Track Manufacturing Hours Anywhere

Using our barcoding software makes tracking manufacturing hours easy. How does it work? With barcode scanners.

This software is intended for employees who don’t use computers.

Simply pass barcode labels under a scanner, and the walk away. You’re now tracking time for manufacturing jobs and work orders. Watch the video below for inspiration, and then download Standard Time® and try it yourself.

Barcode Scanner on a Stand for Manufacturing

Scanning barcodes on the shop floor can definitely make tracking manufacturing jobs easy, but placing your barcode scanner on a stand makes it even easier.

Watch the video below, then scroll down.


Yeah, a barcode scanner stand can really make scanning slick. Just pass the barcode label under the scanner and it is automatically scanned. You don’t even have to press the button.

You can try this in Standard Time® today. That is, if you have a scanner. If not, consider picking up an inexpensive scanner like the one shown in this video. Amazon has them for less than $40 USD.

Download from and give it a try.

Track Manufacturing Machine Runtime Hours

Have you ever wondered (or needed to know) how many hours are spend running each machine in your manufacturing shop? Turns out, there’s a simple and inexpensive way to find out. It’s called Standard Time®.

Scroll down below the video for more…

How can know how many hours are logged to each machine in your manufacturing shop? Track the hours with barcodes. Scan barcodes taped to each machine and you’ll find out.

Actually, you’ll find out a whole lot more. Standard Time is an employee time tracking app that uses barcodes. Employees start and stop timers just by scanning. Part of that process could include machines. Those scans will come ripping into your ST dashboards in real-time. You can cut up the data any way you like.

Maybe you want to see just how much time each employee spends at a machine. Or, which jobs ran on which machines. Or, what the average usage per day is. Or month. Any of those scenarios are possible with barcode scanning in Standard Time. Give it a try today!

Don’t know where to get Standard Time? Try Googling us! Or, just go to We’re always here. 🙂

Track Time For Machines on the Shop Floor

Everybody knows about employee time tracking. But what about tracking machine time? I.e. the hours machines are being operated. Hmm, that’s a different thought. (scroll down for the video for inspiration)

Actually, tracking machine time is not an original thought. Just like airplanes, there are hour meters attached to machines. Turn them on, and the meter ticks away. So that’s nothing new.

What’s new is that you can now associate employees, work orders, and tasks to those hours. You can use Standard Time® to know which employee used that machine. Which work order were run on that machine. Which tasks were performed. That’s manufacturing traceability. You can now trace work order activity down to the machines it was produced on. That’s some cool magic. That’s Standard Time®.


Shop Floor Barcoding with RCA Cambio Tablet

Review of RCA® Cambio®  (scroll down to video)

This is a nice little tablet for manufacturing time tracking. The Cambio® is inexpensive and simple. It runs Windows 10 Home, so you may need to upgrade it to connect to your domain. But it will connect directly to your network with Wi-Fi. You can run Standard Time® BC for barcode scanning. The Cambio is not powerful enough for daily Facebook but it’s great for barcoding on the shop floor, which is what this video describes. I.e. manufacturing time tracking.

In the video, the Cambio® is shown connected to a barcode scanner through a USB hub. That allows a mouse to connect as well (all peripherals sold separately).

Since the tablet connects to your network through USB, it can talk directly to your corporate database. In the example in the video, a program named “BC” is used for scanning, and it talks directly to SQL on a server.

The screen is detachable, and a virtual keyboard may be used in Windows 10. That allows the tablet to be bolted to the wall and not handled to prevent breakage. In a setup like that, the tablet should last indefinitely even in the harshest manufacturing environments.

Consider downloading Standard Time® for your manufacturing time tracking.

Assembly line barcode time tracking

Using barcodes on the assembly line is an easy way to track employee time. How do they work? Simple… just scan a special barcode label with an employee name on it. Then scan another label with the job and task.

Bleep, bloop. A timer starts!

Now you are tracking time on the assembly line! The information is immediately displayed on a WIP screen for all employees to see. Look up and see which jobs are in progress now.

Bleep, bloop. You’re suddenly a genius and a hero!

Get Standard Time® and be a genius and a hero.  🙂

WIP on a Big Screen Dashboard

Put a big screen like this on your shop floor! You could display the status of every job in the universe.

But… do you really need all the jobs in the universe?

Maybe not. Maybe just all the jobs your employees are currently working on. Yeah, just that would work. Just seeing the work order that are currently in progress… their current hours… the most recent tasks and departments… and a percent complete. Yeah… that’ll do it!

Track time and inventory on the shop floor

Consider using barcodes to scan inventory items on the shop floor. Scanning inventory deducts those items from stock so you have a running total. Scanning those same inventory items at the receiving dock replenishes the quantity in stock. You can reduce the number of physical inventory counts just by scanning items as they come in and as they are used.

Turns out, Standard Time® also tracks employee hours and displays Work In Process for work orders. It’s not just inventory tracking. This is full time and materials tracking. Go ahead and download a free trial today!

Track work orders on the assembly line

Here’s a nice little video to help inspire you to track work orders on the assembly line with barcodes?

What… barcodes?

Yep, barcodes. Scroll down below the video for more…

Turns out, you can track orders on the assembly line with barcodes. Employees simply scan barcodes telling you who is working on what. Now you have timestamped records of the employee doing the work and the job they are doing.

The program we’re describing is Standard Time®.

Standard Time has the ability to collect time entries using barcodes. Just tack a few strategic codes to workbenches and you’re ready to start. Scan an employee name and job number. A timer will start. You’re now collecting the very basics. There are a lot more things to scan, but this is the start. Go ahead and download ST and try scanning. You’ll like it.  🙂

Track production with barcodes

Have you considered tracking production time with barcode scanners? Here’s a cute little video help help inspire you. Hope you like it.  🙂


Oh, BTW… Standard Time® is the program to download.