5/14/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

SFA Highlights Automation Solutions at Mazak West

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Shop Floor Automations has a variety of automation solutions on display at Mazak West, which takes place June 5–8, 2018 in Gardena, California.

Shop Floor Automations (SFA) will have its solutions on display alongside Scytec DataXchange at Mazak West. The event takes place in Gardena, California, from June 5 through the 8. The open-house portion with technology on display will take place June 6 and June 7, 2018. Attendees can check in and enjoy networking over coffee each day of the open house from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The main show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature informative technology panels on Wednesday and Thursday as well as live demos of Mazak machine technology.

SFA has real-time machine monitoring at the event. The company says that those looking to improve OEE, adapt IIoT solutions on their shop floor, take on lights-out manufacturing and increase worker safety will want to see what DataXchange has to offer. The system has an on-premise solution, as well as a flexible, low-cost cloud solution with no long-term contracts. Features for manufacturers using DataXchange include unknown downtime alerts, data entry via tablets situated at machines, email and text notifications, the ability to export data via Excel/CSV sheets and much more. DataXchange also offers a learning program for the system with videos and quizzes to help users best use the software.

SFA will have hardware for Mazak machines at the event. The company says that hardware implementation for machines that handle Mazatrol CMT files is easily accessible and affordable. Mazak machines operators can add USB ports to machines with the USB Connect Mazak pendant model. Since CNC networking software options are not available on all models of Mazak machines, the USB Connect Portable device is a solution for drip-feeding EIA files to multiple machines. Machinists can also replace floppy disks with floppy drive emulators. The Mazak LAN Connect facilitates Ethernet functionality so that Mazatrol CMT programs can be sent and saved for Mazak machines. SFA says that the LAN-USB Connect also combines the abilities of USB Connnect and LAN Connect hardware, which is suitable for handling EIA files.

SFA says that its technicians, who will be at the event, are well versed in helping with Mazak machine productivity. They have years of experience in implementing solutions related to Industry 4.0 and work with protocols such as MTConnect. Technicians can service customers on-site, over the phone and via remote services.