Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2017

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Page 123 of 188 October 2017 MMS 121 BETTER PRODUCTION Shops Using Technology productive hours every day deal- ing with the problem and wonder- ing if he would be able to send and receive these vital programs. He was second-guessing every- thing and looking through the code every time it did reach the machines, he says. Knowing that the age of the machines was not the issue, he began researching solutions to his cabling problem. He compiled information he found online about the cost to have a team of people set up new, better-insulated CAT5 cables versus the cost to make the leap to wireless. Ultimately, he decided to replace the cable system with six RS232 wireless units from Shop Floor Automa- tions that enable users to connect the machines to wireless net- works for transferring data. The units are designed to withstand industrial environments, and he installed them on six dif ferent machines in a single day. RS232 is a standard for serial communication transmission of data. It formally defines the The shop replaced the cable system with six wireless RS232 units from Shop Floor Automations. AFTER Boring Turning Milling Drilling Holding Custom Builds Repairs Detail Work Standard Tools Specialty Tools High Performance Tools BEFORE A m e r i c a n M a n u f a c t u r i n g , S e r v i n g t h e W o r l d

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