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Time Keeping System and Manning Board

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084538D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vith, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

The system comprises two manning boards 1, 2, a clock 3 and a computer 4. Each manning board includes a plurality of pockets 5, each adapted to receive a record card 6. 0n insertion of a record card 6 in a slot 5 a switch is operated providing a signal along the corresponding line 7, 8. The computer 4 receives these signals together with time signals from clock 3 on line 9 and stores data corresponding to the time of operation of each switch.

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Time Keeping System and Manning Board

The system comprises two manning boards 1, 2, a clock 3 and a computer
4. Each manning board includes a plurality of pockets 5, each adapted to receive a record card 6. 0n insertion of a record card 6 in a slot 5 a switch is operated providing a signal along the corresponding line 7, 8. The computer 4 receives these signals together with time signals from clock 3 on line 9 and stores data corresponding to the time of operation of each switch.

The system is used to monitor the arrival and departure of employees, for example mine workers in a mine. Each employee has a record card 6 which is normally contained in a corresponding slot 5 in the manning board 1. The existence of the card 6 in the slot 5 is stored on data in computer 4. On arrival for work the employee removes his card 6 from board 1 and inserts it into a corresponding slot 5 in board 2. The time of removal of the card from board 1 and insertion of the card into board 2 is stored as data in computer 4. On leaving after work the employee reverses this process.

At any instant the computer 4 can provide an output indicating the time when each employee record card 6 was inserted into or removed from the boards 1 and 2, providing an instantaneous record of the state of the employee's cards and a record of the time for which they were present for work.

The switch for each slot 5 can be any suitable type of switch. In a particular case, a swinging arm is associated with ea...