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Tool ID

Tool ID – your digital tool passport with unique laser marking

Efficient tool lifecycle management

Since the end of 2020, Brinkmann Schleiftechnik has been providing customers with unique serial numbers for their carbide tools in the shape of data matrix codes. The marking process uses a proven laser system and provides transparent and efficient lifecycle management for your tools: the laser marking enables us to link all the key data relating to the grinding of that particular tool and save this information in our ERP system when logging the order.

Produce orders as easily as a supermarket checkout

Once the tool details and the serial numbers for each of your carbide tools have been stored, our team – in conjunction with a scanner box – can generate the order automatically. The tool details stored in our system and the fact that the tool is scanned in a carefully screened scanner box means the order is quickly and securely generated.


Sustainable offering with tool lifecycle management

Precise regrinding of solid carbide high-performance drills

Optimum recoating for high performance

Tool-ID: Digital tool passport with laser labelling

Special radius geometries for HSC and hard machining

Regrinding of torus geometries

True-to-original ground joints for MOLDINO tools

Tool history – every serial number tells its own story

The automatically logged orders together with the stored tool and grinding data enable Brinkmann Schleiftechnik to document an accurate, dedicated tool history for each of your serial numbers. This enables us to verify how frequently and when your tools have been reground. The codes also prevent any form of mix-up between tools because serial numbers are stored in customer-specific form and are therefore traceable.

Important: None of your tool data can be read by third parties, so it is all absolutely secure.

Tool ID – the perfect partnership:

Oerlikon Balzers and Brinkmann Schleiftechnik

Our long-standing partner, Oerlikon Balzers, also benefits from this method. Together, we have launched the global “Tool ID” pilot project. After an extensive test phase, the system went live at the end of 2020. Thanks to the code marking and real-time tracking using live platforms in the background, Oerlikon Balzers can monitor exactly what tools are delivered by Brinkmann Schleiftechnik daily. That means greater efficiency for their production facilities because many of the manual handling operations are no longer required, resulting in an even faster supply chain.

Julius Brinkmann at the Oerlikon Balzers booth during the EMO

We were happy to visit our long-standing partner, Oerlikon Balzers, at the EMO Hanover and give an interview about our beneficial cooperation.

This all makes grinding technology and coating even more fun!


Beyond Tool ID – individual laser marking

Of course, we can still provide you with durable marking of your tools using laser lettering and engraving – even without Tool ID. Brinkmann Schleiftechnik can provide individual marking of your high-quality tools using approved laser systems. As an option, the tool shanks can be marked with your company name, logo, a barcode or inventory number.

Allow us to introduce our project with Oerlikon Balzers here.

The advantages of laser marking for your tools:

  • It supports lifecycle management
  • Transparent traceability
  • Unique assignment in the ERP system
  • Tool ID supports digitisation
  • 100% identification of each tool
  • Faster and more reliable handling

This is state-of-the-art tool lifecycle management, made by Brinkmann Schleiftechnik.

Do you have any questions about Tool ID?

Then give us a call!

Julius Brinkmann

Project Management
Phone +49 (0) 52 54 92 00 15


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