KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Automatic and Manual Data
Machine monitoring is automatic and error-free for events such as job
start and end, setup start and end, cycle start and end, and much more.
Data is collected automatically using software, hardware, custom macros,
and other methods without requiring operator training or input. Predator
MDC also supports manual monitoring initiated by machine operators.
Monitor All of Your Machines at
Predator MDC supports up to 4,096 CNC machines, robots, PLCs and ATE Test
Stands per workstation for simultaneous tracking of cycle time, setup
time, teardown time, downtimes with reasons, good parts, scrap parts with
reasons, and an unlimited number of user defined events.
Real-Time Machine, Job, and Part
Keep track of your shop floor productivity. Every second is tracked per
machine, job, part, operation, shift, and person. Real-time dashboards
display current machine, part, job, operation, and personnel status. These
dashboards can be viewed from anywhere, at any time.
Multiple Plant Support
Predator MDC supports an unlimited number of plants or buildings and
allows multiple locations to share a single database for enterprise-wide
Unlimited Number of Data Collection
An unlimited number of data collection events – including cycle start,
scrapped parts, etc. – can be collected via 16 different methods designed
to maximize automatic machine data collection and minimize manual data
Open API and Database Architecture
Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator MDC’s open API. Develop
ERP and shop floor validation. Flow part and job numbers from your ERP
directly into Predator. Many other automation projects can be completed
with C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB script, Windows Script, Delphi, and other
compatible programming languages. Predator MDC is based on an open
architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft
Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.