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Mitutoyo DRO Manual?

Discussion in 'METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT' started by Nick Hacking, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Nick Hacking

    Nick Hacking United Kingdom H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Dear All,

    I have a Bridgeport, recently acquired, and am only just starting to learn how to use it. It has a 2-axis Mitutoyo DRO which appears to work: I can get it to zero and the X and Y numbers move when I move the table. I can switch between inches and mm... and that's about it.

    I think the DRO itself is a fairly standard Ka-Counter unit, but I cannot find a manual for it anywhere on Mitutoyo's web sites. It looks as though it can do a bit more than the functions that I've found, but I haven't a clue.

    Can anyone point me to a users manual, or, failing that, tell me how to use the thing properly?

    Many thanks,

    Nick
     
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    Can you post a picture of your digital readout as well as the model number for a start. I have a manual or two, if I can find them that are for some of the older digital readouts Mitutoyo sold and don't support today that may help a bit. Ken
     
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  4. Nick Hacking

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    Thanks, both.
    No: that's not quite it.
    I would go out to the workshop and take a picture, but it's very late and very cold. I'll post back in the next couple of days.

    Kind wishes,
    Nick
     
  5. Nick Hacking

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    Here is is. Sorry about the camera wobble: it looks like it's a KL-12. Mitutoyo Front.jpg Mitutoyo Rear.jpg
     
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    Nick,

    Mine is a little older that yours. The scales may be the same but the readout is newer. Mine don't have all of the pushbuttons on the front. Just one to reset X-Y to zero.

    Sorry, Ken
     
  7. Nick Hacking

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    Thanks for trying to help, Ken. It is appreciated.
    I wonder what all the buttons are for? I suspect that it can handle trigonometry calculations, but how is beyond me.

    Kind wishes,
    Nick
     
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  9. Nick Hacking

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    Many thanks. That's a great help.
    Nick
     

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