Predator MDC Software Manufacturing Data Collection
Production Line & Machine Monitoring Real Time OEE & KPIs

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Predator MDC Software Overview

What is Predator MDC?

Predator MDC is real-time machine monitoring software that automatically collects, reports, charts and processes real-time shop floor manufacturing data including OEE, cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime and more. Predator MDC improves manufacturing by supplying accurate shop floor productivity KPIs and metrics to improve operations and to make better decisions.

Choose from three editions

  • Predator MDC Express
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator MDC Enterprise

Why use Predator MDC?

Predator MDC creates a continuously up to date knowledge base of your manufacturing performance. It quantifies how well your machines, people and parts are produced. Predator MDC can establish and compare continuous improvement results for lean manufacturing efforts. Predator MDC organizes your real-time data into actionable KPIs and metrics for availability, quality and performance. KPIs and metrics for specific machines or rolled up KPIs and metrics for an entire department across multiple plants are available with a few mouse clicks. Refer to the following major features:

  • Automatic and manual data collection
  • 1 Network to monitor all CNC machines, robots, PLCs & ATE test stands
  • 18 Real-time Dashboards for digital signage
  • Real-time Slideshows for digital signage
  • Multiple plant support
  • Unlimited number of data collection events
  • 100+ KPIs and Metrics
  • 30,000+ Reports and Charts
  • Real-Time OEE Dashboard, OEE Charts and OEE Reports
  • Supports Wireless, Ethernet, RS-232 and Parallel I/O
  • Open API and database architecture
  • Includes Predator CNC Service
  • Includes Predator MDC Executive
  • Includes Predator MDC for DOS
  • Includes Predator DNC for Send, Receive and Dripfeed
  • Optional MDC for Android application Learn More >
  • Use your existing ERP and MES bar coded paperwork
  • Upgrade to Predator SFC
  • 250+ Online help topics
Predator MDC Software workflow

Automatic and manual data collection

Predator MDC supports automatic, error-free, and unattended machine monitoring for events such as job start and end, setup start and end, cycle start and end, to name a few of the events that can be monitored. This type of data is collected automatically using software, hardware, custom macros and other methods without requiring operator training or input.

Predator MDC also supports manual monitoring of events that are initiated by machine operators such as machine logon/offs, downtimes, and scrap reasons. Predator MDC can be used to manually collect data using several methods including Remote Request™, swiping bar codes, touch screen tablets or standard PCs.

Manual Data Collection New Events

NOTE: The above example supports a Twin Spindle VTL with a dedicated window for each spindle. Support for multiple spindle gantries, 1 man 2, 1 man 3 and any combination is supported to simplify manual data collection.

Monitor all your CNC machines, robots, PLCs and ATE test stands

Predator MDC supports up to 4096 CNC machines, robots, PLCs, ATE Test Stands, band saws, dot peen markers and other equipment per PC for simultaneous 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

Keep score of your shop floor productivity with Predator MDC. Every second is tracked per machine, job, part, operation, shift and person. Real-time dashboards displays current machine, part, job, operation and personnel status. Multiple engineers, supervisors and managers can view dashboards from any networked PC. Leverage the power of the Internet and VPN from anywhere in the world to see the status of your shop floor.

Real-Time Dashboards for Machines, Jobs and Parts

Custom or shop specific dashboards can be created in just minutes. They are completely configurable with unique KPIs, metrics, colors, images and sizes with support for all screen resolutions and sizes.

Custom shopfloor dashboards

Real-time slideshows for digital signage

Dedicate one or more large screen monitors on the shop floor for real-time digital signage. Create slides of charts, dashboards and reports with specific filters and details. Eliminate manual posting of paper reports and charts. Provide a focal point for standup shop meetings while enforcing productivity and manufacturing KPIs and metrics that management, engineering and quality departments care about.

