The Switchbox USB Connect

THE USB CONNECT SWITCHBOX

  • 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 serial port on CNC Machine
  • Operator can load from USB Drive to CNC when external Serial port device is down

Features

This pendant mountable USB Connect controller for all CNC’s with any DNC System is a CNC Switchbox USB specific model. Provides automatic switchbox functions to keep serial port active without interference from USB controls when connected to DNC systems.  Includes 1GB USB Flash Drive, panel mount  USB connector/waterproof cap, display, USB cable, & power cable.  Powers by 7-28vDC from CNC.

Our USB Connect device acts as an interface between commercially available USB flash memory and any CNC control with an available RS232 port. Machine tool files can be sent from CNC memory to the USB key, USB key to CNC memory or drip-fed (DNC) from the USB key. Flexible DNC firmware is built into the USB Connect unit allowing connection to just about any machine tool CNC control. The pendant mount USB controller kit contains all the necessary hardware to integrate a universal display onto a CNC machine tool pendant.

Increase program storage at the machine with this device. Drip-feed your large files from your memory device or DNC. It is also worth noting you do not need a CNC software or hardware update in order to use this device!

Note* All manuals for this product are on included USB Stick

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Tech Specs

  • Protocols: Xon/Xoff, software handshaking, RTS/CTS hardware handshaking & X-modem
  • 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 FANUC Power cable can be used for FANUC controls and AC Power Supply can be purchased for the unit.

Please refer to our USB Connect Mazak model to send/save Mazatrol CMT programs.