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.