USB wireless connection device
La Mesa, California – Shop Floor Automations (SFA) has begun testing the WiFi USB Connect, and it should be ready for customers in the near future.
The WiFi USB Connect is a wireless USB solution for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing you to share data from a PC to your machines. No drivers are required – after a quick web configuration, plug it in and it’s ready.
The device serves as an easy and economic shop floor upgrade. Data can be stored on a remote PC, or locally in the device’s memory, with the device providing up to 128MB of storage.
Floppy drive emulators and CNC machines with a USB port can now have wireless abilities. Different transfer modes are available to customize storage solutions. You can set the WiFi USB Connect to rename, move, or delete a file after transferring. Data sources include network shares, FTP, email, SMB, and cloud services.
Machines will see the files at their machine on the USB as soon as they are added to a shared folder. Machinists will not need to walk to a programmer or find them to get needed answers. Also, a wireless connection to the shared folder will eliminate cabling for control.
Source: Shop Floor Automations