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BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD — TMS Tool Management Solutions

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BRONZE, the ideal software package for small and medium-sized companies

ZOLLER’s bronze tool management software allows you to organise complete tools, individual components, data sheets and accessories with ultimate efficiency.

It is specifically designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking to streamline their manufacturing processes by capturing, recording and managing items in a single system, therefore helping to avoid duplicate and multiple storage.

Uniting your organisation’s assets in this way gives you the ability to locate the right tool, at the right place, at the right time – no more frustrating searches or additional stockroom costs.

Ultimately, machine set-up times will be quicker and your spindles will keep on turning.

  • Transparent organisation of your tool pool
  • TCentral data storage in one system – instead of duplicate data storage
  • TEasy administration of relevant documents
  • TMaximum manufacturing and planning safety
  • TEffective set-up of machines

BRONZE package software module

  • Cloud Import Options
  • Tool data under control
  • Tool data management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data output with format generator
  • Data and article characteristics
  • Article characteristic bar
  • Envelope contours
  • Integration measuring machine
Cloud Import Options

The import of your tool data into the TMS Tool Management Solutions is via a simple click with the import option from the clouds of suppliers such as ToolsUnited, NOVO, Machining Cloud, Hoffmann, EWS and others. Depending on which system you use, you can not only import 2D / 3D graphics, article characteristics and the technology data of individual components, but can also import entire assemblies.

Your benefits:

  • Reading instead of typing
  • Maximum process reliability
  • Maximum productivity
Tool data under control

With the TMS Tool Management Solutions BRONZE App you can now conveniently access tool data anytime and from anywhere and use it simultanously with your colleagues. Master every tool with your mobile device anytime in your W-LAN network including graphics, parts lists, accessory lists and article characteristics bar.

Features:

  • Mobile access to all tool data
  • Tool data management with graphics, parts and accessory lists and article characteristics bar
  • Code-Scanner for identification and view of realistic tool data
Tool data management

The ideal software module for smaller and medium-sized companies for the introduction of meaningful tool management. You can enter, manage and prepare tools, adapters, setting sheets and users from the comfort of your office. The efficient management of tools, individual components and setting sheets results in a maximum of manufacturing and planning safety. Searching for tools is a thing of the past using standardized data import and visualization per webcam. The software excels through a user-friendly, intuitive user interface.

Your benefits:

  • Easy data entry and centralized data storage
  • Manufacturing transparency
  • Maximum manufacturing and planning safety
  • Effective set-up of machines
Data import/export

The ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions Module »Data import and export« stands for platform-independent importing and exporting of tools, individual components and setting sheets, accessories, machine data, and more.

The self-explanatory structures of import and export in XML data format guarantee a neutral exchange of data as well as fast and easy handling. The data can be linked to third party systems via the standardized data format.

Your benefits:

  • Optional linking to third party systems
  • Process security
Data output with format generator

The software »Data entry/output/DNC with format generator« lets you output your measured tool data in control-adequate manner: via USB stick, network, DNC or serial interface (online). Over 100 provided control formats guarantee fast integration into your manufacturing process. You can generate numerous output formats or adapt existing output formats to your requirements. All you need to do is transfer the measured actual data of the tools to the machine control systems – this avoids entry errors and gives you the multiple benefits of reduced set-up times, fewer rejects, and more safety. The bottom line is huge cost savings.

Your benefits:

  • Safe, error-free data input
  • Time savings
  • Shorter set-up times
  • Fewer rejects
  • Process security

Technological data and article characteristics

The module »Technological data and article characteristics« is the software for the centralized and intelligent management of individual components and complete tools. This lets you catalog your tools appropriately and optimize their utilization. And finally, everyone in the company uses the same data as these are managed in a joint data base for the programming system. This optimizes your manufacturing process and gives safety. And: having to maintain only a single data base saves time and costs.

Your benefits:

  • Safety through uniform data usage
  • Time and cost savings through only having to maintain a single data base
Article characteristic bar according to DIN 4000

DIN 4000 is the standardized article characteristics bar structure which was developed for a standardized and sensible definition of data for article characteristics. Using the complete DIN 4000 article characteristics bar structure you can define your individual components and complete tools according to the standard. This ensures a smooth exchange of information with third party systems such as CAD/CAM and NC simulation systems. This standardized and standard-compliant data base enables automatic tool data import.

Your benefits:

  • Time savings through automated tool data import
  • Process safety through avoiding errors
Automatic generation of the envelope contours from article characteristics

Using the article characteristic structure which operates entirely on DIN 4000 basis, 2D drawings and 3D contours can be generated automatically from the stored or imported article characteristics in the ZOLLER tool management. This saves drawing of tools and guarantees process-safe assembly. Changes to your tools (i.e. extension lengths) are automatically implemented on the drawings. The thus generated 3D contours can be exported or provided to CAD/CAM and simulation systems for collision control.

