Tajima Serial Connection

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Machine Connections can be handled in a number of ways:

  1. Tajima Serial Cable
  2. Tajima Serial Connection Manual
  1. If your embroidery machine comes with machine connection software, such as, Ricoma PC Communication Software (EMB_soft.exe) for Ricoma embroidery machine, or “Happy Link” software for Happy embroidery machine, etc., then “Connection Manager” is what you need. Please find out more information by clicking here.
  2. If your embroidery machine comes with a serial port but no machine connection software, please read the information below:
  • Before you can send designs for stitching, you must configure the machine in EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio. This configuration functionality allows you to add machines, change settings for machines that are already set up, or delete machines that are no longer required.
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  • EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio provides alternative means for sending designs directly to the embroidery machine for stitching. Depending on your software options, you can stitch to the machine using either Stitch Manager or Machine Manager.

The Tajima (TMAR-K1506C-360 Type 2) is the most advanced embroidery machine available. The TMAR-KC series is the ultimate model born from the Tajima technology evolution. The embodiment of Tajima's technologies with high production efficiency, ultimate quality, overwhelming durability, and performance.

Your machine must be set up through Stitch Manager if you are sending to Stitch Manager, or Machine Manager if sending to Machine Manager.

The following information provides details pertaining to the protocols and settings required for EmbroideryStudio/DecoStudio to connect to embroidery machines.

Select your machine type:

Tajima Barudan Toyota Brother Happy SWF Ricoma Cable Types

Tajima Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Tajima machine with a Serial PortSerial Cable:
– Type Q (25 to 25 pin)
– Type R (9 pin PC to 25 pin embroidery machine)
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600, or 38400
Data bits=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware

Barudan Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Tanto, BEAT, BEVT, BEXY, BEXRSerial Cable (9 pin)
supplied by Barudan
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600, or 38400
Data bits=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
BEMS/R, BENS/R, BEZN, BEMAX, BEDSSerial Cable (25 pin)
supplied by Barudan
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Data bits=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine

Toyota Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

AD800/820/820A/830/850/860, ESP9000, ESP9100Serial Cable
Type G, H, U, or V
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Toyota Serial
Baud=9600, or 38400
Data bits=8
Stop bits=2
Parity=Odd
Handshaking=Hardware
Alternative settings for AD850/860Serial Cable
Type G, H, U, or V
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Toyota Serial
Baud=9600, or 38400
Data bits=8
Stop bits=2
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine

Brother Machine Connections

Serial

Tajima Serial Cable

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

Professional machines except 6-headSerial Cable
– Type H
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Data bits
=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
Brother 6-headSpecial Controller Board, Cable and Software from BrotherNot applicable

Happy Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

HCG / HCG-B / HCA
(controller HMS702C and HMS802)
Serial Cable:
– Type G (25 to 25 pin)
– Type U (9 pin PC to 25 pin embroidery machine)
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=9600
Data bits=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Embroidery Machine
HCSSerial cable is supplied with the embroidery machinePort=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=38400
Data bits=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware OR Embroidery Machine (both work)
Machine Format=Happy or Tajima
HCD2Connection Manager via Happy LANConnection Manager
HCR2Connection Manager via Happy LAN or Happy LinkConnection Manager

SWF Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

SWF machines with a Serial PortSerial Cable
– Type V (9 pin)
Port=COM1/COM2
Protocol=Standard Serial
Baud=38400
Data bits
=8
Stop bits=1
Parity=None
Handshaking=Hardware

Ricoma Machine Connections

Machine Type

Connection via

Details

RicomaConnection Manager via Ricoma PC Communication SoftwareConnection Manager
Serial

Serial Cable Types

So you have purchased a design collection online or purchased a design collection on a CD, and you have it safely tucked inside a folder on your computer.

Tip: You really should save a copy of ALL your designs from USB sticks and/or CD’s to your computer, just in case you lose the USB or damage the CD. Don’t ask me how I know this!

Now you need to send the design to your machine. But how do you know the right files to send? You can, of course, copy and paste the design files to the USB stick using Windows Explorer. But you have to know whichfile(s) to send. If your machine reads EXP files (which most do these days), and you copy and paste onlythe EXP file, you will most likely see the design in very funny colors on the screen of your machine, as it will appear in the default colors rather than the Isacord Color numbers on the Color Bar.

You actually have to remember to copy THREE files for every design – the EXP (embroidery file), INF (color information), and BMP (bitmap graphic) – to the USB stick so that the machine can read all the information correctly.

An easy way to get the files from your computer is to use ArtLink 7, which is a free embroidery software program available as a download from the bernina.com website. You will find the instructions for downloading the software there as well.

Of course, you can use BERNINA Embroidery Designer Plus or Editor Plus software if you have that!

Here’s how easy it is to do:

Open the Software from the desktop icon.

Select the Open icon or select File > Open.

Note that there are quite a few simple editing features available in ArtLink 7, including re-sizing, rotating and mirror imaging.

Feel free to edit your design, but when you are ready to send the design to the machine, simply select the Write to Card Machine icon.

A new window opens up. Now when you select the EXP tab, the software will automatically send all the right files to the USB stick that you insert into the computer! Most recent BERNINA machines will read the EXP format (the 200 and 730 read both the ART and EXP files).

Tajima Serial Connection Manual

If you don’t have a machine that reads the EXP format, there are options here to send the design directly to the machine, or saved in the machine’s memory via a direct connection from the computer to the machine, an option for sending it to a Deco machine, to a machine that uses a parallel port connection, or saved to the USB in ART format for owners of the 730 or the upgraded 200 machine.