Regarding program size restriction with the Floppy Drive Emulator –
The Floppy Connect (previously known as the FD Connect) can emulate a 720 kb or a 1.44 MB floppy drive. Due to limitations of the firmware on the CNC controller, the floppy emulator must use the same size limitation on the USB stick.
SFA supplies a USB stick that can be formatted to allow for simple transfers from the computer to the floppy drive emulator. More info on going from floppy disks to USB sticks on the shop floor.
More about our Floppy Connect products:
Our Floppy Drive Emulator, available in two models, acts as a Floppy USB Emulator, is easy to 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!
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