SFA at Houstex 2015

SW MFG NEWS June 2015After opening our Houston office earlier in the month, Shop Floor Automations will be at the Houstex 2015 trade show in Booth #239.

SFA enjoys visiting trade shows all over the United States to meet with present,and future, clients. Getting the change to preview new technology and feature solutions for the ever growing manufacturing industry is SFA’s speciality. They often will also hold contests to give away prizes, such as their G-code T-Shirt!

Please stop by and visit the Houston team to asay hi. Visit us on Facebook, too!

Read about SFA solutions and other pertinent news on the blog and follow their other social media channels.

CNC Software And OEE Hardware Products in MFG News

Manufacturing News talked with Greg Mercurio about some of our OEE software and CNC hardware this month.

Shop Floor Automations (SFA), distributor of Scytec Data Xchange, will be presenting its latest data collection in a cloud SAAS product along with its latest automation products for the shop floor.

CNC Software

SFA will showcase a cloud-based machine product to capture utilization, downtime and OEE data as well as display real-time machine performance. SFA will demonstrate how real-time utilization and OEE information can now be collected with no database or reporting servers to install or maintain. The pricing model is designed to allow users to explore machine monitoring without a huge upfront cost or unknowns.

This new data collection system has the ability to track multiple types of cycle time. Cycle time can be tracked from a hardware adapter and through MTConnect or FANUC Focas to report on metrics, such as utilization and efficiency. The system also has the ability to run both sets of cycle time and then compare data.

CNC Hardware

The wireless hardware used for most serial-based machines now includes a connection for network-based machines.Asmachine tool builders include network options, the controller can now be placed on the network wirelessly using SFA’s new enhanced single wireless bridge device. The unit provides a standard device to interface to any machine brand or model and provides 802.11B/G speed with enterprise security.

USB Connect, SFA’s latest product to add a memory stick to the CNC control, comes in two models, a pendant mounted unit that is attached to the control and connects through the serial connection, and a portable unit that can be used across a variety of machines as a primary or backup NC program manager.

See the article here http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/publication/?i=243755&p=128

See our February ads in the Southwest Manufacturing News

MFG News Feb 2015 Houstex AdWe will be presenting our software at Houstex in February of 2015. Take a look at our ad in Manufacturing News for February of 2015 to see why you should stop by (the ad also features our company President, Greg Mercurio! http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/publication/?i=243755&p=120

Here is our other ad http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/publication/?i=243755&p=64

Other reasons why we are a great company to work with for your shop floor solutions:

  • We are continually modernizing and staying in touch with our industry. We post about industry changes and important updates.
  • We send out informative newsletters to quickly sum up news and changes in the industry.
  • We attend leading industry events, such as tradeshows and expos, so we can be face-to-face with potential, and current, customers
  • We have case studies that show our solutions better our customer’s businesses through optimization. With uniquely cross-trained staff, we plan and implement changes to integrate and streamline your systems.
  • We listen to feedback and created a long list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on an accessible page to fulfill questions you might have.
  • Our drive to fulfill client problems creates a long list of happy customers. We collect and display their testimonials of Shop Floor Automations’ products and services.
  • We are focused on your SUCCESS.

Call us for more information at (877) 611-5825!

January/February 2015 Shop Floor Automations Newsletter

jan feb 2015 shop floor automations newsletterThe following is an archived copy of our January/February 2015 Shop Floor Automations Newsletter.


The U.S. manufacturing outlook looks promising for 2015 according to MAPI Foundation. “Manufacturing is expected to grow faster than the overall economy and aerospace production is starting to ramp up again. The forecast is predicted as 4.0% for manufacturing, 8.5% for computer and electronic products, and 3.8% for non-hi-tech manufacturing.”

Since 1998, we’ve partnered with manufacturers and have now over 3,000 customers. SFA was recognized as Predator Software’s number #1 dealer for 2014. We are proud to receive this award for 15 years in a row. We stand by Predator Software, a U.S. made product.


If you are in Houston or the surrounding area, be sure to come by booth #239 at HOUSTEX to meet our regional team and discover the latest in shop floor solutions for the manufacturing industry.

Monitoring your machines and equipment can be accomplished at a very low cost and integrated with Fanuc Focas, MTConnect, and other legacy machine protocols.

A two-week trial will be available to shops that want to prove out the concept and start capturing utilization and reducing downtime.

Use the PROMO code HT15AEM4  to save $25 on registration until 2/19/15.

customer service rep gaby ray - shop floor automations newsletterNEW REGIONAL SUPPORT OFFICE IN TEXAS

We listened to your requests and we are expanding!  We now have a new regional office in Houston to better serve our customers.

This presence in the Bayou City will enable us to provide more training, lower implementation costs and provide faster response times to nearby customers’ service requests.

If you would like to meet with us for a free 1 hour consultation, contact us here


Are you looking to connect your CNC but frustrated with pinouts and soldiering of RS232 cables?

We carry a variety of lengths, pre-made, terminated and ready to be shipped for any machine control.  We have over 80 different configurations of pinouts to interface with any type of connect.

All cables are manufactured in the U.S. and include a 5-year warranty.  You can order online or call us anytime.


Call (877) 611-5825 for more information on how we can help increase OEE and productivity.

Our customers are at the heart of our business, and Gaby Ray in customer service is passionate about her role in making sure they are happy.  If you’re already a customer, you may have spoken with her. Whether it is following up after a purchase or just seeing if there are any concerns, Gaby is here to help. We have a 99.5% satisfied customer rating based on our surveys and feedback.

Gaby will be contacting you periodically to stay in touch, address your concerns or handle licensing needs.  If you have any questions, please contact her directly at ext. 1008.