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Digital Position Readouts

Digital Position Readouts - LittleMachineShop.com

We carry a full line of digital position readouts for lathes and mills.

5513   Android Tablet, Bluetooth DRO Readout

  • 7" screen size
  • Bluetooth capable
  • 1024x600 resolution
This Android tablet makes a great readout for our Bluetooth DROs. The Bluetooth DRO software is installed on this Tablet and complete instructions come with the tablet.

4420   Battery, AG10 Alkaline
These AG10 alkaline batteries fit our DRO display dial units. 11.6 mm diameter, 3.1 mm thick. 1.55 volts (nominal), 65 mAh. These batteries interchange with LR1130 LR55 AG10 L1131 LR110 SR1130 389 189 V10GA

3483   Cable, DRO RJ-11

  • These cables connect the inexpensive imported DRO scales to a display unit
  • 4-pin RJ-ll modular phone connector on one end
  • Proprietary 4-pin rectangular connector on other end
  • Cable length is 2 meters (78 inches)
Use this cable with displays that have RJ-11 phone jacks.

5495   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Bluetooth for Mini Lathe

  • Fits standard mini lathes, 7x10 to 7x16
  • Displays on any Android tablet with Bluetooth capability
  • Resolution of 0.0002" (0.005 mm)
  • 100-240 VAC power supply
  • Coolant and dust resistant
This magnetic technology digital readout package fits all mini lathes from 7x10 to 7x16. Simply cut the long scale to fit. This package includes what you need to put a DRO on most any mini lathe. It includes a two scales, two read heads, and a Bluetooth transceiver and all the mounting brackets and hardware. You must also get an Android tablet for the display on this DRO. We recommend a 7" screen size, and the tablet must have Bluetooth capability. The specifications shown here show the capabilities of the software included with our Android tablet (PN 5513, available separately) and TouchDRO, and app you can download and install on your own tablet.

3929   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis DRO Pros Lathe

  • Easiest to use DRO on the market. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution. 1 micron (0.00005") resolution with inexpensive scale upgrade
  • Full-color, clearly-written installation and users manuals, 3-year warranty
  • SlimLine 20 mm x 28.5 mm (0.79" x 1.12") scales; you choose the length, up to 1000 mm (39.3")
  • INCLUDE SCALE SIZES IN SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR ORDER
The DRO PROS 2L two-axis lathe package includes everything you need: the display head; 2 glass scales up to 1000 mm (39.3") travel; detailed installation instructions; a detailed full-color operator’s manual; 3-year warranty; display mounting arm; power cord; mounting hardware; and universal mounting brackets. The package includes your choice of 19 different size scales ranging in travel from 100 mm (3.9") up to 1000 mm (39.3") in 50 mm increments. Optionally, you can choose 1 micron (0.00005") resolution scales for an additional $50.00 per scale. Operates on 120V or 240V AC.

3976   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis DRO Pros Mill

  • Easiest to use DRO on the market. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution. 1 micron (0.00005") resolution with inexpensive scale upgrade
  • Clearly-written full-color manual and video training DVD, 3-year warranty
  • SlimLine 20 mm x 28.5 mm (0.79" x 1.12") scales; you choose the length, up to 1000 mm (39.3")
  • INCLUDE SCALE SIZES IN SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR ORDER
The DRO PROS 2M three-axis mill package includes everything you need: the display head; 2 glass scales up to 1000 mm (39.3") travel; detailed installation instructions; a detailed full-color operator’s manual; 3-year warranty; display mounting arm; power cord; mounting hardware; and universal mounting brackets. The package includes your choice of 19 different size scales ranging in travel from 100 mm (3.9") up to 1000 mm (39.3") in 50 mm increments. Optionally, you can choose 1 micron (0.00005") resolution scales for an additional $50.00 per scale. Operates on 120V or 240V AC.

