The intel­li­gent and practical tool change box. DSM offers the ToolCon­trol in diffe­rent designs.



The intel­li­gent tool change box detects when a tool is removed​. ToolCon­trol then automa­ti­cally calls up the correct sequence programme.

In the case of external preset­ting – e.g. by the control system – ToolCon­trol shows the operator which tool is currently required in
the process.


  • Status messages via LCD plain text display (basic system only)
  • LED status indicator for correct or incor­rect tool
  • Programme selec­tion when removing the tool
  • Programme selec­tion with preset of the tool removal
  • Processor-monitored tool removal
  • Adapted tool inserts made of plastic
  • Casca­dable up to max. 32 tools
  • Cast alumi­nium console housing with mounting brackets


  • USB port for inter­face configuration
  • System bus inter­face for commu­ni­ca­tion with the control system
  • Exten­sion inter­face for further ToolCon­trol modules
  • Profibus, Ethernet inter­face for integra­tion into the PLC
  • RS232 inter­face

Dimen­sions and weight

  • Dimen­sions (W) 300 mm x (D) 198 mm x (H) 130 mm
  • Weight 3,6 kg


ToolCon­trol Basic system with LCD plain text display

  • TC8: for 8 tools up to max. 25 mm diameter
  • TC4: for 4 tools up to max. 40 mm diameter
  • TC2: for 2 tools up to max. 72 mm diameter

ToolCon­trol exten­sion system (without display)

  • TC4‑E: for 4 tools up to max. 40 mm diameter
  • TC2‑E: for 2 tools up to max. 72 mm diameter