Walter AG and Comara have recently been working together to further develop the "Walter appCom" software solution. This is a tool that captures machine data in real time to provide the basis for optimising component machining in a targeted manner.
Walter is now presenting the "Tool Life app", a solution for visualising and analysing tool data that can be seamlessly integrated into the appCom package. The browser-based user interface can be called up universally via the intranet network of the relevant customer. Users need the Walter appCom package – comprising an industrial PC and standard software developed by Comara – to make full use of the app.
Applications that are already included as standard in appCom enable simple analyses to be carried out, such as "which tool is currently on the machine?" and "which programs have been used for machining?" The analysis options provided by the Tool Life app, however, go even further, not only with regard to the depth of detail of analyses but also in terms of the scope of services and user friendliness. The newly designed user interface with intuitive menu navigation improves handling, while a newly structured database in the background enhances performance. In contrast to other solutions, the Tool·Life app does not need a code to identify the tools for the system. This means that users of the Tool Life app benefit from better performance, multi-device functionality and more flexible working. Walter maintains that the Tool Life app is the market that can reproduce tool data in such a high level of detail.