NCnet Lite free DNC software
Reduce machine downtime for program transfer

  • Connects to 1 CNC machine via RS232
  • Genuinely free DNC software, no strings
  • Works perpetually, no periodic renewal
  • Easy to use, easy to configure
  • DNC connection data for 100+ controllers

NCnet Lite free DNC software transfers programs between a PC and a single CNC machine through the PC and machine’s RS232 ports. Connection can be wired or wireless.

Caution: NCnet Lite free DNC does not have some of the features of NCnet. Please see the difference table below before deciding on the product.

For drip feed, or for connecting multiple machines, try the full version of NCnet.

We have a large data bank of connection details for various controllers, with details of cable connections, parameters to be set on the CNC, and settings in NCnet Lite. The data helps you save time in getting your DNC going, reduces the time from days to hours.

We have a large data bank of connection details for various controllers, with details of cable connections, parameters to be set on the CNC, and settings in NCnet. The data helps you save time in getting your DNC going, reduces the time from days to hours.

This page has sources for hardware that you will need for the DNC connection. Note that this hardware is not made by us, and is just what is available for online purchase. See the NCnet fact sheet for methods of connecting your machines and PC, and decide what hardware you need.

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NCnet

NCnet starts with a 1 machine version, with advanced features like drip feed machining and remote program calling. You can add on any number of machines you want.

To reduce the time taken to connect your machines, it has a large data bank of connection details for 100+ controllers. You can buy access to this data bank separately.

NCnet for 1 machine
US $ 300 / Rs. 20,000
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NCnet for each additional machine
US $ 100 / Rs. 6,800
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NCnet Lite

NCnet Lite supports dump (one-shot) program transfer with 1 machine. It does not have drip feed and remote program calling.

It is very easy to configure and use.

Feature   NCnet     NCnet Lite  
   Number of machines supported 256 1
   Proven programs safety – separate folders for programs sent to machine and received from machine    
   Drip feed machining  
   Auto restart from interruption in drip feed  
   Remote calling of programs without going to PC  
   Remote sending of programs without going to PC  
   Auto rename and save of different versions of program  
   DNC report – report of program transfers  

Here’s how you can reduce the time to get DNC going
Buy our DNC support package :Email support for 2 weeks + Ready-made DNC connection data

We’ve done thousands of DNC connections over the past 30 years, and there’s very little we don’t know about DNC.
Why waste many days of your and your machine’s time trying to figure out the right cable connection and the settings in the software, on the machine ?
Just buy our DNC support package – it costs peanuts.

DNC data is available for 110 CNC controllers. For each controller there are: Cable connection diagram, parameter settings on the controller, settings in NCnet / NCnet Lite free DNC,PDF file with the details, XML to automatically set required parameters. Here’s the List of controllers for which DNC data is available. Here’s a Sample PDF file with connection data

Hardware that you will need for the DNC
You will need hardware for the DNC connection for NCnet as well as for NCnet Lite free DNC, depending on how many machines you have and how you want to connect to them. Examples: Cables, gender changers, RS232 tester, optical isolator, etc.
Cadem’s web site has a page with suggested hardware, and sources where you can buy them online.

US $ 30 / Rs. 2,040
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