LeitzXPert: Another Solution in New Dimension
Published on : Tuesday, June 4, 2019
This year Leitz presented its “Solutions in new dimensions” also in the “Digital Services“ division the recently concluded LIGNA. The term “Industry 4.0” has been for years the subject of numerous definitions and interpretations, which in turn are used in a wide variety of industries and technologies. In the wood and plastics processing industries, too, this topic, with its numerous types of design, has been part of a wide variety of discussions about forward-looking solutions for years.
With the LeitzXPert concept Leitz is convincingly demonstrating the combination of proven technologies and technical applications with new concepts. This resulted in a complete package that makes the digital workflow and thus the possible advantages of Industry 4.0 available to both, industrial customers and customers from small and medium-sized craft businesses. The LeitzXPert stands for more efficiency and productivity in production and absolute flexibility and transparency of upstream and downstream processes.
Future components of LeitzXPert are solutions that partly already exist in their original form as proven “individual solution“. What is new is the creation of a uniform, digital service concept that meets the customer’s requirements for information and data provision and provides the user with a compact and clear platform:
Intelligent tool systems increase productivity and efficiency
Since the nineties, products equipped with data chips or Datamatrix codes have been a fixed and proven component of the Leitz tool programmes and are now standard for many Leitz products. The clear identification of each individual tool is done by recognition of an individual serial number and thus enables the provision of corresponding extensive tool information by means of the App. Thus, tool information as well as supporting information can be passed on to the user quickly and specifically for the respective application.
Integrated service concepts increase flexibility, transparency and sustainability
With the help of the Leitz App, information on service intervals or lifecycles will in future be transmitted directly to the user. In conjunction with the appropriate Tool Management model, such as the Leitz Service Flatrate or the Complete Care Service concept, the simplification of the entire tool logistics can also be achieved. Further advantages are, for example, increased availability, the reduction of stocks, the increase of process reliability, the build-up of process knowledge or the simplified tool commissioning after sharpening.
By connecting to additional information platforms, such as Leitz homepage or the Leitz Lexicon, users can optimally supplement their process and production planning in the future. In addition, there is the possibility of quick and direct contact with a Leitz Process expert or the personal product contact person.
With LeitzXPert the company from Oberkochen impressively demonstrated that the advantages of digital process optimisation, especially for small and medium-sized as well as craft-oriented companies, represented a concrete added value. For Leitz, as the world’s leading manufacturer of precision tools and tooling systems, Industry 4.0 is not only a trend but also a practical solution to support and relieve customers.With the development of LeitzXPert, the declared goal was to create an intelligent App that provides customers worldwide and around the clock with tool-specific Leitz know-how in real time in order to optimally support them in solving their manufacturing challenges.