FlexPort Digital Gage Interfaces with USB Output

The most trusted interface on the market - Now with USB !!

- Send data to any software via 3 different options - all in one unit:

     -  USB HID keyboard output (appears like type on keyboard in ANY application)

     -  USB Serial Port (Virtual COMport)

     -  DB9F Serial Port (Standard RS232 port)

Collect data from literally thousands of measuring devices
- Capture gage readings (Digimatic, OptoRS232, and Serial) and send directly to ANY software
- LED flashes to show successful data capture and sending

Powerful spreadsheet functions:

     -  Column/row mapping

     -  Date/time stamp

     -  Move up, down, tab, return to beginning

- Use right out of the box or configure to match custom requirements

- Continuous/streaming readings 

- TIR mode with Min/Max/TIR output

Competitors require different devices to perform the same functions.
With FlexPort USB, your needs may change but your interface doesn't.

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FlexPort USB Gage Interface Family

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Product Description

Connecting gages to a FlexPort Gage Interface is quick and easy –just plug them in!  The FlexPort Gage Interface uses industry standard cables to connect to multiple devices and it sends gage readings directly to your PC software via USB or RS232. 

The FlexPort controls the flow of information to the PC, making data collection simple and error-free. There are many user-friendly features, such as data transmission verification via LED signal.  The LED turns on when data is requested and turns off when it has been sent. Each input also includes a data send jack for a handswitch or footswitch.  Data can be requested by external switch, the send button on the gage, or host commands from the PC. 

SPC data collection is now simple and accurate.  Sending 10 readings per second (even faster for high speed applications) means you can collect data in real time. Special functions like TIR, MIN and Max can all be captured and sent to your software as well. 

Many of the functions that are built in to the FlexPort for advanced data collection are considered customizations by other manufacturers and will add to the overall cost of their gage interface. This is not an issue with FlexPort Gage Interfaces. Whether you are adding a new workstation or expanding a plant-wide installation, the FlexPort Gage Interface can make collecting data fast, easy and economical.

The FlexPort Gage Interface is designed for interfacing (connecting and converting) most measuring instruments to a computer via USB port. The FlexPort is a multi-function interface that includes HID Mode (Human Interface Device), VCP Mode (Virtual COMport driver) and RS232 Mode (serial output).

3 Output types available in each unit:

USB: HID (Human Interface Device) Mode

In HID mode, no setup is required. The FlexPort USB works right out of the box. Connect the FlexPort directly to any USB port on a computer and collect data immediately; it will emulate a keyboard. The computer will see the FlexPort and instantly allow readings to be entered into any program. Gage readings appear as if they were typed on the keyboard numeric pad. That means readings are entered exactly as they are displayed on the gage...NO DATA ERRORS! 


Exclusive HID Functions: In addition to sending readings, the FlexPort can send extra characters to enhance data collection; automatically finding row/column positions, adding date/time stamps, moving data to different cells after entry, and more.

USB: VCP (Virtual COMport) Mode

In Virtual COMport Driver mode, it will create the next available COMport: COM1, COM2, COM3, etc. Load the included driver for the FlexPort USB to access advanced features as well as to create a Virtual COMport (VCP). The computer will configure the FlexPort as the next available COMport, acting just like previous DB9 or DB25 serial ports. The FlexPort USB will send data to the COMport that can be captured by any software you choose. Most SPC software has a driver for the standard format used by all of Midwest FlexSystems' products.

 

DB9: RS232 Mode                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Standard RS232 output via DB9 mode is the basic output and connection that has been the industry standard for over 20 years.  The RS232, which is supplied with the FlexPort, is connected to a serial port on the computer.  The output is in standard format (FlexPort Standard) with count, reading, mode and the channel numbers for port identification.

 

Call us today to find out how the FlexPort can save you time and money while improving your manufacturing process.

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Additional Information

SKU FP-USB
Weight (in lbs) 2
Manufacturer Midwest FlexSystems Inc
Number of inputs 2, 4 or 8 Universal Inputs + 1 PassThru port
Input type Universal = Mitutoyo Digimatic, MTI Compatibles, Serial & RS232
Output type Standard RS232 or USB
Power Supply 110v Wall Adapter 7-9VDC Center Positive
Gage Input Connector 10-pin Male (Mitutoyo Digimatic) input on front and DP9 Male Pass-Thru on rear panel
Data Send Input 2.5mm jacks
Output Connector DB9 Female and USB type B
Remarks Special output and configurations available...Contact us for more information