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(11)EP 1 852 760 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
11.11.2015 Bulletin 2015/46

(21)Application number: 06713796.8

(22)Date of filing:  15.02.2006
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
B25B 21/00(2006.01)
B25F 5/00(2006.01)
B25B 23/14(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2006/302655
(87)International publication number:
WO 2006/088060 (24.08.2006 Gazette  2006/34)

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Portable tool

Tragbares Werkzeug

Outil portatif


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 15.02.2005 JP 2005038186

(43)Date of publication of application:
07.11.2007 Bulletin 2007/45

(73)Proprietor: MAX CO., LTD.
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8502 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • SAKAMOTO, Gorou c/o MAX Co.Ltd
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8502 (JP)
  • SERITA, Tomohiko c/o MAX Co.Ltd
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8502 (JP)

(74)Representative: Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB 
Widenmayerstraße 6
80538 München
80538 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A-2004/003695
JP-A- 09 174 460
JP-A- 2003 337 882
JP-A- 2004 116 472
JP-A- 2004 524 987
US-B1- 6 536 536
DE-A1- 10 156 218
JP-A- 2001 353 672
JP-A- 2004 102 482
JP-A- 2004 287 821
US-A1- 2003 107 470
US-B1- 6 734 379
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field:



    [0001] The present invention relates to a portable tool according to the preamble of claim 1 used at a construction site or the like. More particularly, the invention relates to the acquisition of data necessary for work management relevant to the tool used by a worker, thereby allowing such data to be collected automatically.

    Background Art:



    [0002] In the construction industry and the like, there have been efforts for introducing work management software which employs amethod such as CPM (Critical PassMethod) for optimizing the allocation of human and material resources etc. (for example, JP-A-11-193631).

    [0003] The work management software requires inputs of data indicating an allocation of human and material resources, and conventionally, those efforts to collect data and to input the collected data have been carried out manually.

    [0004]  The use of the work management software allows the resource allocation to be done automatically. However, the collection of data and input of the collected data are conventionally done manually, thus there has been a problem that it requires a large amount of time for the allocation of resources using the work management software. As a result, an applicable range of the work management software has become very small, so that there has been a problem that it was not fully utilized.

    [0005] WO 2004/003695 A2 discloses a tool which includes a driver in the form of a head drive, a handle, a grip, a controller and a display for displaying information related to a torque application. The controller includes one or more buttons for inputting commands or interacting with menus presented on the display. The tool communicates with outside devices such as a shop management system or control unit. The controller also includes an input/output connection for communicating with such devices over a communications path which may be a hard wire connection, such as an insulated copper wire or optical fiber, or wireless communication paths, such as infrared, acoustic, RF or other wireless communication techniques.

    [0006] DE 101 56 218 A1 discloses a hand-held or semi-static electric tool unit, that processes load data to make servicing prediction or prediction of remaining problem-free operating period or to detect fault condition. The tool comprises a device for storing machine-related data, a processor-controlled device for acquiring load states during operation off the tool unit and for converting the states into load data for storage in a memory device and a processor-controlled device for processing load data.

    [0007] Further, JP 09 174460 A discloses a nail driver with a counter. When high pressure air is fed to an air chamber and an air pressure in the air chamber is raised, a pressure switch is turned on and a power source is fed from a battery to a control circuit board. When nail drive is effected, a nail drive detecting signal from an approach sensor is inputted to the counting circuit of a control circuit and a count value is added.

    [0008] Additionally, JP 2003 337882 A discloses a daily report preparation system with an ID tag that enables bi-directional communication for storing personal data and work records of a worker held by the system, a reader that reads the personal information written in the ID tag and an input means that inputs the work contents, a sequencer collects the work records of the worker at a working place on the basis of the personal information read by the reader and the work contents inputted by the input means and writes the collected work records in an ID carrier held by an applicable worker when the worker gets away from the working place by a writer.

    [0009] Furthermore, JP 2004 524987 A discloses a nailing machine capable of indicating an existence or non-existence and the residual quantity of a nail in a cartridge. The nailing machine includes a main body, a nose portion and a cartridge. A conductive plate selectively contacts with the first ground plate and the second ground plate. The trigger lever may be stopped in accordance with the detection result after notifying a worker that the nail is exhausted with generating an audible alarm sound and a visual alarm light.

