It’s all about networking — in tool control as well as in business. That’s why Snap-on Industrial developed its new Level 5 NTC (Networkable Tool Control) system, which offers users the opportunity to manage a virtually unlimited number of lockable tool storage units simultaneously for complete system control. Critical tools and assets are tracked and the risk of potentially catastrophic foreign object damage (FOD) is dramatically reduced, while protection against unknown matter, foreign material exclusion (FME), is improved, Snap-On officials claim.
Snap-on’s proprietary keyless entry allows employees access to the tools they need while the NTC system tracks access based on employee ID key cards. All tools in the system can be serialized and linked to a specific box with the bar-code mechanism used for check out and return. After an employee scans a tool a record is generated so inventory is managed in real time.
Snap-on Industrial’s NTC system offers both wired and wireless connection for flexibility. For portable use and as protection against a power outage, the back-up battery preserves data to ensure the integrity of the audit trail. System data can then be accessed at a single tool storage unit on the system or at a central location, company officials said.
The Snap-on Industrial Networkable Tool Control system interfaces with Snap-on asset management software to ensure complete security and coverage. The software package manages not only tool check in and check out, but also repair and calibration schedules.
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