machine tool inventory

Predator Tracker

Tool Tracker Key Features

  • Electronically automates tracking & organization of tools, gages & fixtures
  • Improves manufacturing processes & efficiencies
  • Track consumption rates, reorder levels, scrap, calibrations, certifications, & re-work
  • Real-time check-in & check-out

Features

  • Purchase requests with recommendations
  • Real-time check-in and check-out
  • Bar code support
  • Track lost, broken or scrapped tools, gages, and fixtures
  • Part and material knowledge base
  • Maintain gage certifications and tool rework
  • ISO 9000 history
  • 180+ reports and charts
  • Open API and database architecture
  • Upgrade to Predator SFC
  • Import shared files and attachments, as well as components
  • Command line options improve shop floor security and operations
  • Components, such as work center, machine type and more, can be created, edited, viewed, deleted, reported, etc.
  • Integrate components to ERP, MES, production scheduling software, and alike business applications
  • Online and API Help available within the software system
  • Available in English and multiple languages

Real-time Check-in and Check-out

Tools, cutters, inserts, kits, gages, and fixtures can be checked in and out quickly and easily.

Automatic selection of crib locations and serial numbers speed up the process. Add bar code readers to minimize errors and improve the process even further.

Data collection during the check-out process is fully configurable with support for department, location, group, machine, job, part type, part, job, and person.

180+ Reports and Charts

Run the shop floor, CNC programming, and overall business better via 180+ professional reports and charts.

Visualize inventory, checked out items, purchase requests, gages due for calibration, material references, and more. Reports can be exported to PDF, Microsoft Excel or HTML.

Overview

Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator Tracker’s open APIs (application programming interface) with 300+ methods all fully documented. Machine tool inventory management from Predator Software!

Develop ERP and shop floor validation, flow part and job numbers from ERP directly into Predator; numerous other automation projects can be completed with C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB script, Windows Script, Delphi and other compatible programming languages.

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

ISO 9000 History

Predator Tracker provides a complete audit trail for every tool, gage, fixture, and kit for the life of each serial number. It also provides an automatic history for every process. Nine security reports detail permissions, users, and groups of users and their activities.

Bar Code Support

Bar code readers can be used within every Predator Tracker screen. Additional bar code support has been added to the check-in and check-out screens. Predator Tracker supports all major bar code reader vendors.

Support for Dymo label printers is also included to print individual labels, serial numbers, and crib locations. Lists of bar codes can be printed on all laser and inkjet printers.

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