    [0010] US 2003/107470 A1 discloses a locking device for electronic equipment. An input device enables the input of user access data and a readout panel monitors the equipment status. A programmable feature selection member enables the user to select at least one programmable feature and respective activation time period. An internal member controls operation of the equipment by controlling access to one or more said programmable feature.

    Disclosure of the Invention



    [0011] While the invention is defined in the independent claim 1, further aspects of the invention are set forth in the dependent claims, the drawings and the following description.

    [0012] One or more embodiments of the invention provide a tool and a work management data collection system capable of automatically acquiring data necessary for the work management.

    [0013] According to one or more embodiments of the invention, a tool (portable tool) which is operated by a worker in order to carry out a work task is provided according to claim 1

    [0014] Furthermore, according to the invention, the tool contains a consumable supply used during works, and comprises a consumable supply container which can be freely attached to and removed from the body the tool, and a consumable supply data storage unit, as the external data storage unit, storing a consumable supply identification data identifying a type of the consumable supply and a consumable supply quantity data. The controller reads out the consumable supply identification data and the consumable supply quantity data using the read and write unit to identify the type of the consumable supply, and to take note of a quantity of the consumable supply prior to the start of a work task, and calculates a remaining quantity of the consumable supply left within the consumable supply container from the quantity of the consumable supply consumed as a result of carrying out the work task, and writes the remaining quantity of the consumable supply into the consumable supply data storage unit of the consumable supply container, using the read and write unit.

    [0015] According to one or more of embodiments of the invention, the external data storage unit may be one mounted on a wireless tag wirelessly transmitting and receiving data, and the read and write unit may be one which reads and writes data through wireless communications.

    [0016] According to one or more embodiment of the invention, the portable tool may be a screwing machine.

    [0017] According to one or more embodiment of the invention, the portable tool may be a nailing machine.

    [0018] According to one or more embodiments of the invention, in a work management data collection system collecting data necessary for work management, a tool operated by a worker in order to carry out a work task is provided according to claims 1 to 5.

    [0019] According to one or more embodiments of the invention, the tool may comprise a consumable supply container which contains a consumable supply used during a work task, and can be freely attached to, and removed from the body of the tool, and a consumable supply data storage unit, as the external data storage unit, storing a consumable supply identification data identifying a type of the consumable supply and a consumable supply quantity data. The controller reads out the consumable supply identification data and the consumable supply quantity data from the consumable supply data storage unit of the consumable supply container using the read and write unit to identify a type of the consumable supply and to recognize the quantity of the consumable supply prior to the start of the work task, and calculates a remaining quantity of the consumable supply left within the consumable supply container from a quantity of the consumable supply used as a result of carrying out the work task, and writes the remaining quantity data of the consumable supply into the consumable data storage unit of the consumable supply container using the read and write unit.

    [0020] According to one or more embodiments of the invention, the external data storage unit may be one mounted on a wireless tag wirelessly transmitting and receiving data, and the read and write unit may be one which reads and writes data through wireless communications.

    [0021] Using the tool according to one or more embodiments of the invention, by having workers carry out their work t.asks, it is possible to collect data necessary for work management such as types of work tasks carried out and working times etc.

    [0022] Using the work management data collection system according to one or more embodiments of the invention, by obtaining data necessary for work management using the tool, and writing them into ID cards of workers, it is possible to obtain the data necessary for the work management from the ID cards of the respective workers.

    [0023] In this way, the collection of data and input of the collected data and the like may be performed automatically, so that the time required for the resource allocation may be reduced drastically through the use of the work management software.

    [0024] Other aspects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description and the appended claims.

    Brief description of the drawings:



    [0025] 

    Fig. 1 is a block diagram showing an exemplary work management data collection system according to one embodiment of the invention;

    Fig. 2 is a functional block diagram showing an exemplary configuration of the tool and the work management data collection system according to one embodiment of the invention; and

    Fig. 3 is a flow chart showing a flow of steps of the work management data collection system according to the embodiment of the invention.


