Making Older NC Machines More Attractive
If you are selling, buying or using an older NC machine tool, a BTR (Behind the Tape Reader) interface may be just what the doctor ordered. A BTR will allow a shop computer to send files to the machine, dripfeed extremely long programs and eliminate the need for troublesome punched tapes. If you are selling an older machine, a BTR interface is a prescription to extend the useful life of the equipment. If you are using an older machine, a BTR will make you more productive.
At Rybett Controls, we have hundreds of plug-in interfaces for every NC control type from the oldest GE 120S, Allen-Bradley 4000, Bendix 20, Cincinnati AC4, UMAC 6 or Westinghouse 2560 to the newest Fanuc. Rybett BTR interfaces never disable the tape reader giving you access to both old tape programs and new computer files. Almost all Rybett BTR kits are easy to install for someone who is generally familiar with NC maintenance. However, installation is available if desired.
CAMSTORE LPT (Printer Port BTR) $995 Complete:
The Camstore LPT BTR (Behind Tape
interface allows older NC machine tools to connect to the printer port
modern DNC computers. The LPT BTR may be used to eliminate tape reader
provide a DNC link, load data to NC memory or dripfeed long programs
from a computer hard drive. The LPT BTR itself has no memory; it is
a link between the machine's tape reader input logic and a parallel
port on a nearby PC computer located within 10 or 20 feet of the
The Camstore LPT BTR is shipped as an installation kit including
and the following items: NC interface card, cabling, Camstore Menu
software and a test plug. Note that Camstore Menu software runs under
DOS, Windows 3/95/98 but not Windows NT.
Sales and service of Rybett BTR products are handled by Timm
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (702) 897-1385
Fax Mach: (702) 897-9566
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