The Howick FRAMA stand alone converter software allows users of Howick machines to import legacy software files to newer controllers and convert newer csv outputs for older machines including:
Files matching Howick’s CSV Version 1 or CSV Version 2 specification are accepted for manufacturing. The File Converter can be added as an option the FRAMA Series Machine Control so files can be converted natively. This software has been developed and optimised to run on Windows 10 operating systems. It will not operate on operating systems prior to windows 7*.
*A previous version of the file converter is available for pre windows 7 operating systems.
All the software’s main functions are performed from the main screen.
1. Source Files
Select the location of the files to be converted.
Note: on some servers, the files will not convert it is best to convert on a local drive where possible.
2. Destination Directory
Select the location for the output of the conversion files.
3. Output Format
There are three options for file conversion output.
4. Convert Button
Press this button to convert the files.
5. Open Destination Directory
Opens the selected destination directory to view files.
6. Message Box.
Gives details of the file conversion including completion or failure notes.
The screen shots below will help you identify your controller version.
*If converter option is enabled
Accepts CSV (version 1) only.
Accepts rfm files only.