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  • SmartCable™ Keyboard with Excel Output for Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage

SmartCable™ Keyboard with Excel Output for Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage

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Product Description

SmartCable™ USB Keyboard for Mecmesin Advanced Force Gage

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

This Advanced Systems & Designs - ASDQMS SmartCable™ USB Keyboard single gage interface connects the Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage to a computer and sends data to Excel or other spreadsheet programs. Connects the Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage to the SmartCable Keyboard gage interface using a 15-pin female cable connector---no additional cables required. The output of the SmartCable™ Keyboard is a standard USB 2.0 keyboard signal.

Connecting the SmartCable™ Keyboard with its built-in keyboard wedge to a computer will allow the SmartCable™ gage interface to be identified as a keyboard device that can send data to any Microsoft Windows application (like Excel) or internet explorer based SPC program - no complicated software wedge required. The SmartCable™ Keyboard will make the Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage readings appear as if they were typed in using a standard keyboard - eliminates data collection errors. If you want to collect SPC data into a Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications, simply select the cell where you want the data to appear.

Readings can be triggered by the following:

  • Pressing the data send TXD button on the Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage, if it has one

  • Pressing the button on the SmartCable™ Keyboard

  • Depressing a connected footswitch (not included)

A detailed operation manual is included with this SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface. Advanced Systems & Designs normally sets the SmartCable Keyboard to the default settings on the Mecmesin Advanced Force Gage. Make sure both the SmartCable gage interface and Mecmesin Advanced Force Gage are set to the same values. Refer to the Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage operating manual for more information on external communication.

Simple to set-up, simple to use!

LED Indicator lights aid the user with the operation of the SmartCable™ Keyboard. This SmartCable™ Keyboard is easily configured to output data in different output 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.

Six foot overall cable length. Special lengths are readily available upon request.


  • SmartCable™ Keyboard for Mecmesin MK4 Advanced Force Gage

  • 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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