Suitable for almost all measuring equipment

M-Box is a small, reasonably priced and easy to integrate universal interface for the RS232C port. It allows measuring devices produced by a range of manufacturers to be connected to one measuring point.


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) 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 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, MultiRS232. and RS232.

All M-Boxes support the BOBE EAI488 command set. M-Boxes 2 und 102 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).

(VCP=virtual COM-Port)

Special feature / difference

The "new" M-Box models of the 100 series come in new housings and have a power supply at the Digimatic interfaces (for e.g. LGD/LGS button or W-Box 1P). In addition, the M-Box has 102MUX USB_USB-A a connection for the keyboard receivers from BOBE.

(VCP=virtual COM-Port)

Scope of delivery
  • Interface
  • Power cable or USB cable+driver (only as a download)
  • Instruction manual
TypeDigimaticMulti RS232RS232USB-ARS232
Foot switch
M-Box 28x   x x 671,00 €
M-Box 2USB8x    xx 671,00 €
M-Box 2MUX8x   x xMUX50671,00 €
M-Box 2MUX/USB8x    xxMUX50671,00 €
M-Box 164x3x  x x 712,00 €
M-Box 16USB4x3x   xx 712,00 €
M-Box 226x2x  x x 735,00 €
M-Box 22USB6x2x   xx 735,00 €
M-Box 101USB6x    xx 560,00 €
M-Box 102USB12x    xx 698,00 €
M-Box 102MUX USB_USB-A12x  x xxMUX50798,00 €
M-Box 1036x 4x x x 797,00 €
M-Box 103USB6x 4x  xx 767,00 €
Other models on request         

Subject to alteration, possible error and potential further development.
All prices (non-binding/subject to change) are in euro, excluding VAT and delivery costs.