What is Predator RCM?
Predator RCM software is a flexible robotic cell controller and scheduler designed to automate a cell of CNC Machines, robots, CMMs and other support equipment. Predator RCM provides lights out operation and production with flexible manufacturing and automation. Predator RCM schedules the robot to load and unload every CNC machine, CMM and work center within the cell. Hands free operation from raw material to finished parts. Predator RCM supports a wide range of pallets, tooling, RFID tags, load stations, unload stations, part washing and more.
Choose from two editions
- Predator RCM Express
- Predator RCM
Why use Predator RCM?
- Robotic machine tending - Load and unload CNC machines via a robot
- Automated manufacturing with small, medium and large lot sizes
- Lights Out Manufacturing
- Manage CNC programs without interrupting the CNCs within the cell
- Multiple parts/jobs per pallet
- Standard Load and Unload rack stations
- Optional Rotary Carousel style Load and Unload stations
- Manage job priorities and holds without interrupting cell production
- View cell status remotely
- Automatic Email notifications of manufacturing problems
- Automatic recovery from a problem job or CNC
- Optional part washer and part basket support
- Optional CMM and Probe inspection with automatic offset adjustments
- Optional RFID, Tool and EDM options
- Add Predator MDC for realtime manufacturing data collection
Predator RCM's Job Manager is the scheduling center of the system. Work can be added, removed, or put on hold according to the day-to-day changes in machining priorities.
Predator RCM can also allow the scheduling of work in multiple machining cells from one central console.
Predator RCM's Presetter manages the tooling inventory in the shop and allows the operator to prepare the work, download CNC Programs from the corporate network and assemble the job to be submitted for automated machining. Each job includes a pallet and/or fixture, a workpiece, and the CNC programs required to machine the part. An individual pallet can have one or more jobs attached to it allowing for automated machining of several operations on a single workpiece.
PC and Robot Requirements
Predator RCM requires the Fanuc Robot Server / PCDK Runtime to be purchased from Fanuc Robotics. This PC option needs to be installed on the same PC running Predator RCM. In addition, every Fanuc Robot requires the PC Interface option to be purchased and enabled from Fanuc Robotics.
NOTE: Prior to August 2011 Predator RCM was called CellMaster.
Predator RCM - Part Numbers
|204520##||Increments of 1 up to maximum license of /24|
|20452910||Predator RCM Client - Presetter|
Predator RCM Express - Part Numbers
|20453001||Predator RCM Express/1|
|20453002||Predator RCM Express/2|
|20453003||Predator RCM Express/3|
|20453004||Predator RCM Express/4|
|20453005||Predator RCM Express/5|
|20453006||Predator RCM Express/6|
|20453007||Predator RCM Express/7|
|20453008||Predator RCM Express/8|
|20453009||Predator RCM Express/9|
|20453010||Predator RCM Express/10|
|20453011||Predator RCM Express/11|
|20453012||Predator RCM Express/12|
|204530##||Increments of 1 up to maximum license of /24|
|20453910||Predator RCM Express Client - Presetter|
Predator RCM - Popular Options
|20459120||Movable Rack Storage|
|20459200||Load/Unload Station (Works while Cell is running)|
|20459220||Measuring Module (CMM, Vision or Inspection station)|
|20459300||Parts Cleaning Station|
|20459310||Part to Tool (Electrodes)|
|20459330||Part or Tool RFID (RFID readers and tags not included)|
|20459340||Automatic Part Queue|
|20459400||Fixture Loading (Fixture Load before Part Load)|
|20459410||Parts Handling (Load/Unload of Part Baskets)|
|20459420||External Pallet Loader|
|20459430||Dynamic Chuck (Load/Unload chucks of different types)|
|20459500||External Tool Management|
|20459510||Multiple Gripper Optimization|