Tired of using paper tape? Predator BTR's eliminate the necessity of paper tape usage on NC and CNC machines. Predator BTR's add an RS-232 or RS-422 port to your existing NC and CNC machines allowing sending, receiving, and drip feeding large NC or CNC programs. Predator BTR's RS-232 or RS-422 port allows plug and play compatibility with PCs, and Predator CNC Editor, Predator DNC, Predator Desktop, and Predator MDC. Predator BTR's include all required tape reader and tape punch cables, connectors, and power supply if required.
Plug and Play Installation
Concerned about BTR installation? Every Predator BTR is pre-configured to match your NC or CNC machine. Predator BTR's are designed for plug and play installation within your NC or CNC control. Still concerned, our local field service representatives can install them quickly and professionally.
Open Architecture Design
Fed up with proprietary hardware? Other BTR's are usually proprietary and only work with the vendor's specific software and computer platform. Predator BTR's are open architecture and support any RS-232 based communications software application and computer platform.
Universal BTR Design
Want to keep it simple? Predator BTR's universal BTR design supports any NC, CNC, tape reader and tape punch combination. Other BTR's often require different BTR's for different types of NC and CNC machines. Predator BTR's universal design simplifies installation and maintenance issues.
Have to load large NC or CNC programs? Predator BTR's are available in three memory sizes 128k, 512k and 2 Megs supporting 1000 feet, 4,000 feet and 16,000 feet of tape respectfully. Every model supports drip feeding of unlimited size NC or CNC programs.
Note: Not all NC or CNC controls support drip feeding protocols.
675 Tape Reader and Tape Punch Compatible
Concerned about compatibility? Predator BTR's are 675 compatible with every major tape reader and punch vendor. 675 compatibility means that operation of the Predator BTR is transparent to the NC or CNC machine. A NC or CNC machine with an installed Predator BTR still thinks it is running from tape.
675 NC and CNC Compatible
Need to automate your NC or CNC's? Predator BTR's eliminate paper tape, allow older machines to be networked and are 675 compatible with every major NC and CNC vendor. 675 compatibility also means the Predator BTR can be unplugged, returning the NC or CNC machine to it's original operation.
Built-in Surge Protection
Have a noisy environment or frequent lightning storms? Every Predator BTR includes opto-isolation protection between the NC or CNC and the PC. Predator BTR's save thousands in repair dollars and minimize down time by automatically filtering power surges or spikes.
Squeezed with tight space limitations? Predator BTR's are 5' x 7.5' x 1.5' and weigh a mere 12 oz.
1 Year Warranty