Shop Floor Automations

5360 Jackson Drive
Suite 202
La Mesa, CA 91942 US


A Message from Shop Floor Automations

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!

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

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.

this part is machined from solid, but it used to be a cast part

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Product Categories of Shop Floor Automations

CNC Attachments
Communications Networks & Data Transmission Equipment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Consulting Services
Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
Machine Monitoring Systems
Memory Units
Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
Quality Documentation Software
Software, CAD/CAM
Software, Machinability Databases
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Statistical Data Collection & Analysis Software
Tool Crib Control Software
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

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