4241   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Magnetic Scale, DRO Pros Lathe

  • Magnetic scales can be cut to exact length you need
  • Easy to us. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution
  • Clearly-written full-color manual and 6-year warranty
The DRO PROS EL400 two-axis lathe package includes everything you need: the display head, 2 magnetic scales 8" x 40" maximum travel, detailed installation instructions, a detailed full-color operator’s manual, 6-year warranty, mounting arm, mounting hardware, and universal mounting brackets. Additionally, the display has a USB port on the back, ensuring it won't become obsolete when a new software update is released. Magnetic scales are impervious to liquid yet they are slimmer than glass scales. They’re easier to mount and more durable than other scales. Simply cut the scales to the length you need and mount them. See the instructions on the Chris’ Tips tab. This package includes these features: half function, inch/metric conversion, absolute/incremental modes, axis home reference, machine reference, sub datums, tool offsets, taper calculator, internal axis summing, vectoring function, calculator (trigonometric), encoder fail detection, memory backup. Operates on 120V or 240V AC

4240   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Magnetic Scale, DRO Pros Mill

  • Magnetic scales can be cut to exact length you need
  • Easy to us. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution
  • Clearly-written full-color manual and 6-year warranty
The DRO PROS EL400 two-axis mill package includes everything you need: the display head, 2 magnetic scales 10" x 20" maximum travel, detailed installation instructions, a detailed full-color operator’s manual, 6-year warranty, mounting arm, mounting hardware, and universal mounting brackets. Additionally, the display has a USB port on the back, ensuring it won't become obsolete when a new software update is released. Magnetic scales are impervious to liquid yet they are slimmer than glass scales. They’re easier to mount and more durable than other scales. Simply cut the scales to the length you need and mount them. See the instructions on the Chris’ Tips tab. This package includes these features: half function, inch/metric conversion, absolute/incremental modes, axis home reference, machine reference, sub datums, bolt-hole circle (pcd), arc bolt hole, arc contouring, grid hole function, line hole function, calculator (trigonometric), encoder fail detection, memory backup. Operates on 120V or 240V AC

5675   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Mini Lathe

  • This DRO kit is specifically made for the 7x10, 7x12, and 7x14 mini lathe
  • Mounts right on the cross slide and compound rest to give you accurate depth-of-cut readings
  • Resolution: 0.0001", accuracy: 0.001"
  • Buttons for on/off, zero, and inch/mm
This works with most 7x10, 7x12, or 7x14 lathes made by SIEG, which includes almost all the mini lathes sold in the US and most of the mini lathes sold world-wide. This kit does not work on 20 TPI mini lathes as sold by Micro Mark.

5567   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Mini Lathe 20 TPI

  • This DRO kit is an upgrade for the LMS 4200 7x12 mini lathe
  • Mounts right on the cross slide and compound rest to give you accurate depth-of-cut readings
  • Resolution: 0.0001", accuracy: 0.001"
  • Buttons for on/off, zero, and inch/mm
  • Includes compound rest bottom and cross slide nut (not shown)
This DRO kit is an upgrade for the LMS 4200 7x12 mini lathe. This kit also fits other 20 TPI mini lathes as sold by Micro Mark. The price of this kit for 4200 purchasers is $149.95. Call us, or include the order number for your 4200 in Special Instructions.

2664   Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Shooting Star

  • Shooting Star BT-2 2-axis digital position readout
  • Includes the digital display unit, 2 scales, and mounting hardware
  • Resolution: 0.0005", Accuracy: 0.001"
  • The keypad is a splash-proof membrane with tactile keys in a sturdy metal enclosure
  • Guaranteed to fit any mill, lathe or 3-in-1 machine
Shooting Star BT-2 2-axis digital position readout functions include: Inch/mm display, reversible count direction (change the direction in which the count goes up), automatic centering (find the center of a workpiece or hole by touching off two sides), two sets of coordinates (good for placing hole patterns, making slots and such), enter coordinates (you can enter the values for the current location), bolt circle and bolt line calculators (quickly create a pattern of holes), tool offsets (remember the setting for various lathe tools), and preset positions (quickly return to positions you have saved). This DRO uses a precision rack and anti-backlash pinion, with an optical encoder on the pinion. Power: 120VAC The photo is of the 3-axis version. This 2-axis version only has two lines in the readout and 2 scales. This DRO is guaranteed to fit any mill, lathe or 3-in-1 machine. It includes one 48" scale and one 16" scales. The scales are easily shortened to suit your machine. *NOTE* These items ship directly from the supplier in Canada. Shooting Start takes two or three weeks to process and ship orders, so there will be a delay before you receive this order.

5493   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Bluetooth for HiTorque 3900 Mini Mill

  • Fits large-table HiTorque tilting column mini mills
  • Displays on any Android tablet with Bluetooth capability
  • Resolution of 0.0002" (0.005 mm)
  • 120 -240 VAC Power supply
  • Coolant and dust resistant
This magnetic technology digital readout package fists tilting column mini mills with the large table including the LittleMachineShop.com 3900 HiTorque mini mill. This package includes what you need to put a DRO on most mini mills. It includes a three scales, three read heads, a Bluetooth transceiver and all the mounting brackets and hardware. You must also get an Android tablet for the display on this DRO. We recommend a 7" screen size, and the tablet must have Bluetooth capability.

