I got my cable made up for my hitachi with a 6m control Im using a 25 pin from machine into a 9 pin. I am wondering if I can get a 9 pin to usb adapter and then to the computer to hook. Is this possible and what to I have to do to make it work thanks
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I have found in most cases the USB to RS232 9 pin adaptor will work.
There are some adaptor cables do not work with machine tools.
I have purchased two brands and they work fine (both cheap).
The trouble maybe your comunication software may not allow the port configuation which could be a high number as some of the early software packages only allowed from com1 to com4.
some programs dont use usb ports. they are know only 2F8 or 3F8. so you can use like helmholz program for STEP5.