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  • ASDQMS SmartCable USB Keyboard for Valenite / VGage VE-100 Column

SmartCable™ Keyboard for Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Column

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Product Description

Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column SmartCable™ Interface

Send data directly to Excel---No Software Wedge Required

This Advanced Systems & Designs - ASDQMS SmartCable™ USB Keyboard single gage interface connects the Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column to your data collection system. This interface cable links the VE-100 Series Electronic Column to the SmartCable™ Keyboard using a 9-pin RS232C male connector---no additional cables required. The output of the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface is a standard USB 2.0 keyboard signal.

Connecting the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface with its built-in keyboard wedge to a computer will allow the Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column to be recognized as a keyboard device that can send data to any Microsoft Windows application - no software wedge required!

This SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface will make the VE-100 Series Electronic Column readings appear as if they were typed in using a standard keyboard - eliminates data collection errors. If you want to collect data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or Explorer based SPC program, simply select the cell where you want the data to appear and trigger a reading.

Readings can be triggered from the Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column by the following:

  • Pressing the ENT key on the VE-100 Series Electronic Column, if it has one

  • Pressing the button on the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface

  • Depressing a connected footswitch (not included)

Simple to use:

LED Indicator lights aid the user with the operation of this ASDQMS SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface.  This SmartCable™ Keyboard is easily configured to send data readings in different modes on your spreadsheet, such as CR, TAB, up, down, left, or right. The output mode is selected by adjusting the rotary switch on the SmartCable™ Keyboard. To access the rotary switch, simply remove the top cover by loosening two Phillips screws.

Our SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interfaces have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Six foot standard cable length. All ASDQMS SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interfaces are available in custom lengths. Contact us for custom lengths.

A detailed operation manual is included with this SmartCable™ Keyboard. Advanced Systems & Designs sets the SmartCable™ Keyboard at the factory to the default settings on the Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column. Make sure both the SmartCable™ and VE-100 Series Electronic Column are set to the same values in order for proper communication to occur. Refer to the Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column user manual for more information on RS232C communication with external devices.


  • SmartCable™ Keyboard for Valenite / VGage VE-100 Series Electronic Column

  • Sends data to Excel or other Explorer based SPC programs

  • Multiple data triggering options

  • Special cable lengths available on request

  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects

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