Your benefits:

  • Fast and process-safe tool assembly based on tool drawings
  • Collision control
  • Times savings and process safety
Integration measuring

The BRONZE package includes the integration of a ZOLLER presetting and measuring machine. This allows you to also use all the functions of the TMS Tool Management Solutions on your ZOLLER machine.

Silver Package – Efficient Warehouse Management

ZOLLER’s silver tool management software builds on the scope of the bronze package, complementing it with effective warehouse and standardised manufacturing data organisation.

Via a specially designed mobile app, your tool and stock location details will be accessible to you and your colleagues 24/7, no matter where you are, as a detailed graphic display.

By letting you control measuring and inspection equipment, devices, numerical control programs and all stock movements with comprehensive and meaningful statistics, the silver package offers comprehensive quality assurance.

Features:

  • Mobile access to all tool data
  • Tool data management with graphics, parts, accessories and article characteristic lists
  • Stock location management with graphic display
  • Code scanner for the identification and display of real tool data

Silver package

  • Warehouse management to go
  • Management of storage locations
  • Reduced warehouse user interface »quickPick«
  • Test device management
  • Fixture management
  • NC program management
  • Interface »toolOrganizer«
Warehouse management to go

With the TMS Tool Management Solutions SILVER App, you have your tool and stock location management in your production with you everywhere and at any time via the W-LAN network, and can use these together with your colleagues. You can access every tool from any mobile device, including graphics, parts and accessory lists and the list of article characteristics. With SILVER, the key tool information is always at your fingertips. Due to stock location management and the graphic display, you always know where your tools are and have the option of making warehouse entries.

Features:

  • Mobile access to all tool data
  • Tool data management with graphics, parts, accessory and article characteristic lists
  • Stock location management with graphic display
  • Code scanner for the identification and display of data of real tools
Management of storage locations

With the module »Warehouse management« you can manage your complete tools, your tool components, and your accessories easily and up-to-date. The warehouse management includes a 3D design kit which allows you to display your stock three dimensionally easily and quickly and lets you assign your articles to a virtual bin location. Of course, third party systems can also be addressed. The stocks of each recorded article can be managed to give you a fast overview on the storage location, circulation and current stock levels. Feedback on circulation and stock levels is given at the push of a button. This gives you the necessary manufacturing transparency to provide your production economically with the required tools and components at all times.

Your benefits:

  • Fast warehouse overview
  • Time savings as no search required and shorter paths
  • 24h tool availability
  • Reduction of tool costs
Reduced warehouse user interface »quickPick«

The »quickPick« warehouse module is distinguished through its reduced interface for the simple and easy handling of individual components, complete tools, test equipment, devices, orders and accessories. You can perform warehouse bookings with only a few clicks. External stores and lift systems can, of course, be accessed via interfaces.

Your benefits:

  • Stock management of all pieces of equipment
  • Extremely easy handling, no training requirements
  • Reduction in search times
Test device management

Manages measuring and inspection devices for setting sheets and monitors calibration intervals. Test protocols are supplemented by meaningful graphs and improve the control of the measuring devices. Storing protocols of the measuring devices is available as an option. In combination with the warehouse management, the measuring devices can be assigned storage bins and be managed graphically.

Fixture management

Manages fixtures for the setting sheets and stores image information as well as set-up instructions. Fixture variants are managed as parts list information. In combination with the warehouse management, the fixtures can be assigned to storage bins and be managed graphically.

NC program management

Manages NC programs for setting sheets and offers the option of storing several program versions (version management). Information such as clamping diagram, tool drawings and the 3D model can be stored with the NC program. The NC program management includes a standard viewer. Additional option: integration of an external viewer.

Interface »toolOrganizer«

Using the »toolOrganizer«, you store your assembled tools, tool components or accessories in a structured, systematic manner and so they are available at any time. The »toolOrganizer« includes a control system for the safe extraction of the desired component. Storing or removing components can be managed by bar code reader or manually.You can link the »toolOrganizer« directly to the store location management module.This contains a virtual 3D kit which displays the entire warehouse fast and easily in 3D and where items can be assigned to a virtual location. The warehouse location of the desired component is displayed operator-friendly with LEDs.

Your benefits:

  • Structured, systematic storage
  • Check system for correct retrieval
  • Optimal control via direct interface to the ZOLLER warehouse management
  • Circulation check and warehouse transparency
  • Stock management
  • Elimination of operator stocks at the work bench

Gold Package – Tool Management Perfection

ZOLLER’s gold tool management software maximises the efficiency of your tool management operations, with total transparency and complete process control

By optimising your ordering system and combining it with warehouse management, stock levels are reliably analysed to generate automatic purchasing based on your usage, meaning you will only be buying what you really need.

With the gold package, users can evaluate and control costs with statistics on individual tools and orders. So, as well as being able to locate tools easily at any time, you’ll always be in a position to make informed decisions to suit the needs of your workshop.

Such an intuitive solution not only helps to avoid unnecessary stockroom costs, but reduces down time associated with missing items.

That means a streamlined production process and a positive impact on profitability.

