If you are working with outdated technology on your CNC machines and other shop floor equipment, it’s time to look into USB Connect.
What are the benefits of USB Connect?
USB Connect solutions can eliminate the old technology on your CNC machines. They can also increase storage at the machine and allow you to store large part programs and use drip-feeding and other controls. By eliminating older technology like floppy disks, you can increase the efficiency of your shop floor and improve overall productivity.
USB Connect Solutions
There are a few different types of USB Connect solutions that we offer at Shop Floor Automations. These include:
Floppy Drive Emulator: Our Floppy Drive Emulator plugs into any floppy power connector and eliminates your need for floppy disks. It works with both computers and CNC machines and supports Wired EDM, Mills, Lathes, Lasers, Robots, and other equipment.
Portable USB Connect: Portable USB Connect allows you to drip-feed with single button repeat operation. This portable and rugged aluminum piece of equipment connects via RS232 serial port and has a 4-line LCD display which allows you to move around the shop floor.
Pendant USB Connect: The USB Connect Pendant can mount right to your CNC machine and supports any type of machine. It is easy to install, comes with a USB thumb drive, and allows you to upload, download, and drip-feed.
USB Connect Pendant – Mazak: This USB Connect Pendant adds a USB port to Mazak machines. It comes with Mazatrol CMT support for conversational programming and allows you to send and receive EIA, G-Code files.
USB Connect Pendant – Switchbox: This USB Connect comes with built-in Switchbox capability. It does automatic switching and works with any DNC system as a backup system. Should your main system fail, you can walk up with a USB drive and transfer files to the CNC.
Contact Shop Floor Automations today for assistance installing USB Connect on your CNC machines!
If you are interested in taking advantage of the benefits offered by USB Connect, Shop Floor Automations can help! Since , we’ve been working with clients in California and Texas to help them improve their shop floor efficiencies.
Whether you’re looking to implement a Floppy Drive Emulator to remove the need for floppy disks or want to install Portable USB Connect so you can reduce the need for expensive memory upgrades, call Shop Floor Automations. For over years, we’ve helped countless clients and we would be happy to offer the same quality and affordable services to you as well. Call us today at (619) 461-4000 to learn more or request service.
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