PDF of FANUC TAPE READER A860-0056-T020 Manual Wtd.

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue May 12 22:36:23 CDT 2020

Following up on the results of my searching around.  The FANUC A860 reader
with A20B controller (the normal set up) has a 50 pin output port.  There
is a device one can buy that receives the signal from the FANUC's 50-pin
port and converts to into 25-pin RS232.  The device is called a behind the
tape reader or BTR.  There are models of BTR made for FANUC.  I found the
Memex MX1000 and MX1100, Sanyo RLC174 and DOSTEK 440A.  I am sure there are

So...one needs some sort of BTR to make the FANUC A860 (also referred to as
FANUC 6) connect to a PC for the purpose of archiving papertapes.

There are vendors who sell these used/new.  fanucparts.com/btr/
texas-industrial.com and others.


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 4:55 PM Al Kossow via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>

> On 5/12/20 1:42 PM, Bill Degnan wrote:
> > Al,
> > Here is the Ebay auction, I hope the manual is included assuming the
> 50-pin port is the output port.
> >
> ? there isn't a manual shown
> the 50 pin connector is the I/O
> you can find descriptions of the pinout online from people making paper
> tape reader replacement devices

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