Highlights:

  • Complete organisation of all production data
  • Supports the utilisation schedules of your production units
  • Systematic management of production orders and tooling sheets
  • Integrated tool life management
  • Optional integration into order system, including supplier management
  • Statistics module for tool protocols

Gold Package

  • TMS Gold APP
  • Parts Management
  • Ordering System
  • Tool exchange list »cetus«
  • Statistics Module
  • Catalogue import GTDE/CIM/Kennametal
  • Tool Life Management
  • Re-sharpening cycle
Tool life available wherever, whenever

With the TMS Tool Management Solutions GOLD App, you have both your tool and stock location management, as well as tool life management and your ordering system with you everywhere and at any time via the W-LAN network, and can use these together with your colleagues. The ordering system gives you all the necessary information, such as standard order numbers, supplier’s name and prices in addition. The tool life management allows you to enter and evaluate your tool life.

Features:

  • Mobile access to all tool data
  • Tool data management with graphics, parts, accessory and article characteristic lists
  • Stock location management with graphic display of the warehouse and warehouse bookings
  • Tool life management for entry and evaluation of tool lives
  • Code scanner for the identification and display of data of real tools
Parts management

With the parts management software module, you are given an optimal overview of your assemblies and products. You can manage individual parts and assemblies systematically and document them with required tools including set-up sheets. In addition, the module offers further information on manufacturing times and current stocks of the tools required.

Your benefits:

  • Centralised data base for all parts data
  • Transparency of the manufacturing steps and the tools required
  • Easy data management
Ordering system

Benefit from a practice-oriented and reliable ordering system with this software module. Only order those items which are really needed for production. By optimizing the purchasing processes you avoid unnecessary stockroom costs and downtimes through missing items. This reduces your tool and ordering costs. By combining the ordering system with warehouse management it is possible to analyse any shortfalls of minimum stock levels and to generate fully automated purchasing recommendations. This results in a reduction of organization costs and production costs.

Your benefits:

  • Process-safe execution of orders based on minimum stock levels or purchasing requirements
  • Automatic generation of purchasing requirements
  • Time and cost savings through optimized organization and transparency
Tool exchange list »cetus«

The software package »cetus« reproduces the entire manufacturing workflow on the basis of setting sheets – the result being the process-safe and economical provision of tools for your production. »cetus« takes on assignment planning via the setting sheets and the calculation of the net tool requirements for each individual machine on the basis of the booked setting sheets.
The order list of the TMS Tool Management Solutions warehouse module and the tool assembly keep you up-to-date on the tool requirements, which is displayed for each machine. After retrieval and assembly the tool information is passed directly to the presetting and measuring machine, the tools are measured and the actual data passed to the machine control system. This gives you real-time information on which tools are required in addition to the tools already in the machine from the setting sheet. The consequence: you can operate machines with a smaller tool magazine, reduce tool requirements and lower costs.

Your benefits:

  • Cost savings through multiple use of tools
  • Reduced set-up times
  • Space saving in tool magazine
Statistics module

You can employ this software module for the graphic evaluation and management of measurements and data sets in a number of ways: for quality control, analysis purposes, documentation, proof and/or measurement control/management.

The entire measurement statistics of a tool are given in a clearly structured and informative tree display. The measurements for a tool can be displayed descriptively over a freely selectable time period. The utilization record of individual tools is stored automatically in the system. This lets you verify the fields of application of the tools at any time. A hit-flop list enables analysis of stock records and goods received with regard to costs and use and so allows precise analysis and optimization of the tool pool.

Your benefits:

  • Fast overview of measured values and measurement sequences
  • Verification of tool use
Catalogue import GTDE/CIM/Kennametal

Imports tool data of many well-known manufacturers (i.e. CIMSOURCE and GTDE) and can thus provide 2D/3D graphics, article characteristics and technological data fast. The tool data can be updated at any time and made available immediately by exporting. Third party applications can access the joint data base via the web service and, for example, import newly created setting sheets.

Your benefits:

  • Import of tool data direct from GTDE/CIM/Kennametal to the ZOLLER data base
  • Time savings in data entry
Tool life management

With this software module for tool life management with integrated statistics function, you can monitor your tools optimally and record the reasons for changing tools. A process-specific configuration for optimized use of machine runtimes is also possible. Tool life and the reasons for change for the individual tool steps are represented graphically and documented in a clear manner. Due to the orderly statistics function you always have a fast overview.

Your benefits:

  • Optimal utilisation of machine runtimes
  • Prevents expensive rejects
  • Full downtime and cost control
  • Optimal utilization of tools
Re-sharpening cycle

This software function extends the warehouse function of the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions by monitoring and controlling the re-sharpening process of your tools. Benefit from the transparent management of re-sharpening processes: delivery notes and orders can be printed out, interaction between the purchasing system and the warehouse guarantees a seamless process throughout.

Your benefits:

  • Transparency across the entire tool re-sharpening cycle
  • Recording of re-grinding costs
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