Install Portable USB Connect to Upgrade Your Older Shop Floor Equipment

Install Portable USB Connect to Upgrade Your Older Shop Floor EquipmentStaying ahead of the competition is essential in today’s competitive environment and updating your shop floor equipment is the way to do that. If you want to eliminate old technology on your CNC machines without having to buy new machines, the USB Connect series can help. With USB Connect, you can increase program storage, drip-feed to CNCs, and store large part programs.

Portable USB Connect Tech Specs

Interested in the tech specs for the Portable USB Connect? Keep reading to learn more!

  • Protocols Supported: Xon/Xoff, software handshaking, RTS/CTS hardware handshaking & X-modem
  • Supports drip-feed for the above Protocols (if CNC has function active)
  • Baud Rates: 1200 – 115,200 supported
  • Configurable Data/Parity/Stop Bits
  • Includes 4 Line Display & AC Power Supply
  • Optional FANUC Power cable can be used for FANUC controls
  • Also supports Fadal X-modem/Fadal file transfers and Haas X-modem
  • Includes Thumb Drive (can use any brand/size)
  • Mid-tape restart
  • Connects to RS232 serial port on CNC & no special software required
  • Configurable Line Delay & EOB CR/LF
  • 1 Year Warranty with free phone Support for device
  • Quick Setup Guide & Complete Operation Manual
  • Compared to the Pendant USB, it saves four hours of time not needed for installation & does not need to be dedicated to one machine

Other USB Connect Models to Consider

If Portable USB Connect doesn’t seem like the right hardware for your facility, there are other models to consider as well, including:

USB Connect Pendant Model

  • Easy to install pendant mount
  • Includes 4 line LCD display & 1GB Thumb Drive
  • Mid-tape start with search function, end of block character control, & more
  • Connects via RS232 serial port with USB directory listing
  • Eliminates the need for expensive memory upgrades
  • Software, Hardware & Xmodem flow control for any CNC

USB Connect Switchbox Model

  • Built-in Switchbox function controls data flow into CNC machine from PC
  • Allows machine serial port to feed between external cable connection & USB Pendant device
  • Pendant USB Connect & secondary system connects to the serial port on CNC Machine
  • Operator can load from USB Drive to CNC when external Serial port device is down

USB Connect Mazak Model

  • Pendant mount USB Connect – Mazak model controller
  • For Mazatrol (CMT) programs
  • Comes with 1GB USB Flash Drive

Contact Shop Floor Automations for help with Portable USB Connect!

If you want to utilize Portable USB Connect or any of the other USB Connect models, contact Shop Floor Automations today. We have over years of experience when it comes to automating shop floor equipment and we’ll be happy to help you do the same. Take advantage of the ability to drip-feed to CNC machines and load and save programs with Portable USB Connect by calling us today at (619) 461-4000!

To learn more about the USB Connect hardware and shop equipment automation services that we offer to make your shop floor more efficient, visit us on the web at Shop Floor Automations.

Utilize Floppy Drive Emulator to Eliminate Outdated Floppy Drives from Your Shop Floor Equipment

Utilize Floppy Drive Emulator to Eliminate Outdated Floppy Drives from Your Shop Floor EquipmentFloppy Connect accomplishes the goal of replacing floppy disks on your shop floor. These floppy disks are hard to obtain and often unreliable, and with a floppy disk USB adapter, you can emulate your existing floppy disk with a multitude of other benefits. These models work with PCs and CNC machinery and there’s no modification to the equipment needed.

Types of Floppy Drive Emulators

At Shop Floor Automations, we sell and install various models of Floppy Drive Emulator, including:

Haas Floppy Drive Emulator

  • Only for Haas machines
  • Plug and Play Haas Floppy to USB functions
  • Replace old Floppy disks with a USB Flash drive & still maintain Floppy procedures
  • Off-the-shelf pricing
  • Slide the old floppy drive out of the HAAS & slide in the SFA Floppy Emulator
  • Hold the same amount of data on a USB drive that Floppy disk could
  • Supports mills, lathes, and tool room CNCs
  • Add USB to your old Haas at a low cost

Okuma Floppy Drive Emulator

  • Only for Okuma machines
  • Floppy Disk Drive Core Replacement
  • Easy to install and use
  • Transfer IGF Files to a USB stick
  • Holds the same amount of data on a USB stick that Floppy disk does

