Let Shop Floor Automations Connect Your Haas Machine with Our Reliable USB to Haas Solutions

Let Shop Floor Automations Connect Your Haas Machine with Our Reliable USB to Haas SolutionsIn today’s competitive environment, it’s essential to do what you can to improve your shop floor efficiency. If your shop floor equipment isn’t connected, you are missing out on valuable opportunities to increase productivity and decrease downtime.

If you want to upgrade your Haas CNC controller to improve your process efficiency, Shop Floor Automations can help. We have over 20 years in the business and can help implement USB to Haas in your facility. This not only helps increase the memory on your machine but it also allows you to drip feed large programs.

Keep reading to learn more about our USB to Haas solutions.

USB Connect Haas Solutions for Your Facility

Not every shop is the same, which is why we offer a variety of solutions for your Haas machines. For those looking for USB to Haas, our solutions include:

 

Portable USB Connect

·        Portable aluminum enclosure

·        Drip-feed with single button repeat operation

·        Mid-tape start with search function

·        Connects via RS232 serial port with 4 line LCD display

·        Eliminates the need for expensive memory upgrades

·        Configure any baud rate or handshake

 

Pendant USB Connect

·        All Portable USB features, but with pendant mount

·        A great solution for smaller shops with fewer machines

·        Easy to install on any CNC

·        Support Xmodem for fast speeds

 

Haas Floppy Drive Emulator

Our Haas Floppy Emulator is designed specifically for Haas CNC machines and works on a variety of controls. This plug and play” option is easy to install and doesn’t require any system configuration or software. You can use the same buttons to load and save programs on the CNC controller that you are already familiar with.

The Haas Floppy Drive Emulator features the following specs:

  • Haas compatible, Plug and Play model
  • Replace old Floppy disks with a USB Flash drive & still maintain Floppy procedures
  • 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
  • Add USB to your old Haas at a low cost
  • Save programs to any brand USB drive and load from our device into CNC

If you want to learn more about the Haas Floppy Emulator, contact us today!

Trust Shop Floor Automations to Connect Your Haas Machines

At Shop Floor Automations, we’ve worked with shops big and small to connect their Haas machines. There is no job too big or too small for our talented team. If you want to learn more about our Haas solutions or need help selecting the best option for your facility our team can help. Since , we’ve been helping our clients take their facilities to the next level of efficiency and we’d be happy to do the same for you. Contact us at (619) 461-4000 to learn more or request service!

Eliminate Floppy Drives From Your Shop Floor with Floppy Drive Emulator

Eliminate Floppy Drives From Your Shop Floor with Floppy Drive EmulatorFloppy Connect allows you to replace your floppy drives, which are hard to obtain and can often be unreliable. If you want to implement Floppy Drive Emulator on your shop floor, Shop Floor Automations can help.

Benefits of Installing Floppy Drive Emulators

Though the Floppy Connect hardware doesn’t add memory to your machine, there are so many benefits to the CNC upgrade.

First, Floppy Drive Emulator allows you to refresh legacy machines without replacing them. This upgrades your machine without requiring you to spend thousands of dollars on a new CNC machine.

It also saves you from having to hunt for obsolete storage media. It can be difficult to track down floppy disks but with the Floppy Drive Emulator, you only need a USB stick.

Finally, you can also eliminate proprietary upgrades. Floppy Connect is a small investment compared to having a tech from the machine tool builder evaluate your machine for upgrades.

Types of Floppy Drive Emulators

There are various models of Floppy Drive Emulators available, including:

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

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

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

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

If you are trying to decide what Floppy Drive Emulator is right for your shop floor, Shop Floor Automations can help!

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

If you want to eliminate floppy drives at your facility with Floppy Drive Emulator, contact Shop Floor Automation. We’ve worked with countless clients to improve their shop floor efficiencies and we can help you do the same by installing Floppy Drive Emulator in your machines. Contact us today at (619) 461-4000 to request service today!

To learn more about the Floppy Drive Emulator and the other hardware that we offer, visit us on the web at Shop Floor Automation.

