Thanks Rob for sharing with us his mTech DRO2M installation on his Van Norman Milling machine.
Here is what Rob had said about the installation :
"I finally completed the installation. It works like a charm, I almost regret I did not buy the 3-axes version."
Overall view of the machine
A close-up view of the mTECH DRO2M
Rob is kind and patient enough to document the whole process and has given explanation on his mounting method.
Here is his X axis mounting:
"I did not want to miss any Y travel, so the X-scale had to be mounted on the front.
The ideal position would be horizontal (pict X_00)
against the front of the table, but this would render the gib adjustment screws (pict X_01) unreachable as well as an oil hole."
"So I mounted the X-scale vertical, some 3 cm away from the table (pict X_02). The head can be seen in pict X_03."
"Because the risk of bumping against the scale (apart from chips and coolant of course) I wanted to make a strong cover (pict X_05 and X_06) that does not touch the scale and is supported (pict X_04) solely by the table. "
Below are the Y axis installation:
Thanks Rob for the great effort to explain and took those great photos to share with us. Cheers !!