In the age of Industry 4.0, tools can also be virtual. Apps and software solutions are simplifying daily work at the machine and increasing productivity. Tools can be selected at the click of a mouse and managed optimally – while on the move and at any time.

Walter AG has a wide range of solutions tailored to its customers’ individual needs. This means that they can always select the best tool and the most cost-efficient machining process. In addition, starting values and cutting data can be determined in a matter of seconds. The user benefits from process reliability and saves valuable time and money. These innovative solutions enhance Walter’s range of machining services and ensure a consistently smooth process – even from outside the production hall.

Dramatically reduce wear with the wear optimisation app

The latest solution from Walter helps users to get the best use out of their tools by reducing wear rates and therefore associated costs. The app can identify all wear patterns on indexable inserts and solid carbide tools in turning, drilling, threading or milling applications. Each wear pattern is shown with a zoom function, both graphically and in high-quality photos. For every wear pattern, the app provides the user with recommendations on how to reduce wear, increasing the service life of their tools and saving costs. The app works offline on current mobile devices such as smartphones, notebooks and tablets, with the iOS or Android operating systems, as well as on a Windows PC that operates on Windows 7 or later. Available in 24 languages, it can also be used online from Walter’s website.

Select the right tools with Walter GPS

Designed to ensure you always have the right tool for turning, drilling, threading and milling, Walter GPS is the world’s most comprehensive recommendation software for metal cutting tools. It takes just a few steps for you to find the best solution for the component to be machined, whether online or offline – simply use the tool search or the application recommendation. The recommendations from Walter GPS are so precise that users can choose to search with or without a tolerance for the diameter, with or without a regrind length, or even according to complex pilot-drilling strategies. This means that the user receives not just the best tool recommendation, but also the perfect machining strategy, including the cutting data. This can be printed out as a PDF document and then entered into the CNC program on the processing machine. Thanks to an interface with the Walter TOOLSHOP, recommended tools can be kept in a wish list and ordered at the click of a button.

Determine starting values easily with Feeds & Speeds

The Feeds & Speeds app determines the starting values for milling, drilling and turning operations. Navigation is intuitive: from the application, workpiece material and tool type, to the cutting tool material, the feed and the cutting speed. The user always has the very latest data. This also saves considerable time since there is no need to search in the tool catalogue.

Calculate cutting data accurately with the machining calculator

The Walter machining calculator is an enhancement of the successful “Tools & More” app. It can be used to accurately calculate the cutting data for turning, drilling, threading and milling. This includes torque, drive output and machining volume, as well as operating time, main cutting force and chip thickness. The data can be exported, and it can now also be uploaded via CSV import. In addition, the calculated results can be shared via a smartphone. A simple cost comparison of two tool solutions with the integrated profitability calculator rounds off the application. The app is available in 24 languages.

Access all the tool catalogues with the e-library

Viewing catalogues, finding tools, setting bookmarks, adding tools to your basket… you can do it all with the e-library. This digital library contains full and supplementary catalogues as well as selected brochures. You can look for tools in a matter of seconds using categories or a search function. These can be transferred to the Walter TOOLSHOP via an interface. Available in 17 languages, the app works offline on all current mobile devices with iOS or Android, as well as on Windows PC with Windows 7 or later.

Easily select tools with the Toolguide

The Walter Toolguide app provides mobile access to all the tools you require from the Walter range. The user is also shown 2D and 3D tool models as well as a detailed tool data sheet.

In addition to numerous apps and software solutions, Walter has now also adapted its website to its customers’ needs. Content is displayed using responsive web design (RWD), which means that the content is automatically adapted to the screen size of the device being used. For users of smartphones or tablets in particular, this makes using the website significantly more convenient.