Do you remember paper cards for jacquard, and the revolution of first electronic jacquard, which supported floppies? That was over 20 years ago, most large mills now use network to transfer designs, while some smaller ones are stuck with once cute 3,5' floppies.This is a big problem for Stäubli, Bonas and Grosse controllers, where it is virtually impossible to get a network card, while new computers do not have internal floppies. What used to be a nice solution, is slowly turning into a nightmare. External USB floppy is difficult to set up, and for some non-DOS formats, like Stäubli JC4, special tricks are needed to write such floppies.
There is a solution now. A floppy emulator is available on the market. You insert it in your jacquard controller, in place of floppy drive. No other changes are necessary on the controller, as controller will "think" it is still using the floppy, but it will actually read USB memory key. The USB key needs to be formatted in a special way, and CAD software needs to write it in correct format. Konica has solved this problem by implementing "Floppy emulator".Storage options are growing day by day and eventually the floppy drives start floppy disks started to fade out. We now days have much more versatile options to replace floppy drive as source of data transfer in IT related equipments. From last so many years our company has been working for solutions related to data transfer. But ironically it was till few years back that the solution or commonly known as floppy to usb converters were designed to replace the floppy drives. These were specially fabricated and designed keeping in view the large number of customers of various fields who were still dependent on only and only floppy drives. These were customers from fields related to
a) Textiles industry ( Bonas, Grosse , Staubli )
b) Plastic Molding Machines
c) Robotics industry ( ABB / Kuka robots )
d) CNC machines ( Electronica, Sodick , Seib and Meyer)
e) Embroidery machines ( Tajima, ZSK , SWF , Lasser , Saurer, Brother, Barudan )
f) Wire Cutting ( Electronic etc)
g) Diamond Cutting
h) Music Industry (Yamaha Musical Keyboards and synthesizers , Korg , Roland, Tritron, Kerton etc)
And many other industrial applications. These above mentioned customer are still largely dependent on old and vulnerable floppy drives. As these old machines have no options to upgrade them or otherwise the cost to upgrade costs more that the basic machines , there is Zero options left with these industrial customers to keep their dependency on these unreliable floppy drives. Floppy drives are still bread and butter for these machines.The time to end of an era of floppy drives has now been announced with the invention of floppy to usb converters also referred to as floppy to usb emulators, floppy to usb simulators, floppy emulators and floppy drive emulators. Our team has really worked hard and given a serious thought in this marvelous invention. These floppy to usb converters have been designed so smartly that they use same traditional floppy drive 34 pin channels and same 5 volts dc voltage. The size of these floppy to usb converters was also kept same, so that it can fit into same place.
Different Versions Offered
· 1.44 mb floppy to usb converter , 34 pin Interface
· 720 KB Double Density floppy disk to usb emulator, 34 pin Interface
· 1.2 mb floppy to usb upgrade, 34 pin Interface
· 1.44 mb floppy to usb converter , 26 Ziff Interface