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Tool Utilization

Identifying Service Life and Tool Life, Optimizing Tool Utilization

Cosmino ToolControl

By recording and analyzing the use of tools, various goals are pursued in production plants:

  • Optimal utilization of the service life to reduce tool costs, change times as well as unplanned tool change to a minimum
  • Monitoring of tool quality
  • Monitoring compliance with maintenance intervals
  • Setup optimization

Areas of Application

With Cosmino ToolControl, the tool is identified in addition to machine and order runtimes. This verifies and archives the implementation of the correct tool (see Cosmino Traceability).

The tool data with service life and tool life are linked with other recorded data such as order, product quality, downtimes, etc. This enables targeted analyses with Cosmino Reporting and the subsequent optimization of uses and tool changes.

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  • Management of master data
  • Clear identification of each individual tool
  • Logging of the tool used with a serial number for each order/production batch
  • Plausibility check on whether the planned tool (from the order or detailed planning) is used, or the tool is intended for this product and this workstation
  • Display of documents, adjustment parameters, etc. for the tool (see Cosmino WorkerPoint)
  • Analysis of tool use and change in the conjunction with other operating and machine data (e.g. product quality, item, process parameter)
  • Direct linking of improvement measures with the managed tools (see Cosmino ImproveMan)
  • Planning and activation of maintenance measures on the tool (see Cosmino PreventiveAction)

Your Benefits

  • Minimal operating effort: Tool implementation arises automatically from the recorded machine data and the registered tool
  • Prevention of incorrect use by identifying the tool
  • Prevention of input errors when entering through identification options such as RFID, Barcode…
  • Transparency and traceability of tool use
  • Optimization of maintenance intervals
  • Quality assurance: Based on order specifications, it verifies whether the correct tool was selected
  • Targeted purchasing of most appropriate tools through objective comparisons of long-term compacted service life of tools by various suppliers
  • High flexibility: applicable to small tools such as milling tools as well as to complex, customized tools such as injection molds

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