Drip-Feed Large DNC Files with USB Connect Hardware

Drip-Feed Large DNC Files with USB Connect HardwareThe USB Connect series is a USB CNC solution that is designed to eliminate old technology on your CNC machines. In addition, it also increases program storage at the machine and brings new life to them. If you are struggling with floppy disk drives or want to add a USB port to your CNC control, we have the solution you’re looking for. For over years we’ve been helping shops automate and connect their equipment, which in turn, improves overall shop floor efficiency.

At Shop Floor Automations, we know that no two shops are the same. That is why we offer a full suite of connectivity solutions. If you need a rugged, portable option for your CNC machines, we have what you need in our Portable USB Connect solution.

Portable USB Connect Tech Specs

The Portable USB Connect is a communication device that gives you the power to load and save programs from CNC memory, as well as drip-feed to CNC machines. It requires no other device or components to work with it since the unit contains its own DNC firmware.

 

With the Portable USB Connect, you will get the following:

·       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

Contact Shop Floor Automations for help with Portable USB Connect!

At Shop Floor Automations, we have the experience and equipment necessary to improve your shop floor efficiency. With our Portable USB Connect, you can drip-feed large programs, as well as load and save programs from your CNC memory.

While set up is easy because the device contains its own DNC firmware, Shop Floor Automations is still here to help if you need assistance with that as well. If you want to take your shop to the next level of efficiency and update your machines without having to purchase expensive updates, the Portable USB Connect might be just what you need. To request a quote, give us a call today at (619) 461-4000!

To learn more about the Portable USB Connect and other hardware solutions that we offer to help elevate your shop floor efficiency, visit us on the web at Shop Floor Automations.

Connect Your Fadal Machines With Our USB to Fadal Solutions

Connect Your Fadal Machines With Our USB to Fadal SolutionsDo you need to connect your Fadal machines? With USB to Fadal, you can not only achieve Fadal file transfers but also increase program storage and streamline loading. That means upgrading your shop without buying expensive new equipment. Regardless of your number of machines, types of machines, or the types of controls, Shop Floor Automations has you covered.

Utilize Our USB to CNC Solutions

We offer a USB Connect series that is designed to eliminate old technology on your CNC machines. If you want to add a USB port to your CNC control to transfer NC programs or streamline the loading and saving of part programs, USB Connect can help.

What Are the Different USB to Fadal Solutions?

There are numerous USB Connect models that allow for connectivity to just about any machine tool CNC control. In regards to Fadal machines, at Shop Floor Automations we offer the following solutions:

Pendant USB Connect

  • Handles high baud rate programs
  • Great for small shops with a couple of machines
  • Turns RS232 Serial Port into a USB port
  • Upload, Download & Drip-Feed
  • Supports XModem

USB Connect Portable  

  • Handles high baud rate programs
  • Carry from machine to machine
  • Not dedicated to one machine & quick setup
  • Can be used with other CNCs
  • Same functionality as Pendant USB Connect.

If you are interested in learning more about USB to Fadal and how it can take your shop floor efficiency to the next level, contact us today!

Shop Floor Automations Offers a Complete Connectivity Suite

At Shop Floor Automations we know no two shops are the same. That’s why we offer customized connectivity solutions. We work with Haas, Mazak, Okuma, Mitsubishi, Fadal, and more! With our complete connectivity suite, you can convert RS232 to USB, get USB serial port adapters, floppy drive replacements, refresh older equipment, go wireless, or add Ethernet to CNCs.

Shop Floor Automations Can Help with USB to Fadal In Your Facility

At Shop Floor Automations, we have helped automate thousands of machines for shops of all sizes. If you want to connect your Fadal machines, we can help! It’s important to note that not all USB to Fadal solutions work in every situation. That’s why our experienced team will work with you to determine the best solution for your shop floor. With over years of experience in the industry, you can trust us to implement the best solution for your facility that will help take your shop floor efficiency to the next level. Don’t wait, give us a call today at (619) 461-4000 to request a quote or get on the schedule!