    [Description of Reference Numerals and Signs]



    [0026] 

    1: Work management data collection system, 2: Tool, 3: ID card, 3a: RFID tag, 4: RFID reader/writer, 5: Magazine, 5a: RFID tag, 6: Antenna, 7: IC chip, 7a: Memory, 8: Antenna, 9: IC chip, 9a: Memory, 10: Antenna, 11: IC chip, 12: Drive mechanism, 12a: Motor, 13: Controller, 14: CPU, 15: Memory, 16: Timer


    Best Mode for Carrying Out the Invention:



    [0027] Embodiments of the tool and the work management data collection system according to the invention will now be explained with reference to the figures.

    <Outline of the tool and the work management data collection system>



    [0028] Fig. 1 is a block diagram showing an outline of the work management data collection system according to one embodiment. The work management data collection system 1 of the embodiment comprises a data collecting function in the tool (portable tool) 2, and by counting a number of times the work operation has been executed, detects a time data required for the work task, as well as obtaining a work data identifying the work task carried out.

    [0029] An ID card 3 held by a worker comprises an RFID tag (wireless tag) 3a, and by writing the data into the ID card 3 of the worker who carried out the work task, using an RFID reader/writer provided on the tool 2, the data necessary for work management may be obtained from the ID card 3 of the worker.

    <Exemplary configuration of the tool and the work management data collection system>



    [0030] Fig. 2 is a functional block diagram showing an exemplary configuration of the tool and the work management data collection system according to one embodiment. The tool 2 is, for example, a screwing machine performing a screwing work, provided with a magazine 5 dispensably holding screws, not shown in the figure. The tool may also be a nailing machine, for example.

    [0031] The magazine 5 is one example of the consumable supply container which is configured so that it can be attached to and removed from the tool 2, and it comprises an RFID tag (wireless tag) 5a. The RFID tag 5a comprises an antenna 6 and an IC chip 7, and it wirelessly transmits data stored within a memory 7a of the IC chip 7 from the antenna 6, and stores data received by the antenna 6 into the memory 7a of the IC chip 7.

    [0032] The memory 7a of the RFID tag 5a is one example of a consumable supplydata storage unit (consumable supply data storage device), and in this example, it stores a type of screws held in the magazine 5 as the consumable supply identification data, as well as a number of the screws held as the quantity data.

    [0033] The RFID tag 3a provided on the ID card 3 has a similar configuration, and the RFID tag 3a comprises an antenna 8 and an IC chip 9, and transmits data stored within a memory 9a of the IC chip 9 from the antenna 8, and stores data received by the antenna 8 into the memory 9a of the IC chip 9.

    [0034] The memory 9a of the RFID tag 3a is one example of a external data storage unit (external data storage device), and in this example, it stores an ID code or the like given to each worker as the worker identification data. It also stores work starting/finishing times as the working time data. It further stores, as the work data, a type of the tool 2 and a number of times the work operation has been executed, in this example, an actual number of times screws have been dispensed etc.

    [0035] The RFID reader/writer 4 provided on the tool 2 is one example of a read and write unit (read and write device), and it reads and writes data from and to the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5 and the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3 held by the worker.

    [0036] The RFID reader/writer 4 comprises an antenna 10 and an IC chip 11 etc., and when, for example, a magazine 5 is attached to the tool 2, the RFID tag 5a and the RFID reader/writer come into a positional relationship which allows communication therebetween, and writing and reading of data to and from the RFID tag 5a are performed via wireless communications.

    [0037] When the ID card 3 is brought into a proximity of the tool 2 until the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3 and the RFID reader/writer 4 come into a positional relationship which allows communication therebetween, writing and reading of data to and from the RFID tag 3a are performed via wireless communications.

    [0038] The tool 2 comprises a drive mechanism 12 performing the screwing operation and a controller 13 controlling the drive mechanism 12 etc. The drive mechanism 12 comprises a motor 12a and the like as a driving source of the screwing operation, and it performs an operation to dispense screws one by one from the magazine 5 and to drive in the screws which have been dispensed.

    [0039]  The controller 13 comprises a CPU 14, a memory (the storage device) 15 such as a RAM and the like, and a timer (clocking device) 16. The CPU 14 is one example of a work data acquisition unit (work data acquisition device) and a controller (control device), and when a trigger lever, not shown, is operated, it starts the motor 12a to perform the screwing operation.

