TDM’s shop floor management software helps in the preparation of tool assemblies for each job, calculates the tool usage, and takes into account the tool inventory. The software offers various modules that help in the efficient functioning of the shop floor including TDM Base Module, TDM Tool Crib, TDM Ordering, TDM Barcode Module, and TDMshopcontrol helping users throughout their tool lifecycle. As a first step, TDM´s Base Module provides all the necessary information like geometry and cutting data on tools and their applications suitable for each process to the users. The Crib Module supports ordering processes and manages automated as well as manual crib systems. Implementing order management in the tool crib, TDM Ordering Module ensures that the orders are submitted on time and are recorded.The entire tool circulation from planning to tool use is monitored by TDMshopcontrol.
TDM has robust interfaces to CAM systems and also supports management of NC program related tool lists while optimizing their usage.
Users can achieve faster time to market, increased efficiency of manufacturing shop floor while accelerating the buying power with their vendors
“Our industry knowledge and our longevity in the business segment is our strength,” says Speidel. TDM differentiates itself in the market through its software centric approach providing a CAM simulation ready 3D model to virtually every CAM system. The company has served a number of clients with their tool data management. In an instance, MAN Diesel & Turbo, a provider of large bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationery applications, has a plant in Saint Nazaire (France) where it installs and tests large engines. MAN was looking for a tool management program and implemented TDM’s shop floor management that helped them save time with fully automated ordering systems, harmonized the networking at their plants, and gave them CAD support with 3D tool graphics.
Incorporating latest trends and technologies to its product portfolio, TDM plans to bring all the tool data on smart devices allowing users to access the information from anywhere, anytime. “Our vision for the future is to use on site as well as cloud based solutions to manage multiple aspects of Tool Lifecycle Management realizing IoT in the metal cutting industries,” concludes Speidel.