Alpha Disk Reader

Simple, intuitive, and easy to use, the Alpha Disk Reader represents a major advance in embroidery disk reader technology. Truly designed with the operator in mind, the Alpha Disk Reader reduces common operator mistakes, improves efficiency, and cuts material waste.

What you can do with an Alpha Disk Reader

Standard features

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Alpha Disk Reader options

Tajima machine support

Alpha Disk Readers with the Tajima support option connect directly to all models of Tajima embroidery machines via a standard Tajima connector. All disk formats listed above are read, translated to, and output in Tajima stitch code.

Alpha Model 232 (Alpha232)

The Alpha232 comprises a serial port module that replaces the rear panel of the standard Alpha Disk Reader. With the Alpha232 connected to your machine's serial port you can download at faster serial port speeds. Using the worldwide standard RS232 DCE protocol, the Alpha232 connects to any embroidery machine that has a standard serial port. It supports four popular baud rates (1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 baud) and supports connections with or without handshaking. The Alpha232 has the same serial port connector wiring as a modem, which means that you can use off-the-shelf computer serial/modem cables.

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Specifications

Disk Types Supported: 3.5-in. double-density & high-density
Read Formats Supported: FDR, FMC I or II, Tajima DST and DSB, Melco MS-DOS Expanded, Melco MS-DOS Chenille, ZSK, Happy
Pattern Output Rate
Standard Unit:
6,000 stitches per minute maximum (Actual rate governed by equipment connected to Alpha Disk Reader)
Pattern Output Rate, Alpha232: Determined by baud rate
Alpha232 Baud Rates: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600
Rear Panel Connectors  
Standard Unit, Multi-Head Output: (1) Honda 20-pin male
Standard Unit, Monogram Output: (1) Hirose 20-pin female
Tajima Option, Output: (1) 36-pin Centronics female
Alpha232, Output: (1) DB-25 male
Dimensions (in. (mm))  
Height: 2.8 (72)
Width: 6.4 (162)
Depth: 9.8 (249)
Weight (lb. (kg)): 3 (1.4)
Power Requirements: 12 Vdc, 800 mA
Domestic Power Adapter  
Type: Wall-mounted
Input: 100-120 Vac @ 0.2A
Output: 12 Vdc @ 1A
Output Cable: 6-ft., 2x18 AWG
Output Connection to Unit: 3.5mm male plug, tip positive
Operating Environment  
Temperature Range (F (C)): 32° (0°)-104° (40°)
Relative Humidity: 10%-90%, non-condensing
Regulatory Approval: UL 1310, CSA 22.2
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