Kwality Enterprises, India

Floppy to USB for Knitting / Weaving / Embroidery / CNC Machines / Musical Keyboards

  Floppy to USB  
Avail 50% refund on first test unit by emailing a Video of successful operation of our Floppy drive to usb on
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CNC/Robotics /Textile/Medicine & Musical  equipments currently not in our List.
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List of Successfully Equipments
Please note: We are running this campaign due non-availability of many equipments in our area of access.
 
 
Floppy to USB Converter
 
Floppy to USB Emulator
USB Floppy Emulator
 
Floppy Drive to USB

       Few Tested Products
           
                CNC / Robotics

HAAS
FADAL CNC
ABB Robot Controls S4, S4c
KUKA robot
Charmilles Roboform 20/30/31/35/40/41/50/54P
Charmilles Robofil 190/290/300
Okuma Crown Lathe L1060 (OSP-U10L)
Jumberca machines
Arburg machines (Plastic Injection)
Electronica (Sprint,Maxi,Echo,Punch)
Gleason 400GH CNC Gear Hobber
Biesse Rover 322 / 346 (RT 480)
Maxigraff
Koike, Milling Machine 65A80
Partalnaya gas cutting machine
Milltronics Partner 1 ( Centurion 6 )
Seib and Meyer CNC Controllers


           Musical Instruments

Yamaha PSR (540, 550, 640, 730, 740, 1000, 1100, 2000, 2100) , Clavinova CPV series 100, 200 ( 205), CVP 55, CVP 65, CVP 70, CVP 59S, Sequencer QY700 Roland E50, XP60, MT300 , AT-90S, AT-90SL, MC-50
KORG (PA50, PA60, PA80),I30
GEM WK 2000
Solton MS40 ... 100
Ensoniq MR76 keyboard
Lowrey organ  ( LC-50 )
Wicks Royal Classic church organ Viscount Prestige church organ Technics PR603 digital piano
Kawai Sequencer(Q-80EX)

       Textile / Embroidery

Staubli JC3,JC4,JC5
Bonas 200/250/300/400/500
Protti Knitting Machine
Muller 3
Tajima TFGN (630,930), TMFD, TMEG, TMFD , TFKN,TFGN, TME-DC, TEHX, TMEX, TMKD, TMLH, TMCE, STKN, TFHX II C1204
Grosse EJP1
ZSK
SWF
Lasser
Saurer
Fukuwara
KY Jaquard Model VBL
Melco Embroidery Machine
Barudan – BEDS, BEMR, BEMS, BEMX
Shima Seike
Brother- BES, BAS
 
Floppy to USB for USB Flash/Pen Drives

 

Get rid of floppies. Use Pen drives in place of floppies on your machines!

Replace your legacy Floppy disk drive with our Converter!

Use USB Pen Drive instead of vulnerable . diskettes!

You can store data of up to 100 floppies on one Pen drive!

With the rapid growth and advancement of USB technology, especially USB storage devices, traditional and mind bothering floppy drives are gradually being moved out of usage.

Several old machines and devices are still dependent on old floppy drives as the only way of inputting the data for processing. To mention few of these are Robots and Machines used for knitting, laser-cutting devices, weaving, embroidery, musical keyboards, milling, CNC and injection molding are still getting their source by the use of so called vulnerable floppies. Adding to the vow of industrial users in addition to the waste of financial resources a lot of precious time is being wasted in inputting data in the machines.

With the rapid change in USB technology the goods news for users is that:

No more waste of time and precious resources as you will never require floppies ever again. With the use of our emulator you will have a secure and guaranteed long term reliable solution to your problem of transferring data to your industrial machines.

Few of the worries with old Floppy Disks:

  • Non availability at IT retail stores.
  • Gets damaged by
    • when placed in the range of apparatus generating Magnetic effects like Phones, Stabilizers etc
    • Dusty places and other adverse climatic conditions
    • Gets weared out Mechanically
    • Out of 10 out of box 7 gets damaged on 1st use
  • Capacity is very low.

Features of our Magic Box :

  • Against every one floppy disk drive users need one Simulator. The unit has been designed in such a way that all the connections are same ( data and power ), so no customization needs to be performed while swapping the unit.
  • The USB Pen Drive USB when inserted in the USB Floppy Emulator replaces 100 floppies at a time.
  • This USB converter and Pen drives are almost resistant rather immune to effects created from magnetic field, dusty environment or shocks.
  • A simple software provided at free of cost to format a USB Pen drive into 100 blocks of 1.44/1.2/720 kb capacity each or as per user requirements.

