tool management

Gain an overview on your tools

Tool management simplified

  • With the digital tool accompanying card in the web app, replace your traditional tool card
  • Analyze the performance of your tools over their entire life cycle
  • Keep track of sharpening cycles and availabilities of your tools
  • Add and edit limits for your tools
  • Retrieve tool data directly from machines*

*Currently only possible on selected HOMAG Group machines.

App instead of Excel

  • Use twinio on your smartphone and your desktop – the web app works on every internet browser
  • Overview on all tools at one glance
  • Use data of different suppliers in just one app, even faster with data from integrated tapio partners

Add individual data

  • Set individual parameter, e.g. on the running meters of a saw blade
  • Manage and edit storage locations of individual tools
  • Simply scan tools from integrated tapio partners
  • Create limit values for tools
  • Digitally map manual sharpening cycles
  • Create and edit manual measurement data yourself

Scanning feature

  • Easily identify your tools in your own workshop
  • Insert data from integrated partners by a quick scan of the tool or material (>> Access list of integrated partners here)
  • Use the code of your suppliers or create an own QR code via twinio for your tools
  • Codes available are QR codes, barcodes, or data matrix codes

twinio live

Never search for tools again! With twinio you can manage your tools digitally. This gives you a quick and easy overview of your operating resources - on your smartphone and desktop.

Watch the live demo on Youtube.

twinio in a nutshell

That's how it works!

twinio transforms your tool management with just a few clicks efficiently and digitally. The tiresome search for milling cutters, saw blades or CNC tools, is no longer necessary. Instead, you always have an overview of where each tool is located.
questions & answers

First steps

Start now with twinio

In order to be able to use twinio with all its functions, you have to log in to with your tapio account in advance and then create your storage locations in the workshop under "Shopfloor" (e.g. tool storage, goods receipt, preparation stations, etc.).

How do I get twinio on my smartphone?

Did you know? Our smartphone offers us the possibility to use web apps just like conventional apps. So you always have twinio quickly at hand on your home screen to make the search for your tool a little bit more efficient. We'll show you how it works in the video.

You don't have an iOS device? No problem, just swap the "Share pop-up" with the "3 dots menu", the rest stays the same.

Your digital tool management system

Once you have done this, log in to and add your first tool. The "+" button in the twinio navigation bar will take you to the area to add tools. Just follow the step by step instructions and click save at the end. Your tool should then appear in the overview.

Where is my tool actually located?

Did you know that with twinio you have the possibility to assign tools to different storage locations? This enables you to create transparency as to where which tool is currently located in production. All users from your company for example can then see whether the tool is in the warehouse or on a machine.

Set up proper limit values, how does that work?

We hope the creation of tools and the assignment of storage locations worked properly. If not, feel free to contact our service team member Tim. Today we would like to show you how easy it is to set limit values for certain parameters and which advantages you will get as a user.

twinio gives you the possibility to show graphically how far away you are from sending tools to your sharpening service or even buying a new one. This makes unexpected bottlenecks during production a thing of the past.

So, what to do in the digital world when my tool is not sharp?

With twinio, we want to display the complete tool life cycle digitally. Of course, this also includes the case where a tool is not sharp and has to be sent to the sharpening service.

In twinio, you can digitally record this condition with just two clicks. All twinio users in your company can then see at a glance whether a tool is in the storage, in use in a machine or at the sharpening service. With just two clicks, you can then set the tool back to "active" as soon as it is back in production.

Unique QR codes for easy identification

To make searching for your tools faster in the future, twinio users have the option of generating a unique QR code for each tool in the app, printing it out and attaching it to the tool accordingly.

Using the integrated scanner in twinio or standard hand scanners, you can now identify tools with just one scan and trigger further actions in the app.

Everybody manages his tools differently, twinio provides support for this

Each twinio user works differently with the app so that the digital tool management is integrated perfectly into the existing processes. With twinio, you can add images to your tools, for example. This makes the classic paper-based management a thing of the past, because now each tool has the appropriate documents and images digitally with it.

In addition, certain parameters can be edited in the detailed view of a tool, which means that years of experience in tool use can also be digitally documented here.

If a tool is no longer in use, you can archive it with just one click, so that it is removed from the active tool list.

How do cutters and adapters find each other?

In the analog world, it is quite common to have to connect a cutter and a adapter in order to use the tool set on a machine. twinio can provide digital support here.

What you need for this are your cutters and adapters, which you have already added in twinio via the "+" tab or scan. Then simply click on a cutter or adapter, select "Connect tool" via the action sheet.

Select the correct adapter or cutter and your tool set is ready to be used on the machine with the right parameters.

Examples from the workshop & production

Tool management from practice
made digital & efficient