Tool Management Systems are complex and require professional control supported by special software. The Tool Information Management (TIM), software developed by Leitz, is an integrated component of any tool control system. TIM controls the tool database, records the condition and location of tools, checks tool availability, generates orders for sharpening and replacement, and can be used to relate the tooling costs to a product and/or machine. New dimensions can be transmitted by the interfaces directly to the CNC-machines and data can be exchanged with the
Demand for tools and the money spend on tools are reduced as the tools are easy to locate and replacement tools ordered on time through the automated systems.
Controlling the tool life and run time aids tool cost control and process cost calculations. TIM is the central link and database for all the items in the Tool Management System. Measurement equipment linked to TIM can supply the tool geometry data online and TIM can program a microchip embedded in the tool with its geometry and
technical data. TIM can transmit the tool data directly to the machine control systems online by interfacing with a company's PPS system or via a pocket-PC of one of our service staff ensuring up to date service and product data.
Controlling your tools with TIM helps you meet all the demands of a modern production plant.