Guhring is not only one of the leading manufacturers of rotary cutting tools for metalworking, tool management is also part of our regular repertoire. Whether hardware in form of our tool dispensing systems, IT-based tool management with Guhring’s Tool Management Software (GTMS) or logistics and comprehensive service - Guhring takes care of your tooling needs.
Conventional production is undergoing a profound change: Industry 4.0 is expected to connect industrial production with communication and information technology and therefore contribute to increasing productivity and flexibility. As part of the tool management service Guhring provides its customers with the necessary data for a transparent machining process and optimises it.
Guhring’s Tool Management Software is unquestionably an integral component. The newly programmed GTMS is complemented with Guhring tool dispensing systems having a revised user-friendly design.
User focused/ customisable dashboard
Serial number management
Comprehensive planning tools
Machine management & reporting
Guhring’s Tool Management concepts are designed according to customer requirements. Long-term experience in the tool sector and in the technology, professional handling of operating sequences and customer data form the optimal basis for a reliable and individual co-operation with Guhring as a partner. Tool management is divided into the following concept modules:
The modern and practice-oriented tool management software from Guhring is the engine of the tool management.
When required the GTMS triggers order requirements and co-ordinates the delivery and re-grind service.
Thanks to a co-ordinated delivery and re-grind service all production relevant working materials and tools are made available as required and on schedule.
Thanks to the integration of the software in the existing customer infrastructure it supports all relevant tool management processes.
GTMS connects to all ERP/PPS, CAD and IT systems using interfaces. Also logistics systems such as paternoster or shuttle systems can be controlled and managed.
Login is either by barcode, PIN, RFID or biometric data.
GTMS enables the data exchange via Intranet and Internet, Web-applications on tablet, smartphone and PC.
Multiplex dispensing systems provide solutions for various application areas and security levels.
Guhring’s Tool Management Software uncovers hidden costs.
To control / operate its TM 326, TM 426 and TM 526 dispensing systems Guhring has developed the Tool Management Software GTMS. The objective is to organise the complete tool supply as cost-efficient as possible.
With the comprehensive possibilities of GTMS concrete saving potential can be made visible. Guhring’s Tool Management Software enables a permanent consumption control: Reporting all tool movement data makes tool costs more transparent. This is achieved by the specific allocation of tool costs to cost groups such as cost centres for example. An ABC analysis of the tools can shed further light on the tool management.
GTMS automatically triggers order requirements when necessary. A notification is sent to the employee responsible, to the purchasing department or controlling if there is shortfall of the pre- defined stock item or an automatic order is sent to the supplier. A tool shortage situation is hereby prevented. In addition, wear data can be automatically recorded, goods inwards monitored or orders managed. Accurate consumption analysis for different criteria, as for example, tool consumption per component, per machine or per production area contribute to a sustainable tool management like supplier assessment and monitoring deadlines.
With the assistance of GTMS and the newly designed TM dispensing systems stock levels and withdrawals are seamlessly documented.