Predator Flex/2 RS232 Hardware Network your shop
End of Life - Limited Availability

Predator Flex/2 Overview

What is Predator Flex/2 Hardware?

Predator Flex/2 Hardware is an upgradable 16 to 128 port RS232 PC solution. Designed for manufacturers with multiple buildings and those without existing Ethernet infrastructure. It includes a plug an play PCI card and one to eight hubs to network up to 128 CNCs, robots and PLCs to your Windows based PC. Predator Flex/2 Hardware supports transfers of your CNC programs, offsets and parameters. It supports a wide range of CNC protocols for dripfeeding, downloading, and uploading via RS-232.

Choose from these components

  • PCI Card with limited ISA Card availability
  • 16 Port Hubs
  • DB25 and RJ45 RS232 Ports

Why use Predator Flex/2?

  • Network up to 128 RS232 based CNCs, robots and PLCs
  • PCI Card includes 2 lines
  • Daisy chain up to 4 Predator Flex/2 Hubs per line
  • Flex/2 Hubs can be up to 1000 ft or 305 meters from previous
  • Fiber Optic option for distances up to 1.2 miles or 2000 meters
  • Surge Suppressed RS232 Ports
  • DNC Send, Receive and Dripfeed on all ports
  • Supports High Speed Machining
  • Supports Predator CNC Editor
  • Supports Predator DNC
  • Supports Predator MDC
  • Supports Predator SFC
  • Supports Predator RCM
  • Supports Predator Virtual CNC
  • Supports Predator Touch HMI
  • Supports Predator BCRs & Predator MDC Adapters
  • Supports Predator BTRs & Predator HHTs
  • Supports Predator Grizzly Cables
  • Optionally use existing RS232 cables
  • Replace rotary ABCD switchboxes
  • Open Architecture Not Proprietary
  • Eliminate walking back and forth works from your CNC*
  • Upgrade both cards and hubs as needed

NOTE*: Requires Predator Flex/2 Hardware and Predator DNC.

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Predator Flex/2 Hardware Specifications

  General
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2003 Server & 2008 Server
Device Drivers 32-bit and 64-bit
Operating Temperature 50 - 131°F or 10 - 50°C
Relative Humidity 5 - 90% Non Condensing
Altitude 0 - 12,000 ft or 0 - 3660 Meters
Safety UL 1950, EN60950, CSA 22.2, No. 950
Emissions/Immunity FCC Part 15 (Class B), EN55022 (Class B), ICES 003 (Class B), EN50082-2
Processor RISC (Card) and Intel (Hub)
Throughput Up to 115k Baud per Port
RoHS Compliant Yes
  PCI Card
Dimensions 6.9 x 0.6 x 4.2 in or 17.5 x 1.5 x 10.7 cm
Low Profile Option No
Power +5V 900 mA +/-12V 10 mA
Universal PCI Card 3.3V and 5V bus via 1 host card & slot
PCI Slot 1 full-length 32-bit or 64-bit in 3.3V or 5V slot
  16 Port RJ45 Hub
Dimensions 7.0 x 12.0 x 2.3 in or 17.8 x 30.5 x 5.7 cm
Weight 2.25 lbs or 1.0 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  16 Port DB25 Hub
Dimensions 7.0 x 12.0 x 4.2 in or 17.8 x 30.5 x 10.7 cm
Weight 4.0 lbs or 1.9 kg
Surge Suppression Yes

End of Life > Recommended Replacement

End of Life means that once Predator Software ships the last unit from inventory this item will no longer be available for purchase or warranty replacement. EOL items are still supported.

Predator Flex/2 hardware is superseded by Predator Flex/N.

Predator Flex/2

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  • Add 16 to 128 RS232 Ports
  • PCI Card
  • 5 Year Warranty

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