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Ethernet to CNC

· Configurable to email selected departments with independent messages
· Email alert of job status or completion that is sent based on time or job progress.
· Reporting of last part completed, average time between parts and number of scrapped parts
· Ability for operator to generate email request for service, material or tooling.
· Drag and drop files to and from CNC data server.
· Ethernet connection using standard FTP protocol. No special software required.
· 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
· Low cost wireless option available
· DNC (drip feed) operation from data server
· Local connection of the server to the CNC that is independent from the network eliminates risk due to network outages.
· SD Memory card file storage in case of network outage
· Mid-tape start with search function.
· Insert preparatory data prior to DNC operation
· Tape input for file loading into CNC memory
· Punch CNC memory file to data server
· Multiple directory file support
· Connects to CNC controller with functioning serial port.


Universal ethernet to CNC controller with e-mail capability

$ 599.00 Add
Product Description

The LANCNC-MAIL contains all of the features resident in the LANCNC with the added feature of e-mail alert capability. The operator has the ability to send emails requesting material, additional tooling or service to the machine. The email requests are sent with user defined messages that can be configured to individual or group email addresses. Machine job progress can be reportedwith either part count completion or time intervals used to determine when the emails are sent. Job information is maintained by the operator using the HMI interface. Alternatively, part program count can be automatically incremented using RS232 macro PRINT statements.

This product also acts as an FTP server for file storage that in turn an operator can access at the control panel on a CNC. Connection to the FTP server can be done with standard software tools that are provided with most PC’s. No logon is required as the LANCNC-MAIL FTP Server accepts anonymous logins. Special software is not required. The most popular of these are Explorer and Internet Explorer from Microsoft. Anyone on the network can drag and drop files to the CNC server where they can be transferred to machine memory or drip fed (DNC). Conversely, files residing in CNC memory can be sent to the data server where they can be accessed by anyone on the network. File information is stored on an SD card resident on the LANCNC-MAIL. A 2 GB SD card is provided as standard. Other sizes may be substituted. In the event of a network outage, the SD card may be removed and inserted into a PC. Files can be added or stored at the PC and replaced in the LANCNC-MAIL.

The LANCNC-MAIL employes a unique design to provide network lag protection. CNC controls can be extremely sensitive to the flow of data through the RS-232 port. Any disruption to this flow can create problems in the part being machined. To protect  against this, the LANCNC-MAIL always buffers the entire program at the machine. The LANCNC-MAIL is a dedicated computer that responds immediately to changes in the data flow to and from the CNC. Since the programs are buffered or stored on the LANCNC-MAIL,  the LANCNC-MAIL continues to run even if the network fails. If the network starts to lag or lose integrity, the LANCNC-MAIL will continue to run in real time.

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