KMS connection to PQC-D II

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  1. Vic the Printer

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    Can KMS connect to an older PQC with a magnetic card reader for ink presetting…
     
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    Hi Sir
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    That IS my question, basically want to find out how I can connect the moxa to the older PQC serial connection
     
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    I would like that you contact: http://www.moxa.com/support
    in Order to get the support and the Fact , how you can do it in base to
    the Hardware and Software Support for PQC Komori.
     
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    PQC DII was not made by Komori, but by Toyo Denki. I've seen some creative attempts to download ink key profiles, via the magnetic card reader, but it's a lot of work for very little return. Easier to just upgrade the magnetic card reader to a floppy disc reader, or better yet, buy a new press.
     
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    I wish I could afford to buy a new press :) would upgrading to a floppy reader add the interface to connect KMS using moxa?
     
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    Moxa is just a brand name, like Advantech, used on a lot of Komori PCs for serial interfaces. KMS stands for Komori Monitoring System, and even if you could get the floppy interface to work, there would still be no 'monitoring'. The 'newer' presses interface the PQC with the press PLC (computer that runs the press). So without that, the best you could hope for is a PC to store your job ink key profiles. My recommendation is that any PQC older than a III, is just not worth the effort, sorry.
     

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    sorry should have included more details.. I have already setup a PC with the PCC software that converts the CIP3 to Inkprofile graph and ultimately convert the graph into text, which represents the key settings for the different units with ink set etc..
    which works perfectly.. and but this is the end of the line so far… one would have to enter this info into the console manually. Now if I could only connect the PC to the Console so that KMS can do it's job.
    As for Moxa… I have also installed moxa in the PC, and have configured for the press…. and since inside the console there are 2 open RS-232C plugs… which I was hoping can be used for serial connection?
     
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