Multiple Plant Support

Predator MDC supports an unlimited number of plants or buildings right out of the box. Multiple plants can share a single database for enterprise wide reports and charts or each plant can have a separate database. Compare plants or compare buildings to improve productivity. Organize your machines by grouping them per building or cell. Network PCs, CNCs, robots, PLCs and ATE test stands to create an entire real-time shop floor machine monitoring and data collection system.

Predator MDC Adapter - Only $400 per Machine

Hardware based data collection for older CNCs, manual machines and other equipment are supported. Predator MDC Adapters are din rail mounted and are wired into signal lamps, light towers, extended M functions or any digital input or output. Predator MDC Adapters are available in 5, 12, 24, 48, 110 and 230 volt editions. Domestic and international editions simplify installation and configuration.

Predator MDC Adapter

NOTE: The Predator MDC Adapter pictured above converts electrical input from any machine into text messages. To date assembly lines, band saws, dot peen markers, CNC machines, manual machines, robots, PLCs, ATE test stands and many other machines types have leveraged the power of the Predator MDC Adapter.

Unlimited number of data collection events

An unlimited number of data collection events such as cycle start, cycle end, good part, scrapped part, etc. can be collected via 20+ different methods designed to maximize automatic machine data collection and minimize manual data collection.

30,000+ Reports and Charts

Over 30,000 reports and charts provide unique insight into the productivity and efficiency of each manufacturer. Identify issues and drive improvements via flexible reporting and charting. Predator MDC converts volumes of raw data into 100+ actionable KPIs. Multiple pie, bar, pareto and trend charts can be combined to create custom dashboards organized within a collection of favorites.

Multiple Charts

Create and manage multiple trend charts with ease with real-time updates.

Multiple Trend Charts

Still need more dashboards, reports and charts? Get creative and create your own with Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Reports, Oracle Reports or hundreds of other BI applications.

Real Time OEE Software

Eliminate manual OEE driven data collection and OEE spreadsheets. Predator MDC supports real time OEE data collection with an OEE Dashboard, OEE Performance ranking charts, OEE Trend Analysis charts and OEE Reports.

Wireless, Ethernet, RS-232, Parallel, RFID, Digital I/O and Analog I/O

Data collection support via a wide range of industrial and computer technology standards provide extensive compatibility and implementation flexibility for your existing equipment.

Open API and database architecture

Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator MDC Enterprise's open APIs (application programming interface) with 300+ methods all fully documented. Develop ERP and shop floor validation, flow part and job numbers from ERP directly into Predator and numerous other automation projects can be completed with C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB script, Windows Script, Delphi and other compatible programming languages.

Predator MDC is based on an open architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.

Automatic Data collection Interfaces

Predator MDC includes automatic data collection interfaces including MTConnect, Fanuc Focas, Fanuc Robot, Okuma THINC, OPC, Haas and XML. 20 different methods of data collection provide enough flexibility to support every CNC machine, robot, PLC and test stand on your shop floor.

Includes Predator MDC Executive

Predator MDC Executive is an easy to use browser based dashboard with multiple screens and charts which provides an executive overview of your shop floor. Designed for touch based mobile phones, tablets and PCs. A site license for Predator MDC Executive is included with the purchase of Predator MDC Enterprise Administrator or Predator MDC Administrator. Predator MDC Executive does not require IIS, Apache, browser plugins, flash support or client installation.

Optional advanced browser security features including HTTPS and IWA are included. Predator MDC Executive supports all modern browsers including the following:

  • Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
Predator MDC Executive Dashboard

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NOTE: Predator MDC Executive requires Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. Support for Microsoft Access is coming soon.

Includes Predator DNC Enterprise or Predator DNC

Every Predator MDC/x Enterprise includes Predator DNC/x Enterprise while every Predator MDC/x license includes Predator DNC/x for integrated Send to CNC, Receive from CNC and dripfeed operation.

