we currently have many different CNC machines at a site, and they are all wired up to one computer. This causes many problems as sometimes the wires get cut or the connection becomes unavailable for one reason or another, it is especially a problem when we wish to move machines around. Therefore, what we really want it a wireless solution where the computer can upload to and download from the CNC machines any program we wish. However, as far as I know, no such system exists in the UK, or is not easy to find. Is anyone aware of, or operates a wireless system for their CNC network.
I use one of these:
Moxa Device Server - NPort W2150/2250 Plus 1 and 2-port RS-232/422/485 IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless device servers
Been working well for me for a few years.
You might contact them about how to do an economical installation involving many machines.
First you get good, then you get fast. Then grouchiness sets in.
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