Shop Floor Automations eliminates the necessity of paper tape usage on NC & CNC machines with the Tape Reader Connect (AKA the behind the tape reader). Able to emulate most Tape Readers & Punches supplied by old NC/CNC machines, the SFA BTR adds an RS232 or RS422 port to your existing machines to allow sending, receiving, & drip-feeding.

Replace your Papertape Prep System & connect your old NC/CNC to your network PC. Any communication software with Xon or Xoff protocol will transfer programs to the BTR. The unit will also allow you to load executive tapes into the machine without aggravation.

We convert tapes to digital files so you can eliminate the nightmare of paper tape costs, punch tape machines, & storage. Why add memory to your machine tool? Use a BTR to drip-feed from your hard drive or from the internal memory.

Behind the Tape Reader AKA “BTR”

  • Plug and Play
  • Architecture Design is Open
  • BTR Design is Universal
  • 128K -2MB Expanded Memory.
  • Tape Punch & Tape Reader Compatible
  • CNC & NC Compatibility
BTR Behind the Tape Reader

More about hardware solutions from Shop Floor Automations:

Do you have a small shop? A large shop? Regardless of your number of machines, or types of controls, Shop Floor Automations hardware has you covered with a complete connectivity suite. Don’t shop around & waste time trying to find the lowest prices – using nearly two decades of business history & full support (onsite & digital) will pay for itself with working solutions.

We make our own cables & regularly test hundreds of models of controls with our equipment to confirm what works with wired, wireless, USB, & floppy disk drives for CNCs to eliminate downtime.