Shop Floor Automations

5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 202
La Mesa, CA 91942 US

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Shop Floor Automations Company Profile

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

What is new for Shop Floor Automations in 2018:

In March of 2018, SFA will be celebrating 20 years in business!

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Scytec's DataXchange from Shop Floor Automations

Scytec DataXchange Accounts for Planned Downtime
Version 2019.01.15 of Scytec’s DataXchange machine monitoring system, available from Shop Floor Automations, incorporates new features based on user feedback. 

Shop Floor Automations, Predator MDC, Predator Software

Data Collection Updates Improve Machine Networking, Communication Tools
Predator Software reseller Shop Floor Automations (SFA) has updated Predator MDC (Machine Data Collection).

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Rise Up Industries’ Machine Training Program Rises Up to Help on Many Levels
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Shop Floor Automations will display its DataXchange software at IMTS 2018.

Software's Data Collection Reduces Machine Downtime
IMTS 2018: Version 2018.04.10 of the DataXchange software from Shop Floor Automations offers several improvements over previous versions.

Shop Floor Automations will display various software solutions at IMTS 2018.

Module Replaces Floppy with USB, Ethernet to Legacy Machines
IMTS 2018: Okuma Floppy Connect, a floppy drive replacement from Shop Floor Automations (SFA), replaces the floppy drive core in an Okuma machine.

Shop Floor Automations LAN-USB Connect

Device Adds USB, Ethernet Functionality to Machines
Shop Floor Automations has released a hardware product to add USB and ethernet connectivity to any machine.

Machine monitoring software

Machine Monitoring System Gives Real-Time KPI, OEE Data
Scytec’s cloud-based DataXchange machine monitoring system reduces downtime by providing live notifications of machine issues via text or email.

Shop Floor Automations' new logo

Shop Floor Automations Celebrates 20 Years of Business
The company has redesigned and optimized its website and changed its logo to mark the March 2018 anniversary.

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What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?
Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

wireless data-transfer unit

Job Shop Cuts Cables to Save Time on Data Transfers
At Stollen Machine & Tool Co., uninsulated cables could not reliably transport CNC programs from the computer to the machines. Six wireless RS232 units from Shop Floor Automations have resulted in 15 percent daily time savings.

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.

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

Scytec DataXchang dashboard

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.

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.

Product Categories of Shop Floor Automations

CNC Attachments
Communications Networks & Data Transmission Equipment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Consulting Services
Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
Machine Monitoring Systems
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Memory Units
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
Quality Documentation Software
Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
Software, Database Management
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

Trade Names

Ascendant Technologies Reseller
Ethernet Connect
Floppy Connect
Predator Software Reseller
Scytec DataXchange Reseller
Serial Connect
Tape Reader Connect
USB Connect
Wireless Connect