Planck time is the world’s smallest unit of time. Also, the world’s smallest length is known as Planck length. The time light takes to cover a single Planck length equals one Planck time.
With that said, poor time management could mean lowered efficiency. Being a manufacturer can at times seem challenging. You’ve to deal with changing client demands, solve sourcing and supplying challenges, among others. Worrying whether all your wall clocks are accurate shouldn’t be something extra on your plate. Synchronized clock systems are convenient for manufacturers because they offer numerous benefits. But let’s first take a look at how time is synchronized.
A synchronized time system ensures that all clocks in a facility or building show identical time. There are two ways of achieving this and they are:
- Wired time keeping systems that come with a master clock wired to every clock in the facility. The master clock’s duty is to control displayed time in order to ensure synchronization.
- Wireless time keeping systems that receive time signals from the internet, cell phone towers, or GPS time source. Every wireless clock receives a signal through radio frequency.
- Some dealers also offer options that synchronize wireless and wired clocks in a single building.
Be it wireless or wired clocks, synchronized clock systems update automatically for DST (Daylight Saving Time). They might also have a long-lasting battery that saves time, which would otherwise go to maintaining clocks and time adjusting.
Time synchronization has a lot to offer, apart from making clocks read from the same script. Here are the benefits of synchronized clocks.
1. Low Maintenance Costs
Network time synchronization wipes out the need to manually adjust clocks or adjust for daylight saving time. With synchronization, you can set a synchronized clock and not think about it for years. The maintenance crew can then work on other pressing matters.
Moreover, a synchronized network clock system can control on/off functions in your facility. This works in a similar fashion as computer networking. For example, a time system controller can schedule for lighting and air conditioning. Pre-scheduling for events like daylight saving time and holidays is also possible. Such synchronization in your facility helps save on time and money. This also doubles up as a way to save energy as there’s no need to have people adjust your systems’ on/off times.
2. Accurate Compensation and Labor Costs
Unsynchronized clocks can affect your payroll. When paying employees by the hour, you might spend more with clocks displaying different times. Installing synchronized clock systems guarantees fair and accurate compensation. Pinpointing the start and end of break and shift sessions becomes easy. Note that even with a few minutes off, the impact is immense after affecting each employee. In short, inaccurate time affects your payroll and productivity.
3. Exact Regulatory Compliance
Synchronized clock systems go a long way in decreasing liabilities. This is through the documentation of the exact time of occurrences. With synchronized time, events in your facility always happen on time. This means a reduction in defects caused by time inaccuracy. This is great news to the ears of a manufacturer in the technology field. He/she might need synchronized timing during experiments or for precise time stamping of the product.
4. Work Discipline
Work discipline is an important aspect in today’s competitive market. Valuing time is among the ways that employees show their level of discipline. But achieving this is hard when your wall clocks are not in sync. Are your employees always arriving late? Maybe your unsynchronized wall clocks are to blame.
Synchronized clock systems will help keep operations running like clockwork. Why not invest in them today? Doing so is a sure-fire way of enjoying all the above benefits.