Digital Readout System is compatible with manual machines.

Press Release Summary:

Model ND 780 DRO, with 6 in. LCD screen, is compatible with single or multi-axis manual machine tools with up to 3 axes. It offers comprehensive tables for tools, threads and cutting speed as well as simple cycles to speed up everyday machining tasks. Equipped with calculator, stopwatch, and display of feed rates, unit also features selectable resolution, error compensation, and trouble shooting tools such as signal diagnostics.

Original Press Release:

HEIDENHAIN's New Universal DRO - An Affordable One-Stop Solution for Manual Machines

SCHAUMBURG, IL - (January 2006) - From the leader in conversational CNC programming comes HEIDENHAIN Corporation's new affordable DRO, the ND 780. The first of its kind, this universal digital readout system is compatible with virtually any manual machine tool, including milling, turning, boring and drilling machines.

HEIDENHAIN's new ND 780 DRO is compatible with all single or multi-axis machine tools up to three axes. Its extensive and unmatched library of onboard user cycles as well as its menu-driven text help makes it extremely operator friendly. Its newly designed ergonomic housing, soft keys and bright six-inch LCD screen are clear and easy to see.

Adding to the many features of HEIDENHAIN DROs of the past and present, this new ND 780 DRO now has comprehensive tables for tools, threads and cutting speed as well as simple cycles to speed up everyday machining tasks such as a bolt circle calculator. It also comes equipped with a calculator (arithmetic, trigonometric and taper calculations), as well as a stopwatch and display of feed rates.

Featuring selectable resolution, error compensation (linear and non-linear) and trouble shooting tools such as signal diagnostics, the ND 780 universal DRO assures the production of fast an accurate parts on all of your manual machines.

The user simply selects what type of machine, the number of axes and what resolution is required and the readout does the rest. This DRO will also be the standard in all of HEIDENHAIN's RETROKITS with possibilities to connect a low cost standard grounding type edge finder or HEIDENHAIN'S own KT 130 edge finder.

For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN at (847) 490-1191, or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at or e-mail at

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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