Case Studies

Because of their application-adaptable design, rugged construction and long use lives, LINX terminals meet the data collection and control requirements of a wide range of applications in a variety of industries.

Some of the industries using LINX products:

  • Automotive
  • Aircraft/Aerospace
  • Government
  • Food
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Paper
  • Gaming
  • Textiles
  • Baking
  • Printing
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical

Some of the on-line applications performed by LINX products include:

  • Time & Attendance
  • Work in Process
  • Document Tracking
  • Access Control
  • Machine Control
  • Lot Tracking
  • PLC Interfacing
  • Cash Booth Mgmt.
  • Job Costing
  • Quality Control
  • On-line Scale Interfacing
  • Fleet Management
  • Labor Tracking
  • Production Reporting
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Medical Cart Tracking
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Label Printer
  • Criminal Case Tracking
  • Shop Floor Data Collection
  • Inventory Control
  • Instrument/Tool Tracking
  • Control Process Monitoring
  • Pick/Put Away (mobile units)

Standard Aero flies high thanks to automated time card system (English)

Canada's largest independent aircraft engine and accessory repair and overhaul facility calls upon OCR Concepts Canada to implement a fully fault-tolerant LINX-based time and attendance system in Winnipeg, Canada, San Antonio, Texas, Maryville, Tennessee, and at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.

Auto. ID just the right package for manufacturer (English)

In custom manufacturing, part tracking is everything. Will-Pemco of Sheboygan, Wisconsin chose a barcode-based system using LINX III data terminals. Now they know exactly how much time and money were spent on each part.

Bar Code Drives T&A System (English)

The Mercedes-Benz Santiago Tianguistenco plant in Mexico employs about 1,500 workers and manufactures heavy-duty trucks and the company's 220, 320, and 280 car models. They became one of the first luxury car manufacturers to install a LINX-based automated data collection system in the form of a Human Factor COA time and attendance system.

Test data ensures brake systems meet standards (English)

ITT Automotive in Asheville, North Carolina, automatically tracks and archives test data associated with production of anti-lock brake systems (ABS) using network of DEC VAX and Alpha processors, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and networked LINX data terminals.

Terminals are great thought for food distributor (English)

Neptune Foods, an institutional food distributor in Vancouver, British Columbia, who provides 20,000 cases of food each day to caterers and restaurants, implements a productivity-based employee bonus plan using data collected from its LINX-based network.

Getting Grip on the Competition (English)

The MRP II system for WIP inventory at Eaton Corporation uses on-line LINX-networked terminals in remotely located golf grip manufacturing facilities.

Para que los pacientes no se impacienten (For the Patient not to be Impatient) (Spanish)

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) the national petroleum company of Mexico is using LINX terminals to efficiently track employee patients and provide them with timely benefits in hundreds of healthcare locations in Mexico.

Miner Details (English)

Cape Breton Development Corporation, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and OCR Concepts Canada use LINX-based bar code network to establish automated data collection (ADC) capability for tracking underground coal miners.

McDonalds Beefs Up Payroll Efficiency in Mexico City (English)

Codigo Empressarial (Codem – Human Factor) provides McDonalds a LINX-based time and attendance data collection system for 26 restaurants.

A+ for MSU – Michigan State streamlines student payroll tracking (English)

Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, replaces a 25-year old payroll system in the housing department of its East Lansing campus with LINX-based network data collection and a T&A software system from Tracy Time Systems of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Negomex flexiona sus eficientes musculos (Spanish) (Negromex flexes its efficiency muscles)

Industiras Negromex S. A. (INSA) a part of GIRSA Group in Mexico City implements a LINX-based, plant-wide, cable harness fabrication tracking system using Hi Tech software.

From Pork to Pallet (English)

Bryan Foods, West Point, Mississippi, uses a LINX-based data collection system from ID Technologies of Fort Worth, Texas, to create a bar code compliance solution to meet their Distribution Center (DC) and vendor needs and automate the recording of finished goods production data inside their plant.

Don't Pass Notes (English)

HMT Technology, formerly a Fremont, California-based designer, developer and manufacturer of thin-film disks used in high-capacity disk drives, obtains a LINX-based paperless production and product tracking system from Redline Solutions, Santa Clara, California.

Bar Coding with a Porpoise (English)

The U.S. Fisheries Services, an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), launches a Marine Mammal Investigation in the North Atlantic with a LINX-based bar code system at the helm.

Bar Code Rolls Out the Retreads

Recauchutagem Imperio, a tire retreader in Braga, Portugal, uses LINX industrialized data collection terminals for work-in-process tracking for improved retreading efficency.

Security at a Dispatch Facility (English)

LINX-controlled RF/ID system using TIRIS transponders helps The Fort Worth, Texas, communications dispatch facility monitor access and track time and attendance.

Bar codes sew up textile application (English)

Orion Finishing, Taylors, South Carolina, uses a LINX-based network for work-in-process tracking to gain the ability to maintain customer inventories of 8,500 pieces (5 million yards of cloth) while supporting weekly production of more than 1 million yards of cloth.

Tile maker not floored by customers (English)

TileCera, Clarksville, Tennessee, complies with retailer's demand for individually bar coded tiles and tracks its products in house and during shipping using LINX terminals to control stand-alone ink jet printer systems.

Data terminals track time, attendance, and costs (English)

Nashua Photo, Parkersburg, West Virginia, uses LINX magnetic stripe badge terminals and software to track time and labor and obtain reports in 15 minutes, instead of 2 days the old way.

Tracy Time Systems Demonstrates Leadership in the Education Market (English)

Gwinn Area Community Schools in Michigan received a 2003 Meridian Award of Achievement from the Michigan Schools Business Officials (MSBO) for their implementation of a LINX-based time clock system interfaced with Administrative Software.

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