Your CNC machines have RS232 ports & SFA can connect them to your network with Ethernet RS232 hardware. With our Wired CNC Connect, Wireless CNC Connect & LAN Connect, you have many options available. Leverage your current IT infrastructure on the shop floor & replace the long RS232 runs of older style hubs. Take advantage of your company’s wireless network & get rid of cables all together!

The benefit to using Ethernet is that it allows multiple PCs to be able to access machines on the shop floor. Ethernet can go longer distances, which keeps the RS232 connection short, & that means more reliable DNC communication. Wireless CNC Connect devices stay mounted to the machine – confirm you have a dependable wireless signal, move your CNC machine, & it is always connected to the DNC system.

Corporate networks expand beyond front offices & engineering departments on a daily basis. Network backbones are found on 80 percent of manufacturing shop floors. Read about SFA Ethernet Connect solutions below!

Ethernet to CNC

Wired Connect

  • Available in 1, 2, 4, 8, & 16 surge suppressed ports
  • Run Cat5/6 Cabling to each device
  • Assign a single IP address to the device
  • Move a machine & simply reconnect cable
  • Power from 110vAC, 12-48vDC, or custom RS232 cable

LAN Connect

  • Brings Ethernet functionality to any CNC machine tool with serial capability
  • Drag & drop files to & from Windows Explorer to CNC
  • Program files can be sent to/from the LAN Connect data server & any CNC
  • Large files can be drip-fed directly from data server
  • No special software required
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LAN Connect Remotely

LAN Connect – Remote Model

  • NC programs transfer remotely from PC to Machine
  • More operator control – no walking to PC
  • Better access of files to those on the network
  • No special software required
  • Use FTP protocol & network cables for secure transfers

LAN Connect – Mazak Model

  • Send & Save Mazatrol programs from Mazak machines
  • Ethernet functionality for any CNC machine tool with serial capability
  • Program files can be sent to/from LAN Connect data server & any CNC
  • Drip-feed from data server PLUS drag & drop files from Windows Explorer to CNC
  • Ethernet connection using standard FTP protocol