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Acu-Rite Linear Encoders and Digital Readouts

With Acu-Rite Linear Encoders and Digital Readouts we can retrofit any manual machine tool. Acu-Rite DRO packages are especially suited for use on milling, drilling and boring machines, and lathes with up to 4 axis. As the Authorized Distributor for Washington, Oregon and Idaho, we carry the full line of Acu-Rite Linear Encoders and Digital Readouts, offer expert technical assistance and have a full service center for all Acu-Rite products. Whether you are looking for a basic DRO package or a more advanced package with programming capabilities, Acu-Rite DRO Packages for an economic and cost effective solution to make your machine tools more profitable, improve productivity and raise the quality of your machined pieces. Please give us a call or contact us and will work with you to provide the correct solution for your machine tool application.   

Acu-Rite MillPWR G2 CNC System

Northwest Metrology is Factory Trained and Authorized for Sales, Installation, and Service of the MillPWR G2 Covering the Greater Pacific Northwest. The MillPWR G2 CNC System is a versatile 2 or 3 Axes Control and 3 Axes Readout that satisfies the need for both manual and automated operations for vertical knee mills. USB and Ethernet compatible, the new G2 features a bright 12.1” high resolution display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor and plenty of programming capabilities – estimated runtimes, expanded tool/datum offsets, enhanced tool paths, a dxf converter – plus much more. The new Acu-Rite MillPWR G2 control and retrofit kits can turn just about any knee mill into a productive CNC machine.   

Encoders and Extras

Acu-Rite Precision Glass Scales withstand the elements of even the harshest machine shop environments. Built to resist changes in size, shape, or density due to temperature and humidity variations, this stability provides exceptional accuracy, resulting in tighter workpiece tolerances. Acu-Rite scales are available in travel lengths from 1” – 120” and in resolutions from 0.5um (.00002”) to 5um (.0002”). 


Acu-Rite’s 3-D Electronic Edge Finder is designed for use with the 200S and 300S series readouts or the MillPWR G2 2- and 3-axis control/3-axis readout system. This probe, mounted in the spindle, automatically zeros on contact with either conductive or nonconducting materials, increasing operator speed and accuracy when establishing datum (workpiece zero). The Acu-Rite Electronic Edge Finder is an ideal tool for any machinist or operator responsible for efficient, accurate work. It accommodates a wide range of jobs, decreases setup times and ensures precise, repeatable positioning.   

Acu-Rite DRO's

Acu-Rite VUE Digital Readout

The VUE positioning displays from Acu-Rite are suited for use on manually operated milling, drilling, boring machines and lathes with two or three axes. The VUE shows display position values, the soft-key row and other useful information on a monochrome graphic screen.  


Milling Specific Features:

  • Calculation of positions for hole patterns (linear and circular patterns)
  • Probing functions for reference-point acquisition with KT edge finder

Turning Specific Features:

  • Freezing the tool position for back-off
  • Radius/diameter switching

Acu-Rite 200S Digital Readout

The Acu-Rite 200S digital readout is especially suited for use on milling, drilling, and boring machines with up to three axes. It is equipped with a monochrome flat screen for position values, dialog and input displays, graphic functions and graphic positioning support. 


Milling Specific Features:

  • Calculation of positions for hole patterns (linear and circular patterns)
  • Tool radius and tool length compensation
  • Probing functions for reference-point acquisition with KT edge finder
  • I/O (option)

Turning Specific Functions

  • Freezing the tool position for back-off
  • Radius/diameter switching
  • Taper calculator
  • Sum displays  for Z and Z0 (axis coupling) 

Acu-Rite 300S Digital Readout

The 300S digital readout from Acu-Rite is a versatile display unit designed primarily for milling machines, drilling and boring machines and lathes with up to 4 axes. It supports all operations with straightforward interactive menus on its large, easy-to-read color flat screen. In addition, the 300S is programmable, which makes it ideal for small-batch production on conventional machine tools: you can store up to 8 programs in the 300S, each with up to 250 working steps. Programs are created by either keying them in step by step or generating them through actual position capture (teach-in-programming).  


