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Predator DNC Software

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  • Network all CNCs, EDMs, PLCs, & Robots with singular DNC package
  • Eliminates walking time to/from CNC control & PC
  • Major CNC protocols supported: Mazatrol (CMT), Xmodem, Okuma B, & more!
  • Send, receive or drip-feed to 4000+ devices
  • Drip-feed, upload & download Wirelessly, Wired, via Ethernet, & USB
  • New features & protocols added frequently

Product Description

DNC Software OverviewGet Predator DNC Today and Manage Your CNC Programs

Predator DNC is software designed for DNC communication. Network all of your CNCs, Robots, and PLC- based machines. Predator DNC manages your CNC programs, offsets, and parameters. It supports a broad range of CNC communications for drip-feeding, downloading, and uploading via parallel, RS232, RS422 Ethernet, and wireless Ethernet.

We have three great options to get the software that you need:

  • Predator DNC
  • Predator DNC Enterprise
  • Predator DNC Express

When you need to manage your robots, CNC machines, part markers, and PLCs, you need Predator DNC. Not only will it manage your programs, but also your parameters and offsets. It supports everything you could possibly need when it comes to CNC communications, whether you’re uploading, downloading or drip-feeding via wireless, Ethernet, RS232, RS422, or parallel.

Want more info, but you’re not ready to request a quote? Sign up for a DNC Software webinar!

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What Can Predator DNC Do for You?

There are many other options out there, so why choose this one?

DNC Software Machines PredatorThis software will:

  • Network everything with one solution
  • Drip-feed, upload and download all DNC programs
  • Work through various methods including wireless and Ethernet
  • Improve the revision control of your CNC program
  • Streamline the processes between your CNC program and you
  • Use all your existing MES and ERP paperwork
  • Allow you to upgrade to Predator PDM and MDC when ready
  • Automate methods for transfers using bar code readers and shop floor PCs

Predator DNC is one of the only programs that supports up to 4096 different machines. The downloading, uploading and drip-feeding is all possible at the same time, and CNCs can be grouped together quickly and easily with a Microsoft Windows Explorer interface.

Ask us about Secure File Transfers with Secure DNC for Ethernet-based machines. Call (877) 611-5825 to learn more about Predator DNC.

Improve the Workflow on the Shopfloor

Buck Knives Reviews Predator DNC from SFAOne of the biggest benefits of Predator DNC is the improvement to your workflow on the shop floor. You will no longer need to carry laptops around or manual type part programs at the CNC. There’s no need to use some old-school hardware to communicate, such as switch boxes and floppy disks.

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Predator DNC really is your all-in-one solution. Not only will your workflow improve, but the whole workplace will become more productive and reliable.

Breaking Down Our Key Features

There are some key differences within Predator DNC. Let’s take a look at each of them:

DNC Explorer™

When you want something simple and easy to use, Explorer is the product you need. It works with Windows Explorer and Microsoft Office, which are widely used around the world.

Some of the standard features include:

  • Shortcut menus
  • Toolbars
  • Online help
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Drag and drop
  • And much more

You can also customize the software to suit your own needs.

Terumo Medical reviews Predator DNC from Shop Floor AutomationsRemote Request™

Staying at your desk is often more productive. You don’t want wasted trips back and forth between the PC and CNC. That’s what Remote Request is for. All the operators will be able to work with just a click of a button. You operate everything remotely, so you can handle situations as soon as they happen.

Remote Autoname™

is available as part of this, offering a simplified version to upload the NC codes. Autoname is a function that the DNC software can offer so you can save programs and not be limited to the program number for the file name. Autoname is a user-definable item and offers the user numerous naming options.

Predator DNC Connect™

When you need to initiate uploading and downloading remotely, this is definitely for you. With just one interface, you can easily leverage all the PCs and CNCs on the shop floor.

NOTE: Predator DNC Connect is licensed per site, not per PC, and it does not include the Predator CNC Editor.

