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Level 5 Automated Tool Control

In aerospace, they call it FOD: Foreign Object Damage. In the power generation industry they call it FME: Foreign Material Exclusion. At Snap-on, we call it history.

Level 5 Automated Tool Control

In aerospace, they call it FOD: Foreign Object Damage. In the power generation industry they call it FME: Foreign Material Exclusion. At Snap-on, we call it history

Introducing a tool storage and control systemengineered to automatically track individual tools by user without bar codes, scanners, RFID tags or other add-ons.

The Snap-on Level 5™ ATC system works at the speed you do. Open the box, get the tools, go to work. Other systems require additional steps to scan or log activity. We do it automatically so you don’t waste time, and you don’t need to depend on other steps to insure accurate results

Snap-on Level 5™ ATC system boxes are network-ready, either through Ethernet or wireless connection. That means you can review activity at all the Level 5 ATC boxes in your location from a central computer—you don’t have to physically inspect each box.

  • No individual tool scanning required
  • No RFID tags to install or replace
  • No limitations on tool size—from 1/4” screw driver bit to as long as it fits in a drawer
  • Intuitive interface—easy-to-use touchscreen
  • Audible voice confirmation of tool removal and replacement
  • Automatic locking
  • Errors announced and displayed for incorrect tool position or drawer not closed

Powerful Administrative Software

Level 5 ATC tool boxes are networked, either wirelessly or by Ethernet and managed by powerful, easy-to-use software. The administrator can view all the boxes on the network, whether they are on or off-line, and the status of each box—including the number of tools issued, the active users, and all history. System alerts—sending email or text messages to supervisors, for example—can be customized for lost or broken tools or calibration requirements. Custom reports can be created on each tool’s frequency of use, inspection and calibration dates, and other specific location requirements.


The better

organized you are, the easier it is to do the job properly. We start

with a complete tool audit of a Snap-on Solutioneer. Together we determine what

level of tool control you need. We design a special tool set to meet your

specific requirements.


Finding the right tool for the job can take even more time if it is difficult to spot. With our solutions for better visibility we shorten the search for the right tool and thus the time in which the tool is not in use. Easily visible tool handles, coloured foam inserts, boards and toolbox organizers increase the visibility of the tools and the productivity of your team.

Access Control

Do not use keys that can be lost or shared with others. Our tool storage facilities are equipped with Keyless Access Control. This gives your team access to the tools they need. You can configure the tool control to work with magnetic cards, barcodes, PINs and proximity cards. With our proprietary software, you can control access from a system or network. Access control maintains productivity and keeps unauthorized users away.

Asset Management

How would it be if you could track your valuable tools from one place? With the Level 5 Tool Control System, you can do it. It provides complete reports on everything you want to keep an eye on. You will even be informed when a tool needs to be refilled or ordered. Our solutions preserve your valuable tools. You always have an overview.


Minimizing human error maximizes productivity and minimizes the risk to FOD and FME. Automated Tool Control automatically handles tool control and tracking.  Whether using RFID tags to track large devices or digitally scan each drawer, our systems detect which tools have been removed or added. Each tool is tracked by part number and user. You keep an eye on productivity without interrupting work.

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