5514   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Bluetooth for HiTorque Mini Mill

  • Fits large-table solid column mini mills
  • Displays on any Android tablet with Bluetooth technology
  • Resolution of 0.0002" (0.005 mm)
  • 120 -240 VAC Power supply
  • Coolant and dust resistant
This magnetic technology digital readout package fits large-table, solid column mini mills including the HiTorque Mini Mill and the SIEG X2D. This package includes what you need to put a DRO on most mini mills. It includes a three scales, three read heads, a Bluetooth transceiver and all the mounting brackets and hardware. You must also get an Android tablet for the display on this DRO. We recommend a 7" screen size, and the tablet must have Bluetooth capability.

5492   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Bluetooth for Mini Mill

  • Fits most tilting column mini mills
  • Displays on any Android tablet with Bluetooth capability
  • Resolution of 0.0002" (0.005 mm)
  • 120 -240 VAC Power supply
  • Coolant and dust resistant
This magnetic technology digital readout package fits most tilting column mini mills. This package includes what you need to put a DRO on most mini mills. It includes a three scales, three read heads, a Bluetooth transceiver and all the mounting brackets and hardware. You must also get an Android tablet for the display on this DRO. We recommend a 7" screen size, and the tablet must have Bluetooth capability.

5515   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Bluetooth Universal

  • Fits milling machines with less than 32" total X-, Y-, and Z-axis travel
  • Displays on any Android tablet with Bluetooth capability
  • Resolution of 0.0002" (0.005 mm)
  • 120-240 VAC Power supply
  • Coolant and dust resistant
This magnetic technology digital readout package fits virtually any milling machine with less than 31.8" total X-, Y-, and Z-axis travel. This kit includes 1 meter (39.4") of magnetic scale that you cut to the lengths required for your machine. The instructions tell you how to measure and cut the magnetic scale. This package includes what you need to put a DRO on most any milling (or 3-in-one) machine. It includes a section of scale, three read heads, and a Bluetooth transceiver. You must also get an Android tablet for the display on this DRO. We recommend a 7" screen size, and the tablet must have Bluetooth capability.

3811   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis DRO Pros Mill

  • Easiest to use DRO on the market. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution. 1 micron (0.00005") resolution with inexpensive scale upgrade
  • Clearly-written full-color manual and video training DVD, 3-year warranty
  • SlimLine 20 mm x 28.5 mm (0.79" x 1.12") scales; you choose the length, up to 1000 mm (39.3")
  • INCLUDE SCALE SIZES IN SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR ORDER
The DRO PROS 3M three-axis mill package includes everything you need: the display head; 3 glass scales up to 1000 mm (39.3") travel; detailed installation instructions; a detailed full-color operator’s manual; 3-year warranty; display mounting arm; power cord; mounting hardware; and universal mounting brackets. The package includes your choice of 19 different size scales ranging in travel from 100 mm (3.9") up to 1000 mm (39.3") in 50 mm increments. Optionally, you can choose 1 micron (0.00005") resolution scales for an additional $50.00 per scale. Operates on 120V or 240V AC.

4239   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Magnetic Scale, DRO Pros Mill

  • Magnetic scales can be cut to exact length you need
  • Easy to use. More buttons, most intuitive layout--just walk up and operate
  • 5 micron (0.0002") resolution
  • Clearly-written full-color manual and 6-year warranty
The DRO PROS EL400 three-axis mill package includes everything you need: the display head, 3 magnetic scales 12" x 30" x16" maximum travel, detailed installation instructions, a detailed full-color operator’s manual, 6-year warranty, mounting arm, mounting hardware, and universal mounting brackets. Additionally, the display has a USB port on the back, ensuring it won't become obsolete when a new software update is released. Magnetic scales are impervious to liquid yet they are slimmer than glass scales. They’re easier to mount and more durable than other scales. Simply cut the scales to the length you need and mount them. See the instructions on the Chris’ Tips tab. This package includes these features: half function, inch/metric conversion, absolute/incremental modes, axis home reference, machine reference, sub datums, bolt-hole circle (pcd), arc bolt hole, arc contouring, grid hole function, line hole function, calculator (trigonometric), encoder fail detection, memory backup. Operates on 120V or 240V AC

