Browse by Editorial Category
Browse by Edition Date

March 2018

Skip Navigation Links.
Expand Additive ManufacturingAdditive Manufacturing
Expand AeroDef Product PreviewAeroDef Product Preview
Expand Applying TechnologyApplying Technology
Expand Education-TrainingEducation-Training
Collapse Current NewsCurrent News
Aleris Expands Its Facility in North America
A New Location Leads to Record Shipments
Five-Axis Machining Center to Tackle Massive Aerospace Machining Projects
Work in Burke - Addressing the Interest Gap
Saw Blades for Hydromat Machines Customized to Application Requirements
AGVs Workstations and Flow Racks at MODEX
Manufacturer Delivers Feed Lines to Orick Stamping
ESPRIT World 2018 Online Registration Now Open
Extrusion Design University Registration Open
GF Machining Solutions Announces New Distributors
Performance-Driven Digital Readout System
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Supports Workshops for Warriors Program
IMTS 2018 Registration Now Open
Industrial Pipe andamp; Supply and Industrial Pipe andamp; Valve Join Fairmont Supply
IPG Photonics Announces Acquisition of Laser Depth Dynamics
Kardex Remstar Assumes Alternative Handling Technologies Sales Territory
KOMET SERVICE Partner Earns ISO 90012015 Certification
Robotics Integrator Moves to Facility in Bartlett IL
Matsuura Machinery USA Inc. Announces Yamazen Inc.s Territory Expansion
Morris Midwest Hosts Annual Morris Madness Event on March 13-14
CAM Software Slam Dunks 5-Axis Machining Application
A Pathway to the Future Through a New Integrated Photonics Lab
ROHM Service Center Provides Cost-Saving Chuck Repairs and Rebuilds
Sauber F1 Team Accelerates 3-D Metal Printing with MetalFAB1
Shop Floor Automations 20th Anniversary
Manufacturing in America 2018 March 14-15
New Jig Grinding Hole Drilling Packages for VMCs
New Services Added to Solar Atmospheres of Western PA
Manufacturing Technology Orders Increased
WorkXplore Now Converts CAD Files in Batches
Expanded Thread Milling Cutter Family Offers New Tool Bodies and Inserts
The Whittemore Co. Expands Territory to Include Kansas Missouri
Yuasa International to Celebrate Grand Opening of New England Office
Expand Material HandlingMaterial Handling
Expand People In The NewsPeople In The News
Expand Quality ControlQuality Control

show all editions →

Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

Shop Floor Automations 20th Anniversary

Shop Floor Automations (SFA) has announced its 20th year in business. As of March 2018, the manufacturing integrator has been open for two decades in San Diego. The company has redesigned and optimized its website, and changed its logo to celebrate the milestone.

The company specializes in assisting manufacturers to increase productivity. Companies that can not replace legacy machines or those who suffer from the manufacturing skills gap can especially benefit from SFA's help. "SFA is the No. 1 reseller of Predator Software and Scytec DataXchange, and we are also well known for engineering various hardware solutions to fit customer needs," said an SFA spokesperson.

Some solutions offered are:

  • DNC software - Managing and sending machine programs efficiently with DNC software helps to increase overall productivity. This type of system replaces laptops or portable media throughout the shop floor to allow for more control over CNC programs.
  • Machine monitoring - Improving OEE on a shop floor is often a priority for manufacturing operators. Increasing utilization helps to measurably change productivity. Machine monitoring is also crucial for those looking to take on lights-out manufacturing in 2018.
  • Production scheduling - Real-time scheduling of jobs on the shop floor helps to eliminate inaccurate spreadsheets and helps to get more jobs on-time to customers. Being able to see how moving jobs effects all other jobs up to 365 days into the future is crucial in understanding the capacity and increases the ability of taking on new jobs.
  • Improving legacy machines and replacing old media - Shop floors often need to prioritize hiring more skilled workers over buying expensive new machines. Hardware implementation for legacy machines allows for adding USB ports to machines, replacing floppy disks via floppy drive emulators, and being able to read/write files over a wireless signal. For small machine shops that do not want to make a DNC software investment, the USB connect portable option tends to be a popular alternative.
  • On-site service from professional technicians - SFA technicians are well versed in dealing with CNC machines, as well as Industry 4.0 and protocols such as MTConnect. "Customers of SFA also find themselves surprised when technicians can diagnose and fix other problems they were not even aware of previously. Technicians can also service customers over the phone and via remote services," said a company spokesperson.

For more information contact:

Greg Mercurio, President

Shop Floor Automations, Inc.

5360 Jackson Drive, Suite #202

La Mesa, CA 91942

877-611-5825 / 619-461-4000

< back