Cutting tools are changed frequently in machining centers. Balluff’s Tool ID system offers an exceptionally efficient solution for automated tool identification. All the tool data, such as tool dimensions, where or for how long the tool is used, and its wear state, are stored on the RFID tag in the tool holder and made available to the system controller. Now the tools can be optimally managed and used, and you profit from greater machine availability, reduced inventory levels, and minimal scrap. In addition, the tool information is always available and will neither be incorrectly entered nor forgotten.