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The right Floppy-Emulator for your machine

We have the right Floppy-Emulator for your machine or system.

There are still many systems, machines and devices in use with a floppy disk as storage and i/o medium.

The range of machines and systems with a floppy drive is enormous; these includes robot controls, sewing machines, embroidery machines, CNC controls, EDM machines, but also oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and screenloggers. Even many music keyboards and computer systems such as the Amiga 500 were shipped with a floppy disk drive as primary storage device, in this days.

Floppy-Emulator - Machine reference list

Often floppy disk drives are as different as the machines and controls in which they are mounted.

With our floppy disk drive emulators we provide maximum compatibility. Simple replace your old floppy drive with a modern ipcas Floppy-Emulator that uses USB storage media instead of floppy disks.

Not every floppy emulator is suitable as a replacement for any floppy drive. The Machine reference list helps you to choose the right Floppy-Emulator.
If your machine or system is not listed in the compatibility list, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Your ipcas product team at Data Respons

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15% off for all USB-Floppy-Emulators

You receive 15% discount on all USB floppy emulators with your first order via fax or email

Do you ask yourself the question how you can get for your old or used machines an additional benefit and how you can upgrade this efficiently? Many machines and devices are still using floppy disk drives as the only means of data input. CNC, milling, injection mold, or embroidery machines, laser cutting devices and integrated control systems, just to mention a few, are still being fed data with floppy disks several times a day. But what do to, if the production of conventional floppy disks is discontinued?

15% discount on all USB floppy emulators with your first order via fax or email - only for new customers

Swap your legacy diskette drive with the new USB Floppy Emulator „brand ipcas“. The old floppy disk drive is replaced 1:1. The connection is identical, it produces virtually no downtime and there are no further changes have to be made.

The USB floppy drive breathes new life into your system!:

  • You’ll be storing up to 100 floppies on one single USB memory stick!
  • You’ll be using your data on a truly reliable data carrier with a high-capacity and long-term-secure data carrier!

And, you save your customer an additional benefit of there used machines. Well-known companies such ENGEL, KUKA, Bosch and Siemens are already using our solution. Always be one step ahead of your competitors and receive 15% discounting on our list price of EUR 249.00 net on all USB floppy emulators by first order. This promotion is valid until October 13, 2013 and only for new customers on first order via fax or email.

Have we sparked your interest? You can find further information on our USB floppy emulators on our homepage under: Please send us a fax to +49 (0)9131/ 767778 or an Email to “” if you are interested. Our Team from our branch office in Erlangen is looking forward to hearing from you!
Please do not forget to refer to this offer in order to obtain the discount.

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Oscilloscope – USB Floppy-Emulator SlimLine

The Tektronix TDS 3054 oscilloscope is a very high-end and high quality device.
Unfortunately, the screenshots of the current values are stored on floppy disk.

In modern times, this inevitably raises the following questions:

  • Where can I get new floppy disks?
  • Where can I get a replacement if the floppy disk drive is damaged?
  • How can I transfer the data from the floppy disk to my PC or laptop (new PCs often have no floppy disk drive anymore)?
  • The solution is simple:

    USB-Floppy-Emulator SlimLine - Oscilloscope Tektronix TDS3054USB stick replacement for TEAC FD04HF 2300-U FDDOscilloscope - USB-Floppy-Emulator-SlimLineTektronix TDS-3054 oscilloscope with USB Floppy Emulator

    Replace the floppy disk drive (TEAC FD04HF 2300-U) of your Tektronix TDS 3054 oscilloscope with our USB Floppy Emulator SlimLine.

    The USB Floppy Emulator SlimLine is a modern and future-proof solution.

    • Screenshots are stored on USB sticks; these are readable on a PC without a floppy drive.
    • The USB Floppy Emulator has no moving or rotating parts that can wear out.

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Floppy Emulator – USB Floppy Disk Drive Replacement

Floppy-Emulator SlimlineThe new SlimLine Floppy Emulator has arrived!

We have developed a flat version of the USB Floppy Emulator, based on the Floppy Emulator V2.
The drive is connected via a 26-pin flat ribbon cable to the floppy disk controller of the machine, system or instrument.
The flat design allows a direct replacement of a conventional 3.5" slimline floppy disk drive with the Floppy Emulator SlimLine from ipcas.
Flat floppy disk drives were installed not just in laptops; they were used especially in compact industrial controllers, sophisticated measuring instruments and in musical instruments.

