Digital Readout Z 300

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Digital Readout Z 300


Digital Readout Z 300

The Digital Readout Z 300 is especially suited for use on milling, drilling and boring machines and lathes with  up to three axes. A separate I/O unit provides switching inputs/outputs for simple tasks in automation (optional accessory: IFB 48). 


The Z 300 display unit is designed as a sturdy upright unit with splash-proof fulltravel keypad for use in a workshop. It is equipped with a monochrome flat screen for position values, dialog and input displays, graphic funtions and graphic positioning support.

Data Interfaces

The Z 300 features an RS-232-C/V.24 serial interface for measured value transfer to a PC or printer, for input/output of parameters and compensation value lists and for dialogs.


Z 300 is basically conceived as an upright unit. Mounting possibilities:

  • Threaded mounting holes M6 and M8 on the housing floor
  • Mounting frame (optional, ID 532 811-01) for mounting the digital readout in a housing or operating panel
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Technical Data



  • 2 or 3

Encoder inputs

  • RS-422 inputs for quadrature signals and reference pulse

Display steps 
(depends on the signal period of the connected encoder)

  • Adjustable, max. 7 digits
  • Linear axes: 1 mm to 0.0001 mm
  • Angular axes: 1° to 0.001° (00° 00´ 00˝)


  • 5.7 " monochrome flat-panel display for position values, dialogs and inputs, softkeys

 Status display

  • Tool, reference point, operating function, feed rate, ABS/INC, mm/inch, stopwatch


  • 10 datums
  • 16 tools
  • REF reference mark evaluation for distance-coded or single reference marks
  • Distance-to-go mode
  • Scaling factor
  • mm/Inch switching
  • Absolute/incremental display
  • On-screen help and operating instructions
  • Graphic positioning support ("near zero" warning)
  • Calculator

 Mode: milling/drilling/boring

  • Calculation of positions for hole patterns (circular patterns as well as linear patterns)
  • Tool radius and tool length compensation
  • Probing functions for reference-point acquisition with KT edge finder:
    "edge", "centerline", "circle center"
  • Linear hole patterns, bolt hole circles

Mode: turning

  • Taper calculator
  • Radius/diameter switching
  • Freezing the tool position for back-off
  • Vectoring: X/Z-display of the traverse path with inclined top silde
  • Sum displays for Z and Z0 (axis coupling)

Error compensation

  • Axis error: Linear and multipoint over up to 200 correction points
  • Backlash compensation

Data interface 

  • V.24/RS-232-C: 300 to 115 200 Baud

Switching I/O

  • Input for edge finder (with switching signal or contact triggering)
  • Further inputs/outputs over the IFB 48 external input/output unit

Main power unit

  • AC 100 to 240 V (-10% to +10%), 47 Hz to 63 Hz, max. 135 W

Operating temperature

  • 0 °C to 45 °C 

Protection EN 60 529 

  • IP 40
  • Front panel: IP 54


  • 2.6 kg

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  • Einbaurahmen für Z 300

    Z 300 mounting frame

    ID 532811-01

    For mounting the digital readout Z 300 in a housing or operating panel.

  • IFB 48 Externe Ein/ Ausgabeeinheit

    IFB 48 external input/output unit

    ID 532900-02

    The Z 300 provides application-dependent additional functions that are available when the IFB 48 is connected
    (e. g.: 4 switching inputs, 9 switching outputs, analog output).
    The external input/output unit is connected to the Z 300 using the touch probe input.
    LEDs show the the power supply, the data transmission and the status of the inputs and outputs.

    Product sheet: IFB 48

    User Manual

    Installation Manual multi-lingual

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Installation Manuals
IFB 48
1956.24 kb
Z 300
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User Manuals
IFB 48
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IFB 48 French
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Z 300 French
1086.86 kb
Z 300
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Z 300_v100
1835.4 kb
Z 300
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Digital Readouts
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Product Sheets
Z 300
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