Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC with Fanuc 0i CNC

Complete Fanuc CNC support with Predator DNC Software

Predator DNC provides complete RS232 transfer, dripfeeding, wireless and Ethernet communication support for all Fanuc CNC models simultaneously. Within Predator DNC maximize the performance and capabilities of each Fanuc CNC model. Predator DNC includes all Fanuc RS232 and Ethernet protocols standard with the purchase of Predator DNC software. Not all Fanuc CNC networking options are available for all Fanuc models.

Fanuc Focas support

Predator DNC includes support for the Fanuc's Focas protocol via Ethernet and HSSB (Fiber Optic) interfaces with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Single File or Multiple File Transfer
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support
  • Program Numbers, Filenames and Folders
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Send Variables to CNC
  • Receive Variables from CNC
  • CNC Probe Results
  • Data Collection
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Conditional Machining
  • Part Family Machining
  • Multiple Heads, Spindles and Paths
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Drag and drop support
  • Faster than RS232 with Error Correction
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise. Fanuc Filenames and Folders support requires newer Fanuc series such as a Fanuc 31i.

Fanuc FTP support

Predator DNC includes support for the Fanuc FTP protocol via Embedded Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and HSSB (Fiber Optioc) interfaces with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Single File or Multiple File Transfer
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Predator Schedule support
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Multiple Heads, Spindles and Paths
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Faster than RS232 with Error Correction
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: Fanuc FAST Ethernet support requires the Fanuc Data Server option. Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.

Fanuc Custom Macro A & B support

Predator DNC includes support for the Fanuc Custom Macro A & B support with the following main features:

  • Ethernet and Serial protocol support
  • Send Variables to CNC
  • Receive Variables from CNC
  • CNC Probe Results
  • Data Collection
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Conditional Machining
  • Part Family Machining
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Remote Request and Bar Code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: The Fanuc Custom Macro A & B option may have to be purchased from Fanuc.

Fanuc A & Expand A Protocol support

Predator DNC includes support for the Fanuc A & Expand A protocol via the Fanuc Remote Buffer option with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Single File or Multiple File Transfer
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Drag and drop support
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: The Fanuc A & Expand A requires the Fanuc Remote Buffer option and may have to be purchased from Fanuc.

Fanuc Cassette Protocol support

Predator DNC includes support for the Fanuc Cassette protocol with the following main features:

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

Fanuc RS232 support

Predator DNC includes support for standard Fanuc RS232 protocols with the following main features.

  • Send to CNC
  • Receive from CNC
  • Single File or Multiple File Transfer
  • Dripfeed to CNC
  • M198 style External Sub Program Calls
  • Predator Schedule support
  • Tool restart after tool break
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Automation with robots, PLCs and other equipment
  • Multiple Fanuc CNCs simultaneously
  • Drag and drop support
  • Remote Request and Bar Code triggers
  • Optional background operation as a true Windows service

NOTE: The oldest Fanuc CNCs require a Predator BTR board to add a RS232 port by emulating a paper/punch tape interface to the CNC machine. Customers with executive tapes or lots of legacy tapes can request a batch transfer of tapes to appropriate file formats. Predator Schedule support requires Predator DNC Enterprise.