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SIEG DRO magnetic scales and readheads - swarfman - 07-09-2023

Hi, 

I've been weighing-up a number of options for a 2-axis magnetic scale DRO system for my small-ish milling machine - one of the requirements is that the scales and readheads have a smaller cross-section profile to fit in the available space.

I recently noticed that SIEG are selling magnetic DRO scales in 2 types (type A and type B)and magnetic read heads at an attractive price and would like to find out how these rate compared to the higher quality and more expensive magnetic scale options from other manufacturers.

Specifications for this system given by the supplier are:  Accuracy: 0.005mm / Resolution: 0.005mm / Measurement Speed: 10m/s  and operating temperature: -5 to 50 degrees C.

Does anyone have experience of the SIEG system that they can comment on?

Thanks
Swarfman Smile
[size=1]Measurement speed: 10m/s[/size]
[size=1]Operating Temperature: -5° to 50℃[/size]


RE: SIEG DRO magnetic scales and readheads - Yuriy - 07-09-2023

(07-09-2023, 08:58 PM)swarfman Wrote: Hi, 

I've been weighing-up a number of options for a 2-axis magnetic scale DRO system for my small-ish milling machine - one of the requirements is that the scales and readheads have a smaller cross-section profile to fit in the available space.

I recently noticed that SIEG are selling magnetic DRO scales in 2 types (type A and type B)and magnetic read heads at an attractive price and would like to find out how these rate compared to the higher quality and more expensive magnetic scale options from other manufacturers.

Specifications for this system given by the supplier are:  Accuracy: 0.005mm / Resolution: 0.005mm / Measurement Speed: 10m/s  and operating temperature: -5 to 50 degrees C.

Does anyone have experience of the SIEG system that they can comment on?

Thanks
Swarfman Smile
[size=1]Measurement speed: 10m/s[/size]
[size=1]Operating Temperature: -5° to 50℃[/size]

They are pretty much the worst magnetic scales I've tested. The specs are just made-up numbers. I have three read heads from SIEG, and the best one had 0.007" of spread (that is 0.1778mm, not 0.005mm). 

Look at this thread: https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/dro-scale-recommendations-for-touchdro-and-other-dros.107016/
and this page: https://www.touchdro.com/resources/getting-started/recommended-dro-scales.html

Regards
Yuriy


RE: SIEG DRO magnetic scales and readheads - swarfman - 07-12-2023

(07-09-2023, 09:07 PM)Yuriy Wrote:
(07-09-2023, 08:58 PM)swarfman Wrote: Hi, 

I've been weighing-up a number of options for a 2-axis magnetic scale DRO system for my small-ish milling machine - one of the requirements is that the scales and readheads have a smaller cross-section profile to fit in the available space.

I recently noticed that SIEG are selling magnetic DRO scales in 2 types (type A and type B)and magnetic read heads at an attractive price and would like to find out how these rate compared to the higher quality and more expensive magnetic scale options from other manufacturers.

Specifications for this system given by the supplier are:  Accuracy: 0.005mm / Resolution: 0.005mm / Measurement Speed: 10m/s  and operating temperature: -5 to 50 degrees C.

Does anyone have experience of the SIEG system that they can comment on?

Thanks
Swarfman Smile
[size=1]Measurement speed: 10m/s[/size]
[size=1]Operating Temperature: -5° to 50℃[/size]

They are pretty much the worst magnetic scales I've tested. The specs are just made-up numbers. I have three read heads from SIEG, and the best one had 0.007" of spread (that is 0.1778mm, not 0.005mm). 

Look at this thread: https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/dro-scale-recommendations-for-touchdro-and-other-dros.107016/
and this page: https://www.touchdro.com/resources/getting-started/recommended-dro-scales.html

Regards
Yuriy
Hi Yuri,  

Thanks for letting me know your impressions of the SIEG system - I'll definitely give that one a miss. Could I bother you for your impressions of this DRO kit from Little Machine Shop:  https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=5515&category=-1536942993

Thanks again
Anthony


RE: SIEG DRO magnetic scales and readheads - Yuriy - 07-12-2023

(07-12-2023, 12:03 PM)swarfman Wrote:
(07-09-2023, 09:07 PM)Yuriy Wrote:
(07-09-2023, 08:58 PM)swarfman Wrote: Hi, 

I've been weighing-up a number of options for a 2-axis magnetic scale DRO system for my small-ish milling machine - one of the requirements is that the scales and readheads have a smaller cross-section profile to fit in the available space.

I recently noticed that SIEG are selling magnetic DRO scales in 2 types (type A and type B)and magnetic read heads at an attractive price and would like to find out how these rate compared to the higher quality and more expensive magnetic scale options from other manufacturers.

Specifications for this system given by the supplier are:  Accuracy: 0.005mm / Resolution: 0.005mm / Measurement Speed: 10m/s  and operating temperature: -5 to 50 degrees C.

Does anyone have experience of the SIEG system that they can comment on?

Thanks
Swarfman Smile
[size=1]Measurement speed: 10m/s[/size]
[size=1]Operating Temperature: -5° to 50℃[/size]

They are pretty much the worst magnetic scales I've tested. The specs are just made-up numbers. I have three read heads from SIEG, and the best one had 0.007" of spread (that is 0.1778mm, not 0.005mm). 

Look at this thread: https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/dro-scale-recommendations-for-touchdro-and-other-dros.107016/
and this page: https://www.touchdro.com/resources/getting-started/recommended-dro-scales.html

Regards
Yuriy
Hi Yuri,  

Thanks for letting me know your impressions of the SIEG system - I'll definitely give that one a miss. Could I bother you for your impressions of this DRO kit from Little Machine Shop:  https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=5515&category=-1536942993

Thanks again
Anthony
Anthony,
It's the same thing (LMS is a SIEG distributor), but this one has a bonus of including an unlicensed copy of my old adapter too.
Did you look at the links I posted above? 

Regards
Yuriy