shop floor document control – product data management – go paperless

SFA offers manufacturing-driven, open architecture Product Data Management (PDM) document control software designed to organize & control CNC programs, setup sheets, safety procedures, quality documents, & other files with complete document & file revision control. Go paperless with your shop floor operation via integration of DNC, CNC Editor, Virtual CNC, MDC, & Tracker.

Organization & control of various documents in the manufacturing process can be a struggle. Auditors check if you have control, management, & sign-offs of processes & files. Don’t find yourself left behind in getting the next order. Predator Product Management starts simple with NC programs & work instructions – start easily & quickly while drip-feeding the system to your Departments, such as Engineering, Quality, & more.

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Integrate your ERP & MES system with open APIs (application programming interface) via 300+ methods.

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Predator PDM Software™

  • Best practice workflow
  • Multiple file vaults & secure viewing
  • User & group permissions
  • Stored in a database
  • Microsoft Access, SQL Server, or Oracle options
  • C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB Script, Windows Script, Delphi, & other compatible programming languages.

Predator EditLock

  • Enables control functions on CNC via commands in Predator DNC & PDM Software
  • Works with any CNC control that has an “EditLock” or “Memory Protect” key switch
  • Deactivate System with Maintenance toggle switch
  • Option to tie in Cycle Start signal
  • Extends CNC File Management & more features
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Related Products:

  • Machine Monitoring – Machine utilization information, as it happens. Machine data collection for better OEE and improved decision-making.
  • Job Scheduling – See your job status in real-time with our graphical scheduler solution. Get rid of spreadsheets and get more jobs out on time, or early, to customers.
  • DNC Software – Network your machines and get a handle on CNC communication failures that plague your shop floor.