    [0040] CPU 14 then counts the actual number of times screws have been dispensed, and stores it, as an actual number of screws used, into the memory 15, which is one example of the storage unit. The CPU 14 further calculates a remaining number of screws left within the magazine 5, which decreases as the screwing operation progresses.

    [0041] The counting of the actual number of screws used is performed upon detecting a manipulation of an actuating part, not shown, for performing the screwing operation, or upon detecting a specified operation invoked by driving the motor 12a for performing the screwing operation.

    [0042] Furthermore, the CPU 14 detects a work starting time and a work finishing time by the timer 16 which is one example of the clocking unit.

    <Exemplary operation of the work management data collection system>



    [0043] Fig. 3 is a flow chart showing a flow of steps of the work management data collection system according to the embodiment. The operations of the work management data collection system which uses the tool 2 according to the embodiment will now be explained.

    Step SA1: A worker turns on the power of the tool 2.



    [0044] Step SA2: The CPU 14 of the tool 2 determines whether or not the RFID reader/writer 4 detected an RFID tag 3a of an ID card 3 as a result of the presence of the ID card 3 of a worker within a communication range covered by the RFID reader/writer 4.

    [0045] It is preferable, that the RFID reader/writer 4 and the ID card 3 will come into their communication range when, for example, the worker wearing the ID card 3 holds the tool 2 in his hands, however, a configuration which requires the ID card 3 to be held close to the RFID reader/writer 4 at the start or the end of the works is also possible.

    [0046] Step SA3: The CPU14 of the tool 2, when the RFID reader/writer 4 recognizes the ID card 3, starts communication using the RFID reader/writer 4, and reads out the worker identification data (ID code) from the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3 to identify the worker.

    [0047] When the worker is found to be a legitimate one, the drive mechanism 12 is placed into an operational state. In this way, any persons other than legitimate workers cannot operate the tool 2, and therefore, an antitheft measure may be implemented.

    [0048] Furthermore, the CPU 14 of the tool 2 clears the data of the actual number of screws used, which has been stored within the memory 15. By having the data cleared from the memory 15, the number of screws used can be recorded only during the working time.

    [0049] Step SA4: The CPU 14 of the tool 2 determines whether or not the RFID reader/writer 4 recognized an RFID tag 5a of a magazine 5 as a result of the magazine 5 being equipped, and the presence of the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5 within a communication range covered by the RFID reader/writer 4.

    [0050] Step SA5: The CPU 14 of the tool 2, when the RFID reader/writer 4 recognizes the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5, starts communication using the RFID reader/writer 4 to read out a screw type data and a screw quantity data from the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5.

    [0051] Step SA6: The CPU 14 of the tool 2 detects a time using the timer 16, and communicates using the RFID reader/writer 4 to write the work starting time into the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3.

    [0052] Step SA7: The CPU 14 of the tool 2, when the screwing trigger is operated, starts counting the actual number of screws used. The actual number of screws used is stored within the memory 15.

    [0053] Step SA8: The worker finishes the works by turning off the power of the tool 2 or the like.

    [0054] Step SA9: The CPU 14 of the tool 2, when it determines that the work task has been finished by detecting the power-off state or the like, detects a time using the timer 16, and communicates using the RFID reader/writer 4 to write the work finishing time into the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3. The screw type data and the actual number of screws used which have been stored within the memory 15 are also written into the RFID tag 3a of the ID card 3.

    [0055] Step SA10: The CPU 14 of the tool 2 calculates a remaining screw quantity within the magazine 5 after the work task is done, from the screw quantity data as read out from the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5 and the actual number of screws used which was stored within the memory 15 as the work task was executed. It communicates using the RFID reader/writer 4 to writes the remaining quantity data as a new quantity data into the RFID tag 5a of the magazine 5.

    [0056] In the above explained operations, the work starting/finishing times, the type of tool 2 used for the works, the type of screws used and the number of times screwing was done are recorded.

    [0057] In this way, by downloading the data on the ID card 3 of the worker into a computer on which the work management software is installed, those data necessary for the work management may be obtained automatically.

    [0058] Furthermore, since the remaining quantity of screws is recorded for each single magazine, it is possible to exchange the magazines 5 in the middle of works in order to change the types of screws.

