Tool data management software
Schaumburg, Illinois – TDM Systems has introduced a completely re-engineered software platform for the next generation of tool data management systems. TDM 2017, with emphasis on supporting Industry 4.0, provides for more efficient data transfer and can also be used in parallel to existing applications. Together TDM 2017 and TDM 2017 Global Line replace version 4.8.
TDM 2017 provides classic 2-tier architecture for direct communication between server and database. TDM 2017 Global Line uses a 3-tier architecture with interconnected ISS application servers from Microsoft. They carry out all computations, ensuring that the transfer of data is substantially more efficient. The application servers are freely scalable and can handle virtually any number of users worldwide.
TDM has separated the application data from the application itself, which makes further development of the system possible without having to change systems. This also improves data quality, security, servic,e and the implementation of updates.
Further highlights include the new 3D tool assembler in TDM 2017 Global Line and the tool search, which is like a simple Internet search. The new TDM-check examines data and displays areas of potential improvement. A new import module gets tool data from standard sources. For data import, customer-specific templates can be defined and existing data records expanded.
With the Tool Lifecycle Management strategy, TDM Systems is focusing on process optimization through optimal tool planning and provisioning. Creating and editing tool data and graphics, integrating tool know-how and 3D graphics into the CAM planning, and organizing the complete tool cycle on the shop floor level are three core competencies of TDM Systems. As a competence center within the Sandvik Group, TDM Systems draws on the expertise of various tool manufacturers in developing its software products.