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Predator Flex/N Overview

What is Predator Flex/N Hardware?

Predator Flex/N Hardware is an upgradable 1 to 4096 port RS232 PC solution. Designed for manufacturers with multiple buildings and those with existing Ethernet infrastructure. It eliminates PCI cards with each hub plugging directly into the network. Network up to 256 CNCs, robots and PLCs to your Windows based PC. Predator Flex 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

  • 1 Port DB9 style RS232 Hub
  • 2 Port RJ45 style RS232 Hub
  • 4 Port RJ45 style RS232 Hub
  • 8 Port RJ45 style RS232 Hub
  • 16 Port RJ45 style RS232 Hub

Why use Predator Flex/N?

  • Network up to 4096 RS232 based CNCs, robots & PLCs
  • 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 switch boxes
  • Open Architecture Not Proprietary
  • Eliminate walking back and forth works from your CNC*
  • Upgrade both cards and hubs as needed

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

Predator Flex Hardware

Predator Flex/N Hardware Specifications

  General
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2003 Server, 2008 Server & 2012 Server
Device Drivers 32-bit and 64-bit
Operating Temperature 32 - 140°F or 0 - 60°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
Ethernet Connection 10/100Base-T
Ethernet Speed 10/100 Mbps
Ethernet Mode Half and Full Duplex
Throughput Up to 230k Baud per Port
RoHS Compliant Yes
  1 Port DB9 Hub
Dimensions 1.7 x 3.9 x 1.0 in or 4.3 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.3 lbs or 0.2 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  2 Port RJ45 Hub
Dimensions 3.3 x 5.3 x 1.0 in or 8.5 x 13.3 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.5 lbs or 0.3 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  4 Port DB25 Hub
Dimensions 3.3 x 5.3 x 1.0 in or 8.5 x 13.3 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.5 lbs or 0.3 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  8 Port RJ45 Hub
Dimensions 3.7 x 8.3 x 1.0 in or 9.4 x 21.0 x 2.5 cm
Weight 3.0 lbs or 1.4 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  16 Port RJ45 Hub
Dimensions 6.6 x 13.4 x 1.4 in or 16.8 x 34.0 x 3.6 cm
Weight 5.3 lbs or 2.4 kg
Surge Suppression Yes

Predator Flex/N - Part Numbers

Part # Description
60540001 Predator 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 style
60540002 Predator 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 style
60540004 Predator 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 style
60540008 Predator 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 style
60540016 Predator 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 style

Predator Flex/N

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  • Add 8 to 4096 RS232 Ports
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 5 Year Warranty

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