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Universal FlexPort Gauge Interfaces

Universal FlexPort Gauge Interfaces are used for connecting any brand of gauge for performing SPC. For pricing information or to determine which hardware is right for your operation, call us at 1-866-4WINSPC or email us at info@winspc.com.
 

Universal FlexPort

Models

  • FP-2U: 2 ports
  • FP-4U: 4 ports
  • FP-8U: 8 ports
  • FP-4U-RS: 4 ports with rotary switch


Digital gauge support

  • Federal
  • Fowler
  • Mahr
  • Mitutoyo
  • Ono Sokki
  • Starrett
  • and more

Device support

  • Balances
  • Readouts
  • Weigh scales
  • and more

Connectivity

  • Connect gauges and devices using standard cables to collect up to 5 readings from a single output
  • Mix and match gauge types side by side
  • Simultaneously combines the signal from multiple gauges and converts it to a standardized format (RS232 serial) for collecting data into WinSPC

Cabling

  • Lowest cabling cost on the market: standard cabling priced at $50 vs. competitors pricing at $200
  • Compatible with all standard Mitutoyo gauge cables

Indicators

  • Front panel display includes multiple Data Send LED's to signal successful data sending
  • LED's turn on when data is requested; automatically turn off when data has been sent

Sending data
Models 2U, 4U and 8U offer three ways to request a reading (Data Send) to be sent to your PC:

  • Footswitch jack (contact closure)
  • Send button (on the gauge)
  • Host commands from the PC

Special rotary switch model

Universal FlexPort - Rotary Model

FP-4U-RS

  • Configured with a rotary switch to trigger readings from a selected port
  • Standard data triggering is available and configurable for each port

Data send capability

  • Trigger a static or dynamic (TIR) reading
  • Trigger all or any combination of ports
  • Send serial requests to a gauge
  • Notify a PC that a data request has occurred

Pass-thru port
additional (DB9M) port

  • Connect directly to a serial gauge and extract 1 to 5 readings from the output
  • Used as a backplane for connecting interfaces to the PC
  • Uses standard cable to connect to the PC; will combine all FlexPort products (digital, serial, analog, display, and more) for up to 99 inputs.

Dimensions
FP-2U/4U: 5.5"(w) x 5.5"(d) x 1.5"(h)
FP-8U: 5.5"(w) x 5.5"(d) x 2.5"(h)

Power - External: 7-9 vdc
Serial output - Standard RS232 at 9600, N, 8, 1
I/O - Footswitch and LED per input
Gauge input - 10-pin Mitutoyo style (accepts digital and serial gauge inputs)
Pass-thru port - DB9M extra gauge input or backplane
Enclosure - Durable all metal enclosure
Included - Shipped with power supply and cable to PC