Tool inventory and management can be a costly and time-consuming process for any manufacturer.
Having greater control over what cutting tools are on-site, how many are available, who is using them and when to re-order, offers significant support and accountability.
Dormer Pramet’s ProLog Vending system provides such assistance to hundreds of companies in numerous countries, offering individual compartment control in a standard shop floor cabinet at Point-of-Use.
In addition to the standard check-in/check-out features, added business rules and reports are available to provide detailed analysis of performance. In addition, users can automatically “age” and lock-down tools based on specific criteria, set-up alert notifications when a tool has reached a defined setting and a full audit history by asset and user.
SupplyBay and SmartDrawer are Dormer Pramet’s most popular vending devices. SupplyBay is engineered for industrial environments to deliver reliable high-volume dispensing for a wide range of tools and supplies. Its large dispensing door gives easy access to load and refill.
The versatile SmartDrawer allows users to choose the best level of access for each application. It can be a stand-alone unit or combined with other devices for a tailored solution, offering a mix of compartment options between 2 – 128 positions in each drawer.
To enhance its vending offer, Dormer Pramet has launched several new machines, giving even greater choice to suit individual requirements. The new additions include SaveRing, SaveBin and SaveRent. All the systems help companies move away from peg-board or open access methods.
SaveRing is a versatile vending machine which stores and distributes up to 540 unique items. It has four key functions to distribute, rent, return for regrinding or reserve products for up to 30 days. SaveRent is a locker-type tool renting and monitoring system. It allows the storing, distribution and return of valuable, frequently used tools and items. Each transaction is saved and recorded when each user accesses an item.
With SaveBin employees return used or contaminated items, with the unit taking a photo of the product and logging the transaction to the employee. The system automatically alerts if waste levels reach a pre-defined number.
All machines are supported by industry leading data management software. It’s intelligence engine drives all devices, connects with distributor information, integrates with customer-based ERP systems and enables access to real-time information and administration on any web-enabled device.
This gives an opportunity for customers to look at inventory data, helping to make decisions based on real-time, accurate information. It collects and processes transaction data, controls inventory levels and manages automatic replenishment, offering access to stock 24/7, 365 days a year.