QR Easy Tool-ID

Keep your tool data with your tools

NEW Easy Tool-QR allows fast and efficient transfer of your tool data between the presetter and machine-tool using QR-code labels. The system greatly reduces the chance of incorrect data input by removing the manual operator involvement from the transfer process.

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KELCH has developed the Easy Tool-QR tool identification system – a solution for integrated, process-reliable tool identification, which simultaneously transmits the tool data to the machine tool.

Easy Tool-QR is designed as a simple, cost-efficient solution, which enables businesses to benefit from Industry 4.0 Smart Factory standards without major additional expenditure.


  • Tool identification at any time without the need for auxiliary equipment
  • Generation of the QR code to identify and transmit data using the existing, cost-effective equipment (printer)
  • Process-reliable data transmission without input errors using a commercially available scanner
  • Increased convenience e.g. time savings: Scanning in place of typing
  • Independent of the machine and control
  • Costs reduced to a minimum
  • No cost-intensive adaptation or retrofitting needed on the tool presetter or in the machine

The scanner will read the QR Code label to identify the tool and locate the measuring program

Step 1: Identification of the tool on the tool presetter

A simple QR code affixed to the tool holder only contains the unique identification number of the complete tool. It is read by a hand scanner and the setting process can start fully automatically.

Step 2: Measurement and data set generation

The measured values of the tool and all machine control-related information are printed on a label encrypted as a QR code. The tool data is also printed in plain text on the label to enable it to be identified without a scanner at all times.

Step 3: Transmission of the data to the machine

This label is conveniently read on the machine control by a hand scanner. An additional portable module enables all data to be automatically input into the control. Input errors are therefore completely eliminated. The system is fully independent of the control as the input can be simulated in every controller and executed by the add-on module. The only prerequisite is an open USB connection on the control. It can also be flexibly used for multiple machines.

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