Organize your tools, gages and fixtures and get lean
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.
- Purchase requests with recommendations
- Track Lost, Broken or Scrapped Tools, Gages and Fixtures
- Part and material knowledgebase
- Maintain Tool Rework and Gage Certifications
- ISO 900x History
- 180+ Reports and Charts
- Ordering, receiving, and inventory
- Check in and check out
- Calibration, certification, IRRs and re-work
- Lost and found
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.
Part and Material Knowledgebase
Tools, cutters, inserts, and kits can be related to parts and materials. With materials recommended speeds, feeds, stepovers and depths of cut can be specified. Gages and fixtures can be assigned to specific parts. Wizards, views, reports and even importing of these details are supported.
Supports Bar Coding (Wired and Wireless)
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 900x 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 Chart
Run the shop floor 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.Organize and Manage
- Track tools, gages, fixtures and kits by individual serial numbers
- Supports consumable and disposable tooling and cutters
- Track lost, scrapped, re-worked and conditional use tooling
- Track lost, scrapped, calibration and conditional use gages and fixtures
- Electronic attachments
- Easy to use wizards designed for shop floor personnel and crib attendants
Reduce or Eliminate
- Tooling, Gaging and Fixturing costs
- Expedited shipping costs
- Paper and/or index cards
- Manual tool room based control
- Redundant inventory
- Lost tools, gages and fixtures
- Wasted time
Who uses Predator Tracker?
- Crib Attendants
- CNC Programmers
- CNC Machinists and Operators
- Manufacturing, Mechanical, Process and Quality Engineers
Open Predator Tracker API
Require integration with your ERP and MES system? Predator Tracker includes a comprehensive API (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 Tracker and numerous other automation projects can be completed within C++, VB, VB script, Delphi and other compatible programming languages.
Open Database Architecture
Have a corporate database standard or requirement? Predator Tracker™ is based on an open architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle