FST Introduces Mobile App for Metalworking Fluid Monitoring and Maintenance - TechTool is now Available from the Apple App Store

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Fluid Service Technologies (FST) has developed and launched a mobile app named TechTool that gives technicians and maintenance managers a powerful tool to monitor, manage and report on metalworking fluid data including concentration, pH and fluid usage.

TechTool Mobile App for Monitoring Metalworking Fluids

TechTool App for Metalworking Fluid Monitoring and Maintenance

Technicians and maintenance personnel can optimize their machining and maintenance processes by using TechTool to manage data from anywhere in their facility.

With increased environmental regulatory pressures and the high cost of fluid disposal, manufacturers must continue to improve the process of monitoring, maintaining and reporting on the performance of fluids used in their facilities. Machine shops and other industrial facilities continually take measurements of the fluids in their equipment from machine tool coolants and lubricants to parts washer degreasers. Anyone keeping handwritten records of this data and transferring it to spreadsheets has probably asked the question, “Is there an app for that?” The answer now is, Yes!

Fluid Service Technologies (FST), based in Houston, has developed and launched a powerful mobile app named TechTool. Technicians and maintenance personnel can optimize their machining and maintenance processes by using TechTool to manage data from anywhere in their facility using an iPhone or iPad.

After downloading the app and the set-up is complete, the process starts with a technician entering a machine ID number or scanning a barcode. Data can then be entered for everything from pH and concentration to daily fluid usage and machine cleanout history. Maintenance data can be logged into different modules including machine fluids, machine oils and machine cleaning. Data storage is cloud based for easy access from any location and the data can be exported for reporting purposes. An unlimited number of machines can be monitored with reports generated for all reported measurement fields as well as compiled data such as fluid inventory, usage, waste and recycling.

With the TechTool app, managers can easily determine what fluid is being used in a machine as well as when a machine was last serviced - and identify the service technician. Features of this app include a customer (manager) log-in, technician log-in, built-in barcode scanner, GPS locator, troubleshooting recommendations, and work order generator.

TechTool comes with the support of Fluid Service Technologies. FST has more than 25 years of experience in machine shop fluid maintenance, providing services from machine tool cleaning to custom fluid maintenance programs and consulting. FST used this industry experience and knowledge to build the TechTool app as the most complete and convenient tool for fluid maintenance. Additionally, FST technicians use the TechTool app daily and have accumulated thousands of hours of field testing.

Used in combination with a proactive maintenance approach, TechTool will optimize overall system performance and improve productivity. With the TechTool mobile app, monitoring and maintaining fluids and machines has never been easier or more efficient.

About Fluid Service Technologies
Fluid Service Technologies (FST) is an industrial fluid maintenance company specializing in custom fluid maintenance programs, consulting services, machine tool cleaning, recycling systems and waste minimization. Based in Houston, Texas, FST is an industry leader in providing services to monitor and maintain the fluids used in machine shops and related industrial facilities.

Visit http://www.fluidtechs.com for more information about the company

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