ID Systems Main Products.
Forestry Data Entry Systems, Attended and Unattended
Transport Monitoring Systems.
Process Weigh Monitoring Systems.

Forestry Data Entry Systems, Attended and Unattended

ID Systems has been involved in providing systems and technical support in the areas of data collection and data entry for the Forestry Industry for about 20 years, and has as its clients, nearly all of the Forestry companies in New Zealand.

We provide computers and software for sites from totally manned sites, through combined operations, to fully unattended data entry sites throughout New Zealand, and provide a continuous support network for those.

We specialise in systems that provide online, and offline, data entry, with various levels of verification to and from a centralised Forestry data system provided by others.

The technology is all based around the PC using DOS or Windows compatible operating systems with development environments such such as Delphi. All may be interfaced to many different platforms, Unix, VMS, IBM 400 series, VAX, Windows NT networks to name a few.

We develop and support all our own software, which is very customisable to client requirements. Where possible systems also include remote access facilities for remote maintenance and software support.

Forestry Data Collection System.

An operator on a computer system records information on the timber taken from the forest at a weighbridge.

Systems are also available that allow truck drivers using touch screens and automatic ID using RFID technology to enter their own load data at un-attended sites.

This information is used to record the actual transaction for the sale of the wood to a customer, to record where the wood came from, who cut it, transported it and who it was delivered to.

Information from these data capture systems is sent to mainframe systems at the end of the day or at such other times as may be determined by site requirements.

Transport Monitoring Systems.

The Product Transport Systems organise the collection and movement of products in and out of a factory.

The system is also used to monitor the use of the vehicles that carry the products.

There are many variants to the basic design, which is sufficiently flexible for many general product distribution applications.

The Transport System caters mainly for the dairy milk transport industry.

It can be used as a total manual entry system, with all data being entered on the keyboard.

It also has facilities for automatic identification of vehicles, automatic weight reading and remote display of trip information to the driver, with the operator entering only the collected product details.

The systems are normally run in a semi-unattended mode with data being transferred to and from a large centralised administration system on the basis of need to update.

Reports with summaries on a daily, weekly or monthly basis can be generated, on vehicles, drivers, products, suppliers and runs.

Many of the recent stand alone applications were developed between 1996 – 2003, and the “engines” still run in DOS. The reason for this is the relative robustness compared with Windows, most versions.

Process Weigh Monitoring Systems.

Cheese System.

In the Cheddar Tower manufacturing process, cheese curd is fed under vacuum to a set of towers.

The blocks are cut to a set size at the base of the tower, inserted into a plastic wrapper, and fed onto a common conveyor for check weigh monitoring.

The cheese blocks are manufactured to a set weight of 20.00Kgs and must be above that weight limit, or they are rejected.

The check-weight scale on the output conveyor is used to check the weight of each block, and in the fully automatic system a correction signal is sent to the tower to modify the block weigh.

In the manual systems an alarm is displayed if any are under weight.

The recorded weights from this scale provide information on individual blocks, and on the overall output of the set of towers monitored.

The main emphasis of the cheese weight monitoring system is to reduce the “give-away” weight by giving more information on the weights of the blocks, providing alarms on blocks which are out of range, and advising the operator when changes should be made to the towers.

It also serves to control the block weight within preset limits to ensure that blocks will fit the packaging dimensions.

It does this by recording the weight of every block passed over the check-scale, and recording with it the time of weighing and the tower that produced it.

It will also display the statistics for each tower, and for the set of towers, and recalculate them after each block passes.

From the weight records and statistics collected, the trends for the individual towers, and the production figures for the day, can be looked at from a central computer on the network.

This gives `on the fly’ monitoring as well as the ability to create and store daily reports.

Data Collection Systems

ID Systems NZ Ltd provides a range of data collection systems for the cement and aggregate industries.

While these have been tailored towards a specialized application all are associated with weighbridge data collection in some form.

Each installation can generate a range of reports and the software includes ‘filters’ so that information for a particular customer or product only can be displayed.

The system can be configured for attended or unattended operation and in some instances DCS (Driver Controlled System) operation.

Data can be transferred to remote sites via Internet, LAN or the telecom telephone network via modem connections. All the systems are designed to allow on site updating of data and customer database.

This ensures that updating is very quick and simple to achieve. It has been designed to reduce maintenance costs.

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