USB to Serial used by Service Engineer on Production Line

Nutek use Brainboxes US-101 USB to Serial adapter to upgrade production line conveyor belts in the field


I have tried many off the shelf USB to Serial adapters. Some break easily, others only work some of the time. Brainboxes US-101 installed in seconds and could communicate with anything I threw at it, I would recommend this device to anyone.

– Colin Young, Nutek Europe

Nutek Vertical Buffer has OMRON PLC with Serial port insideNutek conveyor equipment is used on production lines to automate transportation of Printed Circuit Board (PCBs) between processes. Within many pieces of conveyor equipment is a serial port used to communicate the state of its’ sensors and firmware, through a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Nutek engineers use Omron CX programmer software to interface with the PLC, in this case a Nutek Buffer with a firmware compatibility issue. The Nutek engineer has a Dell Latitude laptop which like many newer laptops has no Serial ports.


Brainboxes US-101 USB to Serial AdapterThe US-101 USB to Serial adapter has a standard USB connection at one end and one Serial port at the other. It is small enough to slip into a laptop bag and can be plugged directly into a USB port or can be used with a cable. The drivers have been written by Brainboxes own development team, ensuring complete compatibility and trouble free operation. The US-101 takes two minutes to install and can be running hassle free all day long.


Nutek Service Engineer Using Laptop without Serial PortColin Young of Nutek has years of experience maintaining and repairing Nutek conveyors and PCB handling equipment. Colin had tried many USB to serial adapters over the years and had trouble finding one which worked consistently with all the different types of equipment he connected to. Colin found Brainboxes’ USB to Serial adapter ‘just worked’.



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