SPEED UP TOOL SELECTION AND GIVE YOUR TOOLS THE DIGITAL EDGE
Keeping track of a shop’s equipment, whether tracking down measuring devices or identifying a specific tool, has always depended on error-prone activities like writing down numbers or keeping track of routing slips and printed labels. Mistakes waste operator time and cause unexpected machine downtime – or can even damage workpieces or equipment. Reduce risk and cut down on setup time with Seco Tool Identification, an RFID-based system designed to be quickly and easily implemented in any shop environment, as well as compatible with virtually any tool, fixture, measuring device or other piece of equipment inside the factory. Tags, stickers and readers take the guesswork out of tool selection and setup thanks to durable, sensorenabled hardware coupled with easy-to-use IIoT technology. Simplify every operation with instant access to product data, compatibility checks and remote support. Convenient dashboards even make tooling data more visible to avoid work slowdowns and reduce costs.
Your Challenge: Traditional methods of identifying and selecting tools involves error-prone written notes, routing slips, printed labels and/or manually typed tool data.
The Seco Solution: Save time and optimize production with a digital tool identification system that provides instant access to a comprehensive knowledge base with documents, drawings, instructions and user-created notes.
Many shops hesitate to invest in digital technologies due to concerns about the costs and the time it takes to implement. Seco Tool Identification provides direct access to more than 40 online supplier catalogs, including MyPages and Tools United, along with user-created documentation – and it can be easily retrofitted to any shop’s inventory of tools and other devices. The only requirement is the ability to hold a sticker, and thanks to high-strength adhesives, RFID technology can be applied to nearly any metal or machine surfaces.
Your Challenge: Critical jobs are unable to be completed on schedule because of machine downtime due to misplaced or out-of-stock tools.
The Seco Solution: Organize your tool inventory, track and locate items, and optimize stock levels with easy access to reordering and spare parts through Seco MyPages and Tools United.
Tool Identification pack
Tool Identification pack
The wireless reader itself is compact enough to be placed in a pocket and to scan tags any time, anywhere, easily connecting to smartphones, tablets or any computer via Bluetooth Low Energy connections. Naturally, when scanning tools or other equipment in the workshop, the mobile app serves as a more flexible way to access necessary product data during setup operations. For more detailed work, such as setting up groups, assigning users and roles, adding comments or transfering products between groups, a tablet or PC offers greater control, as well as access to the Dashboard for full reporting and analytics. And thanks to robust notification features, users can keep up with new comments and documents as they appear on any platform.
The less-experienced workforce of today’s manufacturing industry lacks the knowledge to select tools using decentralized, inconsistent data, resulting in slower tool selection, longer setup times and potential inaccuracies that waste time and money. But unlike traditional methods that can be prone to user error, Tool Identification confirms item or tool selection with RFID tags and stickers it identifies with handheld readers connected to the manufacturer’s central database and secure mobile devices. This speeds up tool changes and compatibility checks, reduces assembly errors, and optimizes workflows. Plus, improving production even further is fully within reach for any shop thanks to data gathered throughout the process accessible via an intuitive dashboard control.
Your Challenge: Maintaining information security and restricting access to data exchange to qualified operators, defined team or specific projects is hard in a busy shop environment.
The Seco Solution: Organize shops, shifts, projects and teams into specific groups regulating access to stored product information, critical documents and coworker exchange.
Your Challenge: Communication across shifts is inefficient and valuable production information tends to get misplaced or misunderstood.
The Seco Solution: Improve communication, manufacturing quality and tool productivity across shifts and with suppliers using in-app sharing features that simplify collaboration.