Tool circulation management software
Schaumburg, Illinois – TDM Systems, a subsidiary of Sandvik Machining Solutions, has announced the introduction of TDM Shopfloor Manager in TDM 2017 Global Line. The Shopfloor Manager software module records the entirety of a tool’s circulation, from planning for tool assembly, presetting and tool use at the machine, to disassembling. In addition, the modular design of the software allows it to be easily configurable for individual user needs.
Many companies combine assembly and presetting together in a tool room, for example. In this case, the tool room cost center can be represented, and all necessary actions summarized on a single screen. It is also possible to assign a presetting to a machine in the configuration.
Another feature of TDM Shopfloor Manager is that the operator's work is also made simpler. The fundamental principle is the “to do” list. The operator ticks off each task step by step. Additional tasks are simply added to the list at the appropriate stages of the process. This is carried out via an interface with a modern design which the user can mostly put together themselves.
In addition, the TDM Shopfloor Manager is fully integrated into the inventory management system of the TDM Tool Crib Module Global Line. In the future, even tool assemblies in secondary cribs can be managed. This is important, for example, to those whom the array of parts they manufacture is changing constantly. With the Tool Crib Module, a tool assembly can also be managed in secondary cribs near the machines.
As a competence center within the Sandvik Group, TDM Systems draws on the expertise of various tool manufacturers in developing its software products.