ABB , the leading power and automation technology group has introduced USB disk drive replacement kits for ABB’s robot controllers models S4 to S4C.
The new kit is a complete package upgrade solution that replaces existing and often unreliable hard-to-source floppy disk drive units and disks with a USB connection point.
USB disk drive replacement kits let users transfer all their stored programs and data to a standard USB memory stick and also provide a connection point for a PC.
The replacement kit provides a safeguard for data and programs, which can cost thousands of dollars to develop, and are among the most valuable parts of a robot system. This is critical as the life expectancy of a floppy disk drive is less than a third of the rest of the robot system and may be the first part to fail, possibly taking programs with it.
Key benefits of USB disk drive replacement kits:
- Replaces 3.5-inch drives or boxes of disks
- Faster transfer time and lower risk of data loss
- Ideal for cold booting and program selection
- Large storage capacity equivalent to 100 floppy disks
- Completely plug compatible and supplied with fixings
The disk drive replacement kits come complete in a package containing all the parts necessary to install and run the USB device, including an instruction and installation manual.
The unit is supplied with two formatted and ready-to-use USB sticks, compatible to the selected system version. Additional formatted USB sticks are available from ABB. A product version compatible for the robot controllers model S3 is available on request.