Language Translation SetupFollow
Spindle released a new feature on March 4th, 2023 that allows Language Translation for the Spindle Login Stations (DLLS). Translations are not automatic as they require each location to translate the items you want into a different language. Most of the images in this article will demonstrate Spanish, but we can support several other languages.
This setup document entails the entire setup process, and you will need to revisit this page after you complete each step. These language translations have no impact on the usage or display of www.SpindleLIVE.com, which only provides customization options for your Spindle Login Stations within your plant.
Update Spindle Admin with Translation Terms
Configure Staff Language Defaults
Language Translation Basics
This section will cover what can be translated into other languages. You will see terminologies you may not have heard before, so we will cover each of the items that can be translated.
The items available for translation are:
NOTE: You can choose what you would like to translate. Not all items need to be translated, as it is your discretion. You can translate to as many languages as you choose and configure each Spindle user with the appropriate language default.
- Areas: Soil, Flatwork, Baggers, Load Building, etc., are examples of areas. When you first log into Spindle from a login station and view the main page, these are all the areas.
- Classifications: Napkins, Bath Mats, Towels, Sheets, and Grill Pads are a few examples. And each classification will usually have a set number per hour standard. Understand that even non-standard classifications like Lead are still classified without a set number per hour standard.
- Equipment: CBW, Baggers, Ironers, and Folders are a few examples of equipment.
- Equipment Departments
- Equipment Status: LaneMaintenance, Normal, Emergency Maintenance, and Pending Maintenance are a few examples. Some plants may have custom Equipment Statuses, and these can be translated.
- Maintenance (CMMS) Reasons: Motor Issues, Cleaning, Waxing, Plant Startup, and Plant Shutdown are a few examples. Some plants may have custom Equipment Reasons, and these can be translated.
- Maintenance (CMMS) Tasks: Investigating, EQ Shaker Cleaning, Coiler Chemical Reading, and Blow Downs are a few examples. Some plants may have custom Maintenance (CMMS) Tasks, often called GMT (General Maintenance Tasks).
- Maintenance (CMMS) Types: Emergency, Out of Service, Scheduled, and Testing are a few examples. Some plants may have custom Maintenance (CMMS) Types.
- Production Down Reasons: Cleaning, No Demand, and Parts are a few examples. Some plants may have custom Production Down Reasons.
- Statuses: Break, Lunch, Meeting, Maintenance, and Meeting are examples.
Access your Spindle Admin
You'll need to access your Spindle Admin, the same place where you would add new users for new hires. Not all facilities access Spindle Admin the same. Unfortunately, we will be vague on how to access the Spindle Admin in this article for this reason. When Spindle is onsite at your location, we often set up links on your desktop to access a few sites, with one being Spindle Admin.
If you need help accessing Spindle Admin, don't hesitate to contact Spindle Support from the red question mark on www.SpindleLIVE.com or email support@SpindleLIVE.com. For issues logging into Spindle Admin due to needing a password reset, you could see your internal resource that inputs new hires into Spindle to reset your password. And as a reminder, the password for Spindle Admin is usually not the same as your SpindleLIVE account.
Verify Available Languages
We must verify that your Spindle Admin is configured for your needed languages. It is possible to have English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese within your facility, and we need to enable these language options in Spindle before we can begin.
- Log into Spindle Admin as instructed in the above section, Access your Spindle Admin.
- Click Option 3 Translations. If you do not see this option, please contact Spindle Support indicating to them you do not have access to Translations. Spindle Support can be reached from the red question mark on www.SpindleLIVE.com or email support@SpindleLIVE.com.
- Click Option 1 Available Languages. This section will show you which languages are enabled or disabled.
- Anything listed here is available and ready for you to provide the translations, and it is also indicated in the Is Available column is set to yes. If you want to disable languages, click Edit and change the Is Available option to no. If the languages you want are already displayed, you can skip to the next section, Update Spindle Admin with Translation Terms. Otherwise, proceed to the next step below.
- Place a checkmark in the Include Unavailable to see languages to enable.
- The list of languages should change to include any that are not enabled as indicated by the Is Available column set to no.
- Locate any languages you need to be enabled by clicking Edit and changing the Is Available column from no to yes.
- Once you have verified that all the required languages are set to yes, please proceed to the next section.
Update Spindle Admin with Translation Terms
- If you follow this step after verifying the above Verify Available Languages, click Translations under the Spindle logo.
If you're returning later, log into Spindle Admin, and you should see Option 3 Translations; click this option. If you do not see this option, don't hesitate to contact Spindle Support, indicating you do not have access to Language Translations. Spindle Support can be reached from the red question mark on www.SpindleLIVE.com or email support@SpindleLIVE.com.
- Click Option 2, Translation Terms. Here is where your Spindle Login Station will pull the translations from when your staff logs into Spindle. At the top of the page, you have options that control what data is displayed.
- Select the language we want to provide translations for in the Language dropdown. Please see Verify Available Languages for additional information if you do not see the language needed.
- If we want to provide translations for Classifications, we will select Classifications in the Object dropdown. Our list will only show Spanish & Classifications, and objects that were discussed in the beginning. If you need any clarification, please see Language Translation Basics.
- Pay particular attention to the page numbers. Most plants will have multiple pages of data for most Objects.
- You have 4 columns of data, and you need to focus on the Translation Label column. No other column can be edited from this screen, and all other edits will need the assistance of Spindle Support. We will provide a Translation Label for Catcher-Ironer in this example. We will click Edit, provide the translation in the box, and then click Save.
NOTE: Clicking Cancel will cancel any active edits.
NOTE: Clicking Delete after entering an edit will only delete the Translation Label. No other deletions are performed by clicking Delete.
NOTE: In the future, if you add equipment, classifications, or make any changes to these items. You will need to return here to provide those translations; Spindle Support does not provide the translations.
Configure Staff Language Defaults
The next step is configuring your staff with the appropriate language. We have 2 places in Spindle Admin to set the user language. As for this process, we will remain inside the Langage Translation area of Spindle Admin. The other place is under Users, which is discussed here, How to Add Users in Spindle Admin or Re-Activating Users in Spindle Admin.
Important: The login screen and buttons will be in English. Language Defaults will not be applied till after a successful login.
- Log into Spindle Admin, and you should see Option 3 Translations; click this option. If you do not see this option, please contact Spindle Support, indicating that you do not have access to Language Translations. Spindle Support can be reached from the red question mark on www.SpindleLIVE.com or email support@SpindleLIVE.com.
- Click Option 3 User Languages
- Here you will see a list of your staff. It is possible to see staff members no longer with you if you're not deactivating regularly, and it is not required of this process to remove any staff. If you want to clean this up later, it is discussed here, How to Remove User Accounts in Spindle Admin.
- You can search by last name or first name or scroll through the list page by page. To configure a user's language of choice, click edit and change their language, as shown in the image below. Take notice of the numbers below the search box, which indicate the number of pages with users. You will need to navigate to each page to complete the setup.
- Once you have updated the users with their language of choice, you're all done!
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