Ethernet to Serial Adapters
- Leverage existing corporate network infrastructure
- Run Cat5/6 Cabling to each device
- Every RS-232 port is surge suppressed
- Assign a single IP address to the device
- Configurations available in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 ports
- Supported under Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003/2008
The most popular and advanced LAN Based DNC system available. Today, corporate networks expand beyond the front office and engineering department. Network backbones are found on 80% of the manufacturing shop floors. This system leverages the existing investment in LAN infrastructure and supports 100′s of CNC’s per DNC Server PC. Simply run Ethernet cable to each machine and place the device at the control. The unit can be powered from 110vAC, 12-48vDC or use our custom RS232 cable to power from the existing port on the controller. If you move a CNC control, reconnect the network cable to the device and the system is now functioning. Eliminate your point of failure to one device vs. a multiple serial hub.
- Drag and drop files to and from Windows Explorer to CNC
- Ethernet connection using standard FTP protocol
- No special software required
- 10/100 Ethernet Speed. Low cost wireless option available
- DNC – drip feed operation from data server
- Tape input for file loading into CNC memory
- Punch current program and tooling
The LAN Connect controller brings Ethernet functionality to any CNC machine tool with serial capability. Program files can be sent to/from the LAN Connect data server and any CNC. Large files that will not fit in the memory of the CNC can be drip fed (DNC) directly from the data server. The standard capacity is 2 GB with options for additional memory storage. The LAN Connect has been designed to operate with standard software that comes with a PC such as Internet Explorer from Microsoft. There are no additional licenses or additional interface software requirements. The data server looks like a FTP hard drive on your network. A programmer can simply drag and drop a file from his PC to the data server. Once loaded on the server, an operator can load the file into CNC memory or drip feed a program directly from the file server without using network resources. The data server can be easily made wireless by adding low cost off the shelf wireless routers.
File data is stored locally on a standard SD memory card. In the event of a network crash, data can still be accessed by the CNC which eliminates risk due to network outages. Files can be added manually without the network if required by removing the SD card and updating on a PC
LAN Connect Remote
- Includes all the features of the LAN Connect
- Remotely Request NC Files from the CNC Control
- Transfer NC Files between CNC Controls
- Enhanced network reliability
- Control files versions and access to NC programs
- Simple to install with complete documentation
The LAN CONNECT REMOTE controller allows operators to request files from any server on a network via a wired or wireless Ethernet connection. CNC files can be accessed from multiple locations on the network. An operator can view server files from the LAN CONNECT REMOTE display and select the appropriate file to be used. A single file location allows programmers control CNC file versions along with limiting access.
Enhanced networking reliability does not have to be comprised. The LAN CONNECT REMOTE employs a unique design to provide network reliability. CNC controls can be extremely sensitive to the flow of data through the RS-232 port. This is especially true during DNC (drip feed) operation whether software or hardware flow control is used. Any disruption to this flow can create problems in the parts being machined or increase part cycle times. The LAN CONNECT REMOTE overcomes any network delay by buffering the entire program at the machine prior to operation. The LAN CONNECT REMOTE is a dedicated computer that responds immediately to changes in data flow requested by the CNC resulting in the highest possible throughputs.
The LAN CONNECT REMOTE can be configured so the files and directories can only be selected from specified server locations. In addition, files stored by the LAN CONNECT REMOTE can be accessed by other LAN CONNECT REMOTE units if this feature is turned on by the system administrator. The LAN CONNECT REMOTE can also be configured so that files are never stored on the unit and only one copy of the original file is used. FTP password protection can be enabled by the system administrator to prevent unauthorized access to CNC files.
File data is stored locally on a standard SD memory card. In the event of a network crash, data can still be accessed by the CNC which eliminates risk due to network outages. Files can be added manually without the network if required by removing the SD card and updating on a PC.
As new machines are added to the shop floor with Ethernet, enhance your older CNCs with this cutting edge capability using FTP and Ethernet.can be added manually without the network if required by removing the SD card and updating on a PC