The Calmotion LANCNC, LANUSB and 527F products all come standard with a wired RJ45 Ethernet port. All of these devices can connect wirelessly with adding a simple device that converts the wired connection to a Wifi connection.
The device to purchase go by several different names, like WiFi Adapter, Gaming adapter, a Client Mode access point, or Mesh Network. If the network is a "Mesh Network" with muliple satalites, you could use free ethernet ports that are on a nearby satalite mesh network device. The key when selecting what is right you, is it has to have a RJ45 Ethernet port and it has be able to connect to existing WiFi network. It should indicate it has the ability to "Allow devices that require a wired connection to access an existing Wi-Fi network."
Here is a example if a TP link TL-WR802N device is used. First the device will be setup in the correct mode, see below what their user manual calls "Client Mode". When the device is on the network, then a CAT5 cable can connect the Wifi device to the the Calmotion's wired network port. See other Calmotion Forum posts that cover finding the networks IP address range so the Calmotion unit can be setup with a Static IP address so other computers can share files with the Calmotion device.
The 527F directory gives access to the USB disk, SD memory, or network FTP servers. To get
to this directory the DIR command can be used, or access with the 0-DISK command when
displayed on the Editor menu.
Here is a video demostrating the use of the DIR command:
When the Directory is displayed the available devices that can be switched are listed at the top
of the directory listing. They are highlighted with [ ] around the device. Shown below the [USB
FILES] is available, the current directory listing is for the SD memory disk.
Switch to Device to Display Directory Listing
Highlight with the cursor the device listed at the top of the directory, the select
6-SWITCH TO [xxxxxx].
The SD disk directory is the resident location that the 527F control uses to store files as
well as system files. It is required to be inserted while using the control. Access to this
disk can be made with a network connection from a computer using a FTP client like
Windows File Explorer.
The USB disk can be any USB disk that is inserted into the controls USB port. When the
directory is switched to the [USB FILES] the USB disk contents will be displayed in the
The cursor > < identifies the current selection. To move in the directory is the same as if
in the editor for U-up, D-down, T-top, B-bottom.
To load a file that has O# programs or tooling data into the memory of the control, use
the 1-LOAD INTO MEMORY function. Once an O# program is loaded, it can be edited,
accessed with the PR command, or run with AUTO.
To save programs or tooling data, use the 2-SAVE TO FILE function. First highlight with
cursor a file that will be overwritten on the directory list, or enter the file name to save to
using the 5-TYPE IN NAME. Or after selecting 2-SAVE to File, the option to enter the file name will be given.
To run a program directly from the disk without loading it into memory, use the 3-RUN
To move a file from one disk device to the another, use the 7-COPY TO…
With the Calmotion LCD monitor replacement for the Fadal, ELE-0189, there are multiple background and foreground color settings. With the standard coax video cable to BNC connector there are only 2 colors, a foreground and a background color. The Calmotion LCD provides a jumper to choose what those 2 colors will be.
On the back of the LCD unit there is are button controls. The SW1 button (furthest from LED power light) will open the menu, and is also the select button. SW2 is moves highlight left, and reduces a settings value. SW3 moves the highlight right, and increases setting value. (SW4 not used) .
Open the menu on the LCD and select this icon to set the color levels:
Add the jumper that is next to the BNC connector:
Blue background and White foreground: Set red to 50%, green to 50% and blue to 100%
Black background and White foreground: Set red to 50%, green to 50% and blue to 50%
Remove the jumper that is next to the BNC connector:
Black background and Green foreground: Set red to 50%, green to 50% and blue to 0%