FlexPort Universal Input Gage Interface, Includes RS232 and USB Cable FP-4USB-RD

The FlexPort Gage Interface can collect data from a wide variety of digital gages such as Mitutoyo, Mahr Federal, Starrett, Ono Sokki, Fowler and more and converts it to a standardized format (RS232 serial) for populating any software package you choose. (SPC software packages have a driver for this format).  Many other devices, such as weigh scales, balances, digital readouts and more, can be connected using FlexConnect™ cables. Mix and match gage types side by side. The ability to collect data from virtually any device gives you the power to use the instruments you need.

The FlexPort Gage Interface FP-4USB-RD offers five ways to request a reading:
- Send button (on the gage or cable)
- Selectable Send button (on front of FlexPort, select which port is sent via rotary dial)
- Selectable Data Send jack (on font of FlexPort, select which port is sent via rotary dial)
- Data send jack (contact closure from hand or footswitch)
- PC host commands (send host commands to request a reading)

Features:
-Digimatic, OptoRS232, and Serial input converted to a standardized output
-Data send LED flashes to show successful data sending
-Data send jack to trigger reading for each port
-Pass-thru port for stacking units or connecting other RS232 devices
-Use right out of the box or configure to match custom requirements

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$795.00

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FlexPort Universal Gage Interface FP-4U-RS for Mitutoyo Digimatic and RS232 Gages

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Product Description

The FlexPort Gage Interface simultaneously combines the signal from multiple tools and converts it to a standardized format (RS232 serial/USB) for populating any software package you choose. (SPC software packages have a driver for this format).

The front panel includes multiple data send LEDs to signal successful data transmission. The LEDs turn on when data is requested and automatically turn off when data has been sent.  Each port also includes a data send input jack for hand or footswitch contact closure.

The FlexPort Gage Interface FP-4USB-RD offers five ways to request a reading:
- Send button (on the gage or cable)
- Selectable Send button (on front of FlexPort, select which port is sent via rotary dial)
- Selectable Data Send jack (on font of FlexPort, select which port is sent via rotary dial)
- Data send jack (contact closure from hand or footswitch)
- PC host commands (send host commands to request a reading)

All requests can trigger a static or dynamic (TIR) reading, trigger all or any combination of ports, send serial requests to a gage, notify PC that a data request has occurred and many more features exclusive to the FlexPort line.

The FlexPort is available in 1, 2, 4, and 8 input versions, with Mitutoyo only or Universal (Digital and Serial) inputs and can easily send data to your data collection program. Data is sent to your PC via the included RS232 or USB cable to a communication port. Each input is identified with a channel number for easy identification and tracking. Multiple input FlexPorts include a Pass-Thru port (DB9M) that can connect to a serial gage and extract 1 to 10 readings from an output string. The Pass-Thru port can also be used as a backplane port to connect multiple interfaces using the standard cabling included with every unit.

You can mix digital, analog and remote display interfaces for up to 99 inputs. Whether you need to recall a stored reading or need to capture multiple readings per second, no other interface compares to the speed and flexibility of the FlexPort Gage Interface.

Additional Information

SKU FP-4USB-RD
Weight (in lbs) 3
Manufacturer Midwest FlexSystems Inc
Number of inputs 4 Universal - 1 PassThru
Input type Universal = Mitutoyo Digimatic, MTI Compatibles, Serial & RS232
Output type Standard RS232
Power Supply 110v Wall Adapter 7-9VDC Center Positive
Gage Input Connector 10-pin Male (Mitutoyo Digimatic)
Data Send Input 2.5mm jack
Output Connector DB25 Female
Remarks Includes rotary switch for selectable data send.