TOOL CONTROL SYSTEM
Tool control systems are very important due to 2 main reasons: avoiding economic waste or loss due to careless tool stock management; and for FOD safety.
Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is a substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system which could potentially cause damage. Foreign Object Damage (also abbreviated FOD) is any damage attributed to a foreign object (i.e. any object that is not part of the vehicle) that can be expressed in physical and economic terms and may degrade the product's required safety or performance. FOD is an abbreviation often used in aviation to describe both the damage done to aircraft by foreign objects, and the foreign objects themselves.
"Internal FOD" is used to refer to damage or hazards caused by foreign objects inside the aircraft. "Tool FOD" is a serious hazard caused by tools left inside the aircraft after manufacturing or servicing. Tools or other items can get tangled in control cables, jam moving parts, short out electrical connections, or otherwise interfere with safe flight. Aircraft maintenance teams usually have strict tool control procedures including toolbox inventories to make sure all tools have been removed from an aircraft before it is released for flight. Tools used during manufacturing are tagged with a serial number so if they are found they can be traced.
In order to provide an effective and safe tool control system, EGA Master offers a wide range of products and services.
1 BI-COLOURED EVA FOAM TRAYS
All tools perfectly fit their position in the tray, while missing tools can be easily and quickly identified at first sight.
2 CUSTOMIZED EVA TRAY DESIGN
If the standard EGA Master sets do not match your tool set requirements, just inform us about your personal selection, and we will customize bi-colored foam trays manufacture for you.
3 LASER ETCHING / MARKING SERVICE
EGA Master can laser mark your tools with different logos or division numbers, perfectly identifying which specific tool belongs to which company, division or team, avoiding common mix-ups.
4 TOOL TRACKING SOFTWARE
EGA Master also offers a unique stock control system, that will control which tool is taken from or returned to the stock, and who is in possession of each tool at every moment. This is done through the specifically developed ÔÇťEGAwareÔÇŁ tool control software. This management tool creates a tool control consciousness among users, reducing tool loss by over 90%.If you need quotation or further information on any of above tool control systems, do not hesitate.