA, not overseas!
   l 1 Year USA warranty

 

EASSON ES-8A Functions:
   l Clear Zero    l Incline Tool Position Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
   l Inch/Metric Display Conversion Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Bolt Hole (Pitch Circle Diameter) Drilling Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
   l Direct Entry Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l ARC Machining Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
   l Result Transfer Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Built In Calculator
   l Absolute / Incremental Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Armored Metal Cables
   l Center Find Function Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Parameters Setup Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
   l 199 Reference or Sub Datum (SDM) Points Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Linear Error Compensation
   l Power off Memory (Ref Datum Memory) Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l Shrinkage Calculation
   l Linear Hole Tool Positioning Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!    l 110/220V Operation

 

 

EASSON ES-8A Basic and Special Functions Explained:

 

Clear Zero - Sets the current position to zero. Allows the operator to specify any desired point as the "0" reference point.

Inch/Metric Display Conversion Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! - Allows the operator to choose between inch and metric display. Resolution is .0002" or .005mm.

Direct Entry Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Allows operator to manually input desired dimension / coordinate.

Result Transfer Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! A point value computed from the calculator feature can be entered and found.

ABS/INC (Absolute / Incremental) Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Allows the operator to switch between absolute and incremental display. 'Absolute' display references the work piece zero coordinate you designate. You may choose the absolute center point of your workpiece or perhaps a corner of your workpiece, the decision is yours. Incremental display references any arbitrary coordinate/position without losing your designated zero point. For example, to locate a point exactly in the middle of your workpiece you would most likely use 'absolute' display to locate the point. To locate points exactly .78 distant from an arbitrary point somewhere in the middle of your workpiece, you would then switch to 'incremental' display, designate the present position as a zero point, and then simply move your workpiece until .78 was displayed. 

Center Find Function Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Automatically calculates the center of the workpiece after the edges are located.

199 Reference or Sub Datum Memory (SDM) Points Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Are you doing any sort of repetitive machining? Wouldn't it be great to be able to create exact copies of your original workpiece? Well now you can - either enter your points as you move to them on your workpiece or simply enter them in a list format - the choice is yours!

Power off Memory (Reference Datum Memory) Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This function allows the operator to store the work piece zero position in memory. If the machine is turned off at night or there is a power failure, the zero reference point can be recovered without having to reestablish the work piece zero point.   

Linear Hole Tool Positioning Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Provides a linear hole positioning function for drilling holes a fixed distance apart, at any angle.

Incline Tool Position Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! - Allows the operator to accurately position the workpiece at an angle on the work table. Also allows an incline function for machining parts positioned on an inclined surface.

Bolt Hole Circle (aka as PCD or Pitch Circle Diameter) Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Using the Bolt Hole circle function, the operator can drill holes in a circle from a designated center point.

ARC Machining Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Allows the operator to make radius and arc cuts.

Built In Calculator - The display includes a built in calculator function which provides normal mathematical functions such as: add, subtract, multiply, division, sin, cosine, tangent, square root, etc.

Parameters Setup Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! Enables you to swap or 'reverse' the direction a scale reads, also allows the operator to perform a memory check.

Linear Error Compensation - Common to all of Easson's displays, provides improved display accuracy.

Non Linear Error Compensation - Specific to Borers and Grinders, this function provides a cost effective method to improve display accuracy.

Shrinkage Calculation - For mold making, allows the operator to enter a shrink factor to compensate for material shrinkage during cooling.

Vibration Filtering - Filters the display toggles to obtain a more comfortable reading.

 

High Noise Immunity & (EMC) Design

A triple stage noise filter is used in the ES-8 for transducer signals input noise filtering which offer very wide frequency bandwidth (1 KHz-1000MHz) noise attenuation. Extreme care was taken in PCB and component layout to achieve the highest possible noise immunity and EMC performance.

 

Adaptable to Poor Electrical Sources

A low power consumption approach was used in the system design of the ES-8. The ES-8 can handle a wide range of supply voltages (160v~260v/80v~130v). The ES-8's linear power supply offers excellent noise immunity and proven highest reliability without serious heat generation. Use of a combined capacitor-varistor noise filter in the power supply system ensures the highest possible noise and surge immunity to poor electrical sources.

 

High Durability Switch Membrane

An Autotex series polyester film from UK'S Autotype Ltd. is used as the key membrane of the ES-8. Autotex polyester film is known as the highest quality, highest specification membrane film available in the membrane switch manufacturing industry. Autotex film offers excellent switch life and chemical resistance to the most commonly used industry solvents. Switch life expectancy is rated at a minimum of 100,000 cycles.

