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Predator MDC Software

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  • Real-time machine monitoring software
  • Automatically collects, reports, charts & processes shop floor manufacturing data
  • Monitor OEE, cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime, & more
  • Improves manufacturing by supplying accurate shop floor productivity metrics
  • Enables you to enhance operations & make better decisions

Product Description

Why use Predator MDC?

MDC Shop Floor DashboardPredator MDC creates a continuously up to date knowledge base of your manufacturing performance. It quantifies how well your machines, people and parts are produced. Predator MDC can establish and compare continuous improvement results for lean manufacturing efforts. Predator MDC organizes your real-time data into actionable metrics for availability, quality and performance. Metrics for specific machines or rolled up metrics for an entire department across multiple plants are available with a few mouse clicks. Refer to the following major features:
Predator MDC Map

  • Automatic and manual data collection
  • 1 Network to monitor all your CNC machines, robots, PLCs and ATE test stands
  • 15 Real-time Dashboards for digital signage
  • Real-time Slideshows for digital signage
  • Multiple plant support
  • Unlimited number of data collection events
  • 25,000+ Reports and Charts
  • Real-Time OEE Dashboard, OEE Charts and OEE Reports
  • Supports Wireless, Ethernet, RS232 and Parallel I/O
  • Open API and database architecture
  • Includes Predator CNC Service
  • Includes Predator MDC Executive
  • Includes Predator MDC for DOS
  • Includes Predator DNC for send, receive, and drip-feed
  • Use your existing ERP and MES bar coded paperwork
  • Upgrade to Predator SFC
  • 250+ Online help topics

MDC V11 Input Screen

Automatic and manual data collection

Predator MDC supports automatic, error-free, and unattended machine monitoring for events such as job start and end, set up start and end, cycle start and end, to name a few of the events that can be monitored. This type of data is collected automatically using software, hardware, custom macros and other methods without requiring operator training or input.

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, touch screen PCs or standard PCs.

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Monitor all your CNC machines, robots, PLCs, and ATE Test Stands

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.

Real-time machine, job and part dashboards

Real-time MDC DashboardKeep score of your shop floor productivity with Predator MDC. Every second is tracked per machine, job, part, operation, shift and person. Real-time dashboards displays 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.

Real-time slideshows for digital signage

Machine View Dashboard MDCDedicate 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 standup shop meetings while enforcing productivity and manufacturing metrics that management, engineering and quality departments care about.

Multiple plant support

Predator MDC supports an unlimited number of plants or buildings right out of the box. Multiple plants can share a single database for enterprise wide reports and charts or each plant can have a separate database. Compare plants or compare buildings to improve productivity. Organize your machines by grouping them per building or cell. Network PCs, CNCs, robots, PLCs and ATE test stands to create an entire real-time shop floor machine monitoring and data collection system.

Network-based Data Collection

Predator MDC includes automatic data collection solutions using the Predator CNC Service at no additional charge.  With a network connection over Ethernet, wired or wireless, collect real-time data using 20 different methods including MTConnect, FANUC FOCAS, FANUC Robot, Okuma THINC, OPC, Haas, XLM and other text formats.

Predator MDC AdapterPredator MDC Adapter – only $400 per machine
Hardware-based data collection for older CNCs, manual machines and other equipment are supported. Predator MDC Adapters are din rail mounted and are wired into signal lamps, light towers, extended M functions or any digital input or output. Predator MDC Adapters are available in 5, 12, 24, 48, 110 and 230 volt editions. Domestic and international editions simplify installation and configuration.

NOTE: The Predator MDC Adapter pictured above converts electrical input from any machine into text messages. To date assembly lines, band saws, dot peen markers, CNC machines, manual machines, robots, PLCs, ATE test stands and many other machines types have leveraged the power of the Predator MDC Adapter.


Looking for Reports & Charts? MDC has 25,000+ to get you started!

Over 25,000 reports and charts provide unique insight into the productivity and efficiency of each manufacturer. The flexibility of the reporting and charting options within Predator MDC converts the volume of data collected into concise reports and charts to identify issues and drive improved productivity.

MDC Charts and ReportsNOTE: Custom reports and charts can be created with Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, SQL Reports and Oracle Reports.

Real-time OEE Software

No more manual OEE driven data collection and spreadsheets. Real-time OEE data collection with an OEE Dashboard, Performance ranking charts, Trend Analysis charts, and Reports.

