TOOL IDENTIFICATION:
CONNECT YOUR ANALOG TOOLS TO THE DIGITAL WORLD

SPEED

Sometimes speed comes in the form of reducing processes and time spent in prep that we’ve always accepted as the norm. This is the case for tool location and set-up, and that was a driver for how we conceived of and created our robust retrofit solution that cuts down on time and improves accuracy exponentially.

Traditional methods of tool identification and selection were largely dependent on (human) error-prone activities like writing numbers down, routing slips or printed labels. Old school, plus it left a lot of missing information on tools, as most of the data is provided in supplier catalogues and operators do not have central access to comprehensive online databases. The result of these human errors can be costly, and include:

  • Wasting operator time
  • Too much machine idle time/poor utilization
  • Inability to locate the correct tool
  • Using the wrong tool – increasing costs and putting components at risk
  • Ordering and/or too many tools in inventory

ACCURACY

Increasing accuracy in your selection process saves time and money. Seco Tool Identification confirms the right item for the job through RFID tags and readers, and secure mobile devices to take the guesswork out – removing human error and increasing speed. Convenient dashboards enable tooling visibility to avoid work slow-downs and reduce costs. Durable, sensor-enabled hardware coupled with (IIoT) technology simplifies complex tool identification and selection for each operation, giving you instant access to product data, compatibility checks and remote support.

By reducing assembly errors and changing tools faster you can optimize workflow. Other key advantages of our Tool Identification include:

  • Direct access to more than three dozen online supplier catalogs + user documents
  • Tool history management (scan history/scan location history/who scanned the tool)
  • Collaboration & group feature
  • Communication between users and tool vendors
  • Easy access, mobility, and the freedom to go paperless

THE READER

The Tool Identification wireless reader is compact enough to scan tags anytime, anywhere, and connects to any smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth Low Energy and features haptic feedback (it vibrates!) allowing you to keep focus.

THE TAG

The RFID tags communicate with the reader and adhere to most metals and machine surfaces.

THE APP

The simple but capable app connects the tags to a database with dozens of CNC tool vendors with almost one million products. The app includes essential product information such as 3D models, compatibility details, product specifications and custom notes by team members.

THE DASHBOARD

The dashboard provides a bird’s eye view of your tool ecosystem to equip crib operators, manufacturing directors and owners with total transparency and traceability of data and analytics across all of the Tool Identification devices in a workshop.

 

 

 

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