Website Redesign Launched

Shop Floor Automations SFA Inc. Website Redesign

We at Shop Floor Automations are proud to announce that our Website Redesign has launched. We wish our visitors to have a smoother website experience and hope that your time on our site is enjoyable and informative.

More about the services on our website:

Our shop AKA Hardware & Software – Our solutions in DNC communications, machine monitoring, CNC editors, CMMS plant maintenance, job scheduling, document control, tool management, and MTConnect pairs well with our hardware solutions – connect to your equipment via serial cables, Ethernet, wirelessly, or replace old tech like floppy discs.

Support – Get some extra help with your hardware and software installation

Company – Our blogs, newsletters, webinars, training videos, customer testimonials, and more

Contact – Get in touch with Sales, send a request for a demo, contact Support, subscribe for Email updates, and connect with us on social media

Help – 24 Hour Support and Remote Assistance links are located here for customer convenience

Call Shop Floor Automations at (877) 611-5825 for more information! The founders here at SFA have many years of experience providing effective solutions to manufacturers large and small from coast to coast. Our expertise in designing and implementing DNC and Shop Floor Networks allows us to take the best hardware and software products to the next level. That level is a fully implemented, turnkey solution tailored specifically for our customer’s requirements and environments.

Predator CNC Editor v6.1 Released

CNC Editor Gcode Editor Predator CNC Editor v6.1 Released

Predator CNC Editor  v6.1 has been Released and is ready for use on manufacturing shop floor. If you would like more information on how Predator Editor and other CNC Editors can benefit you, read more below:

SFA provides customized CNC Editor Solutions for everyone, from small job shops to the largest manufacturers, with hundreds of features to improve day-to-day CNC machine tool productivity. Dozens of CNC intelligent editing commands make changes to your CNC program quickly & easily. Edit confidently with the ability to undo & redo all changes. Microsoft Word-compatible menus, toolbar, & shortcut keys make these systems easy to learn with basic CNC communications. Also, Windows 10 O/S is supported!

In addition, editing multiple CNC programs of unlimited file sizes at the same time, even while other applications run in the background, is supported. Cut, copy, & paste between them. Program includes a side-by-side file compare that identifies all G-code & M-code differences, then fixes them with a single click.

These extremely versatile but easy-to-use packages are designed to simplify your work & will also improve productivity. Our editing & backplotter packages are developed under rigorous testing.

Founded back in 1998, Shop Floor Automations, Inc. (SFA) started as a small company focused on distributing the Predator Software product line to the San Diego and Los Angeles markets of California.  Within 6 months, the company expanded to cover the entire West Coast as a reseller with the goal to be the #1 reseller in a year.

The goal was met in 1999 when SFA was awarded the status of largest distributor of Predator Software in North America. SFA has been ranked #1 in Predator Software Sales, Service and Support for decades.

 

New Website Launched

shop floor automations Shop Floor Automations Website Relaunch

Shop Floor Automations is proud to announce that we have launched a new website. Easier to navigate, easier to shop, easier to get in touch with our staff – we are very pleased with the end product.

We have separated our products into hardware and software categories, with categories matching the needs you are looking for. We also make sure customers can go right to our shop, if they know what brand or product they are looking for.

We also have lots of blog entries, archived newsletters, and many more resources. We look forward to helping you improve YOUR shop floor!

More about Shop Floor Automations:

Founded back in 1998, we started as a small company focused on distributing the Predator Software product line to the San Diego and Los Angeles markets of California. Within 6 months, we expanded to cover the entire West Coast as a reseller with the goal to be the #1 reseller in a year.

The goal was met in 1999 when SFA was awarded the status of largest distributor of Predator Software in North America. We have been ranked #1 in Predator Software Sales, Service and Support for many years running.

SFA has become the industry leader in Shop Floor Communications and Machine Monitoring Solutions – totally redefining what “Shop Floor Automation” solutions should be.  With thousands of customers from across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Asia, we were called upon by other vendors to provide other solutions that could be met by our knowledge, support and sales experience of the manufacturing industry.  In 2010, SFA aligned itself with these vendors to close the loop with maintenance management software, job management and scheduling software, hardware manufacturers, and machine tool companies.

“Every day, more and more manufacturing companies come to rely on Shop Floor Automations, Inc. for shop floor solutions, services, and expertise to increase their manufacturing productivity and profitability.”

Greg MercurioPresident & Co-Founder of SFA

Predator DNC 4.0 Released

Predator DNC SoftwarePredator DNC Software 4.0 released

Predator DNC 4.0 has been released for manufacturing shop floors. For more information on Predator DNC and other DNC options from Shop Floor Automations, read below:

Manage your CNC programs, machine parameters, & offsets. Enjoy a wide range of CNC communication options from your Predator PCs for drip-feeding, downloading, & bi-directional communication. Upload via parallel, RS232, RS422 Ethernet, & wireless Ethernet for thousands of CNC machines. With Microsoft Office  & Windows Explorer-compatible user interface (Windows 10 O/S supported), use familiar features for drag & drop, cut, copy, paste, shortcut menus, object-based menus, toolbars, tool tips, & available online help.

Improve CNC revision control while using existing ERP & MES bar-coded paperwork. Eliminate time wasted walking back & forth between your CNC & PC with a Remote Request function. Consider a 32-Bit, Multi-thread, Multi-tasking, Open-Architecture DNC Software solution that works wired & wirelessly.

Simplify operations with one network for all of your CNC machines, Robots, PLCs, & part makers, grouped by building or cell.

With Predator DNC, you can 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.

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. Call SFA for more info at (877) 611-5825!

Predator CNC Editor V6.0 Released

CNC Editor Gcode Editor Predator CNC Editor v 6.0 released

SFA announces that Predator CNC Editor V6.0 has been released. For more info on how this software can help your shop floor, read below:

Dozens of CNC intelligent editing commands make changes to your CNC program quickly and easily. Edit confidently with the ability to undo and redo all changes. Microsoft Word compatible menus, toolbar, and shortcut keys make Predator CNC Editor easy to learn.

The Predator CNC Editor supports up to 64MBs of code per CNC program. In addition, editing multiple CNC programs at the same time is supported, with the ability to cut, copy, and paste between them.

The Predator CNC Editor includes a side-by-side file compare, which identifies each G-code and M-code difference and fixes them with a single click of the mouse. A summary report and numerous options to ignore spaces, blank lines, leader/trailer, feed rates, spindle speeds, and tool changes simplify the process of integrating shop floor edits with a master CNC program.

Send, receive, and drip-feed to one machine at a time, via switchbox or direct connection to any compatible CNC machine. Works in the background even while other software applications are running. Should a tool break, an easy to use DNC Restart command automatically re-creates the CNC program from any point.
NOTE: An upgrade to our full Predator DNC product provides support for DNC networking of multiple CNC machines at the same time.