OnTakt tracks macro variables used on the CNC control in production programs. Because OnTakt captures macro variables and visualizes data over time, it becomes easy to troubleshoot production issues and identify trends in processes. Macro variables can be used to track items like in-machine inspections from probe data, variable work coordinate offsets, pallet or tool location numbers, component serial numbers, or any other variable created in a production program and stored as a macro variable. Easily visible data is key to troubleshooting production processes and having data at your fingertips means machines are back up and running quickly. Tracking data associated with serial numbers also brings further depth to long term traceability of critical components for highly regulated industries like Life Sciences, Firearms, and Aerospace.