Mazak Floppy Drive Emulator

  • Emulates Mazak floppy actions
  • Replaces old Floppy disks with a USB stick
  • Low-cost Mazak floppy USB solution
  • Easily installed hardware
  • Handles Mazatrol (CMT) files
  • Holds same data amount on a USB drive that floppy disk could
  • Add USB to your Mazak at a low cost
  • USA support with a toll-free number

Floppy Drive Emulator (Universal)

  • Eliminate Floppy Disks
  • Works with PCs or CNC machinery
  • Interface to the existing ribbon cable
  • No modification to the equipment needed
  • Plugs into the floppy power connector
  • Supports 720k/1.44MB capacity IBM
  • Support Wired EDM, Mills, Lathes, Robots, & other types of equipment

If you are wondering how to choose the right Floppy Drive Emulator for your equipment, keep in mind that certain models are only spec’d for certain types of equipment. If you need help deciding what Floppy Drive Emulator is the best fit for your shop floor, Shop Floor Automations can help.

Contact Shop Floor Automations for help choosing and installing Floppy Drive Emulator!

If you are interested in implementing Floppy Drive Emulator at your facility, contact Shop Floor Automations today. We’ve helped automate thousands of machines and can help you do the same by eliminating the need for floppy disks. If you want to replace your floppy drives and upgrade your equipment without having to buy new machines, contact us today at (619) 461-4000 for assistance!

To learn more about the USB Connect hardware and shop equipment automation services that we offer to make your shop floor more efficient, visit us on the web at [website].

Add USB to Mazak with the USB Connect Mazak Model

Add USB to Mazak with the USB Connect Mazak ModelAre you looking for a way to modernize your Mazak CNC equipment and drip-feed large files? With the USB Connect Mazak model, you can all this and more!

Why add USB Connect to your Mazak machine?

The USB Connect device acts as an interface between any CNC control with an RS232 port and any commercially available USB flash memory. It enables you to send machine tool files from CNC memory to the USB key, and a USB key to CNC memory or drip-fed (DNC) from the USB key. USB Connect also has flexible DNC firmware built into it that allows you to connect any machine tool CNC control. Plus, the pendant mount USB controller kit contains all the hardware you need to integrate a universal display onto any CNC machine tool pendant. With the ability to increase program storage at the machine and drip-feed large files, USB Connect Mazak is the hardware you need to improve your shop floor efficiency.

USB Connect Mazak Model Tech Specs

The USB Connect Mazak Model offers the following tech specs:

  • Protocols: Xon/Xoff, software handshaking, RTS/CTS hardware handshaking, CMT Version 1, & CMT Version 2
  • Supports drip-feed for the above Protocols (if the CNC has that function active)
  • Baud Rates: 1200 – 115,200 supported
  • Configurable Data/Parity/Stop Bits
  • Includes 4 Line Display.
  • Includes Thumb Drive (can use any brand/size)
  • No special software required
  • Connects to the RS232 serial port on your CNC machine
  • Configurable Line Delay & EOB CR/LF
  • Mid-tape restart
  • DNC transfer box standalone solution
  • 1 Year Warranty with free phone Support for device
  • Quick Setup Guide & Complete Operation Manual
  • Optional AC Power Supply can be purchased for the unit

To learn more about the specs for the USB Connect Mazak Model, contact Shop Floor Automations.

USB Connect Mazak Model Pricing

The USB Connect Mazak model is a great way to modernize your Mazak machine. For just $600, Shop Floor Automations can provide the USB Connect Mazak model that will help take your shop floor efficiency to the next level. We occasionally offer sales, so give us a call at (619) 461-4000 to request current pricing!

Shop Floor Automations Can Assist Implementing USB Connect Mazak Model

If you want to implement USB Connect Mazak at your facility, Shop Floor Automations can help. Founded in , we have over years of experience when it comes to upgrading your shop floor. We’ve automated thousands of manufacturing machines and have countless customers who utilize our services to improve their shop floor efficiencies. If you are ready to install USB Connect Mazak on your shop floor equipment, contact Shop Floor Automations today at (619) 461-4000 or info@shopfloorautomations.com.

To learn more about the USB Connect Mazak Model and the shop equipment automation services that we offer to make your shop floor more efficient, visit us on the web at [website].