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LAN USB

USB to CNC
Features

· Includes 4 line backlit LCD HMI
· Drag and drop files to and from CNC data server.
· USB interface to any size USB flash drive
· Ethernet connection using standard FTP protocol. No special software required.
· 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
· Low cost wireless option available
· DNC (drip feed) operation from data server
· Local connection of the server to the CNC that is independent from the network eliminates risk due to network outages.
· SD Memory card file storage in case of network outage
· Commands executed from machine’s pendant.
· Mid-tape start with search function.
· Insert preparatory data prior to DNC operation
· Tape input for file loading into CNC memory
· Punch CNC memory file to data server
· Multiple directory file support
· Connects to CNC controller with functioning serial port.
· Headless version available $499. Contact us for more information.

LANUSB

Universal ethernet and USB to CNC controller

$ 599.00 Add
Product Description

The LANUSB combines the Ethernet connectivity of the LANCNC with the USB interface of the USBCNC-INT.

The Ethernet side of the LANUSB acts as an FTP server for file storage that in turn an operator can access at the control panel on a CNC. Connection to the FTP server can be done with standard software tools that are provided with most PC’s. No logon is required as the LANCNC FTP Server accepts anonymous logins. Special software is not required. The most popular of these are Explorer and Internet Explorer from Microsoft. Anyone on the network can drag and drop files to the CNC server where they can be transferred to machine memory or drip fed (DNC). Conversely, files residing in CNC memory can be sent to the data server where they can be accessed by anyone on the network. File information is stored on an SD card resident on the LANCNC. A 2 GB SD card is provided as standard. Other sizes may be substituted. In the event of a network outage, the SD card may be removed and inserted into a PC. Files can be added or stored at the PC and replaced in the LANCNC.

The LANUSB employes a unique design to provide network lag protection. CNC controls can be extremely sensitive to the flow of data through the RS-232 port. Any disruption to this flow can create problems in the part being machined. To protect  against this, the LANUSB always buffers the entire program at the machine. The LANUSB is a dedicated computer that responds immediately to changes in the data flow to and from the CNC. Since the programs are buffered or stored on the LANCNC,  the LANUSB continues to run even if the network fails. If the network starts to lag or lose integrity, the LANUSB will continue to run in real time.

The USB interface is as simple as loading a file from an office computer to any size USB flash drive. Plug the USB flash drive into the provided panel mount USB connector and the operator is ready to download or drip feed (DNC) to any CNC that uses G code files. Files on the CNC can be easily uploaded to a USB flash drive for storage.



 
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