Milling Specific Features:

  • Calculation of positions for hole patterns (linear and circular patterns)
  • Tool radius and tool length compensations
  • Probing functions for reference-point acquisition with KT edge finder
  • I/O (option)

Turning Specific Features:

  • Freezing the tool position for back-off
  • Radius/diameter switching
  • Taper calculator
  • Sum displays for Z and Z0 (axis coupling)

Acu-Rite MillPWR G2 CNC System

MillPWR G2 CNC System

The Acu-Rite MillPWR G2 CNC system is a powerful conversational CNC retrofit system for knee and bed mills. Built with convenience in mind, the MillPWR G2 is powerful enough to handle any job and easy enough for anyone to operate. Simply press any function key and follow the prompts to program common features such as arcs, blends and circles. The MillPWR G2 is also USB and Ethernet compatible and features a bright 12.1” high resolution display, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and plenty of programming capabilities. The MillPWR G2 was developed specifically for machinists where manual and automated operation are both useful and needed. It’s designed to maximize throughput by significantly reducing set-up time, scrap, and other non-productive operations, thereby increasing your efficiency, productivity and profitability. With the Acu-Rite MillPWR G2 CNC system, faster set-ups, shorter run times and a major boost in productivity are just one “powerful easy” retrofit away.   

NEW! MillPWR G2 Features:

  • Larger Display (12.1” 1024 x 768 TFT LCD) 
  • 2D and 3D Graphic Views Enhanced, Intuitive Program Navigation 
  • Increased Program Size Limit (Up to 9999 Steps) 
  • Auto Save Feature 
  • USB Connectivity – Front & Back 
  • G-Code with Graphics Support AND Optional Stop Feature
  • Preview Programs with Graphics and Estimated Time 
  • Improved Error Compensation 
  • Multiple Datums and Near Zero Warning in DRO Mode 
  • On-Screen Help with Text AND Graphics
  • Die-Cast Metal Bezel and Back  

AMI (Auxiliary Machine Interface)

AMI G2 Standard Machine guards, Limit switches, Automatic oiler, and AMI Programmed Outputs. 

to control external devices such as an indexer 

to be used with an inverter controlled spindle   


AMI G2 Deluxe Everything in the Standard configuration plus the ability to control spindle and coolant pump using M-Functions for controlling direction (forward or reverse) and turning the spindle off.   

G2 Trade-In Program

Are you looking to boost productivity by upgrading your current MillPWR? Starting now, you can get $1500 off the list price of a new MillPWR G2 unit when trading in their old MillPWR. Upgrading from an old MillPWR requires only the new G2 console and a mounting arm. Contact us to find out more!  

Warranty

The MillPWR G2 is backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty and supported by us, your local distributor for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the greater Pacific Northwest. 

Encoders and Extras

SENC 50

A high performance SENC 50 is a compact, flexible and versatile precision glass scale designed for applications involving limited or confined mounting spaces. A SENC 50 also withstands elements of contamination found in even the harshest machine environment.  

  • Travel Lengths of 1” to 20” 
  • Resolutions of .00002” (0.5um), .00005” (1um) & .0002” (5um) with exceptional accuracy  

SENC 150

The SENC 150 Precision Glass Scale Linear Encoder incorporates the latest innovation in roller bearing technology for reduced backlash and greater scale travel life. This scale also features a highly integrated scanning sensor that provides even greater contamination resistance. The SENC 150 Precision Glass Scale is designed to satisfy a wide range of application needs including but not limited to, EDMs, grinders, lathes, milling machines and inspection equipment.   

  • Travel Lengths of 2" to 120"
  • Resolutions of .00002” (0.5um), .00005” (1um) & .0002” (5um) with exceptional accuracy  

Edge Finder

The KT 130 is a 3-D triggering edge finder. This means it can also be used for nonconducting materials. The stylus is deflected when it contacts the workpiece, and the edge finder sends a triggering signal over the connecting cable to the 200S or 300S digital readout or MillPWR G2.   The KT 130 edge finder allows you to set datums quickly and easily, without leaving marks on the workpiece.