New stock ETA is 18th of March 2014
The original KEBA Kemro PFD35 is a serial floppy disk drive unit used to interface with certain older models of ENGEL injection moulding machinery (particularly the EC88 and certain CC90 models).
Unfortunately the original Kemro PFD35 unit is no longer in production and considered obsolete. For anyone who actively uses the older ENGEL machines and wants to move from 3.5″ floppy disks to USB memory or just needs a spare interface, may be interested to know that there is an alternative.
We have a few older ENGEL injection moulding machines without built-in disk drives and were unable to find anyone willing to sell us an original PFD35. When the lithium batteries on the motherboards failed requiring the EBIAS to be reloaded. We found ourselves in a difficult situation.
So we decided to look at producing an alternative interface unit that would be a 100% compatible replacement to the PFD35. After some R&D a small number of these units were produced and this website created for anyone who may be interested.
The alternative interface is available in 3.5″ FDD and USB. The FDD version has a standard 3.5″ floppy disk drive and works exactly the same as the original pfd35 while the USB version has a USB interface for standard USB memory devices such as memory sticks allowing machine and parts data to be easily transferred and kept backed up without the need for obsolete floppy disks.
The unit is based off the original Kemro design and utilises many of the same or similar components found in an original. In particular the Oki 8085 processor, Western Digital floppy controller as well as the Oki Communications Interface IC’s are identical. In this way the alternative unit can achieve complete compatibility and to date there has not been a single problem arising from a compatibility issue.
Each unit is sold new and has been tested on an ENGEL EC-88 machine (watch the below video for an operational demonstration). Even if you should already own an original Kemro unit or be considering purchasing a used original – it may be worth noting that this alternative in built entirely of new (non-fatigued) components, thereby ensuring a much longer service lifespan to you.
|FDD:||EU power cable, Data cable, User manual|
|USB:||EU power cable, Data cable, User manual, Memory stick with USB software|
Operational voltage is 210-240v, 50hz. (In order to handle the American 100-120v 60hz, a transformer conversion is available at a small additional cost.)
Please contact us for pricing and availability