|Question:||Many new computers do not offer serial communication ports. How is communication possible to Yaskawa products if no serial port is available?|
|Answer:||Currently most Yaskawa products require serial communication; some do offer Ethernet as an alternative. However, if neither method of communication is available, most computers offer USB (Universal Serial Bus). A USB to serial adaptor device may be used to establish communication. These adaptors are widely available on the Internet and at electronics stores. |
All current Yaskawa software will work with a USB to serial port adaptor (provided the operating system supports it). Yaskawa has used the following inexpensive model successfully with current generation products and software (SGDH, SMC-2000, SMC-3010, SMC-4000, MP-940, MP-930, MP-920, NS-600, NS-500, NS-300, SigmaWin100, SigmaWin+, SigmaWinLite, YTerm, MotionWorks, MotionWorks+, IndexWorks, NS-XXX):
USB to serial adaptors can be purchased from many different vendors, including many PC vendors. The results from google search yielded a cost effective unit available, the link is listed below:
Some sources for USB-to-Serial adapters:
- Radio Shack
- CBW: manufactured by Zonet and is their Model # ZUC3100. SKU# 830762001706
- Cable America: http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=101&sku=26886
|Product:||CACR-HR, IndexWorks Software, MotionWorks Software, MotionWorks Plus Software, MP920 Machine Controller, MP930 Machine Controller, MP940 Machine Controller, NS600 Indexer, NSxxx Software, SGDA, SGDB, SGDC, SGDH Sigma II, SigmaWin100-200 Software, SMC-2000, SMC-3010 LEGEND-MC, YTerm Software |
|Category:||Environment; Maintenance; Programming|
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