Work Less...Get More,
Streamline everyday tasks
Predator DNC helps you manage your CNC communications more effectively in less time than you spend now by simplifying your processes. Imagine downloading the correct CNC programs and sub programs automatically by clicking a single bar code.
Not quite ready for bar coding, then consider Remote Request™. Remote Request empowers the machinists to request the CNC program at the CNC machine and eliminates walking back and forth.
Saving time is only part of the story. By tracking and organizing all of your CNC programs, offsets, and CNC parameters in Predator DNC; you will enjoy improved setups, easier first article sign offs, and less stressful ISO 900x audits. And that makes it easier for you to steer your shop floor towards success. Ultimately, Predator DNC can help you work more productively and give your business an edge. Here are just a few examples.
DNC up to 256 CNCs per PC
Have an entire shop floor of CNC machines? Predator DNC supports up to 256 CNC machines per PC for simultaneous dripfeeding, downloading, and uploading. Organize your CNC's by grouping them per building or cell. Network your Predator PC’s to support an unlimited number of CNCs.
NOTE: Multiple CNCs per PC requires compatible hardware such as Predator Xpress and Flex series.
Improve Your Workflow
Tired of using switch boxes, diskettes, paper tape, laptops, or some proprietary hardware contraption to communicate with your CNCs? Predator DNC provides a true network solution insuring the latest CNC programs are pulled from your file server and when when changes or revisions occur the edits are stored back on your file server. The entire process will become more reliable and everyone will become more productive.
Frustrated with hard to use software? Predator DNC keeps things simple with it’s Microsoft Office® and Windows® Explorer compatible user interface. DNC Explorer includes standard features for drag and drop, shortcut menus, cut, copy & paste, object based menus, toolbars, tool tips, and online help. But it doesn't stop there, the entire interface allows you to completely customize exactly how you want users to interface with the software, how the CNC's are physically configured, and much more...
Predator File Manager™
Swamped with too many CNC programs? Struggling to find the latest CNC program? Predator DNC includes a configurable file manager with complete drag and drop support. Organize your jobs by customer, job, or CNC. The file manager uses shortcuts or aliases to manage your CNC programs independent of your PC or network file structure.
Tired of walking back and forth between your CNC and your PC? Remote Request allows the operators on the shop floor to dripfeed, download and upload CNC programs directly from their CNC controls. This is where any similarity between Predator DNC and other DNC packages stops and the Power of Predator begins. Predator's Remote Request™ supports Remote Autoname™ for simplified uploading of NC code remotely from the floor, Remote Feedback™ for visibility back to the DNC server PC when errors occur, and an unlimited number of possible Remote Commands for each and every CNC you create in the DNC Explorer™ interface. Best of all, this power is included at no extra charge.
Predator DNC Connect™
Want to leverage existing shop floor PCs? Predator DNC Connect allows an unlimited number of PCs to initiate downloading and uploading. Its big button interface is easy to use and even supports touch screen PCs.
100% Network Compatible
Want to store CNC programs on a network server? Predator DNC works as a gateway between your CNC's and your Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac, VMS or Unix network server. Predator DNC extends the networking flexibility of Windows® out to your CNCs.
Server Safe™ DNC
Concerned about network reliability? Predator DNC includes a Server Safe™ DNC option for error free DNC transfers even if the network server should crash or fail during DNC communications. This is just one of the powerful features Predator was first to introduce to the industry.
Drag and Drop DNC™ - Another Predator First!
Need to keep it simple? Predator DNC makes it even easier with enhanced drag and drop operation. Add a new CNC from the CNC library with one Drag and Drop. Send or DNC single or multiple CNC programs with one Drag and Drop. Import thousands of CNC programs with one Drag and Drop. Re-organize CNC programs with one Drag and drop operation. Exactly like you would expect from any Windows® based application.
DNC in the Background
Restricted by your existing DOS system? Send, receive and DNC to any RS-232 or RS-422 compatible CNC machine. Because Predator DNC has always been a native 32-bit Windows® application, both multi-threaded and multi-tasking, you can run multiple applications on a single PC for maximum return on investment.
256 Character Filenames
Limited with 8 character filenames? Take advantage of long 256 character filenames per CNC program. Even use spaces and special characters.
High Speed Machining - Up to 256,000 Baud!
Is your bottleneck DNC performance? Predator DNC supports up to 256,000 baud for even the most demanding high speed machining throughput. Call us at 1-503-292-7151 to arrange for an on-site demonstration!
DNC Objects™ - The most powerful DNC innovation yet!
Need special high speed error correcting DNC protocols? How about productivity features such as email, printing, VB scripts or tracking in MS Excel, MS Access, MS SQL Server or Oracle. Predator DNC is based on our very own DNC Object Architecture. Predator DNC Objects simplify CNC communication protocols for Bostomatic, Bridgeport Easylink, Fanuc Protocol A/Expand A, Fagor, Heidenhain, Kermit, Okuma B, Mazatrol, Xmodem and many others.
Custom Communications - Nobody has more flexibility!
Have a custom, old, or unique CNC control? Predator DNC includes a configurable DNC command builder to completely customize communicating with your CNC. Configure hundreds of different options.
Frustrated by generic applications? CNC Templates adds intelligence by remembering all the CNC and DNC parameters. Save hours of headaches by starting from one of our 100 sample CNC templates from our library. Each CNC template is completely user configurable.
Includes the Predator CNC Editor™
Tired of manually editing CNC code? At no additional charge each Predator DNC license includes the Predator CNC Editor. The Predator Editor is the perfect NC code editing tool. Includes Intelligent NC Code Editing, Side-by-side File Compare, 3D Graphical Backplotting, CNC Templates™, and more.