The Vienna-based startup ToolSense has formed a partnership with the world’s leading grinding and diamond tool manufacturer Tyrolit and delivers the world’s first IoT solution for a wall saw.
The Viennese IoT startup ToolSense specializes in the networking of construction and cleaning machines. In the past, the startup has entered into numerous cooperations with international tool manufacturers – at the beginning of the year, for example, with German chainsaw manufacturer Stihl (who reported brutkasten).
As it has now become known, the startup has also entered into a partnership with the world’s leading grinding and diamond tool manufacturer Tyrolit. The family-owned company based in Schwaz in Tyrol is part of the Swarovski Group and employs around 4,300 people worldwide. In 2017, the company generated 670 million euros in sales.
ToolSense networks machines
The IoT solution from ToolSense and Tyrolit is designed to help contractors find out where their wall saws, diamond core drills or floor grinders are currently being used. In addition, it can be determined via the digital networking of the machines, in which state they are or how long they have been in use. T-Mobile ensures connectivity during data transmission.
“Our goal is to make the construction site of tomorrow networked, fully digitized and highly industrialized. This requires machines that speak the same IoT language. Only then can the customer realize the desired productivity increases, “says Alexander Manafi, CEO of ToolSense.
First networked wall saw in the world
According to ToolSense, the IoT solution was successfully tested on the Tyrolit wall saw WSE1621 for the first time. The machine is therefore one of the first construction machines in the world to enable networking between the construction site and the office. The recorded sensor data will enable all other machines to be managed on the ToolSense online platform in the future.
The wall saw will be presented for the first time at the mining and construction machinery fair bauma, which will be held in Munich from 8 to 14 April 2019. The cost of such a machine will move according to ToolSense in the amount of a middle-class car.