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

Predator Flex Overview

What is Predator Flex Hardware?

Predator Flex Hardware is an upgradable 8 to 64 port RS232 PC solution. It includes a plug an play PCI card and one to four hubs to network up to 64 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

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

Why use Predator Flex?

  • Network up to 64 RS232 based CNCs, robots and 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 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 Hardware and Predator DNC.

Predator Flex Hardware

Predator Flex 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
Throughput Up to 115k Baud per Port
RoHS Compliant Yes
  PCI Card
Dimensions 6.0 x 0.5 x 2.5 in or 15.3 x 1.3 x 6.4 cm
Low Profile Option Yes
Power +5V +/-5% 0.43 Amps typical, plus power drain
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
  8 Port RJ45 Hub
Dimensions 7.0 x 12.0 x 2.3 in or 17.8 x 30.5 x 5.7 cm
Weight 1.7 lbs or 0.8 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  8 Port DB25 Hub
Dimensions 7.0 x 12.0 x 2.3 in or 17.8 x 30.5 x 5.7 cm
Weight 1.7 lbs or 0.8 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
  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 1.7 lbs or 0.8 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 3.8 lbs or 1.7 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 hardware is superseded by Predator Express or Flex/N depending on requirements.

Predator Flex

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  • Add 8 to 64 RS232 Ports
  • PCI Card
  • 5 Year Warranty

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