Shop Floor Automations Updates FD Connect for CNC ControlsJune 1, 2012
Shop Floor Automations has updated its FD Connect solution, which eliminates cumbersome floppy disks on the manufacturing floor. The new model includes support for Mitsubishi WireEDMs, Bridgeport and Siemens controls. The released model is also available in a "Universal" model to allow emulation of drive type such as Sony, IBM, Citizen, Teac and NEC, commonly found in older CNC controls such as Haas, Fadal, Mazak, Okuma, and Anilam.
"Floppy disks are easily damaged in the shop environment due to dirt, oil and grime and are becoming impossible to replace. The FD Connect solution eliminates the need for floppy disks making it an ideal program and data storage solution for industrial equipment and machine tools," said Greg Mercurio, President, Shop Floor Automations. The device is a simple plug-in thumb drive that allows easy transfer of files to the Floppy Connect. Users simply remove the existing drive and the FD Connect plugs directly into the ribbon and power cables of the old drive. It is compatible with 720K or 1.44MB systems.
For more information contact:
Greg Mercurio, President
Shop Floor Automations
5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 202
La Mesa, CA 91942