Shop Floor Automations
5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 202
La Mesa , CA 91942 US
<p><strong>What is new for Shop Floor Automations in 2018:</strong></p>
In March of 2018, SFA will be celebrating 20 years in business! SFA will also exhibit at IMTS (Chicago IL) in September 2018.
A Message from Shop Floor Automations
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Learn about ways you can help support a CNC machine-operator training program that enables former gang members to find sustainable employment and successful reentry into society.
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.
Data Collection Updates Improve Machine Networking, Communication Tools
Predator Software reseller Shop Floor Automations (SFA) has updated Predator MDC (Machine Data Collection).
Rise Up Industries’ Machine Training Program Rises Up to Help on Many Levels
This CNC machine-operator training program helps individuals prepare for sustainable employment as a vital element for successful reentry into society and departure from gang life.
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.
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.
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 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 Celebrates 20 Years of Business
The company has redesigned and optimized its website and changed its logo to mark the March 2018 anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.