SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2018) – HEIDENHAIN’s Acu-Rite Solutions brand is again leading the way in new digital readout (DRO) products for the machine tool marketplace. Available now, a new line of three innovative DROs with exciting new software features and robust hardware is making a difference for milling, turning, grinding and boring applications, resulting in the most complete line in the industry.

Acu-Rite Solutions models DRO100/203/300 all support many new innovative software features, including an “Installation Guide” that appears at first-time power up that all DRO users will appreciate. Another exciting new feature is “Dynamic Zoom”, where once activated, the display values for the axis currently being moved are maximally enlarged. The user can immediately see which axis is currently in motion and can also easily read the numerical value from a greater distance.

Other new software features common to all include:

  • File management
    Users can save and/or load firmware, configuration files, graphic files and instruction manuals.
  • User management
    In the DRO203/300, a simple user management system has been introduced in order to make it easier for multiple users to operate the unit. Up to nine users can store their personal settings with a user number and then call them at will. It is not necessary to enter a password. The machine setter can reset all the users.
  • Day and night switchover
    The main screen can be switched to a brighter or a darker background depending on the lighting conditions at the machine.
  • Highlighted display
    As a simple means of graphically highlighting the axis currently in motion, the display value of the axes not being moved can be dimmed.

On the hardware side, a 7-inch TFT color display that significantly optimizes the readability (brightness, color, resolution, and the viewing angle) of the information displayed is now being used. And each readout is housed with a robust powder-coated, die-cast aluminum housing.

The DRO100 uses a membrane keyboard. The mid-range DRO203 and high-end DRO300 provide a rubber keypad.

Encoders with a TTL interface (differential and single-ended) can be connected via a 9-pin D-sub connector. The power supply is built-in. All the new units feature a VESA MIS 100 interface on the back that allows for mounting with standardized brackets. Data interface can be done through USB Type-C.

For more information, see your area regional sales manager.