Shop Floor Automations

5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 202

La Mesa, CA 91942 US


A Message from Shop Floor Automations

Company Profile

Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is committed to providing its customers individualized solutions for their manufacturing automation needs.

What is new for Shop Floor Automations in 2016:

Even with the year almost at a close, SFA will be premiering new software versions, showing the public new programs that are a must-have on the shop floor, as well as premiering a brand new hardware product.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Shop Floor Automations Wi-Fi USB Connect

USB Device Wirelessly Connects Older Machines
Shop Floor Automations offers a device that adds Wi-Fi to any machine via a USB port for data monitoring.

Shop Floor Automations Predator MDC 11

Machine Data Collection Software Eases Analysis
Shop Floor Automations offers version 11.0 of Predator MDC machine monitoring and data collection software.

Shop Floor Automations Predator Touch HMI

HMI Accommodates Multiple Ethernet Protocols
The Predator Touch human-machine interface (HMI) from Shop Floor Automations (SFA) features a large-button interface designed to make it easier to send and receive machining programs.

How to Connect to Younger Manufacturers on Social Media? Try Humor.
Shop Floor Automations is trying something new: a Web comic intended to catch the attention of up-and-coming machinists on social media.

HMI Simplifies Machine Data Collection
Shop Floor Automations will display a variety of products, including the Predator Touch HMI (human-machine interface).

Software, HMI Eases Machine Monitoring Data Collection, Access
Shop Floor Automations offers version 11 Predator software along with its Touch human-machine interface (HMI).

Shop Floor Automation Multi Connect

Device for Connecting Machines to Monitoring Systems
Shop Floor Automations is introducing the Multi Connect device, which continuously monitors the machine operating state and other data, and makes this information available over a network connection using MTConnect protocol.

Shop Floor Automations Opens Texas Office
The new facility will staff two employees to serve the regional customer base.

Cloud-Based Monitoring Improves Aerospace Manufacturer’s Productivity
Cloud-based machine monitoring from Shop Floor Automations enabled aerospace parts manufacturer Tech Manufacturing to reduce lead times and improve productivity.

SFA DataXchange

Process Control Software Uses Cloud Technology
Shop Floor Automations (SFA) will display its cloud-based machine monitoring and data collection software, DataXchange, which uses MT Connect as one of the data collection methods.

Shop Floor Automations Predator DNC Enterprise software

Management Software Provides Wireless Communication
Shop Floor Automations offers its Predator DNC Enterprise software for controlling and managing network-based CNCs.

Shop Floor Automations SaaS

Cloud-Based Software Tracks Cycle Time
Shop Floor Automations’ cloud-based Software as a Service (Saas) data collection software will be on display at IMTS 2012.

Shop Floor Automations wireless device

DNC Communications Software Boosts Shop Efficiency
The Technical DataPack Direct DNC software module from Shop Floor Automations is designed to deliver electronic files directly to improve overall efficiency on the shop floor.

Computerized Maintenance Management System Increases Efficiency
Shopfloor Automations’ Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) automates preventative maintenance schedules on operational equipment.

Software Runs on PDA Units
PDA Connect is an application from Shop Floor Automations that runs on portable PDA units and enables users to transfer files back and forth between most CNCs.

Device Adds Ethernet to Any CNC
Available from Shop Floor Automations, the LAN Connect device enables users to add Ethernet functionality to any CNC machine.

Device Eliminates Floppy Disk Drive
Shop Floor Automations offers a hardware product to replace 3.5" floppy disk drives and media used to store NC programs and other CNC-related files used on the shop floor.

Shop Floor Automations

Data Collection Software Streamlines Machine Maintenance
Available from Shop Floor Automations, Manufacturing data collection (MDC) is a data collection tool that tracks and reports machine activity to help streamline jobs on the shop floor. Specifically designed and built for CNC machines, it can also track machine status to help the maintenance department identify machines that are down for repair, preventative maintenance or other reasons.


Moldmaking Software Communicates With 256 CNCs
 Shop Floor Automations’ Predator DNC software allows moldmaking applications to communicate with as many as 256 CNCs simultaneously from a single PC. While other applications are running, the software works in the background, to drip-feed large programs typically used by mold makers. The software also includes a Server Safe mode to protect against lost data in the event of a network crash during drip-feed transfers.

Intelligent Code Editing
Predator CNC Editor version 8. 0 features intelligent code NC editing, side-by-side file compare, single-channel DNC, color G/M code support and integrated 3D graphical solid verification and wireframe backplotting. The release includes CNC programming wizards, OpenGL-based backplotting and the introduction of customer, part and job details within the program using Predator CNC Editor Enterprise version.

Product Categories of Shop Floor Automations

Automated System & Cells for Assembly & Test
Automated System & Cells for Material Forming & Fabricating
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
CNC Attachments
Communications Networks, & Data Transmission Equipment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Consulting Services
Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
ERP for Make-to-Order Manufacturing
ERP for Standard Products Manufacturing
Job Estimating Software
Lights, Indicator and Warning
Machine Monitoring Systems
Machining Flex Lines
Maintenance & Repair
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Memory Units
Plant Maintenance and Repair Equipment
Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacturing
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
Quality & Measurement
Quality Documentation Software
Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Robot Controllers
Safety Related Products
Software for Additive Manufacturing—Job & File Management
Software, Accounting/General Ledger/Payroll
Software, Database Management
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Software, Machinability Databases
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Statistical Data Collection & Analysis Software
Tool Condition Monitoring Systems
Tool Crib Control Software
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

DNC Set Free
Predator Sales