- Assessment of the tool condition (wear)
- Determination of the remaining tool life – including forecasts about performance time
- Allocation to the machine – including optimal changing cycles
- Allocation of maintenance parameters
- Tool tracking
Michael Lind , CEO, Leitz Tooling Systems LPWith over three decades of experience in the woodworking tooling industry, Michael understands the most significant factors affecting today’s wood manufacturing companies. He has held key leadership roles in the areas of sales, sales management, marketing, product management, and executive management, both here in the United States and internationally, within top industry organizations. Michael has shared his extensive knowledge of the woodworking industry in published articles for FDMC magazine and speaking at industry events such as the WDMA.
Karl Forth , Online EditorKarl D. Forth is online editor for CCI Media. He also writes news and feature stories in FDMC Magazine, in addition to newsletters and custom publishing projects. He is also involved in event organization, and compiles the annual FDM 300 list of industry leaders.