What kind of USB flash drives can be used with a floppy drive emulator on my CNC?
You must use a stick that is 2GB or smaller in the floppy drive emulator. The flash drives must be formatted as “FAT” or “FAT-16.” 32-bit FAT (“FAT-32”) will NOT work with the floppy emulator.
More about the Shop Floor Automations floppy drive emulator:
Our Floppy Drive Emulator, available in two models, acts as a Floppy USB Emulator, is easy install, requires no system configuration or debugging, & replaces the need for floppy disks, which are very difficult to obtain. The drive emulates your existing floppy drive & acts as if the floppy drive was never removed. Works with almost any existing 720k/1.44MB capacity DOS format floppy drive. 28 or 32 pin ribbon cables systems are supported & will connect to your existing power cable.
Works in PCs & in CNC machinery such as Haas, Mazak, Fadal, Mitsubishi, Omniturn, Centroid, Robots, Flame Cutters, & Greco boxes, with new models being added to our compatibility list monthly!
There’s the Standard Floppy Drive Emulator –
- Interface to the existing ribbon cable
- Plugs into floppy power connector
- Supports 720k/1.44MB capacity IBM
- Support Wired EDM, Mills, Lathes, Robots, & other types of equipment
- No need for Floppy Disks anymore
And the Haas Floppy Drive Emulator –
- Only for Haas machines
- Plug and Play Installation
- Off-the-shelf pricing
- Eliminate floppy disks
- Supports many manufacturing equipment types
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