A Floppy Disk Drive Emulator from ipcas is always the right choice!

Whether you want to replace, an HD or DD, a 3½" – or 5¼" drive or a slimline drive, we have the right emulator for you.

USB Floppy Emulator V2 – The all-rounder

USB Floppy Emulator V2

Up to 100 floppy disks can be stored on a single USB pen drive. They can be accessed via the selection button of the emulator.
The 3.5" sized emulator supports all popular FAT12 file system formats with a sector size of 512 bytes / sector, and is compatible with

  • 3.5" – 1,44MB: 80 tracks / 18 sectors
  • 5.25" – 1,2MB: 80 tracks / 15 sectors
  • 3.5" – 720kB: 80 tracks / 9 sectors

Floppy-Emulator SlimLine – The flat version

Floppy Emulator SlimLine

The flat SlimLine Floppy Emulator is connected via a 26-pin ribbon cable, a usual with slimline disk drives.
The technical compatibility corresponds to the USB Foppy Emulator V2.

USB Floppy Emulator V3 – The individualist

USB Floppy Emulator V3

This emulator supports almost all disk formats.
Unlike the V2 or the SlimLine version the file system interpretation is not performed by the emulator. The (virtual) disks are stored on a USB pen drive as images and are loaded to the emulator when in use.
This disk format independence allows the use of the USB Floppy Emulator V3 particularly well everywhere where special formats or non-standard formats are used.
In addition, the main hardware features of the emulator can be set totally jumper-free.
These include the transfer rate, the rotation speed, selection of the drive-select pin and many more.

There are very varied areas of application for a floppy disk drive emulator.

Still, many systems and machines use old floppy disk drives, here is a small selection:

  • embroidery machines
  • power looms
  • programmable sewing machines
  • portable level recorder
  • CNC machines
  • embedded controller
  • VMEbus cards
  • PMC modules
  • robot controllers
  • oscilloscopes
  • industrial controllers
  • games consoles
  • electronic musical instruments

All of these plants, machinery and instruments can be operated with a future-proof USB Floppy Emulator from ipcas.

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USB Floppy Format Tool for Windows 7 32/64Bit

USB Floppy Format Tool for the Foppy-Emulator V2The ipcas Floppy-Emulator V2 supports up to 100 disks per USB pen drive. The (virtual) floppy disks can be easily selected via the up-/down-buttons of the emulator, and the LED display shows which disc is currently loaded. If you want to use up to 100 floppy disks per pen drive, the USB pen must be formatted specifically. The formatting can be done with the "USB Floppy Format Tool". If only one floppy disk per USB pen should be used, no software is required.

Now the new "USB Floppy Format Tool for the Floppy Emulator V2" is also suitable for the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 32-/64-Bit
  • Windows Vista, 32-/64-Bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 32-/64-Bit
  • Windows Server 2003, 32-/64-Bit

The "USB Floppy Format Tool" in Version 1.31t is now available for download at the support area and on the product page. A revised manual is included in the package.

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Floppy Emulator V3: New USB-Pen software pack available

Floppy-Emulator V3: FEI-Tool and Config-Tool
A new version of the USB pen drive software pack is now available in the download area and on the Floppy Emulator V3 website.

The package contains the FEI-Tool (disk image tool for Windows, Linux, AND Mac OS X), sample disk images, documentation and user manual.


Graphical user interface for the Floppy Emulator Image Tool – FEI-Tool GUI

Floppy Emulator Image Tool GUIThe ipcas Floppy Emulator V3 operates with file system-independent disk images.
Which file system is contained in the image is practically irrelevant.
The console application FEI-Tool allows the access to files on a ipcas Floppy-Emulator image. The tool is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Handling with console applications allows easy automation of workflows, eg using a batch or shell script.

In daily use, a console application under Windows is not always practical.

Now, there is a graphical user interface for the ipcas Floppy Emulator V3 FEI-Tool. With the program FEI-Tool GUI, the console application FEI-Tool can be used by mouse click.

The FEI-Tool GUI is included in the USB-Stick Software Pack and can be downloaded at product page or in the support area.