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What is Predator Tracker?
Predator Tracker electronically automates the tracking and organization of your tools, gages and fixtures. Predator Tracker improves manufacturing processes and efficiencies with real-time check in & check out, tracking consumption rates, re-order levels, scrap, calibrations, certifications and re-work.
NOTE: Predator Tracker integrates the former applications Predator Tool Crib and Predator Gage Crib.
Why use Predator Tracker?
- 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 knowledgebase
- Maintain Gage Certifications and Tool Rework
- ISO 9000 History
- 180+ Reports and Charts
- Open API and database architecture
- Upgrade to Predator SFC
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 checkout process is fully configurable with support for department, location, group, machine, job, part type, part, job and person.
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.
ISO 9000 History
Complete audit trail for every tool, gage, fixture and kit for the life of each serial number. Predator Tracker provides automatic history for every process. Nine security reports detail permissions, users and groups of users and their activities.
180+ Reports and Charts
Run the shop floor, CNC programming and overall business better via 180+ professional reports and charts such as inventory, checked-out items, purchase requests, gages due for calibration, material references, and more. Reports can be exported to PDF, Microsoft Excel or HTML.
Open API and database architecture
Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator Tracker’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 Tracker is based on an open architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.