    [0059] In a case where the tool 2 is a screwing machine etc., the ability to obtain, through the ID card 3, the data of the actual number of screws used allows the estimation of the actual hours required for completing the work task, from the frequency of the screwing operations per a unit time, so that it is also applicable to a working hour management.

    [0060]  Since the work starting/finishing times may be obtained through the ID card 3, it is possible to calculate an operating time of the each tool 2. In this way, it is possible to estimate the wear-out degree of the components in the tool 2, and to obtain data for repair.

    [0061] Furthermore, the tool 2 has been explained as being an electric tool such as screwing machine, nailing machine etc. which uses electricity as its driving source, however, it may be any tool such as one which uses air or combustion gas as its driving source as long as it comprises a means for detecting actual number of a consumable supply used, and a power supply for its control system.

    [0062] In addition, a portable tool means a tool which may be moved or carried, and the term excludes any large-scale machine tool facility installed in a plant or the like in largely a stationary manner.

    [0063] The invention has been explained in detail with reference to particular embodiments, however it is apparent for a person skilled in the art that various modification and changes are possible without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

    [0064] The present application is based on the Patent Application No. 2005-038186 filed on February 15, 2005.

    Industrial Applicability:



    [0065] According to one or more embodiments of the invention, the invention is applicable to a system which performs resource allocation using the work management software at a construction site or the like where a large number of workers are working using electric tools etc.


    Claims

    1. A portable tool (2) comprising;
    a work data acquisition device configured to obtain a work data which identifies a work task that has been performed;
    a storage device (15) configured to store the work data obtained by the work data acquisition device;
    a read and write device (4) configured to read and write data into an external data storage device (3a, 5a) which is independent from a body of the portable tool (2); and
    a control device configured to identify a worker by reading out a worker identification data using the read and write device (4), and write the work data stored on the storage device (15) into the external data storage device (3a, 5a) using the read and write device (4),
    characterized in that
    the portable tool (2) comprises a clocking device (16) configured to clock a working time;
    the control device is configured to identify a worker by reading out the worker identification data from the external data storage device (3, 5) using the read and write device (4) and to write a working time data clocked by the clocking device (16) into the external data storage device (3a, 5a) using the read and write device (4), the control device is configured to place a drive mechanism (12) of the portable tool (2) into an operational state when the worker is found to be a legitimate one by reading out the worker identification data from the external data storage device (3, 5), so that any persons other than legitimate workers cannot operated the portable tool (2),
    wherein a consumable supply container (5) which contains a consumable supply used during the work task can freely be attached to and removed from the body of the portable tool (2);
    wherein the external data storage device comprises a consumable supply data storage device (5a) provided on the consumer supply container (5), the consumable supply data storage device (5a) storing a consumable supply identification data identifying a type of the consumable supply and a consumable supply quantity data;
    the control device identifies the type of the consumable supply by reading out the consumable supply identification data and the consumable supply quantity data using the read and write device (4),
    the control device recognizes the quantity of the consumable supply before the work task is carried out, the control device calculates a remaining quantity of the consumable supply left within the consumable supply container (5) from a number of the consumable supply used while the work task is carried out, and
    the control device writes the remaining quantity data of the consumable supply into the consumable supply data storage device (5a) of the consumable supply container (5) using the read and write device (4).
     
    2. The portable tool according to in claim 1, wherein the external data storage device is provided in an ID card (3) of the worker, and
    the control device writes the work data and the working time data into the ID card (3) of the worker identified by the worker identification data using the read and write device (4).
     
    3. The portable tool according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the external data storage device comprises a wireless tag (3a, 5a) which transmits and receives data wirelessly, and
    the read and write device (4) reads and writes data through wireless communications.
     
