Cloud-Based Tool Data Management System Eases Access
TDM Systems has introduced TDM Cloud Line, a cloud-based solution for tool data management that enables manufacturers to access tool data wherever, whenever.
TDM Systems has introduced TDM Cloud Line, a cloud-based solution for tool data management that enables manufacturers to access tool data wherever, whenever. The key advantage of the solution is that users can download and manage data from thousands of tools without having to purchase them, according to the company. Users can test alternative tools during the product design process and select the best tool for the job. Data from the cloud is available anywhere and ready for immediate usage in the virtual cutting process.
Other benefits include easy tool database setup, prepared and tested tool data for immediate use, provisioning of correct CAM data, manufacturer-independent tool assembly, statistical evaluation, and a structured and configurable user interface.
Having fully interactive access to shopfloor control software enables supervisors at metal finishing and repair job shop to monitor shop activities and make better decisions on the spot.
Introduced at IMTS 2008, this communications protocol for CNC machines and other manufacturing equipment is already helping shops and plants implement effective machine monitoring systems. Although these "early adopters" are motivated by the long-term promise of enterprise-wide efficiency gains, their experience with pilot projects shows that benefits derived in the short term are substantial and worthwhile.
An introduction to the standards, decision-making, training, cybersecurity, sensors, machine monitoring and cloud computing that make up the IIoT.