Five Important Things to Know About Global Host Data Repository

  1. Consolidate all data from all torque tools into one database. That means DC Nut Runners too.
  2. Global Host is network failure agnostic. Because Global Host is subscribed to each controller and tool on the network, it constantly polls each element on the network and knows the status and count of each tool. If the network fails, work can continue. How is that work accounted for? Global Host looks at the history and notes that the last time there was communication, the tool had 93 fastenings in the history log. The current fastening count for that tool might now be 118. Global Host automatically pulls the data for fastenings 94 through 118 so the history log is completely up to date. 
  3. Web-based reporting, anywhere in the network, in real time. You can connect Global Host to a large display in your assembly area. You can also log in to see additional data that is not included on the display. 
  4. Export to Excel, Power BI, Access, or other programs to sort and parse data. There is additional data may not want visible on the display. This gives you powerful information about the state of your assembly processes and the tools that are being used. 
  5. Auto-triggered print functionality, based group batch function so you can print a “digital birth certificate” for each assembly that you produce. 

Many customers tell us that Global Host functions as a first level MES. 

Global Host also comes with true Business Intelligence. Here is a real-life example of how one customer used Global Host to solve a quality issue that might be otherwise difficult to detect. 

Detail view of Global Host

The close-up view of a portion of the screen shows the level of detail that can be obtained on either the web-based display or in the csv. format. In this case, the torque value of 0.00 indicates that a click wrench was being used. If this had been a digital torque wrench, or a digital torque and angle wrench, the torque value would appear in the torque column and the degrees of rotation would appear in the angle column. 

Is It An Error or Not?

While viewing fastening data, a Quality Manager noted what appeared to be duplicate torques. Duplicates would be an error. By parsing the data, the Quality Manager noticed a trend. First, the duplicate readings were coming from one operator, who was using a click wrench. When the Quality Manager walked out to observe the operator, he noticed that the operator would pull until the wrench clicked, and then would give the wrench two or three more tugs. 

The Quality Manager was then able to address the wrench technique and performance issue. More importantly, this was a proactive move to change behavior and protect quality that might not have otherwise been caught. 

Enhance Your Quality

Global Host gives you the data you need to change assembly requirements. In addition to actual torque readings, Global Host also tracks the minimum and maximum torque settings for a fastening. If you have a wider range of torque specifications, this can be highly valuable. 

Here is another real-life example of how customers use the business intelligence in Global Host.

Global Host is a powerful tool that provides high quality, low-cost alternative to ToolsNet and other manufacturing database programs. Why pay for features you simply don’t need or won’t use?

You can try Global Host for free. Our free trial works for 24 hours and works for two tools. After twenty-four hours the data is erased and the free trial recycles.

There is no limit on how long you can use the free trial.