Network Your Machines, PLCs, 3D Printers, Tool Pre-setters, and Manage Your Files.
Predator DNC helps you control files being sent to and from your CNC machines, keeping you ahead of part revisions for your machines to stop running the wrong revisions. Programs can be transferred either automatically or manually depending on your criteria. You can transfer ISO, conversational, and binary formats, machine variables, tool offsets, work offsets, parameters – and more – with over 50 communication protocols. Predator DNC uses wired, multiport hubs, wireless, or ethernet for communications, and supports RFID chips, BTRs, and bar code readers.
Optional Touch HMI allows you to communicate with machines from a shop floor PC or handheld tablet for instant visual confirmation of processes, with operator-friendly, customizable screens. You can also upgrade to PDM for secure revision control, or MDC for comprehensive data collection.
The maximum number of remote commands and machines per PC or server is
Wired and Wireless Hardware Support
Connections can be wired or wireless, and are able to be mixed.
Predator can connect via Ethernet if the machine is so equipped
Automatic Saming of Received
With a remote request, Predator can be setup to automatically name your
Predator’s fully functional CNC editor is included.
Basic and Advanced Serial Machines
Any CNC machine with serial communications can be addressed.
Predator DNC can drip-feed large programs to machines.
The software supports mid-program restarts after tool breaks during
drip-feeds. Restarts can occur remotely or at the PC.
Predator supports most types of file viewer.
This optional add-on can be used to customize operator screens on tablets
and floor PCs for communication.
Run Script Files
Optionally, VB script files can be supported and executed to do various
MORE THAN JUST A PROVIDER
Our dedicated manufacturing services team provides complete installation services, including one-on-one training, to get you up and running quickly.
TOP-RANKED SUPPORT, COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
Hawk Ridge Systems has a team of certified support engineers who specialize manufacturing, ready to assist with your questions or challenges. Our substantial experience with Predator installations gives us a great understanding of how to support both the Predator software and the hardware that goes with it.