Digital Readouts (DROs) suit machine applications.

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Three classes of DROs feature absolute/incremental operation, inch/metric conversion, and linear and segmented error compensation. Also offered: switchable resolutions, radius/diameter readings, zero reset/data preset, self diagnostics, center find, and home reference. Models include A50 (basic model), mid-range C70 and C80, and E70-M and -L models. They hold protection ratings of IP67 (fully submergible) and accuracies of ±0.0004 and ±0.0002 in.



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Newall Launches New Series Of DROs


COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 22, 2002) A new family of Digital Readouts (DROs), grouped in three classes, are now available from Newall Electronics. Among Newall's product line, these DROs offer the best combination of affordability, functionality and value.

Features such as absolute/incremental operation, inch/metric conversion, linear error compensation, segmented error compensation, switchable resolutions, radius/diameter readings, zero reset/data preset, self diagnostics, center find and home reference are all Standard Features included with each of the new DRO units.

The new DRO family begins with the basic A50. Designed for applications that have relatively simple feedback requirements, and measuring a mere 2.8" x 5.6" x 2.8", the A50 is packed with all of the Standard Features mentioned above. Because of its compact footprint, the A50 is ideal for use on saws, shears, presses, measuring tables and many other special applications that require just one axis of measurement. This DRO includes a wipe-clean front panel and can be mounted as a stand-alone unit or panel mounted.

The mid-range C class comes next. Comprised of the C70 and C80 models, both units measure 10.4" x 7" x 2", are housed in a rugged die-cast chassis with wipe-clean front panel, and are available in either two or three axis configurations. The C70 offers a standard DRO display that is well suited for general machining applications such as grinding, and includes all of the Standard Features listed above plus data recall, data hold, memory back-up, encoder failure alert and sleep mode.

The C80 is truly a remarkable readout that offers unprecedented value. In its price range, the C80 is provided with more productivity enhancing features than any other display in the market today, and can easily be configured by the operator for either mill or lathe specific operation. Features include all those of the C70 as well as feed rate display, bolt hole circle, arc contouring, programmable memory, polar coordinates, line hole calculator, tool offsets, taper calculations and axis vectoring/summing. Plus, the C80 is designed so that the firmware can be upgraded, or new functions added, via downloads from Newall's Internet site, ensuring that the C80 will remain at the cutting edge of performance well into the future. Best of all the C80 is the same price as Newall's Topaz DRO.

The family is rounded out with the E class, which carries on Newall's fundamental design concept of versatility. These units measure 6.7" x 11.6" x 1.2", are housed in a rugged die-cast chassis with wipe-clean front panels, and are available in either two or three axis configurations. Available as either the E70-M for milling functions, or the E70-L for lathe functions, both units take advantage of a unique design feature. the DRO and the supporting electronics have been separated. The encoders, along with the incoming power supply, are connected to the Digital Sending Unit (DSU). A standard 11.5" cable is then connected from the DSU to the back of the E70-M or E70-L display. The DSU can be mounted anywhere on the machine, thus minimizing cable routing.

The E70-M includes all the Standard Features, plus data recall, data hold, memory back-up, encoder failure alert, sleep mode and the following mill specific features: bolt hole circle, arc contouring, programmable memory, line hole and polar coordinates.

The E70-L offers all the Standard Features, plus data recall, data hold, memory back-up, encoder failure alert, sleep mode and the following lathe specific features: programmable memory, tool offsets, taper calculations and axis vectoring/summing (three axis). In addition, the E70-L can be ordered with the Constant Surface Speed (CSS) option for lathes that have an AC inverter installed.

These DROs are offered with the same warranty as Newall's current products, and can be used in conjunction with their Spherosyn' and Microsyn' Linear Encoders. With an environmental protection rating of IP67 (fully submergible) and industry standard accuracies of ±0.0004" and ±0.0002", Newall's Linear Encoders are well known to provide a great solution for any machine application. Additional Encoder benefits: completely sealed; withstands dust, dirt, oil and other environmental conditions; no mechanical wear characteristics; no more broken or scratched glass; requires no cleaning or maintenance; vibration and shock resistant; stainless steel armored cables.

For additional information and a hands-on demonstration with this exciting and revolutionary new product line, visit Newall at IMTS, Hall D, Booth 4214. You may also obtain additional information by calling Brian Morachis at 800.229.4376 or, by visiting www.newallusa.com.

About Newall Electronics, Inc.

As the leader in digital readout systems and linear measurement technology, Newall differentiates itself from the competition by offering strong warranties and solid products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Newall's DRO systems and the patented Spherosyn' and Microsyn' Linear Feedback Transducers, with an IP67 Rating, are recognized throughout the world for quality and reliability. Its products are manufactured in Europe and sold through over 300 authorized industrial distributors in the U.S. with worldwide distribution in 63 countries.

Newall Electronics, Inc. is based in Columbus, Ohio, and was established in 1989 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Newall Measurement, Ltd. of Leicester, England. The company's products can be installed to support a variety of linear measurement applications including milling, boring, turning and grinding both for manual and computer controlled situations. For more information on Newall Electronics or its products, visit the company's Web site at www.newallusa.com.

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