Tools and Equipment
Milwaukee Tool’s One-Key to unlock digital jobsite
By Renée Francoeur
August 4, 2015 – Milwaukee Tool is preparing to launch One-Key, its first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating tool electronics with a custom-built, cloud-based program, One-Key will “provide a new level of control and access to information that will revolutionize the way work gets done”, the company says, adding it will “fundamentally change the way users interact with their tools”.
“The first phase of One-Key will deliver three core benefits: tool control, inventory management and tool reporting,” says Christian Coulis, vice-president of product management for Milwaukee Tool.
Coming in September 2015, Inventory Management will be the first component available through the web and mobile app, creating a central place for users to manage all of their tools and equipment. This free-to-use platform allows companies to keep records of each tool, even non-Milwaukee brands, so they can build a budget and manage their annual spend on equipment. Managers are also able to assign locations or specific owners to each asset.
In October 2015, Tool Reporting will be added to the platform with the launch of M18 Force Logic 6T Utility Crimpers. With the ability to wirelessly synchronize with the web-based program, the user will be able to upload data and history to create custom reports that track the success and timing of electrical terminations.
Tool Control will be added in January 2016 with the introduction of new M18 Fuel Drilling and Driving products that will sync wirelessly to the One-Key application. The app will allow users to use pre-determined set-ups for specific fasteners and materials, or customize their own profile with torque and speed settings for the application at hand.
One-Key will be accessible by computer from www.milwaukeetool.com/one-key.