In many production companies, tools, equipment and other resources play an increasingly important role. Tools are, in addition to well-maintained machines and qualified personnel, a guarantee that high quality products can be made on time and cost-effectively. In many cases, a separate tool management system is already in place to integrate the tasks of resource management in accordance with the VDI guideline 5600. However, if you use the HYDRA module Tool & Resource Management (WRM) you can benefit from the integration into a comprehensive MES system.
HYDRA WRM provides comprehensive functions to effectively manage and organize tools, equipment and other resources that are used directly or indirectly in the manufacturing process. These include tools for injection molding, inserts for machine tools, resources that may be manufactured in-house or other production resources such as forklifts.
HYDRA WRM provides information on the current condition of resources and their availability in order to reduce downtime and waiting times. The individual parameters (e. g. status information, storage location, service life, wear degree, maintenance activities) are tracked, logged and displayed transparently for the entire life cycle. Functions for preventive or condition-oriented maintenance complete the performance spectrum of HYDRA WRM and ensure that time-consuming, manually operated and faulty tool books are a thing of the past.
Benefits of tool & resource management with HYDRA WRM
- Longer utilization periods of costintensive tools
- Higher availability of tools and cost savings through optimized maintenance strategies
- No additional effort of keeping tool books
- Transparent use of tools from planning to complete documentation for traceability
- Reduced waiting times caused by missing tools
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.