What is Predator CNC Service?
Predator CNC Service is a comprehensive service designed to work with Predator MDC.
The service can be installed on a computer to communicate to various machine types using proprietary protocols. Predator MDC supports FANUC FOCAS, MTConnect, and Structured XML to capture real-time data from the machine using the network connection of the controller.
Development is also being tested for working with Okuma Thinc controllers on P100 and P200 where the service is installed on the machine. The service will then communicate through APIs and no interface is required.
Predator MDC also supports manual monitoring of events that are initiated by machine operators such as machine login/offs, downtimes, and scrap reasons. Predator MDC can be used to manually collect data using several methods including Remote Request™, swiping bar codes, touchscreen PCs or standard PCs.
Predator MDC supports up to 4096 CNC machines, robots, PLCs, ATE Test Stands, band saws, dot peen markers and other equipment per PC for simultaneous cycle time, setup time, teardown time, downtimes with reasons, good parts, scrap parts with reasons and an unlimited number of user-defined events.
Keep score of your shop floor productivity with Predator MDC. Every second is tracked per machine, job, part, operation, shift, and person. Real-time dashboards display current machine, part, job, operation and personnel status. Multiple engineers, supervisors, and managers can view the dashboard from any networked PC. Leverage the power of the Internet and VPN from anywhere in the world to see the status of your shop floor.
Dedicate one or more large-screen monitors on the shop floor for real-time digital signage. Create slides of charts, dashboards, and reports with specific filters and details. Eliminate manual posting of paper reports and charts. Provide a focal point for stand up shop meetings while enforcing productivity and manufacturing metrics that management, engineering, and quality departments care about.