Windows Requirements

· Windows 10 (Requires v11)
· Windows 2012 Server
· Windows 8
· Windows 7
· Windows 2008 Server
· Windows Vista
· Windows 2003 Server
· Windows XP

HRE Wheels reviews Predator DNC from SFAWindows 10

While the upcoming v11 of Predator will be the most compatible version to use with Windows 10, we can still help!

Contact Support for further information.

Server Safe™

Worried about your server crashing? It does happen, but you don’t need to worry about it with Predator’s Server Safe.

This will keep the program error free, and will make sure nothing is lost during a crash. Add reliability to your office with this feature.

Get Predator DNC today! Have questions? Visit our FAQ section or Contact Support!

Fanuc CNC Control

Complete FANUC CNC Support with Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC provides complete RS232 transfer, drip-feeding, wireless and Ethernet communication support for all FANUC CNC models simultaneously. Within Predator DNC, the performance and capabilities of each FANUC CNC model are maximized.

Predator DNC includes all FANUC RS-232 and Ethernet protocols standard with the purchase of Predator DNC software. Not all FANUC CNC networking options are available for all FANUC models.

FANUC FOCAS Protocol support

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip-feed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Faster than RS232 with error correction
  • Remote request and bar code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

* Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

FANUC Embedded and FAST FTP Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the FANUC Embedded and FAST FTP protocol. These Ethernet protocols support the following:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Drip-feed to CNC
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Faster than RS232 with error correction
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: FANUC FAST FTP may require the appropriate option be purchased from FANUC.

FANUC Custom Macro A & B Support

Predator DNC includes support for the FANUC Custom Macro A & B with the following main features:

  • Load and save variables
  • CNC probing
  • Data collection
  • Machine monitoring
  • Automation of robots, PLCs and other devices
  • Conditional machining
  • Part family machining
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and bar code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: The FANUC Custom Macro A & B option may have to be purchased from FANUC.

FANUC A & Expand A Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the FANUC A & Expand A protocol via the FANUC Remote Buffer option with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip-feed to CNC
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and bar code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: The FANUC A & Expand A require the FANUC Remote Buffer option and may have to be purchased from FANUC.

FANUC Cassette Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the FANUC Cassette protocol with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Drip-feed to CNC
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and bar code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

FANUC Paper Tape and Punch Tape Support

Predator DNC includes support for FANUC paper tape and punch tape protocols with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip-feed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple FANUC CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and bar code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

*Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

NOTE: The oldest FANUC CNCs require a Predator BTR board to add a RS232 port by emulating a paper/punch tape interface to the CNC machine. Customers with executive tapes or lots of legacy tapes can request a batch transfer of tapes to appropriate file formats.

FANUC CNC Support

  • FANUC 0 Series
  • FANUC 3 Series
  • FANUC 6 Series
  • FANUC 7 Series
  • FANUC 9 Series
  • FANUC 10 Series
  • FANUC 11 Series
  • FANUC 12 Series
  • FANUC 15 Series
  • FANUC 16 Series
  • FANUC 18 Series
  • FANUC 20 Series
  • FANUC 21 Series
  • FANUC 30 Series
  • FANUC 31 Series
  • FANUC 32 Series
  • FANUC 150 Series
  • FANUC 160 Series
  • FANUC 180 Series
  • FANUC 200 Series
  • FANUC 240 Series
  • FANUC 300 Series
  • FANUC 310 Series
  • FANUC 320 Series
  • FANUC 2000 Series
  • FANUC 3000 Series

Haas CNC Control

Complete Haas CNC Support with Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC provides complete RS-232 transfer, drip feeding, wireless and Ethernet communication support for all Haas CNC models simultaneously. Within Predator DNC, the performance and capabilities of each Haas CNC model are maximized.

Predator DNC includes all Haas RS-232 and Ethernet protocols standard with the purchase of Predator DNC software. Not all Haas CNC networking options are available for all Haas models.