Supports Wireless, Ethernet, RS232, and parallel I/O

Data collection via 802.11 wireless, Ethernet, RS232, and even parallel inputs are supported with Predator MDC.

Open API and database architecture

Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator MDC Enterprise’s open APIs (application programming interface) with 300+ methods all fully documented. Develop ERP and shop floor validation, flow part and job numbers from ERP directly into Predator and numerous other automation projects can be completed with C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB script, Windows Script, Delphi and other compatible programming languages.

Predator MDC is based on an open architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.

Automatic data collection interfaces

Predator MDC includes automatic data collection interfaces including MTConnect, FANUC FOCAS, FANUC Robot, Okuma THINC, OPC, Haas and XML. 20 different methods of data collection provide enough flexibility to support every CNC machine, robot, PLC and test stand on your shop floor.

Includes Predator MDC Executive

Click here to view a real-time demo of the MDC Executive Dashboard.

MDC Dashboard ImagePredator MDC Executive is an easy-to-use, browser-based dashboard which provides an executive overview without having to install Predator MDC software. Recently, v11.0.5 was released for MDC Executive – this update helps to be able to easily use Executive from touch-based tablets, smart phones, and even touchscreen PCs.

A site license for Executive comes with v11 of both MDC Enterprise Administrator and MDC Administrator.

NOTE: Supports Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari.


Predator DNC EnterpriseIncludes Predator DNC Enterprise of Predator DNC


Every Predator MDC/x Enterprise includes Predator DNC/x Enterprise while every Predator MDC/x license includes Predator DNC/x for integrated Send to CNC, Receive from CNC and drip-feed operation. Choose from three editions:

  • Predator MDC Express
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator MDC Enterprise

Windows Requirements

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

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.

Got a Predator MDC question? Visit our FAQ section or Contact Support!

Click “Brochure” to learn more about Predator MDC and click “Feature Grid” for a breakdown of specific Predator MDC features.

Predator MDC v10
Version: 10.0.214
Feature Grid


MDC for AndroidNEW:
-Predator Touch HMI, Events Touch & DNC Touch
-Predator MDC for Android Phones
-v5.11 Firmware
-Scrap Part & Downtime Pareto Charts
-Multiple DNC reports, Dashboards & Charts
-New Shop Floor Layout & MDC Executive options
-Support for: Windows 2012, Windows 10, Oracle 12, Microsoft Access 2016, Microsoft Access 2013, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Microsoft SQL Server 2014
-New Chart Colors & Refresh options
-New Downtime charts & Status Display Pie Charts
-Event Trend Charts, Machine Utilization Charts, & Toolbar Buttons
-Predator Secure HID style Data Collection
-Microsoft SQL & Microsoft Access Protocols (Predator CNC Service v11)
-JSON & Text Protocols (Predator CNC Service v11)
-Secure MDC (Predator CNC Service v11) – Exceeds typical network security requirements
-Siemens and Oracle Protocols (Predator CNC Service v11)
-Cincinnati CM100 Protocol (Predator CNC Service v11)
-Secure OPC and Secure Gerber Protocols (Predator CNC Service v11)
-Complex Passwords (Enterprise only)

New MDC Shop Floor Layout IMPROVED/FIXED:
-My Favorites – new chart icons, better restore options, improved drag/drop, & more!
-“View Components” feature – deleting last component
-HTML-based online Help
-Predator RCM, Tracker, DNC, CNC Service, CNC Enterprise, & PDM Compatability
-Easier to use Chart Options Menu (includes Chart Sizes & Select Criteria)
-Language Support: Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, French, Chinese, & English
-Measurement Dimension Wizards
-Performance Ranking & Trend Analysis Charts
-Finished & Unfinished Charts
-Measurement Data & Inspection Data Charts
-Machine Status, plus Performance with Parts & Jobs
-Machine Cost, Downtime, Timeline, & Time Reports/Charts
-Scrap Reasons & Scrap Code Wizards
-View Commands, OEE Status, New/Edit Command Wizards, & Edit Passwords (in Executive only)

There are many more updates or features than shown above. Please call (877) 611-5825 so we can help you take advantage of all the Predator MDC features out there!

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Delivery and Returns Information


  • 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.


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.


  • 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.

Frequently Bought

  • Predator DNC Software
    • 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