The Hoffmann Group Connected Tools Platform (HCT)
Optimise processes with Bluetooth®-enabled tools
Do you still write your measurement data on a piece of paper and put it in a folder or do you manually type measurement data into the computer? The open HCT platform makes this a thing of the past! HCT uses state-of-the-art Bluetooth®-enabled tools and innovative apps to automatically transfer measurement data to smartphones, tablets and computers, meaning you can work faster, more effectively, and more accurately than before. Discover Hoffmann Group Connected Tools today!
Here's how it works:
Measurement data is precisely collected and stored with the Bluetooth®-enabled tools. The measurement data can then be transferred to a computer, tablet or smartphone wirelessly. Save valuable time when transferring, checking and recording your measurement data thanks to the very straightforward application. If you want to make your production processes even more efficient, you can add a number of useful functions to your HCT tools with our HCT apps.
HCT revolutionises your measurement processes
Simple recording of information saves time. At the push of a button, the measuring result is transmitted directly to your application (such as Excel or Word) or to the app. From there, you export the test report directly to your database.
More freedom to move. No more annoying data transmission cables thanks to Bluetooth® technology.
The utmost reliability, without reading errors or transmission errors.
The right solution for every application
Bluetooth®-enabled tools (can be used for at least one of the requirements)
Get to know selected HCT products in detail
Customer story: EVUM Motors drives the digitalisation of their quality management with HCT
"In quality management, we use the Bluetooth-capable GARANT torque/rotational angle wrenches HCT from the Hoffmann Group. These offer us outstanding functions, at an unbeatable price-performance ratio." says Gregor Fischer, production planner at electric commercial vehicle manufacturer EVUM Motors.
HCT apps make your processes better and more efficient
The HCT Mobile app and the HCT Windows app allow you to add a host of additional features to your Bluetooth®-enabled tool. This means that processes are integrated into your production flow even more efficiently and your company’s standard of quality greatly improves.
The apps offer you many benefits:
- Clarity: One app for multiple tool groups.
- Ease of use: Tools can be operated and adjusted via the app.
- Save time: Automatically record the measurement values.
- Organisation: List and manage your tools via the app in the future.
The Hoffmann Group is promoting digitalisation in the tooling sector through Hoffmann Group Connected Tools (HCT). The group received the German Innovation Award 2021 for the open HCT platform.
Looking for advice about HCT?
Contact our HCT experts at any time. We would be happy to advise you on any questions you may have about Hoffmann Group Connected Tools.
Bluetooth® is a wireless secured connection that enables data to be exchanged between different devices. The devices used can be from different manufacturers. Bluetooth is primarily developed and distributed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
The transmission of information via Bluetooth works best over relatively short distances. The power-saving exchange of data facilitated by Bluetooth is the ideal solution for targeted, short-term transfers of information.
The frequency of Bluetooth is between 2.402 GHz and 2.480 GHz in the ISM frequency band. Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands are frequency bands which can be used by high-frequency devices in industry, science, medicine, and domestic environments without a license and (for the most part) without approval.
Advantages for our customers from the application
- Greater efficiency through direct storage of measurement values in SPC software or from history file
- various tool settings quickly and precisely via app control Assign tool names individually
- Assigning individual names for tools
- Use of standard protocols to provide the required security for transmitting measurement values.