M-Box – characteristics and description

M-Box is an interface for industrial applications in the field of SPC- quality assurance and CAQ-programm´s (computer-aided quality control).

Power is provided as Standard M-Box with RS232 (PC-COM) or LAN-port by means of a 230-volt integrated power supply. Equipment designed for USB (VCP=virtual COM-Port) use can be alternatively powered via the USB-connection and the integrated power supply is no longer required.

All M-Boxes are equipped for the optional connection of an external foot switch, which makes for comfortable transmission of the measured data to the processing software. M-Box's status LEDs allow connection activity to be easily monitored.

USB-connected or LAN-connected M-Boxes generate with a driver a virtual serial Interface (VCP), for use with software requiring a serial link between the device and the software.

M-Box equipment and connection options

Depending on equipment design, up to 12 digital measuring devices can be connected to the M-Box. M-Box supports, among others, Digimatic [?], OptoRS232C [?] and MultiRS232 [?].

All M-Boxes support the BOBE EAI488 command set. M-Boxes 1 und 2 are also available with Mitutoyo MUX50 command and data format and can, therefore, be operated with quality assurance data software allowing only MUX 50-type Mitutoyo Interfaces (e.g. DMX-8).

The range of connection options and prices is given in our table:

Typ Digimatic Opto
RS232
Multi
RS232
LAN-/Ethernet-
port
(LAN)
RS232
(PC-COM)
USB-
port
(VCP)
Foot switch
connector
M-Box 1 4x       x   x
M-Box 1 USB 4x         x x
M-Box 1 LAN 4x     x     x
M-Box 1 MUX 4x       x   x
M-Box 1 MUX/USB 4x         x x
M-Box 1 MUX/LAN 4x     x     x
               
M-Box 2 8x       x   x
M-Box 2 USB 8x         x x
M-Box 2 LAN 8x     x     x
M-Box 2 MUX 8x       x   x
M-Box 2 MUX/USB 8x         x x
M-Box 2 MUX/LAN 8x     x     x
               
M-Box 7 4x 4x     x   x
M-Box 7 USB 4x 4x       x x
M-Box 7 LAN 4x 4x   x     x
               
M-Box 8 4x 8x     x   x
M-Box 8 USB 4x 8x       x x
M-Box 8 LAN 4x 8x   x     x
               
M-Box 15     6x   x   x
M-Box 15 USB     6x     x x
               
M-Box 16 4x   3x   x   x
M-Box 16 USB 4x   3x     x x
M-Box 16 LAN 4x   3x x     x
               
M-Box 22 6x   2x   x   x
M-Box 22 USB 6x   2x     x x
M-Box 22 LAN 6x   2x x     x
               
M-Box 26 2x   5x   x   x
M-Box 26 USB 2x   5x     x x
Type
 
Description Price
M-Box 1 4x Digimatic € 528,00
M-Box 1 USB as M-Box1 with USB port € 528,00
M-Box 1 LAN as M-Box1 with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 631,00
M-Box 1 MUX as M-Box 1 with extended MUX50 command set € 528,00
M-Box 1 MUX/USB as M-Box 1 MUX with USB-port € 528,00
M-Box 1 MUX/LAN as M-Box 1 MUX with LAN-/Ethernet- port € 631,00
     
M-Box 2 8x Digimatic € 620,00
M-Box 2 USB as M-Box 2 with USB-port € 620,00
M-Box 2 LAN as M-Box 2 with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 718,00
M-Box 2 MUX as M-Box 2 with extended MUX50 command set € 620,00
M-Box 2 MUX/USB as M-Box 2 with MUX with USB-port € 620,00
M-Box 2 MUX/LAN as M-Box 2 with MUX with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 718,00
     
M-Box 7 4x Digimatic + 4x OptoRS232 € 680,00
M-Box 7 USB as M-Box 7 with USB-port € 680,00
M-Box 7 LAN as M-Box 7 with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 778,00
     
M-Box 8 4x Digimatic + 8x OptoRS232 € 755,00
M-Box 8 USB as M-Box 8 with USB-port € 755,00
M-Box 8 LAN as M-Box 8 with LAN-/Etnernet-port € 853,00
     
M-Box 15 6x MultiRS232 € 658,00
M-Box 15 USB 6x MultiRS232 with USB-port € 658,00
     
M-Box 16 4x Digimatic + 3x MultiRS232 € 658,00
M-Box 16 USB as M-Box 16 with USB-port € 658,00
M-Box 16 LAN as M-Box 16 with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 756,00
     
M-Box 22 6x Digimatic + 2x MultiRS232 € 680,00
M-Box 22 USB as M-Box 22 with USB-port € 680,00
M-Box 22 LAN as M-Box 22 with LAN-/Ethernet-port € 778,00
     
M-Box 26 5x MultiRS232 + 2x Digimatic € 735,00
M-Box 26 USB 5x MultiRS232 + 2x Digimatic with USB port € 735,00

Subject to alteration, possible error and potential further development. All prices (valid from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2018) are in euro, excluding VAT and delivery costs.

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