October 2012 SFA Newsletter

Shop Floor Automations Newsletter

The following is an archived copy of the Shop Floor Automations newsletter from October 2012.

Looking for a better DNC solution, but don’t want to spend a lot of
money? Have an old DNC System?

SFA has the answer! We are currently having a clearance sale to clear
out some of our older style hardware. You probably have a wide range
of hardware in your shops, some machines are 20+ years old and others
are a lot newer. We have solutions for a variety of CNC controls.

If you are running on an XP or earlier operating system but don’t
want to deal with the hassle of installing a new PC, we have some
great PCI to serial hubs with 8 or even 16 ports. We also have
bar code readers available for purchase at substantial discounts which
go great with a variety of our products.

Does your Shop need a tune-up? 

How old is your PC? Have you seen performance issues? We can:
-add new machines (including network CNC’s!)
-move software to a new PC or Server  migrate to Virtual Servers
-install current versions of software and drivers
-implement a backup system  update your configuration and streamline processes
-clean up your file structure
-review your current hardware configuration
-optimize baud rates and save machine parameters
-fix cabling issues, grounding issues and more!

Take advantage of our Year End Service specials.
If you are on our Software Support program,
you can purchase service before the end of the year for 25% off
our standard rates. Service will need to be provided by 2/28/13.

Technical Note: Predator Software drops support for Windows 2000.
Read more on our website under About Us \ News Section.

SFA Monthly Survey – Win $25 

Congrats to last month’s winner – Terry Piekarski of Classic Turning Inc.
who won a $25 gift certificate. A randomly drawn winner receives a $25 Gift
certificate to their favorite store.  Ask about a survey today!

Why use a VAR?
Value Added Reseller

To paraphrase BASF “At SFA, we don’t make a lot of the products you
buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.”

We bring our 75+ years of expertise on the shop floor to help
integrate all of the Systems you have in place AND the ones you want
to put in place. We have the broadest scope of knowledge about what
is available and what YOUR shop should have.

Let us analyze your needs and provide you with the best solution to suit your needs! 

* DNC Networking
* Machine Monitoring
* Job Scheduling / Capacity Planning
* Document Control / Paperless
* CNC Editing / File Compare
* USB Solutions / Mobile / PDAs
* Wireless /  Wired Serial Hubs

California Office Tel: (619) 461-4000
Toll Free:    (877) 611-5825
link to original newsletter HERE