2665   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Shooting Star

  • Shooting Star BT-3 3-axis digital position readout
  • Includes the digital display unit, 3 scales, and mounting hardware
  • Resolution: 0.0005", accuracy: 0.001"
  • The keypad is a splash-proof membrane with tactile keys in a sturdy metal enclosure
  • Guaranteed to fit any mill, lathe, or 3-in-1 machine
Shooting Star BT-3 3-axis digital position readout functions include: Inch/mm display, reversible count direction (change the direction in which the count goes up), automatic centering (find the center of a workpiece or hole by touching off two sides), two sets of coordinates (good for placing hole patterns, making slots and such), enter coordinates (you can enter the values for the current location), bolt circle and bolt line calculators (quickly create a pattern of holes), tool offsets (remember the setting for various lathe tools), and preset positions (quickly return to positions you have saved). This DRO uses a precision rack and anti-backlash pinion, with an optical encoder on the pinion. Power: 120VAC. This DRO includes one 48" scale and two 16" scales. The scales are easily shortened to suit your machine. It will fit on the mini mill with a power feed installed. *NOTE* These items ship directly from the supplier in Canada. Shooting Start takes two or three weeks to process and ship orders, so there will be a delay before you receive this order.

3568   Digital Position Readout, 3-Axis Shooting Star for X3 Mill

  • Shooting Star BT-3 3-axis digital position readout
  • Includes the digital display unit, 3 scales, and mounting hardware
  • Resolution: 0.0005", accuracy: 0.001"
  • The keypad is a splash-proof membrane with tactile keys in a sturdy metal enclosure
  • This DRO package is specially configured for the X3 mill
Shooting Star BT-3 3-axis digital position readout functions include: Inch/mm display, reversible count direction (change the direction in which the count goes up), automatic centering (find the center of a workpiece or hole by touching off two sides), two sets of coordinates (good for placing hole patterns, making slots and such), enter coordinates (you can enter the values for the current location), bolt circle and bolt line calculators (quickly create a pattern of holes), tool offsets (remember the setting for various lathe tools), and preset positions (quickly return to positions you have saved). This DRO uses a precision rack and anti-backlash pinion, with an optical encoder on the pinion. Power: 120VAC. This DRO includes one 48" scale and two 16" scales. The scales are easily shortened to suit your machine. It will fit on the mini mill with a power feed installed. This DRO package is specially configured for the X3 and Super X3 mills. It fits the Grizzly G0463 and G0619, and the Harbor Freight 93882. We include drawings of the mounting brackets and notes on installation *NOTE* These items ship directly from the supplier in Canada. Shooting Start takes two or three weeks to process and ship orders, so there will be a delay before you receive this order.

3997   DRO Pros Scale Upgrade to 1 Micron Resolution

  • 1 micron (0.00005") resolution scale upgrade
  • Must be purchased with a DRO Pros DRO unit
This "product" upgrades one DRO Pros DRO scale to 1 micron (0.00005") resolution. Add one unit for each scale.

2014   DRO Scale, 12" (300 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-12" (0-300mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 16 mm x 4 mm. The scale is 420 mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 445 mm long overall. This scale is the correct length for the X- and Z-axis on the mini mill as well as the carriage motion on 7x10 and 7x12 mini lathes.

5012   DRO Scale, 12" (300 mm) with Display

  • 12" travel stainless steel scale
  • Stackable display unit
  • Mounting arm
  • Displays in inches or mm
Resolution: 0.01mm/0.0005" Accuracy: 0.04mm/0.002" These units are significantly more robust than other inexpensive scales that are available. There are no batteries in the scale units, and the scale units are permanently wired. No square rubber plugs to cause issues. The plug into the display unit is a mini USB plug (though not wired as USB), so it's pretty robust. And each display has a strain relief to prevent stress on the plug. Each display unit contains two CR2032 lithium batteries for long life.

2015   DRO Scale, 16" (400 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-16" (0-400mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 16 mm x 4 mm. The scale is 520 mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 545 mm long overall. This scale is the correct length for the carriage motion on 7x14 mini lathes.

3091   DRO Scale, 20" (500 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-20" (0-500mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 24 mm x 5.5 mm. The scale is 650 mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 685 mm long overall.

