Röders Tool Management
Functionalities for optimised tool use in automation:
Central tool management
for the optimized use of machining tools in one cell
Standardization of the used tool types possible
→ Very simple supplying of cells with tools
Central tool database
→ One-time input of tool geometries
Central common tool magazine
All tools in the cell are commonly available to all machines Several machines share the same sister tools.
Extra wear area
The worn tools are stored in a special area in the central tool magazine and only need to be exchanged. It is not necessary to print out lists or look at what's on the computer.
Tool cache functionality
The local tool changer on the machine only contains the frequently needed tools and those which are required for the current machining task.
Based on the automatic preview, the handling system loads the required tools in the local tool changers of the machines during machining and unloads those which are no longer needed or worn.
Large tool changers on the machines are not required and savings in the number of total tools which are to be kept ready in a cell, since all tools from the central magazine of a cell are available for all machines at all times.
Very simple operation
Only the tools in the central magazine have to be replaced, since the local machine tool changers are automatically loaded and unloaded by the handling system.