Hoffmann Group Connected Tools (HCT) grows with Mitutoyo, Bowers Group, Sylvac and HOLEX
6 Oct 2021
The open platform, Hoffmann Group Connected Tools (HCT), has been extended once more, with Bluetooth-enabled products from the brands Mitutoyo, Bowers Group, Sylvac and HOLEX now compatible with the HCT smartphone app. The tools make it possible to send measurement data wirelessly to the mobile app and save it there at the press of a button. The data can then easily be exported in the form of a CSV file and processed further in any PC application.
The new tools that can now connect to HCT include torque wrenches and 3-point internal micrometers, along with dial indicators and vernier callipers. As a result, tools for many different measuring operations are available to the quality management team in the workshop and production. All that the tools need in order to use HCT is to connect to the HCT smartphone app via Bluetooth. Once connected, measurement data captured on the tool can be sent to the smartphone. The tools are easy to use again later because the app remembers all connections.
In addition, HCT makes the logging of measurement data more reliable. Documentation errors that arise when data is transmitted manually are prevented, creating noticeably less work for quality management. Measurement parameters, target values and tolerance limits can be recorded in the app to make it easier to measure identical components. In the case of a deviation, a warning is issued to the user. The app reliably saves all measurement data and outputs it all together in the CSV format, including tool serial number, date of measurement, unit of measurement and pre-set target values. The data sets can then be processed further in any PC application on the computer.
The new HCT tools are available to order from the 2021/2022 catalogue and via the Hoffmann Group eShop. The HCT smartphone app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.
The Hoffmann Group is promoting digitalisation in the tooling sector through Hoffmann Group Connected Tools (HCT). The group recently received the German Innovation Award 2021 for the open HCT platform.