As engineering managers deal with the relentless pressure to deliver improved productivity, often with fewer skilled hands and tighter budgets, the benefits of professional tool storage and management are stronger than ever.
Snap-on Industrial’s Level 5™ automated system for total asset management brings order to any workplace, allowing engineers and technicians to know exactly where to find every tool they need, when they need it, saving time and relieving stress .
How useful would it be if all of your workshop’s valuable tools could be tracked from one central point? Snap-on’s Level 5™ system makes this possible. It provides complete reports on everything that managers or supervisors need to monitor. They are even informed when an instrument needs to be refilled or ordered.
And then there is FOD. The threat of foreign object damage is a real and present hazard in many engineering workplaces. Using Snap-on Level 5™ minimizes the risk of human error as automated tool control continuously tracks each tool and detects which tools have been removed or returned, ensuring greater protection against FOD.
Designed to track individual tools by user, without barcodes, scanners, RFID tags or other add-ons, the system works at the speed users demand. Other systems require additional steps to scan or log activity. The Snap-on system does this automatically, so users save time and don’t have to rely on other steps to ensure accurate results.
Snap-on’s Level 5™ ATC boxes are network ready using Ethernet or wireless. This allows users to view activity on all Tier 5 boxes at their location from one central computer, avoiding the time-consuming need to check each box.
The main advantages of the system include:
- No individual instrument scanning required;
- No RFID tags to install or replace;
- No tool size limits: from a ¼” screwdriver bit to just under the size of a drawer;
- Intuitive interface with an easy-to-use touch screen
- Audible voice confirmation for tool removal and replacement
- Automatic locking for maximum security
- Errors are announced and displayed to indicate an incorrect tool position or to give advice when the drawer is not closed.
Richard Packham, UK and Europe director for Snap-on Industrial, says: “Snap-on’s automated system takes asset management to a whole new level. The ability to monitor multiple boxes from a single central computer offers a huge advantage to engineering managers.”
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