Haas XModem Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for Haas’s XModem interface via RS-232 with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip feed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Haas CNCs simultaneously
  • Error correction
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

* Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

Haas Custom Macro Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Haas Custom Macro with the following main features:

  • Load and save variables
  •  CNC probing
  • Data collection
  • Machine monitoring
  • Automation of robots, PLCs and other devices
  • Conditional machining
  • Part family machining
  • Multiple Haas CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: The Haas Custom Macro option may have to be purchased from Haas.

Haas RS-232 Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for Haas RS232 tape protocols with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip feed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Haas CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

* Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

Haas CNC Support

  • Haas VF Series
  • Haas VM Series
  • Haas MDC Series
  • Haas TM Series
  • Haas MINI Series
  • Haas SR Series
  • Haas GR Series
  • Haas VR Series
  • Haas VS Series
  • Haas OM Series
  • Haas DT Series
  • Haas EC Series
  • Haas ES Series
  • Haas HS Series
  • Haas TL Series
  • Haas GT Series
  • Haas OL Series
  • Haas ST Series
  • Haas SL Series
  • Haas VR Series

Mazak Mazatrol Matrix CNC Control

Complete Mazak CNC support with Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC provides complete RS-232 transfer, drip feeding, wireless and Ethernet communication support for all Mazak CNC models simultaneously. Within Predator DNC, the performance and capabilities of each Mazak CNC model are maximized.

Predator DNC includes all Mazak RS-232 and Ethernet protocols standard with the purchase of Predator DNC software. Not all Mazak CNC networking options are available for all Mazak models.

Mazak Ethernet Support

Predator DNC includes support for Mazak’s Ethernet interface via Windows with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Drip feed to CNC
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

Mazak FTP Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Mazak FTP protocol. This Ethernet protocol supports the following:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Drip feed to CNC
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: Mazak FTP may require the appropriate option be purchased from Mazak.

Mazak Custom Macro Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Mazak Custom Macro with the following main features:

  • Load and save variables
  • CNC probing
  • Data collection
  • Machine monitoring
  • Automation of robots, PLCs and other devices
  • Conditional machining
  • Part family machining
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: The Mazak Custom Macro option may have to be purchased from Mazak.

Mazak Mazatrol Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Mazak Mazatrol protocol with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Mazak directory support
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

*Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

NOTE: Customers with lots of legacy Mazatrol files can request a batch transfer of files to appropriate Predator DNC file formats.

Mazak EIA Support

Predator DNC includes support for Mazak EIA protocols with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

*Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

Mazak CNC Support

  • Mazak Matrix Series
  • Mazak Nexus Series
  • Mazak Fusion Series
  • Mazak M+ Series
  • Mazak T+ Series
  • Mazak M32 Series
  • Mazak T32 Series
  • Mazak M2 Series
  • Mazak T2 Series

Okuma CNC Control

Complete Okuma CNC Support with Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC provides complete RS-232 transfer, drip feeding, wireless and Ethernet communication support for all Okuma CNC models simultaneously. Within Predator DNC, the performance and capabilities of each Okuma CNC model are maximized.

Predator DNC includes all Okuma RS-232 and Ethernet protocols standard with the purchase of Predator DNC software. Not all Okuma CNC networking options are available for all Okuma models.

Okuma THINC Ethernet Support

Predator DNC includes support for Okuma’s Ethernet interface via Windows with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

Okuma FTP Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Okuma FTP protocol. This Ethernet protocol supports the following:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: Okuma FTP may require the appropriate option be purchased from Okuma.

Okuma User Task 2 Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Okuma User Task 2 with the following main features:

  • Load and save variables
  • CNC probing
  • Data collection
  • Machine monitoring
  • Automation of robots, PLCs and other devices
  • Conditional machining
  • Part family machining
  • Multiple Mazak CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: The Okuma User Task 2 option may have to be purchased from Okuma.

Okuma DNC-A Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Okuma A protocol with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Mazak directory support
  • Multiple Okuma CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

*Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

Okuma DNC-B Protocol Support

Predator DNC includes support for the Okuma B protocol with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Drip feed to CNC
  • Okuma Schedule support
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Okuma CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

NOTE: Okuma B requires the Okuma DNC B board, which must be purchased from Okuma.

