Atlas Copco Tool Location System - a "GPS" for your tools
Using Atlas Copco transducerized cordless tools? Atlas Copco has developed the Tool Location System, TLS, which takes error-proofing to the next level. TLS is an innovative and reliable way of ensuring that, on customers’ assembly lines, tightenings are being performed in the right station and on the right product
Products and tools are located by placing tags on them. Using ultra wideband (UWB) radio frequency technology, TLS delivers 3D high-accuracy location of tools and products up to 50 cm.
Signal strength depends on the local environment, as there could be sources of radio interference.
Virtual workstations and product areas
On moving assembly lines, virtual product areas are created that move with the product.
Tools can also be linked to them and, again, only the correct tools will work in the correct product area.
A long list of benefits
Tightening programs are selected automatically and manual product identification is eliminated. This minimizes the risk of human error, thus reducing reworking and scrapping.
TLS also speeds up production by increasing individual operator productivity.
For further information please contact:
- Aleksandar Mihailović, Product Manager
Phone: +46 (0)70 959 9190