This USB Floppy Converter is a boon for all users working on all devices that currently using old floppy. disk drives to transfer data.

Floppy to USB Converter

Ports, buttons and display of the Floppy to USB   (Original Colour of the product may differ )
 

This USB as floppy gives a new life to your old machines as it takes over the place of substitutes the old legacy floppy disk drive!

  • Data of upto 100 floppy disk size on a single USB Flash Drive!
  • Reliable media of storage!

Types of available Interface for Floppy to usb

1.) 34 Pin Standard FDD Interface - These version of floppy drive to usb are with standard FDD height and are available in 1.44 MB , 720 KB Double Density and 1.2 MB format versions

2.) 26 Pin Ziff Type FDD Interface  - These versions of floppy to usb are with Half height or slim version which are available in 1.44 MB and 1.2 MB format versions

3.) USB Port Floppy Emulator         -  These 1.44 MB versions of usb as floppy are for new generation computers and laptops which do not come with standard 34 pin FDD Interface. These act as a USB Floppy drive for these machines when plugged on the USB port.

Specifications

Floppy Drive to USB  Details
Interface
• USB socket Type A
4-pin socket like drive for voltage supply
34-pin / 26 Pin type Ziff  socket for controller
Compatibility
FAT12 File System
Fix sector of size: 512 bytes/sector
3.5" -1.44MB: 80 tracks/18 sector
5.25"-1.2MB: 80 tracks /15 sector
3.5"- 720kB: 80 tracks /9 sector
Diagnostics LEDs  Busy-Green
Display Two-digit, 7 segment display to display current virtual . block
Voltage supply 5 V DC (ranges 4.5 5.5 V DC) 4pin voltage socket for 3.5" drive
Casing Smoke Grey/Black Plastic case
Frame size 3.5 inches and Half Height /Slim versions
Measurements W/H/D approximately 100 mm - 25 mm -122 mm
Temperature range 0  to  65 C
Relative humidity 5% to 90% ( non-condensing)
Scope of supply Floppy Disk to usb Converter
(Connect like a legacy 3.5" . drive)
Switches on Front Panel Left- 10-90 , Right- 00-09
Price Per Unit US $55 to $180 ( based on different Model )

Colour / Specs may change without any prior notice

Why should I Convert Floppy to USB?

From last so many years the floppy disk and the slow RS232 serial communication was the unique means to transfer data from a computer to system. These days the floppy discs are phasing out and are very hard to find in computers and are rarely seen on any shops. So in different countries like UK & USA vendors are providing replacements of floppy drives. But, what will happen if a very expensive industrial machines is stalled for just because that there is no floppy drive compatible to your machine in the market to replace the defective floppy disk drive. We definitely hope that users will not be with the mind to store hundreds of them to keep the machine running?

Now there is no need to worry, as almost everyone has and alternative which will allows to convert floppy to usb on almost any industrial machine or old computer currently working on floppy drive. The best thing is that there is no need to change or upgrade any software or any wiring circuit so as to upgrade the old machines to use USB as floppy.  You only need to swap the floppy to usb by replacing the old floppy drive with this usb as floppy. There are no tedious steps involved in it , and no engineering level experience required to use the  floppy to usb. Just disconnect the old floppy drive and change with the new floppy disk to usb and that's all!  After swapping the floppy drive with floppy disk to usb your machine will now be able to run for another many more years without any worries of floppy drive and you will be able to use usb as floppy.

How floppy drive to usb works?

The floppy to usb gets itself installed on the standard 34 pin or 26 pin Ziff type interface of machine and fools the machines as if it was still connected with a floppy drive. When the machine tries to read or write or try to perform any action of floppy disk drive, it sends a signal to floppy drive to usb  which is connected on the FDD channel. Here the magic of floppy drive to usb starts. It reads the USB pen drive connected and then emulates the data to be processed as a floppy drive thereby treating usb as floppy, thereby transferring the data to the machine/device/equipment in the same way that is used by standard floppy drives. In simple words, your equipment will never come to know that the information it was trying to get actually came from a USB flash drive.

Embroidery machines like Tajima, Melco, SWF, Lasser , Saurer , Happy , Barudan and Brother can easily be configured to read from USB Flash drives using these easy to install floppy to usb.

Just for the compatibility issues there are 2 different dimensions of  floppy disk to usb available with us. One is the standard 34 pin full height interface version of floppy to usb which comes with 3 different format versions i.e 1.44mb , 720 kb double density and 1.2 mb formats. The second type of floppy drive to usb is with 26 pin Ziff type interface with half height slim version which comes is 1.44 , 720 kb double density versions.