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Network Boxes

PC-DNC will work with wired and wireless configurations or a combination of the two. We recommend a wireless system because of the following benefits:

  • Eliminates the possibility of blown serial ports due to power surges or "ground-loop" conditions. 

  • Eliminates the cause of many data transmission errors that occur when using long RS-232 cables. 

  • Simpler and lower cost installation since no long cables are run. This can be challenging in shops with tall ceilings or when over head cranes are present.

The following three network boxes have a proven track record of working reliably with PC-DNC and in a machine shop environment. All are available for purchase so please give us a call and we will configure a custom system for your shop.

Moxa NPort W2150A

  • RS-232/422/485 IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless serial device server

  • Link any serial device to an IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi network

  • 921.6 Kbps max baudrate for RS-232/422/485 transmissions

  • Enhanced surge protection for serial, LAN, and power

  • Remote configuration with HTTPS, SSH

  • Secure data access with WEP, WPA, WPA2

  • Easily connect to your CNCs serial port with a short serial cable

  • Powered with a single 12vdc power cube (not shown)

  • We offer a special cable that enables the box power to be supplied by the CNC machine


D-Link Access Point DAP-2360

  • 802.11n Plenum-rated PoE Access Point supporting 802.11b/g/n

  • Gigabit PoE Ethernet LAN port

  • LEDs for Power, LAN, and 2.4 GHz

  • Powered-over-Ethernet so may not require a power supply

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Moxa NPort 5610-8-DT

  • Wired Serial Device Server

  • 8 serial ports supporting RS-232/422/485

  • Two Ethernet ports for cascade wiring

  • LCD screen and LEDs for system status

  • 10/100M auto-sensing Ethernet

  • 921.6 Kbps max baudrate for RS-232/422/485 transmissions

  • Built-in 15 KV ESD protection for all serial signals

  • Supports both DC powered terminal blocks or AC power jacks

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Cables & Adapters

CNC Machines serial port configurations can vary between manufactures and be challenging to connect. We carry most every cable configuration you will need. Please give us a call and we will help you determine what cable is required for your configuration. The following cables are available for purchase and covers 99% of DNC installations we have installed.

USB to Serial Adapter

  • RS-232 Serial to USB Adapter

  • USB 2.0 to DB9 female connector

  • 1' in length

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Null Modem Cable

  • RS-232 Serial Null Modem Cable

  • DB25 Male to DB9 Female connector

  • Available in the following lengths: 6', 10', 15', 20', and 25'

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