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ToolConnect is a retrofit hardware and software package for machine tools that eliminates human error and reduces setup time by automating the transfer of CNC tool data to and from the control. The system is completely customizable to meet customer requirements and tool load process specifications.
ToolConnect uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags, embedded in tool holders. Utilizing a tool presetter, the measurement data is written to the RFID tag. The tool is then placed in a custom RFID read station at the machine, and the data is read and displayed by ToolConnect. ToolConnect automatically updates tool offsets to the control. ToolConnect reads and writes data to the CNC control; automatically updating tool offsets and tool life data to (and from) the tag.