5596   DRO Scale, 24" (600 mm) With Display

  • 24" travel stainless steel scale
  • Stackable display unit
  • Mounting arm
  • Displays in inches or mm
Resolution: 0.01mm/0.0005" Accuracy: 0.03mm/0.0015" These units are significantly more robust than other inexpensive scales that are available. There are no batteries in the scale units, and the scale units are permanently wired. No square rubber plugs to cause issues. The scale can be cut to length. The plug into the display unit is a mini USB plug (though not wired as USB), so it's pretty robust. And each display has a strain relief to prevent stress on the plug. Each display unit contains two CR2032 lithium batteries for long life.

2012   DRO Scale, 4" (100 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-4" (0-100mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 16 mm x 4 mm. The scale is 185 mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 215 mm long overall. This scale is the correct length for the cross slide on the mini lathe.

5685   DRO Scale, 6" (150 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-6" (0-150mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 16 mm x 4 mm. The scale is 235mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 265 mm long overall. This scale is the correct length for the cross slide on the mini lathe.

5011   DRO Scale, 6" (150 mm) With Display

  • 6" travel stainless steel scale
  • Stackable display unit
  • Mounting arm
  • Displays in inches or mm
Resolution: 0.01mm/0.0005" Accuracy: 0.03mm/0.0015" These units are significantly more robust than other inexpensive scales that are available. There are no batteries in the scale units, and the scale units are permanently wired. No square rubber plugs to cause issues. The plug into the display unit is a mini USB plug (though not wired as USB), so it's pretty robust. And each display has a strain relief to prevent stress on the plug. Each display unit contains two CR2032 lithium batteries for long life.

2013   DRO Scale, 8" (200 mm)

  • Digital scale unit has a range of 0-8" (0-200mm)
  • Includes two mounting brackets
  • Resolution is 0.0005" (0.01mm) and the accuracy is 0.001" (0.03 mm)
  • Data output jack works with many digital display units
  • One SR 44 1.5V battery is included
The scale cross section is 16 mm x 4 mm. The scale is 285 mm long. With the mounting brackets installed, it is 315 mm long overall. This scale is the correct length for the Y-axis on the mini mill.

3948   Label for DRO Readout

5499   Read Head, Bluetooth DRO Magnetic

  • Includes scale wiper
This is a read head for the Bluetooth DRO system. Get one of these for each axis you need. The cable is one meter long.

2373   Readout, DRO

  • Buttons for On/Off, Zero, and Inch/MM.
Digital readout for the mini lathe DRO. This readout is part of the LittleMachineShop.com PN 2222 DRO kit. This readout is not useful without the rest of the DRO kit.

4786   Readout, DRO

  • Buttons for On/Off, Zero, and Inch/MM.
Digital readout for the C4 lathe DRO. This readout is part of the LittleMachineShop.com PN 3463 DRO kit. This readout is not useful without the rest of the DRO kit.

5673   Readout, DRO

  • Buttons for On/Off, Zero, and Inch/MM.
  • Used in 2-Axis C4 Lathe DRO kit
  • Used in 2-Axis Mini Lathe DRO kit
Digital readout for the Littlemachineshop Deluxe lathes. This readout is part of the LittleMachineShop.com PN's 5672 (Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis C4 Lathe) and 5675 (Digital Position Readout, 2-Axis Mini Lathe). This readout is not useful without the rest of the DRO kit.

5498   Scale, Bluetooth DRO Magnetic 1 Meter

  • Includes 6 end cap mounts
  • Cut to required lengths
  • Aluminum frame and stainless cover protects magnetic scale
  • 8.5 x 16 mm (0.33 x 0.63") Cross section
Each one-meter section of magnetic scale includes six plastic end caps for mounting. When measuring a scale for cutting, measure the length of the aluminum channel before the end caps are installed. One meter (39") is enough for a three-axis DRO on most small mills. The scale consists of an extruded aluminum channel with a magnetic strip in the channel. The magnetic strip is protected by a stainless strip. You simply cut the scale to the lengths you need and install the plastic end caps. Measure the travel of your machine and cut the scales to the full travel plus 2.5". This allows for the width of the read head plus about 0.5" for over travel.

5501   Transceiver, Bluetooth DRO

  • Works with Android tablets and phones
  • 3-Axis capability
This 3-axis Bluetooth transceiver works with any Android tablet or phone with Bluetooth capability. It mounts to the machine magnetically. A 100-240V AC power supply is included.
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