Embroidery Black Box
Various cable connectors are available with the Black Box to suit a range of embroidery machines, but the device is sold with one connector.
History and sales
The Embroidery Black Box was introduced to the market around 2008. The device was created to meet market demand for a low-cost alternative to expensive external embroidery machine floppy drive readers. The device is sold and used around the world.
The Embroidery Black Box is also Made and Developed In The USA and is the only device of its kind Made and Developed In The USA.
The device is the only solution for Toyota embroidery machines besides direct PC connect.
The device can be purchased at http://www.embroiderybids.com/cart/USB-Flash-Reader-Embroidery-Machine-transfer-system.html
This USB Linker to embroidery machines is the ONLY USA made device on the market. This device also supports more machines than any other similar device on the market.
The distributor of this device claims we will meet or beat any competitors invoice price and or warranty.
The Black Box device supports both parallel (8-PTR) and serial (RS232C) interfaces. However, there are various types of connectors depending on the model of embroidery machine. Each connector is for a different type of machine input port.
The device works on the following embroidery machines: Barudan, Tajima, SWF, Happy, Toyota
The connectors available are:
- Serial 25 Pin
- Serial 9 Pin
- Serial 25 Pin
- Small Parallel
- Serial 9 Pin
Troubleshooting and Known Issues
If the device is causing any issues, first check that all connectors are solid. When connecting the device to the machine both the machine and the device should be powered off and disconnected from the wall outlet.
Check the PLR Electronics Support Site for any other troubleshooting issues.
Known working Models
The following table contains the Black Box corresponding connector type that has been proven to work successfully on the following machines. If your machine is not on the list, then contact PLR Electronics and they can tell you exactly what connect to order.
If your machine has a built in Floppy Drive, see FloppyToUSB
|Machine Model||Connector Type|
|Barudan BEAT 102||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 106||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 702||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 704||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 706||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 802||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 804||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT 806||Barudan Hirose|
|Barudan BEAT-IV||Barudan Hirose|
|SWF||9 Pin Serial|
|Tajima TMEF||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TME-HC||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TME-SC||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TME-C||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TMEF-HC||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TMM (Melco control panel)||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TMFD||Tajima Parallel|
|Tajima TME-DC||Tajima Parallel|
|Toyota 800||25 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 820||25 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 820A||25 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 830||25 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 850||9 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 851||9 Pin Serial|
|Toyota 860||9 Pin Serial|
This USB reader is the idea solution for operators looking to replace devices like:
- Tajima TFD reader / TFD II disk reader
- Barudan FMC & FMCII
- EDS Software
- Toyota Software
- Richpeace Readers
- QDT Software (Quick Design Transfer)
- Nova disk reader
- Read-I disk reader
- Alpha disk reader
- USB LINKER
- Embroidery Transfer Software
- and others