 

Robust Casing, Chromium Plated Panel

The front plate is made from 1.5mm thick electroplated steel. The high strength 3.5mm metal casing provides a high quality, robust housing.

 

Ultra Low Temperature Rise Transformer

Reducing heat generation is critical to longevity. An ultra low temperature rise high permeability iron core transformer is utilized, which significantly reduces core temperature rise to about 5 degrees Celsius.

 

State of the Art Electronics Technology

A custom 3 axes counting ASIC designed with CMOS technology greatly reduces the number of component counts, which lowers the system power consumption and yields greater reliability.

 

Advanced Production Technology

An SMT assembly process is used in manufacturing the ES-8. All components are soldered by computerized control soldering machines to achieve the highest quality soldering possible.

 

Totally Sealed Enclosure

The enclosure of the ES-8 is completely sealed to protect the electronic circuitry against the hazards of a typical shop environment, such as dust, evaporated coolant, fumes from EDM machining, etc. To avoid overheating of the PCB caused by the totally sealed enclosure, a metal front plate and panel is utilized to quickly dissipate generated heat.

 

Non Linear Error Compensation

In an application where a very high degree of accuracy is required, such as grinding machines, boring machines, etc. it is very costly and also very difficult to achieve the required micron grade accuracy. The  ES-8 offers a very cost effective way to improve the display accuracy by utilizing non-linear error compensation. The non-linear error compensation function of the ES-8 is very similar to the non-linear error compensation that is commonly found in CNC machine controllers.

 

Glass Scales

At DRO PROS, we only sell true five bearing scales with our glass scale kits, and with over 70 different size scales to choose from, we fit your machine right! For .0002" resolution scales up to 40.3" 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
Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone
100mm 100 / 3.9" 125 / 4.9" 9.9" GS10-100 Free $133
150mm 150 / 5.9" 175 / 6.9" 11.9" GS10-150 Free $133
200mm 200 / 7.8" 225 / 8.8" 13.8" GS10-200 Free $138
250mm 250 / 9.8" 275 / 10.8" 15.8" GS10-250 Free $143
300mm 300 / 11.8" 325 / 12.8" 17.8" GS10-300 Free $147
350mm 350 / 13.7" 375 / 14.7" 19.7" GS10-350 Free $150
400mm 400 / 15.7" 425 / 16.7" 21.7" GS10-400 Free $156
450mm 450 / 17.7" 475 / 18.7" 23.7" GS10-450 Free $160
500mm 500 / 19.6" 525 / 20.6" 25.6" GS10-500 Free $166
550mm 550 / 21.6" 575 / 22.6" 27.6" GS10-550 Free $169
600mm 600 / 23.6" 625 / 24.6" 29.6" GS10-600 Free $179
650mm 650 / 25.5" 675 / 26.5" 31.5" GS10-650 Free $182
700mm 700 / 27.5" 725 / 28.5" 33.5" GS10-700 Free $187
750mm 750 / 29.5" 775 / 30.5" 35.5" GS10-750 Free $191
800mm 800 / 31.0" 825 / 32.0" 37.0" GS10-800 Free $197
850mm 850 / 33.4" 875 / 34.4" 39.4" GS10-850 Free $206
900mm 900 / 35.4" 925 / 36.4" 41.4" GS10-900 Free $226
950mm 950 / 37.4" 975 / 38.4" 43.4" GS10-950 Free $229
1000mm 1000 / 39.3" 1025 / 40.3" 45.3" GS10-1000 Free $292
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

       

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.

 

Picture of a New Glass Scale:

Picture of a new glass scale. Notice the mirror finish along the walls inside the scale.

 

Picture of a Glass Scale that's been improperly used in a contaminated environment:

Picture of a glass scale contaminated by hundreds of debris particles after being placed in service less than 3 months. The inside of this scale should be a mirror shiny finish, as shown above. Even a single bit of debris can cause a glass scale to stop reading correctly. Unfortunately, a contaminated glass scale will continue to display position, albeit an incorrect one, leaving the operator unaware of the malfunction. The solution, of course, is to use magnetic scales. Magnetic scales are designed to operate in the harshest and most extreme environments. Not only are magnetic scales unaffected by debris or contamination, they're also protected against submersion in coolant or liquids.

 

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

 

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Professional Digital Readout kit packages start at only $499!

 

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

 

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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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