Real-time Bar Code Shop Floor Data
Shop employees, with PC's or Realtrac Micro Terminals, report
time as activities occur on the shop floor using bar code
scanning or touch pad data entry. A two-way communication
process guides the worker at each step, checking and confirming
input. Realtrac's unique system design maintains work center
loads, schedules, job status and costs in real-time.
Micro Terminal Emulation
For operations such as purchasing, shipping and receiving,
an employee can quickly log on and log off directly from
the Realtrac Router Screen using the Micro Terminal Emulation
Realtrac allows you to choose among several
methods to report data regarding shop activities, including
full real-time bar code data collection using shop floor
PC's or micro terminals, PC data entry by administrative
personnel and computer assisted entry from employee time
tickets. This versatility allows you to balance your company’s
needs for up-to-date job and scheduling information, flexibility
for allocating costs for special types of operations and
minimizing initial investment and employee training.
Realtrac Shop Floor Client
Using PC's with a standard CRT monitor, the Realtrac
Shop Floor Client software provides an easy and paperless
way for shop personnel to report their activity in real-time,
as well as view job and work center scheduling information.
1. Shop personnel have real-time visibility of important
2. Real-time screen displays supplement or replace paper
normally needed for processing
- Work Center Dispatch Lists for scheduling job operations
- Job Routers describing the process plan for a job.
- Full multi-media shop floor documentation, including
still pictures, video, drawings and sound tracks to supplement
router specs and job information.
3. Logging on and off is fast. Most required data can
automatically be entered
using a mouse, bar code scanner or touch
4. An existing PC LAN (Local Area Network)
can be used. No special
network for shop terminals is required.
Data Reporting Using Administrative PC’s.
Administrative personnel who normally works at a PC., e.g.
Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving can enter job activity
at a PC with a mouse or a touch screen monitor using Realtrac's
Micro Terminal Emulation feature.
Bar Code Shop Floor Micro Terminals
Employee time is reported as activities occur on
the shop floor using Micro Terminals with either bar code
scanning or touch pad data entry.
Job schedules, machine loads and job costs are continuously
updated in real-time. You have up to the minute information
concerning the status of jobs, machines and employees, as
well as labor and overhead costs.
An interactive dialog at the Micro Terminal guides the
worker, checking and confirming accuracy of input.
Computer Assisted Data Entry From Employee Time
If employees complete daily time tickets or time
sheets, operation time and piece counts can easily be entered
at a PC by clerical personnel. Much of the information to
be entered is duplicated from the last entry. The elapsed
time for a session can be automatically calculated if the
start time and end time are entered.