Card Punching Machines OR Time recorders (as they are called) were the evolution of time attendance systems in corporate world. The first machines were mechanical; big machines, heavy duty. Later technology progressed and machines became electronic & then mechatronic. Even with computerization & today’s biometric age, Time Recorders are used for Time Attendance solutions.
Each individual user is assigned a printed monthly time card which he/she inserts in machine at any given time. The machine prints the current date, time on the prescribed slot. Some machines can be programmed for shift timings & they will print in separate color if card is inserted beyond approved shift timings.