Grow machine tool profitability with the most popular DRO

The Acu-Rite Solutions DRO203 is a versatile and affordable DRO backed by the continuous innovation of HEIDENHAIN. It eliminates the need for manual calculations on tools with up to three axes, improving manual machine tool accuracy and efficiency.

Improve machining quality

The DRO203 has pre-programmed common cycles plus milling and turning-specific functions that continuously display the true location of all axes. This creates higher-quality machined workpieces, less scrap, and tighter tolerances.

1, 2, or 3 axes

Common, milling, and turning functions

Absolute and incremental display

Graphical and conversational dialog guidance

“High quality and very reliable”

“These [200 series] DROs have proven to be of high quality and very reliable. And even though we have Acu-Rite Solutions DROs in the shop that are older than me, they work just as well as the new ones (minus all the fancy new features).”

Nick Sjoberg
Graduate Assistant
Southern Illinois University College of Engineering

Grow your machining efficiency

The DRO203 improves efficiency for manual machinists from entry-level to experienced. It saves time and cost through intuitive design that makes installation and operation easy.

7” color display

Day/night switching for ambient lighting

Long-distance legibility and dynamic zoom

Support for 15+ languages

Built for diverse machining applications

The DRO203 is designed and built in the USA to accommodate machine tools new and old. It’s also reliable in applications from simple to complex and even the harshest machining environments.

IP 40 / Front Panel IP 54

0–45º C (32–113º F) operating temperature

Retrofit 100+ machine makes and models

Watch an overview of the DRO203’s user-friendly features

Frequently asked questions

The DRO203 works with up to three axes, and the DRO300 series works with up to four axes. Both come with milling and turning-specific functions and common cycles preprogrammed. In addition, the DRO300 series offers a program and space for saving up to 99 tool offsets/diameters.
During milling, a three-axis DRO allows for direct position feedback on the quill and knee. A three-axis DRO can account for the cross slide, longitudinal, and compound axes and allow for vectoring within the DRO. They’re also useful on lathes with more than one carriage, where two reader heads on the same scale create an X/Z/Z1 axis arrangement.

Get support for DRO203

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Technical Support Call Center
Available 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

USA: (847) 490-0351
Canada: +1 905 670 8900
Mexico: +52 449 913 0870

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How fast will you see ROI?

Acu-Rite Solutions customers see a return on their investment in as little as 30 days. Use our calculator to estimate how quickly you could see a return on yours.

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