When TDM Systems exhibited the world's first digital module for tool data management at EMO 1989 in Hannover, the company was already a whole generation ahead of its time. This groundbreaking development helped to revolutionize machining production. But more than that, the company had also foreseen the needs of the fourth industrial revolution. What's more, they’d done so at a time when today's global players, such as Google, Amazon and eBay, were still just bold visions in their founders’ minds. At the start of the year, the tool data specialist took another giant leap forward when it unveiled "TDM next generation". This totally modernized software is now being completely reorganized again for EMO Hannover 2017 as Tool Lifecycle Management (TLM).
"Our claim is that we help machining companies safely navigate digital production," says Peter Schneck, Managing Director of TDM Systems. "To do that, it is essential to have a continuous flow of data. That is the only way to ensure all the necessary data, the right tool and the optimum process come together at the right time." To this end, TDM Systems is not just continuing to develop Tool Lifecycle Management, it is completely reinventing it, from the ground up. "Our new solution is based on a ‘single source of truth' methodology that guarantees transparency from the planning of a product through to its delivery." TDM Systems is only too happy to explain exactly what that means to the international visitors flocking to EMO Hannover 2017.