Benefits of Automatic Tool Handling
Incorporation of automatic tool handling and management system result in the subsequent advantages:
1. Machine productivity is raised because tool change is automated and occurs while the machine is operating.
2. Reduced costs are related with lower tooling inventory, as each machine has access to common tool storage. Tooling presents a major investment both in the initial start up of a system, and in the ongoing operation of the system. By installing a cutting-tool management system, saving can be greater than 20 % than purchase of new tooling.
3. Emergency tool purchases and the purchase of incorrect tools are eliminated.
4. Product delivery time is enhanced because tool shortages are never accountable for delays in the production schedule.