ToolView Capability

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Key Features and Benefits of ToolView

Key Features

 

  • Web-based application

  • Standardized forms for tooling types

  • Multiple views including lists and details

  • Sort, filter, find tooling assets

  • View asset information, history, condition, and process specifications

  • View tooling designs, photos, and operation videos (coming soon)

  • Tool maintenance events and history

  • Transfer tooling asset physical locaton

  • Provide controlled access to potential suppliers for quoting purposes

  • Tool data upload (from spreadsheet) for rapid implementation

  • View, print, and download reports

  • Data dump downloads (.csv)

  • Add new users and locations at any time

  • Control user roles and permissions

  • Metric and imperial units

  • Intuitive interface 

  • Branding

Benefits

  • Global access to tooling asset data

  • View tooling at any location

  • Minimal demand on internal departments

  • Works for all special tooling types

  • Works for all production part types

  • Rapid implementation

  • High adoption rate

  • Secure

  • Confidential

  • Flexible plans

Technology

  • Web-based application

  • Works on mobile devices

  • Cell phone photo capture and upload utility

  • Cloud storage

  • Automatic backup

  • Private and secure

  • 99% uptime

Tooling Documentation Detail

Tool Detail

  • General

    • Asset number

    • Ownership

    • Tool physical location

    • Tool condition

    • Tool Life

    • Tool Builder

    • Service date

  • Size

    • Size

    • weight

    • Shut (closed) height if applicable

    • Tonnage required (where applicable)

  • Process

    • Parts per cycle

    • Production rate

    • Blank/Shot weight

    • Raw material type

  • Cost

    • Tool cost

    • Replacement lead time

Tool Documents

 

  • Pdf documents

  • Design drawings (in native format)

  • Photos​​

  • Operation video clips (coming soon)

Tool Maintenance

 

Scheduled preventative​ maintenance

Unscheduled maintenance

Repair and component replacement

Other

  • Quoting - ToolView permits controlled access to tooling information by suppliers for the purpose of improving quoting accuracy.

  • Asset location transfer - Keep track of tooling physical locations tooling transfer features.

  • Asset location mapping

Reports

  • Tool lists

  • Tool detail

  • Tooling by location

  • Tool maintenance history

  • Tool maintenance event detail

  • Tooling line up by part

  • Operation cost estimate

  • Implementation progress

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ToolView documents all special tooling types and subtypes

Forging

  • Open

  • Impression

  • Cold

  • Upset

  • Roll forging

 

Casting

  • Die-cast dies

  • Powdered metal

  • Powdered metal

Workholding

  • Machining fixtures

  • Welding fixtures

  • Jigs

  • Racking

  • Dunnage



 

Inspection

  • Attribute gauge

  • Variable gauge

  • Templates

Special Machines

  • Manual assembly

  • Automated assembly lines

  • Fastening

  • Testing

  • Material handling

  • Packaging



 

Dies

  • Progressive

  • Blank

  • Transfer

  • Line

  • Tandem line

  • Draw

  • Hydroform

  • Warm forming

  • Steel rule

  • Coining

  • Brake 

  • Forming

  • Roll form

  • Bending


 

Molds

  • Injection

  • Reaction

  • Compression

  • Extrusion

  • Blow

  • Rotational

  • Vacuum

  • Hand lay

  • Laminating


 

Part Types

ToolView supports all production part types

Tooling Types

Implementation, Training and Support

Implementation Strategies

 

Implementation of ToolView is fast and requires no searching or manual input by the tool owner. The ToolView team assists clients with implementation and training. We recommend designating a "champion" to help coordinate the project.  ToolView can provide a knowledgeable tooling professional to help manage the project if needed.

 

ToolView Clients can implement across the entire organization or take an all a more ramped-up approach.  Some options are:

Plant level implementation

Country of origin method

Preferred sites and suppliers first

Greatest impact first method (e.g. stampings, moldings, etc.)

Business Meeting

Training Options

 

Most training can be accomplished with online training.  Live meeting and on-site support is available.

Help files

Videos

Web meetings

On-site training (optional and depending on current health restrictions)

Support

Three levels of support are available during and after implementation.  In-plant assistance is also available at professional service rates. Help can be obtained by: 

 

Email:  support@toolplanners.com

Phone:  1.888.881.0659

Web meetings via Microsoft Teams

Help files

Training videos

See if ToolView is right for you

ToolView is a scalable solution.  Costs are proportional to "tools under management."  Skeptical clients can try ToolView before making a company-wide commitment.  To learn more about ToolView request a full demonstration of system capabilities.  Clients try ToolView on a limited low-cost basis before making a full commitment.