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Predator MDC

Predator MDC allows you to monitor your shop floor and collect real-time manufacturing data, including what is running, how many parts have been made, machine idle time, and much more.
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Monitor Your Shop Floor in Real-Time and Improve Performance

Are you looking for assistance to improve your manufacturing processes? Let Predator MDC automatically monitor OEE, cycle times, setup time, downtime, and many more statistics – in real-time – to improve your processes. Create a usable history of data with MDC and then use that data to compare and improve processes.

Predator MDC helps you monitor the shop floor by collecting data from various machines on your floor for analysis. It features thousands of charts and graphs to utilize the data and make informed decisions and improve your shop floor’s performance.

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Key Features & Benefits

Automatic and Manual Data Collection

Predator MDC ensures automatic, error-free machine monitoring for various events like job and setup start/end, without operator input. It supports manual monitoring by machine operators as well.

Monitor All of Your Machines at Once

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 Dashboards

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 reporting.

Unlimited Number of Data Collection Events

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 collection.

Open API and Database Architecture

Integrate ERP and MES systems with Predator MDC using its open API. Automate projects with compatible languages like C#, C++, VB.Net, etc. Predator MDC supports databases like Microsoft Access, SQL Server, or Oracle.

Exceptional Solutions, Even Better Support

Creating the best products requires the best solutions, training and support. With a little insight into your product development process, our team of pros can point you to any tools you need (and nothing you don’t).

But it doesn’t end there. We’ll stay with you every step of the way, helping solve complex design issues, 3D printing application questions and so much more. No matter where you’re at, both in your process and geographically, we’re here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you track metrics per machine?

Yes, you can setup the system to track per machine.

Is the OEE reporting accurate?

Yes, Predator uses the industry standard metric to calculate OEE.

Do I have to track metrics by operator?

You do not have to track by operator, but you have that ability, if required.

Can I compare shifts?

Yes, you can track and compare different shifts.

Can I compare machines running the same part?

Yes, you can, and you can also compare cycles versus machines for comparison. We have had customers compare machines to assist in future purchasing decisions.

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