    4. The portable tool according to claim 1, wherein the portable tool is a screwing machine.
     
    5. The portable tool according to claim 1, wherein the portable tool is a nailing machine.
     
    6. A work management data collection system for collecting data necessary for work management of work tasks carried out by using the portable tool according to any one of claims 1 to 5.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Tragbares Werkzeug (2) umfassend:

    eine Arbeitsdaten-Erfassungsvorrichtung, die konfiguriert ist, um Arbeitsdaten zu erlangen, die eine durchgeführte Arbeitsaufgabe identifizieren;

    eine Speichervorrichtung (15), die konfiguriert ist, um die von der Arbeitsdaten-Erfassungsvorrichtung erhaltenen Arbeitsdaten zu speichern;

    eine Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4), die konfiguriert ist, um die Daten in einer externen Datenspeichervorrichtung (3a, 5a) zu schreiben und zu lesen, die unabhängig von einem Körper des tragbaren Werkzeugs (2) vorgesehen ist; und

    eine Steuervorrichtung, die konfiguriert ist, um einen Arbeiter über ein Auslesen von Arbeiteridentifikationsdaten unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) zu identifizieren, und um die Arbeitsdaten, die in der Speichervorrichtung (15) gespeichert sind, unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) in der externen Datenspeichervorrichtung (3a, 5a) zu schreiben,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    das tragbare Werkzeug (2) eine Zeiterfassungsvorrichtung (16) umfasst, die konfiguriert ist, um eine Arbeitszeit zu messen;

    die Steuervorrichtung konfiguriert ist, um einen Arbeiter über ein Auslesen der Arbeiteridentifikationsdaten von der externen Datenspeichervorrichtung (3, 5) unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) zu identifizieren und Arbeitszeitdaten, die über die Zeiterfassungsvorrichtung (16) erfasst wurden, unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) in die externe Datenspeichervorrichtung (3a, 5a) zu schreiben, die Steuervorrichtung konfiguriert ist, um einen Antriebsmechanismus (12) des tragbaren Werkzeugs (2) in einen betriebsbereiten Zustand zu bringen, wenn der Arbeiter über ein Auslesen der Arbeiteridentifikationsdaten von der externen Datenspeichervorrichtung (3, 5) als legitimiert angesehen wird, so dass jede andere Person als der legitimierte Arbeiter das tragbare Werkzeug (2) nicht betätigen kann,

    wobei ein Verbrauchsmaterialbehälter (5), der Verbrauchsmaterial enthält, das während der Arbeitsaufgabe verwendet wird, frei an dem Körper des tragbaren Werkzeugs (2) befestigt und davon entfernt werden kann;

    wobei die externe Datenspeichervorrichtung eine VerbrauchsmaterialDatenspeichervorrichtung (5a) umfasst, die an dem Verbrauchsmaterialbehälter (5) vorgesehen ist, wobei die Verbrauchsmaterialdatenspeichervorrichtung (5a) Verbrauchsmaterialidentifikationsdaten speichert, die einen Typ des Verbrauchsmaterial und Verbrauchsmaterial-Mengendaten umfasst;

    die Steuervorrichtung den Typ der Verbrauchsmaterials über ein Auslesen der Verbrauchsgutidentifikationsdaten und der Verbrauchsmaterial-Mengendaten unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) identifiziert,

    die Steuervorrichtung die Menge des Verbrauchsgut bevor die Arbeitsaufgabe ausgeführt wird, erkennt, die Steuervorrichtung eine verbleibende Menge des Verbrauchsmaterials das im Verbrauchsmaterialbehälters (5) übrig ist, von einer Anzahl des Verbrauchsmaterials, das während der Ausführung der Arbeitsaufgabe verwendet wird, berechnet, und

    die Steuervorrichtung die verbleibende Verbrauchsmaterialmenge in die Verbrauchsmaterialdatenspeichervorrichtung (5a) des Verbrauchsmaterialbehälters (5) unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) schreibt.


     
    2. Tragbares Werkzeug gemäß Anspruch 1, bei dem die externe Datenspeichervorrichtung auf einer ID-Karte (3) des Arbeiters vorgesehen ist, und
    die Steuervorrichtung die Arbeitsdaten und die Arbeitszeitdaten in die ID-Karte (3) des Arbeiters schreibt, der über die Arbeiteridentifikationsdaten unter Verwendung der Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) identifiziert ist.
     
    3. Tragbares Werkzeug gemäß Anspruch 1 oder 2, bei dem die externe Datenspeichervorrichtung ein drahtloses Schild umfasst, das Daten drahtlos überträgt und empfängt, und
    die Lese- und Schreibevorrichtung (4) Daten über drahtlose Kommunikation liest und schreibt.
     