Okuma Paper Tape and Punch Tape Support

Predator DNC includes support for Okuma paper tape and punch tape protocols with the following main features.

  • Send to CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support*
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Multiple Okuma CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote request and barcode triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows Service

*Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise

NOTE: The oldest Okuma CNCs require a Predator BTR board to add a RS232 port by emulating a paper/punch tape interface to the CNC machine. Customers with executive tapes or lots of legacy tapes can request a batch transfer of tapes to appropriate file formats.

Okuma CNC Support

  • Okuma THINC P200
  • Okuma THINC P100
  • Okuma OSP U100
  • Okuma OSP U10
  • Okuma OSP U7000
  • Okuma OSP U700
  • Okuma OSP 5020
  • Okuma OSP 5000
  • Okuma OSP 3000
  • Okuma OSP 2200
  • Okuma OSP 500
  • Okuma OSP 330

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Delivery and Returns Information

Shipping

  • Most products are stock items and can ship same day if the order is received before 1:00PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • For large quantity orders, please contact our sales staff for availability and delivery schedule estimation.
  • All orders are shipped FOB San Diego. For international order, any duties, taxes, and broker fees are the sole responsibility of the recipient customer.
  • UPS is our only shipping carrier, and other carriers will delay shipments. We will ship on your UPS Account if available. Please refer to UPS Website for terms and conditions and guarantee delivery times to your location.

Damages

Please inform our Customer Service department immediately if your merchandise arrives damaged. Retain all original packaging and shipping boxes. Proof of damage - usually in the form of digital photographs - is required to confirm a damage claim.

Return Policies

  • Product returns in the original packaging condition within 30 days of purchase will qualify for a credit and is subject to a 15% restocking fee and less shipping charge. Shop Floor Automations is responsible for ground shipping charge to ship repaired or replaced units after receiving the failed unit back to the customer. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs to Shop Floor Automations. An RMA number must be obtained before shipping back the returned unit.
  • Any unauthorized item or Product will be refused, or the entire shipment may be refused.
  • Open and licensed software is not returnable.
  • Product failed and reported within 72 hours after receiving will be considered as a DOA product.
  • The customer can request to purchase a new unit for replacement and to return the failed unit for credit without a restocking fee charge. It is the customer's responsibility for all shipping costs.

Warranty

  • Shop Floor Automations provides a 90-day warranty on all Products purchased from Shop Floor Automations unless otherwise stated. It is the Buyer's responsibility to directly receive the manufacturer's warranty service from the product manufacturer after the first one year.
  • The warranty does not extend beyond the original Buyer of Products from Shop Floor Automations. Shop Floor Automations shall have no obligation to the Buyer with respect to providing any warranty on any Products for which Shop Floor Automations has not received full payment from the Buyer.
  • Shop Floor Automations does not warrant any Products that have been subject to improper use, abuse or physical damage, alterations, modifications, additions, improvements, installation, or attachments. Removal of any serial number or warranty labels will also void such warranty of Product.

RMA Return Instructions

  • Please contact Shop Floor Automations via phone or email to obtain an RMA approval.
  • RMA number shall be issued by the Application Engineer and with an email sent to the customer. The RMA number is valid for 30 days.
  • Please mark the RMA No. on every package to be returned. All returned merchandise must have this pre-assigned number. Otherwise, Shop Floor Automations has the right to refuse it.
  • All static-sensitive parts must be packaged in an anti-static bag. Shop Floor Automations reserves the right to refuse RMA service and return the item(s) to the senders that do not follow this requirement.
  • Ship your defective product prepaid in original packaging with a copy of the RMA email. All claims for incomplete, defective, and missing accessories or products must be made within 72 Hours once merchandise is received.
  • You will receive an email stating when the RMA has been closed with notification of action taken.

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