Predator DNC Software Overview

Predator MDC Enterprise - Part Numbers

Part # Descriptions for Microsoft SQL Server licenses
20561000 Predator MDC Enterprise Administrator for SQL Server
20561001 Predator MDC Enterprise/1 for SQL Server
20561002 Predator MDC Enterprise/2 for SQL Server
20561004 Predator MDC Enterprise/4 for SQL Server
20561008 Predator MDC Enterprise/8 for SQL Server
20561012 Predator MDC Enterprise/12 for SQL Server
20561016 Predator MDC Enterprise/16 for SQL Server
20561024 Predator MDC Enterprise/24 for SQL Server
20561032 Predator MDC Enterprise/32 for SQL Server
20561### Increments of 8 up to maximum license of /4096
20561910 Predator MDC Enterprise Client for SQL Server
20561915 Predator MDC Enterprise Shop Floor for SQL Server
Part # Descriptions for Oracle licenses
20581000 Predator MDC Enterprise Administrator for Oracle
20581001 Predator MDC Enterprise/1 for Oracle
20581002 Predator MDC Enterprise/2 for Oracle
20581004 Predator MDC Enterprise/4 for Oracle
20581008 Predator MDC Enterprise/8 for Oracle
20581012 Predator MDC Enterprise/12 for Oracle
20581016 Predator MDC Enterprise/16 for Oracle
20581024 Predator MDC Enterprise/24 for Oracle
20581032 Predator MDC Enterprise/32 for Oracle
20581### Increments of 8 up to maximum license of /4096
20581910 Predator MDC Enterprise Client for Oracle
20581915 Predator MDC Enterprise Shop Floor for Oracle

Predator MDC - Part Numbers

Part # Descriptions for Microsoft SQL Server licenses
20562000 Predator MDC Administrator for SQL Server
20562001 Predator MDC/1 for SQL Server
20562002 Predator MDC/2 for SQL Server
20562004 Predator MDC/4 for SQL Server
20562008 Predator MDC/8 for SQL Server
20562012 Predator MDC/12 for SQL Server
20562016 Predator MDC/16 for SQL Server
20562024 Predator MDC/24 for SQL Server
20562032 Predator MDC/32 for SQL Server
20562### Increments of 8 up to maximum license of /4096
20562910 Predator MDC Client for SQL Server
20562915 Predator MDC Shop Floor for SQL Server
Part # Descriptions for Oracle licenses
20582000 Predator MDC Administrator for Oracle
20582001 Predator MDC/1 for Oracle
20582002 Predator MDC/2 for Oracle
20582004 Predator MDC/4 for Oracle
20582008 Predator MDC/8 for Oracle
20582012 Predator MDC/12 for Oracle
20582016 Predator MDC/16 for Oracle
20582024 Predator MDC/24 for Oracle
20582032 Predator MDC/32 for Oracle
20582### Increments of 8 up to maximum license of /4096
20582910 Predator MDC Client for Oracle
20582915 Predator MDC Shop Floor for Oracle

NOTE: Predator MDC licenses do not include licences for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or Microsoft Access.

Predator MDC - Popular Options

Part # Description
20209000 Predator Java Scripting
20209010 Predator Secure HID
20209020 Predator Touch HMI
20209030 Predator VB Scripting
20209040 Predator C++ SDK
20209080 Predator DNC Connect
20209090 Predator PRemote
20562920 Predator MDC for Android - Learn more >
29900000 Predator Floating License Manager - Learn more >

Predator MDC Express - Part Numbers

Part # Descriptions for Microsoft SQL Server licenses
20563000 Predator MDC Express Administrator for SQL Server
20563910 Predator MDC Express Client for SQL Server
Part # Descriptions for Oracle licenses
20583000 Predator MDC Express Administrator for Oracle
20583910 Predator MDC Express Client for Oracle
Part # Descriptions for Access licenses
20573000 Predator MDC Express Administrator for Access
20573910 Predator MDC Express Client for Access

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