Floppy drives were extinct for decades now from both consumer and industrial markets. Yet, there are still plenty of older machines that are using that outdated data input interface. Are you still stocking up on those old floppy discs? What if you could toss them out and replace them with a USB drive?
And this is exactly what we did. We have heard from our customers looking for a solution to leave the floppy discs in the past, where they belong. The obvious replacement technology, ubiquitous and inexpensive, was the omnipresent USB interface. Transition to USB brings forth many advantages, including data safety, mobility, and lower maintenance costs.
We have identified two machine brands, HAAS and OKUMA, whose long discontinued but yet still actively utilized machines still operated floppy drives. The major challenge was building a modern interface to those older machines. Once we accomplished this task, finding an appropriate hardware OEM was just a matter of brief research.
We are happy that our customers do not have to search online for those old floppy discs any longer. USB has been the interface king for a decade and will continue its rule for a long time to come.
To find out whether your specific machine can be upgraded to the USB interface, contact us today at PrecisionZone.net!