Shop Floor Automations – March 2012

Shop Floor Automations NewsletterThe following is the Shop Floor Automations Newsletter – March 2012 archived copy.

WESTEC 2012 is around the corner!

Will you be there?  Some of the best new products and technologies to hit the market will be showcased in the WESTEC Theater (Booth #1226) during show hours. These concise and informative new product presentations will cover a wide range of topics. WESTEC exhibitors will demonstrate how their new product or technology will improve or innovate a manufacturing process.

Shop Floor Automations looks forward to showing off some new solutions including a new cloud base machine monitoring software, the latest in wireless and USB friendly hardware such as USB Connect as well as the Maintenance Management system from Bigfoot CMMS.

Josh Davids, President of Scytec, will be presenting the latest in Cloud Based Machine Utilization and DataXchange used with Fanuc Focus and MT Connect machines on Wednesday, 3/28 at 1:30-2:00PM

Cloud-Hosted Data Collection Special

Scytec will be introducing it’s new product at WESTEC next week. It will be rolled out on April 16th. For those of you that place an order from 4/2 to 4/13, you will receive 50% off the installation cost. Be sure to stop by our booth #2344 at the show to see the product in action.

Do you use a Minifile on your machines?

Do you love your Minifile but hate dealing with floppy disks? Try our Floppy Emulator for hundreds of dollars less than other solutions. Clean and simple. Your battles with floppy disks will be over. The Floppy Emulator will replace any IBM compatible disk drive on CNC machines or on devices that use a 3.5″ disk.

Reminder: Contest for Success Stories Ends March 31st 2012!
Submit a success story of how SFA has impacted you. The article needs to be 200-500 words in length and may be published on our website and other material. It must include your name, title and company name. We reserve the right to make minor grammatical corrections. Articles should be sent via email in the body or in a word attachment to

Some ideas for topics:

  • How our staff helped you with a problem on the shop floor
  • How our software saved your company money
  • How our hardware helped you become more efficient
  • How our solutions helped you provide more information to make better decisions
  • How we helped you identify a capability you didn’t know you had

Deadlines for submissions are March 31st. Winners will be contacted by April 30thst. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card  to There will be 2 runner up winners receiving $100 each. All qualified submissions will receive an SFA mouse pad.

1 GB USB Flash Drive

Do you need a smaller USB flash drive? Some hardware will only accept flash drives of 2 GB or less. SFA now carries a 1 GB drive for use with USB Floppy Emulators. You can buy them for $15 each or come by our booth at WESTEC 2012 for an opportunity to get one for free.

Link to original newsletter HERE