www.wilatooling.com sales: +31 (0)573 28 98 50 WE LIVE PRESS BRAKE PRODUCTIVITY 113 INDUSTRY 4.0 ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION Smart Tooling By incorporating electronics into clamping systems and intelligence into tools (smart tooling), it is possible to clearly identify the location of specific tools in clamping and storage systems. Human errors can be eliminated because bending is only carried out if the tool set-up matches the program selected in the operating software. In automated environments, robots can, for example, use TIPS technology to always select the correct set-up and realize efficient tool changes. Other errors, like when tools shift slightly or are accidentally knocked out of position by the operator, can also be eliminated from the bending process because the model and position of all the tools is reported to the operating software. Tool Advisor The Tool Advisor is another specific example of Industry 4.0. WILA has compiled and digitalized the knowledge behind our tooling advice, which means it is also available online. The main advantage of this is that customers can receive advice about their tool selection 24/7. Tool selection is evaluated in real time based on compatibility, load-bearing capacity, and production capability. Price and delivery time immediately appear on screen and orders can be placed on the spot. This means customers are no longer restricted by business hours or the availability of WILA employees. Business can continue as normal after office hours, thus guaranteeing you the fastest possible quote, ordering, and delivery process.