I posted a thread in the Okuma machine forum about trying to get an old (early 80s) LC-20 to communicate through RS232.
So far it's not working. An Okuma tech (from Gossiger) was able to get a program from the machine to go to the PC but not the other direction. He warned that even once we do get it to communicate there is a very high likelihood of losing characters...can't have that. This machine will be running a large variety of parts...lots of program transfers.
So...question is...has anyone had luck with tape emulators for this control? BTRs are new to me...jsut found out about them yesterday through internet searching.
Any info on companies that do this, where I can get them, installation, etc...?
Any help on this subject is appreciated.