    4. Tragbares Werkzeug gemäß Anspruch 1, bei dem das tragbare Werkzeug als Schraubmaschine vorgesehen ist.
     
    5. Tragbares Werkzeug gemäß Anspruch 1, bei dem das tragbare Werkzeug als Nagelmaschine vorgesehen ist.
     
    6. Arbeitsmanagement-Datensammelsystem zum Sammeln von Daten, die für ein Arbeitsmanagement von Arbeitsaufgaben erforderlich sind, die unter Verwendung eines tragbaren Werkzeugs gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5 ausgeführt werden.
     


    Revendications

    1. Outil portatif (2) comprenant :

    un dispositif d'acquisition de données de travail configuré pour obtenir des données de travail qui identifient une tâche de travail qui a été effectuée ;

    un dispositif de mémorisation (15) configuré pour mémoriser les données de travail obtenues par le dispositif d'acquisition de données de travail ;

    un dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4) configuré pour lire et écrire des données dans un dispositif de mémorisation de données externe (3a, 5a) qui est indépendant d'un corps de l'outil portatif (2) ; et

    un dispositif de commande configuré pour identifier un travailleur par la lecture de données d'identification de travailleur en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4), et écrire les données de travail mémorisées sur le dispositif de mémorisation (15) dans le dispositif de mémorisation de données externe (3a, 5a) en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4),

    caractérisé en ce que

    l'outil portatif (2) comprend un dispositif de chronométrage (16) configuré pour chronométrer un temps de travail ;

    le dispositif de commande est configuré pour identifier un travailleur par la lecture des données d'identification de travailleur à partir du dispositif de mémorisation de données externe (3, 5) en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4) et écrire des données de temps de travail chronométrées par le dispositif de chronométrage (16) dans le dispositif de mémorisation de données externe (3a, 5a) en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4), le dispositif de commande est configuré pour mettre un mécanisme d'entraînement (12) de l'outil portatif (2) dans un état opérationnel lorsqu'il est déterminé que le travailleur est légitime par la lecture des données d'identification de travailleur à partir du dispositif de mémorisation de données externe (3a, 5a) de sorte que toute personne qui n'est pas un travailleur légitime ne puisse pas utiliser l'outil portatif (2),

    dans lequel un récipient de fourniture consommable (5) qui contient une fourniture consommable utilisée au cours de la tâche de travail peut être librement attaché au corps de l'outil portatif (2) et détaché de celui-ci ;

    dans lequel le dispositif de mémorisation de données externe comprend un dispositif de mémorisation de données de fourniture consommable (5a) fourni sur le récipient de fourniture consommable (5), le dispositif de mémorisation de données de fourniture consommable (5a) mémorisant des données d'identification de fourniture consommable identifiant un type de fourniture consommable et des données de quantité de fourniture consommable ;

    le dispositif de commande identifie le type de fourniture consommable par la lecture des données d'identification de fourniture consommable et des données de quantité de fourniture consommable en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4) ;

    le dispositif de commande reconnaît la quantité de fourniture consommable avant l'exécution de la tâche de travail, le dispositif de commande calcule une quantité restante de la fourniture consommable dans le récipient de fourniture consommable (5) à partir d'un nombre de la fourniture consommable utilisée pendant l'exécution de la tâche de travail, et

    le dispositif de commande écrit les données de quantité restante de la fourniture consommable dans le dispositif de mémorisation de données de fourniture consommable (5a) du récipient de fourniture consommable (5) en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4).


     
    2. Outil portatif selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le dispositif de mémorisation de données externe est fourni dans une carte d'identification (3) du travailleur, et
    le dispositif de commande écrit les données de travail et les données de temps de travail dans la carte d'identification (3) du travailleur identifié par les données d'identification de travailleur en utilisant le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4).
     
    3. Outil portatif selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel le dispositif de mémorisation de données externe comprend une étiquette sans fil (3a, 5a) qui transmet et reçoit des données sans fil, et
    le dispositif de lecture et d'écriture (4) lit et écrit des données par l'intermédiaire de communications sans fil.
     
    4. Outil portatif selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'outil portatif est une machine à visser.
     
    5. Outil portatif selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'outil portatif est une machine à clouer.
     
    6. Système de collecte de données de gestion de travail pour collecter des données nécessaires pour une gestion de travail de tâches de travail exécutées en utilisant l'outil portatif selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5.
     




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