ZS Instruments DR300/DR400 series of Digital Readout Displays and Linear Glass Scales are proudly designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA. The DR series of Digital Readouts provides up to 4-axis position readouts for milling machines, lathes, horizontal boring mills, surface grinders, OD grinders, and other manufacturing machinery. Through advanced functions such as probing, bolt hole patterns, multi-plane radius/incline milling, and directional tool compensation, our DRO systems simplify even the most complex machining operations.
ZS Instruments’ manufacturing and Quality Control processes ensure that our products not just meet, but exceed customers’ expectations. We strongly believe that industrial electronics should last a lifetime like it used to. That’s why all of ZS products conform to stringent IPC-A-610 class III high-reliability requirements for design, assembly, and inspection of electronics.
Our Circuits Boards are made very unique in industry – at first they are fully defluxed to remove any harmful corrosive residues, followed by receiving a layer of Conformal Coating, practice typically used for Military & Aerospace devices. Taking this extra step significantly improves resistant to metal dust, moisture, aggressive vapors, and fungus.
Unlike their magnetic and/or inductive counterparts, glass scales and rotary encoders are not compromised in the presence of metal dust or magnetic fields. Only optical technology can provide native 5µm (0.0002’’) resolution without relying on approximation and ensure consistent levels of high precision over their entire lifespan.
We own a portfolio of several patents both issued and pending, and incorporate the most innovative solutions into our Encoders and Digital Readouts, making them some of the most ergonomic, compact, reliable, and power efficient on the market.
The DR 400 series of operator consoles brings an intuitive graphical interface and a modern ergonomic design. DR300 consoles are well known for their simplicity and the time-tested ruggedness of 7 segment LED display, while our auxiliary LCD provides interactive prompts for enhanced user experience.
ZS instruments is an innovative high tech company founded at Purdue Research Park West Lafayette Indiana. We offers industry leading performance at price up to 30% lower than competition. Ran a forklift into your scale or wound the cable on a lathe chuck? Not a problem, our replacement scales can be also purchased directly and at a fair price! Learn More…
Straight Arm allows for easy mount to the Ram of the Mill, while L-shaped design attaches to the lathe gearbox and brings DRO display closer to the operator.
All ZS Instruments DRO displays always have either 3 or 4 axis capabilities, regardless of the number of scales purchased with the kit. The number of displayed axes can be easily changed in the settings menu between 1, 2, 3 or 4 (DR404 only).
Our DRO consoles make interchanging between machines easy. All of ZS instruments displays are UNIVERSAL, allowing the user to switch between Mill and Lathe modes at any time.