Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is bringing an artillery of tools for the manufacturing field to HOUSTEX 2017. From software updates to a new hardware solution, the nearly two-decade-old company seeks to further enhance the manufacturing industry.
A reseller of Predator Software since 1998, SFA will be informing tradeshow goers about new software versions. Updates to Predator Software, including the incredibly versatile Touch HMI, will provide solutions from this brand for machine monitoring, DNC communication, CNC program editing, document control, and tool management, will soon be available to view at HOUSTEX.
Looking to replace bar code readers, hand-held terminals, or proprietary hardware on the shop floor? Want simplified data collection to see why your machines are down, and be able to access this information via a tablet, PC, or even via the CNC Controller? Need buttons to transfer NC programs, or launch the part drawing on the shop floor for the operator? Predator Touch HMI is changing the need to invest in hardware and provides shop floor operators an easy way to interact with management and the Predator Software line. From custom color-coding options to setting up specific layouts, prompts, and launching of third party applications, SFA will integrate the solution for the end user as desired without a large investment.
Also in the realm of software updates, DataXchange Machine Monitoring from Scytec will be experiencing changes that SFA will be speaking to tradeshow attendees about. New OEE charts, views from their real time dashboard, multiple part time analysis reports, a shop floor layout view in the dashboard, and various equipment status comparison charts that analyze equipment utilization across a span of different days are all new features. Scytec pricing now includes a greater quantity discount for machine monitoring when adding machines with MTConnect, Fanuc Focas, and legacy machine tools.
The SFA Connect Hardware Series of products, re-branded in Summer of 2016, includes the USB Connect, Floppy Connect, LAN Connect, Ethernet Connect, and more. All Connect products help machine shops enhance and empower themselves with automation tools that make operations more efficient and effective.
There are two new pieces that have been added to the Connect Series. First, the Multi Connect, which was developed in partnership with Moxa and will be available from SFA in 2017. There is also the WiFi USB Connect, which was released in Fall of 2016. For more info on these or any SFA products, call the sales department at 877-611-5825.
There are also many other software and hardware solutions that SFA will be able to discuss with tradeshow attendees at HOUSTEX. Visit their website at www.shopfloorautomations.com for more information!