Spindle offers a translation feature for providing translations for your Spindle Login screen. The functionality is available for Production & Maintenance Teams, and within Spindle Administration, you can select each user's language preference. When you log into the system, you will be presented with your configured language and the translations you have provided for that particular language.
We offer a wide selection of over seven pages of languages to provide translations for, and if you are still waiting to see the language you need, please email Spindle Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. You provide the translations for the required languages you need and the ability to choose which to translate selectively. There are two methods available for inputting these translations. Both options will allow you to work on it at your own pace:
We've provided a Quick Navigation to help you navigate this article. We can talk about the options available for translation. And then, you can choose the option you'd like to input the translations.
What can I translate?
This section will outline the various elements that can be translated into different languages. So that you know, you can choose which items you want to translate. It's entirely up to you. Additionally, you can configure each Spindle user with their preferred language default.
The following items are available for translation:
- Areas: Some areas include Soil, Flatwork, Baggers, Load Building, and more. When logging into Spindle from a login station, these areas are displayed on the Plant View.
- Classifications: Examples of classifications include Napkins, Bath Mats, Towels, Sheets, Grill Pads, and others. Each classification typically has a predetermined hourly standard, even non-standard classifications like Lead.
- Equipment: Examples include CBW, Baggers, Ironers, and Folders.
- Equipment Departments: These are the various departments or divisions related to equipment.
- Equipment Status: Examples of equipment statuses include Lane Maintenance, Normal, Emergency Maintenance, Pending Maintenance, and others. Some plants may have custom equipment statuses that can also be translated.
- Maintenance (CMMS) Reasons: Motor Issues, Cleaning, Waxing, Plant Startup, Plant Shutdown, and others. Some plants may have custom equipment reasons that can be translated as well.
- Maintenance (CMMS) Tasks: Examples of maintenance tasks include Investigating, EQ Shaker Cleaning, Coiler Chemical Reading, Blow Downs, and others. Some plants may have custom Maintenance (CMMS) Tasks, often called GMT (General Maintenance Tasks).
- Maintenance (CMMS) Types: Examples of maintenance types include Emergency, Out of Service, Scheduled, Testing, and others. Some plants may have custom Maintenance (CMMS) Types.
- Production Down Reasons: Examples of production down reasons include Cleaning, No Demand, Parts, and others. Some plants may have custom production down reasons.
- Statuses: Examples of statuses include Break, Lunch, Meeting, Maintenance, and others.
Setup Options for Translations
Please select the setup option that works best for you now. You can use both options at any time.
Option 1: Direct Input into Spindle Admin
You can enter translations directly into Spindle Administration. This option allows you to start and stop the translation process as needed. The following link will direct you to the article containing the steps, Language Translation Setup: Direct Input into Spindle Admin.
Option 2: Export & Import the Information
Alternatively, you can export all the information or specific data of your choice into Microsoft Excel. It works best when you're looking for the help of anyone you do not want to access Spindle Admin. You can start and stop the translation process as required. The following link will direct you to the article containing the Language Translation Setup: Export & Import Process steps.
Related Links for Spindle Translations
The Related Links section at the bottom of certain articles is valuable for accessing relevant information. In this section, you will find various articles covering various topics, including Spindle Translations and other related content that may interest you. These articles are carefully selected to provide a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected aspects of our platform. For instance, if you need to deactivate Spindle Users while configuring Translations, you can use these links to find the necessary information. Although the articles may not be directly linked, they are curated to work together, forming a cohesive knowledge base to support your needs. By utilizing the Related Links section, you can navigate seamlessly between relevant articles and gain a deeper understanding of the functionalities and features available to you.