Hawk Ridge Systems Expands Portfolio with Predator Software

Hawk Ridge Systems Expands Portfolio with Predator Software
October 4, 2018

Hawk Ridge Systems, the leading provider of 3D Design and manufacturing solutions announces a partnership with Predator Software to provide customers with a complete shop floor CNC solution.

This partnership will directly influence all sectors of the manufacturing shop floor to both measures and increase the productivity of your CNC machines and manufacturing tasks. Hawk Ridge Systems will now provide software, hardware, installation, and support services to assist in controlling and automate the shop floor. With the acquisition of Cimtronics Midwest in May of 2018, Hawk Ridge Systems is now the largest distributor of Predator Shop Floor Manufacturing Software in North America.


Maximize the productivity and quality of your people, machines, robots, CNCs, PLCs and processes with Predator Software Systems.

Software Products

Predator DNC Predator DNC™ — Network your CNCs and get connected

Predator DNC (Direct/Distributed Numeric Control) is the backbone for a shop floor network. It is a flexible solution that allows users to access and manage CNC files from any server on their custom-defined network.   Predator DNC gives you the ability to connect all your machines – serial, ethernet, and FTP with one system to easily manage file transfers and remove the need for multiple systems.

Predator MDCPredator MDC™ — Machine Monitoring • Real-Time OEE • Data Collection

Predator MDC (Manufacturing Data Collection) is real-time machine monitoring software that automatically collects, reports, charts and processes real-time shop floor manufacturing data including OEE, cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime and more.  Predator MDC improves manufacturing by supplying accurate shop floor productivity KPIs and metrics to improve operations and to make better decisions

Predator PDM Predator PDM™ — CNC Program & Data Management

Production document management for CNC programs, offsets, setup sheets, CAM and other manufacturing files.  Predator PDM includes ECN and revision control to make sure the program and supporting documents are always the proper production version to eliminate using incorrect data in the manufacturing process.

About Predator Software

Since 1994, Predator Software has focused on automating manufacturers worldwide with innovative and award-winning software applications. Predator Software is an industry leader in Industry 4.0, lean manufacturing and automation via shop floor control or SFC. Predator's SFC technologies include CNC networking, machine monitoring, OEE, production data management, data collection, machine simulation & verification, tool & gage crib management, traveler management, CNC post processing, flexible manufacturing systems, and robotic cell control software.

About Hawk Ridge Systems

Hawk Ridge Systems is a leading provider of 3D design and manufacturing solutions, including DS SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks, Predator, Artec 3D Scanners, and 3D Printers from HP, Markforged, and UnionTech. Recognized as a global leader by DS SOLIDWORKS, Hawk Ridge Systems has been awarded the #1 Worldwide SOLIDWORKS Reseller title many times since its inception in 1996. Based in the Silicon Valley, Hawk Ridge Systems has 20 offices in the United States and Canada, providing coast-to-coast coverage in North America.

If you're interested in learning more about how Predator software can automate your shop floor, get a Custom Demo.

October 4, 2018
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