Taig Micro Mill DRO Z-axis Scale
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Scale & Brackets, Cable

This DRO modification has been removed for the CNC conversion but the information has been retained for reference.

Scale & Brackets

Simple L-bracket used for linkage. Drilled & tapped the column for 10-32 button-head screws.


Detail of the older style SPC socket on a horizontal scale (manual).
The newer models have an improved (enclosed) receptacle.

Cable

Rubber washers on the scale linkages allow a little floating to reduce the strain on the transducers.

The RF-25 mill's free-floating Z-axis design works so well that now all of my mill & lathe scales
are attached at only one end while the other end remains captured but loosened to allow floating.
This approach greatly reduces minor out of alignment induced stress on the transducer. This
design also helps to reduce DRO jitter as does a clean, deburred transducer with NR capacitors.


Spiral cable wrap for protection.

Scale & Brackets, Cable

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