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USB Connect External


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  • Portable rugged aluminum enclosure with 4 line LCD display
  • USB directory listing & DNC (drip-feed) operation
  • Mid-tape start with search function
  • Hardware & software flow control
  • End of block character control & optional delay
  • Start/End of transmission character
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Product Description

The Portable USB Connect is a communication device that can be used to load and save programs from your CNC Memory and Drip-Feed to most CNC Machines. The USB Connect contains its own DNC firmware and requires no other device or components to work.

Fredon Corp reviews the USB Connect from SFAThis solution is a great device to back up your DNC Network for when it goes down, or to be used as the primary input device in your CNC shop. It supports the high-speed Baud rates that HAAS and FADAL controls offer, plus the USB Connect will work on most CNC Controls that support standard serial protocols.

Some Controls this device will work with include: Siemens, Anilam machines, Bridgeport machines, Cincinnati’s, Fadal, Fanuc, Haas, Yasnac, Brother machines, Mitsubishi, and others. We encourage you to call Sales at 877-611-5825 to confirm if your specific control will work before purchasing.

Customer Review: “Especially [helps] a lot of the older units with floppy drives in them, the PCDMI cards, and they kind of died out. So it’s definitely a big help for us”. -Randy, Fredon Corporation

Drip-feed large files from your memory device or DNC. You do not need a CNC software or hardware update in order to use this device. A new feature available soon is email alerts from this device whenever there is a production issue with your machine, such as an Emergency Stop.

Note* All manuals for this product are on the USB Stick provided with this order. 

  • For the USB Connect Pendant Mount – click here
  • For the USB Connect Pendant Mount – Switchbox Version, click here
  • For the USB Connect Pendant Mount – Mazak Version, click here

Related products: LAN Connect & DNC Software

Additional Information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 9 x 6 in

Click either “Brochure” to learn about the Portable USB Connect & the Pendant USB Connect


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Delivery and Returns Information


  • Most products are stock items and can ship same day if the order is received before 1:00PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • For large quantity orders, please contact our sales staff for availability and delivery schedule estimation.
  • All orders are shipped FOB San Diego. For international order, any duties, taxes, and broker fees are the sole responsibility of the recipient customer.
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Please inform our Customer Service department immediately if your merchandise arrives damaged. Retain all original packaging and shipping boxes. Proof of damage - usually in the form of digital photographs - is required to confirm a damage claim.

Return Policies

  • Product returns in the original packaging condition within 30 days of purchase will qualify for a credit and is subject to a 15% restocking fee and less shipping charge. Shop Floor Automations is responsible for ground shipping charge to ship repaired or replaced units after receiving the failed unit back to the customer. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs to Shop Floor Automations. An RMA number must be obtained before shipping back the returned unit.
  • Any unauthorized item or Product will be refused, or the entire shipment may be refused.
  • Open and licensed software is not returnable.
  • Product failed and reported within 72 hours after receiving will be considered as a DOA product.
  • The customer can request to purchase a new unit for replacement and to return the failed unit for credit without a restocking fee charge. It is the customer's responsibility for all shipping costs.


  • Shop Floor Automations provides a 90-day warranty on all Products purchased from Shop Floor Automations unless otherwise stated. It is the Buyer's responsibility to directly receive the manufacturer's warranty service from the product manufacturer after the first one year.
  • The warranty does not extend beyond the original Buyer of Products from Shop Floor Automations. Shop Floor Automations shall have no obligation to the Buyer with respect to providing any warranty on any Products for which Shop Floor Automations has not received full payment from the Buyer.
  • Shop Floor Automations does not warrant any Products that have been subject to improper use, abuse or physical damage, alterations, modifications, additions, improvements, installation, or attachments. Removal of any serial number or warranty labels will also void such warranty of Product.

RMA Return Instructions

  • Please contact Shop Floor Automations via phone or email to obtain an RMA approval.
  • RMA number shall be issued by the Application Engineer and with an email sent to the customer. The RMA number is valid for 30 days.
  • Please mark the RMA No. on every package to be returned. All returned merchandise must have this pre-assigned number. Otherwise, Shop Floor Automations has the right to refuse it.
  • All static-sensitive parts must be packaged in an anti-static bag. Shop Floor Automations reserves the right to refuse RMA service and return the item(s) to the senders that do not follow this requirement.
  • Ship your defective product prepaid in original packaging with a copy of the RMA email. All claims for incomplete, defective, and missing accessories or products must be made within 72 Hours once merchandise is received.
  • You will receive an email stating when the RMA has been closed with notification of action taken.

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