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Safe and secure tool storage with the Hänel VendiShelf system in the Hänel Lean-Lift®
The Hänel Lean-Lift® serves as the central tool dispensing system at the Zetec manufacturing facility. Cutting tools, tool holders and special drills are just a few of the many items that are efficiently and ergonomically provided to employees.
The Hänel systems are equipped with multifunction containers having specially formed tool holders, and some containers also feature VendiShelf.
Dual access protection is provided by RFID authentication and the Hänel VendiShelf system
Shift managers can log in via RFID and then use the Hänel MP 12 N control unit to request system containers with the tools they need. Expensive tools are further safeguarded when stored on containers equipped with the Hänel VendiShelf system.
The compartment door is automatically unlocked for a specified period of time. Thus tools can be provided for production employees even when the tool depot staff may not be on duty, for example, during late or early work shifts.
It goes without saying that the Hänel Lean-Lift® is directly connected to the ERP system at Zetec. All authorized company departments can see the current inventory status of the Hänel Lean-Lift® at any time. Minimum and maximum levels are monitored by the ERP system – if additional tools are needed, the system informs the purchasing department.
Safe and secure storage in the Hänel Lean-Lift® also gives Zetec controlled access to tools during various work shifts!
'The Hänel Lean-Lift® as our central tool depot for production employees is an essential element in our successful process optimization program.' Ingo Hell, Chief Executive
Machine operators can retrieve the presorted tool sets according to the specifications shown in the production schedule sheets
Access to the wide range of tools stored in the Hänel Lean-Lift® is only possible when authorized users log in via RFID at the Hänel control terminal
Hänel’s VendiShelf system allows authorized shift employees to retrieve tools even when tool depot staff may not be on duty
The Hänel Lean-Lift® offers maximum storage capacity within a minimum footprint thanks to Hänel height sensors and the flexible configurations possible with Hänel’s multifunction containers