Part Reference: 27705-AGE3
XYZ Part Number: 17024
Floppy disk drives and floppy disks are no longer available from XYZ.
XYZ offers USB floppy emulators to replace the system disk and/or programme storage drives of the following controls:
Changing a USB emulator may not fix a faulty control, there may well be more wrong with your control causing the floppy disc drive not to work. In this case you will have to purchase a service exchange unit.
You can return the USB emulator for a refund subject to our returns policy.
We Strongly recommend to go for a service exchange pendant / module which are refurbished and fitted with USB emulators.
For MX and AGE controls, it is reasonably straight forward for customers to fit the USB floppy emulators, in place of the original floppy drives, themselves. However, there a couple of problems you may encounter:
For the other controls, the conversion process requires dismantling the control pendant and XYZ would strongly recommend customers purchase a service exchange pendant.
There is one USB, floppy drive emulator (XYZ part number 17039) which can be used in any control originally fitted with a floppy disk drive. But, please ensure you set the jumpers correctly,
PLEASE FOLLOW THE FITTING SHEET SUPPLIED
There is also only one parts programme USB drive (part number 17040) which can be used in any control (except MX2 and EDGE). You can purchase as many of these USB drives as you require to store all of your programmes. These USB sticks are specially configured (to 1.44MB) to work with the USB emulators; off-the-shelf USB sticks will not work. To transfer your programmes onto the new programme USB drive insert your floppy disk and new USB parts programme drive into any Windows desktop/laptop PC and copy over using the normal file copying tools. If your desktop PC does not have a floppy disk drive, then please purchase an external floppy drive with USB interface (XYZ part number 245).
There are a number of different System USB disks; and the correct one must be purchased to match the control type.”