Shop Floor Automations, the #1 authorized reseller of Predator Software, is thrilled to share the changes that Predator MDC (Machine Data Collection) has experienced recently. With the Version 11.0 update, there is a plethora of new features, as well as many fixed features, for this machine monitoring software.
The benefits that shop floor employees, from executives to plant managers, can expect to gain from implementing Predator MDC are plentiful. Among those benefits, real-time data from machines is collected and automatically processed into reports and charts, which will help turn data into actionable items, such as enhancing operations and coordinating smarter production decisions.
Another big benefit of MDC v11 is to eliminate costly hardware that would have been needed for the machine tool to capture this real-time data using the Predator CNC Window Service. The services allows for direct Ethernet connection from Fanuc FOCAS, Okuma Thinc, Siemens 840D, MTConnect, and many other network protocols.
There are many new Charts for users to choose from, with new features to help make collected data easier to read. There are new chart colors, plus machine utilization charts, scrap part charts, and downtime charts, will be especially helpful on the shop floor. There is a new shop floor layout, as well as a new, browser-based Executive dashboard to explore.
With MDC’s updates, users will now have access to DNC Touch, a touch-screen friendly events interface, and Touch HMI. Users can also enjoy using MDC via Android phones. MDC will now support Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Microsoft SQL 2014, and users will have Secure HID style data collection.
There are also new protocols in the Predator CNC Service, which is used to collect data directly from network based CNCs. Some of them include Siemens, Oracle, Cincinnati CM100, Secure OPC, Secure Gerber, Okuma Thinc, and MTConnect.
For improved features, My Favorites has better restore options, improved drag and drop functionality, and new Chart icons. There is HTML-based online help, as well as a more easily usable Chart Options Menu.
Predator MDC seeks to be the most accessible machine monitoring software, as there is language support for not only English, but also Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, French, and Chinese. There are also fixes to Measurement Dimension Wizards, Trend Analysis Charts, Inspection Data Charts, Downtime Charts, and many more tools within MDC.
Want more information on updates and changes to Predator Software and how the line can help your shop floor? Contact Shop Floor Automations at (877) 611-5825 or visit www.ShopFloorAutomations.com