Most of us involved in flight operations are familiar with the multi-drawer toolboxes on rollers common to most hangars and repair shops. But a talking tool box? Snap-on Industrial showed a big blue one at NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas.
Most mechanics are familiar with the Snap-on tool truck that arrives weekly at the maintenance hangar, dispensing not only shiny and traditional wrenches and sockets but also technologically sophisticated products to help facilitate aircraft maintenance.
Tool manufacturer and distributor Snap-on Industrial has introduced the ATC 5 tool-control system, which combines software, a keyless entry system, foam-cut toolbox drawer liners and digital image capture devices inside the toolbox to help users keep track of tools. ATC 5 users first scan a proximity card on the keyless entry system to log in and open the toolbox.