Smart resource planning thanks to TDM interfaces for tool cabinets
Using automated storage facilities such as tool cabinets, paternosters or shuttles is important for space-saving storage. Such facilities guarantee high availability and secure access to the stock items. TDM software offers various possibilities to directly control crib systems via interfaces. The TDM solution is available for all of the most common manufacturers' storage systems.
Tool crib interfaces with comprehensive functions
The TDM Tool Crib Module books items and tool assemblies and transfers them to the existing storage facilities as movement or removal orders. Complete tool lists can be booked for order-related tool provision. This makes the booking process efficient and simple. The items in the tool crib can be removed or stored individually or in blocks. This allows several employees to work in parallel in a TDM-led tool crib.
If there are several devices in a group, the TDM Tool Crib Module guides employees from one device to the next in a targeted manner if, for example, they have to pick several items belonging to the same order. The TDM Tool Crib Module also provides an overview of where the individual items are located and how they are distributed among the various crib systems.
With the TDM Tool Crib Module, cost centers can be flexibly defined so that the use of tools can be recorded and made transparent. It is also possible to allocate tooling costs to individual production orders.
Intelligent tool cabinet with coded tools
For the PC-based clients, the TDM Tool Crib Module, numerous booking menus with optimum user guidance are available. Clients with a touchscreen-capable user interface can be operated directly via monitors built into the tool cabinets' housing, for example.
Coding the tools with barcodes is particularly suitable for manually operated cribs. Mobile booking terminals, with or without a Wi-Fi connection, ensure optimum handling in these areas and avoid the need to enter article numbers. The mobile booking terminals support coding of the tools with RFID chips.
The TDM Client controls the crib orders on the handheld devices. The interface sends the movement order from TDM directly to the crib systems: Whether it be individual items or complete sets of tools. Several lifts can be managed and incoming and outgoing items can be recorded. A further advantage is the accurate display of the exact crib location.
The TDM – Hänel and TDM – Kardex interfaces enable direct connection of lift and paternoster systems to the TDM Tool Crib Module. They therefore offer an optimum solution for a tool crib. The user can therefore manage tools in a space-saving way and with high availability. TDM takes direct control.
The interface predefines cost centers and workstations in TDM. It also assigns crib locations and crib goods. Organizing and managing these points also lies entirely in TDM. This allows both the Hänel and Kardex systems to carry out all orders and movements automatically. Execution is carried out according to the specifications defined in TDM.