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Clean the DRO pickup

Discussion in 'METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT' started by Doodle, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Doodle

    Doodle United States Active Member Active Member

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    The X axis digital readout finally went wacko so I removed the entire X axis track, sensor, and readout. I use lots of oil and it goes everywhere. I don't have covers so failure is expected. I took the sensor apart; removed the bar, everything was contaminated with oil and metal bits. Cleaned with lots of isopropyl alcohol, blew it dry, reassembled. Works great again. Took pictures...
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    Ed ke6bnl Active Member Active Member

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    that is good to know I am using this type of dro for my lathe. and time is my enemy.
     
  3. old toolmaker

    old toolmaker United States Active Member Active Member

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    I have a very similar DRO bar and I have had it for about 6 years with no issues and all of a sudden it started loosing the reference point by .2oo" and sometimes .400".
    I don't remeber the EBay seller I bought it from but it does appear to be the same as is listed as "i gaging" brand.
    I will try your cleaning method and see if I can recover the use of the system.

    Dick
     

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