planned maintenance that is easy to use
planned maintenance, Tool-TracK is an application for tracking tool and machine maintenance activities, tool and machine repair and service history, inside and outside material and labour costs, by tool, tool revision level and Engineering Change Number (ECN). It includes an inventory module for managing spares and consumables and allows the user to define standard kits of parts for routine maintenance tasks. Tool-TracK also provides exception reports to alert users when tool or machine or job completion are due and when parts need to be ordered.
planned maintenance that saves you time and money
This enables all completed machine and tool run-times to be recorded and routinely scheduled maintenance to be calculated. As a result planned maintenance is never missed through lack of information on completed run-times and the tasks can be carried out at the most convenient and cost-effective times, e.g. during job changes. Alternatively, where no real-time production monitoring device is available, a spreadsheet can be used to input the data using a similar ASCII file, or data can be input directly using the shift update screen.Tool-TracK's unique features allow end of shift data relating to machine run-hours and tool cycles to be transferred automatically from most of the commonly available Production Monitoring , such as those from Barco, Mattec or Oxbridge, or from any other source that can provide the relevant data in an ASCII comma-delimited file.
Machines that are due for maintenance are compared to the status of the running job. This enables the user to forward plan both tool and machine maintenance tasks, as well as staffing levels, to achieve optimum efficiencies. It also checks which parts are required for the tasks and gives a warning if there is insufficient stock to complete the scheduled activities.
For planned maintenance tasks these can be configured into kits of parts and any shortages are highlighted in the systems's Inventory Exception Report so that work is not delayed due to shortage of materials. Stock valuation is made easy and control is improved over levels of redundant stock.A free flowing text field, the Tool Condition Report, attached to each tool allows a detailed record to be maintained with notes written and recalled throughout the life of the tool. All actions taken on the tool can be recorded with details of technical modifications and the personnel who conducted the work. The Inventory module of the Tool-TracK holds details of all parts and consumables together with supplier details, stock levels, re-order thresholds and costs.