Walter Introduces New Product Code Search Web Tool
Walter has provided a new virtual tool titled "Product Code Search", an online search function which uses the name or order number of the tools as the search criteria.
With the launch of its new website, Walter (Tübingen, Germany) has provided a new virtual tool titled “Product Code Search”, an online search function for Walter tools which uses the name or order number of the tools as the search criteria.
Users planning machining tasks can call up all of the available tool drawings and 3D models (simulation data) for a tool using the website. Searches can be conducted by entering the name of the tool, which is found either in the catalog, on the packaging label or on the order documents.
They can also enter the 7-digit order number found on the packaging label. The drawings can then be transferred to CAD programs where the 3D models are used to simulate the machining process or to program the machine.
The new Product Code Search tool is available worldwide in nine languages. Users who work with STEP models can also use it to save time and money. It also makes tool management more efficient.
“Our customers can now make tool management more efficient by putting together tool documentation by themselves very easily”, explains Werner Strobel, product manager for turning at Walter, “The new Product Code Search provides them not only with data, but also allows them to order tools immediately online.