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Add Wireless to your CNC

Wireless CNC Data Add Wireless to CNC machines

Through Wireless Connect solutions, add wireless to CNC machines with SFA’s industrial grade wireless devices with quick installation to connect to your CNC machines. Consumer level devices, like DLink or Netgear products, cannot withstand the manufacturing environment. Our products allow you to connect your RS232-based machines to your existing wireless network & we can even help if you lack an existing wireless network!

Costs of stringing cable will vanish. Machines with overhead cranes, traveling gantries, or those simply too far to cable are efficiently & reliably networked. Want to move your CNC machines? No need to change cables or reconfigure software. Best of all, nearly any CNC machine can be connected using wireless! Any PC with a WiFi compliant network card on this wireless network can be configured to access the wider PC network.

The Wireless CNC Adapter acts as an interface between any CNC control with an available RS232 or Ethernet port. The machine tool control can send from CNC memory to the Adapter, Adapter to CNC memory or drip-feed (DNC) from the Wireless CNC Adapter.

The extended antenna allows for the unit to mounted internally or externally on the machine and powered by various power sources. The Wireless CNC Adapter is available as 1 or 2 port and comes with a lifetime warranty and includes a serial cable for the specific machine.

The advantage of using the device delivers high-speed communication to the CNC controller while using 802.11B/G wireless technology. The unit supports various encryption standards and has a web-based interface for quick programming. Add Wireless to your CNC. Call (877) 611-5825 for more info!

PDA Connect for Palm Pilots

PDA Connect for Palm Pilots

Shop Floor Automations (SFA), one of the largest independent CNC Automation Suppliers for the CNC Machine Tool Industry has released a new software product to run on portable PDA Units.

PDA Connect for Palm Pilots is an application that allows you to transfer files back and forth between most CNCs. Using standard XON/XOFF communication protocol, this simple to use interface allows you to backup or quickly load G-code programs. An unlimited number of machine templates can be used to store baud rates, data bits, stop bits and parity for different CNC controls. Edit programs within the unit for a quick change to a feed rate or any other G-code. PDA Connect also allows any file from your desktop computer to your PDA to be transferred.

The transfer is binary, so an exact copy of the original file is stored on your handheld. Other uses for the software include backup of parameters, uploading files to CNC machines, collecting data from probes, or transferring files between remote computers!

Unlike other software, there is no 4Kb limit on the file size, so you can copy large files to your handheld. Files remain in their native format after copying, so no special synchronization software is needed. The benefit to the software is ease of use, while using small portable PDA devices. The software is compatible with many units including PALM IIIe, m130, TX, T3 and more.

For more information, contact our sales department.