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I Gaging Ez-view 3 Axis Dro Installation

Ulma Doctor

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i Purchased a 3 axis IGaging EZ-View DRO kit,
it had a 24", 12" and 6" scales in the kit.
for my mill , it was going to be challenging to install the Y & Z axes without modifications
the X was relatively straightforward, but i decided to put it on the rear of the table- a little complication.
it just fit!
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the Y an X are shown from the rear
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the Y from the front
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i needed to make a custom length stand off and drill a 1/4"-20 tpi stud into the knee casting
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i messed up and drilled a hole into the main frame before realizing my mistake.
i recovered and drilled the standoff into the knee to travel with its motion
it looked sooo good in my head :bang head::cussing:

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i mounted the X and Y displays and checked function !
the system worked so far!
here is the video!

now the tricky part: axis ZED
i contemplated modifying a small electronic claiper to use for the Z, then the gears in my head started turning.
the next thing i know i'm modifying parts from their installation kit to make it happen!
i drilled the upper housing and worked out the spacing for the lower half
i had to slightly cant the dro scale to avoid the quill downfeed wheel, but not interfere with the quill stop
it was kind of a PITA to do the Z, a lot of figuring, filing, spacing, & general tomfoolery before it worked without interfereing with the original operation of the quill stop and the quill depth stop
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and then it was a simple to install the display on the stack.
and i gave the system a test!
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operation OK!

in the next segment, installing the dc converters to power the dro's without batteries!
thanks for looking and watching
 

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rgray

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Awsome. Those will really come in handy. I have a few machines without still and wish they had them. They spoil me.
 

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Lookin pretty sexy there UD! I have the Trav-A-Dials, my eyes/brain can’t handle the dancing digital numbers. Your set-up is better!...Dave
 
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Ulma Doctor

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Awsome. Those will really come in handy. I have a few machines without still and wish they had them. They spoil me.
Hi rgray,
I hear you brother, i still count hand turns subconsciously only to realize i don't have to!
they sure make things nicer!
now if they only had a 304 stainless mode programmed in....

Lookin pretty sexy there UD! I have the Trav-A-Dials, my eyes/brain can’t handle the dancing digital numbers. Your set-up is better!...Dave
i believe in and promote the concept of toolporn.

'tis nice to look sexy, i'm glad you noticed! LOL!!!
but seriously, thanks Chips!
i considered going traveldials but figured i might as well step into the 21 cuntury sooner or later!
it is really easy to get used to, and i'm pretty set in my ways.
Change is Good, my friend!
 

davidh

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i still have a few 6" dro's left from my inventory. . . . next step up from igaging, the Absolute ones. thy were $46 bucks plus shipping, i will be happy with$40 plus postage.
 
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