AutoCrib Industrial Vending

Industrial Vending Made Easy

AutoCrib® industrial vending machines provide point-of-use access to industrial supplies. Workers simply scan an ID or fingerprint to issue the inventory items needed. The industrial vending machine automatically tracks all transactions and costing data like department, job, machine, cost center, customer number, and other custom fields. Providing secure 24-7 access with employee accountability for your inventory.

How We Can Help You

We have a wealth of experience in Inventory Management for the tooling and machining industry and we can help your company meet the goals it sets in regards to inventory levels. We have leveraged this knowledge and experience in the development of cost-effective customized Inventory Management Programs for our customers that drive the efficiencies and cost savings they seek.

AutoCrib, a Powerful Solution

When you automate inventory management with an industrial vending machine you can replicate best practices across the entire company. This is the most comprehensive way to implement lean inventory management efficiently and effectively.

With a standardized process and relevant inventory information you can: Better bid customer jobs, understand your real-world workflow, trace-back faulty lot controlled items for re-calls, and forecast inventory levels based on actual demand .

AutoCrib has been providing automated inventory control systems for manufacturing companies since 1995. Since then, AutoCrib, Inc. has provided over 5,000 automated inventory control systems for manufacturing companies worldwide. Let Toolneeds help your company save time, money, and valuable resources with the implementation of an AutoCrib system. Take a look at some of the more popular AutoCrib systems below.

RoboCrib

Robo Crib

RoboCrib is a system based upon a series of counter rotating carousels that is available in 2 different sizes. The original machine, the RoboCrib2000, provides access to over 2500 items through one of 15 automated doors in less than 10 seconds using 12 vertical tray assemblies. The RoboCrib 1000 provides access to over 1000 items through one of 15 automated doors in less than 10 seconds using 5 vertical tray assemblies in a smaller footprint. Unlike many point-of-use dispensing machines, the RoboCrib manages issue and return transactions of both fast and slow moving items in high security environment while eliminating the need for individual re-packing.

RoboCrib 500, 1000, 2000:

Secure issue/return of 500, 1000, or 2000+ items in under 10 seconds

  • Access 500, 1000, or 2000+ items in under 10 seconds
  • High-security issue and return
  • For tools, fasteners, welding supplies, MRO, gloves and PPE
  • Can vend almost anything, including large or delicate items
  • No individual repackaging needed

The RoboCrib 500, 1000, and 2000 models manage the issue and return of both fast- and slow-moving items in a high-security environment. RoboCrib's series of counter-rotating carousels allow the dispensing of an item in less than 10 seconds, and:

  • RoboCrib 500 stocks over 500 items in a standard tool cabinet space - and at less than $11/day
  • RoboCrib 1000 stocks up to 1050 items, and its 3' x 3' frame fits through a standard doorway
  • RoboCrib 2000 stocks over 2500 items in a 5' x 5' footprint

Remote Dispensing Station

remote dispensing station

  • 60 bins in standard configuration, expandable to 70 bins
  • Bins are easily adjustable to suit changing needs
  • Helix/coils contain between 40 & 4 item per bin, depending upon size
  • Virtually no maintenance required
  • Simple flush mounted integrated keypad interface
  • Four language keypad; English, Spanish, German & French
  • Recessed and protected barcode scanner
  • Optional magnetic swipe and proximity card input
  • Return bin for dull tools & packaging
  • Integrated UPS (battery backup)
  • Complete serialized calibration control (with optional lockers attached)
  • Complete lot control
  • Force the use of recondition items over new
  • "Virtual Kit" dispense with single command
  • F.O.D. (Foreign Object & Debris) control
  • Access control by item, budget, job and employee shift
  • Receives advanced ship notices (ASN) via EDI
  • Interface with many popular ERP systems (SAP, JDE, Baan, etc...)
  • Can be web enabled for use with AutoCrib.net

AutoLocker Station

AutoLocker stations provide 24 hour issue and return access to high value oversize, calibrated and durable items in solenoid activated lockers with a simple to use keypad or touchscreen interface. Individual lockers are available in eight different sizes that can be mixed and matched according to the application. Lockers come with windows and are powder-coated white inside providing visual access to the items inside.

The lockers can be programmed to deny access to any gage that has exceeded its calibration threshold. Calibration recall can be based upon the first occurrence of a calibration date, number of days on the floor and the number of cycles it has run. Optional features include the addition of network connections and AC power outlets. This allows users to keep laptop PCs updated and charged up in a secure "check out" and "check in" environment.Auto Locker

Features

  • Available sizes (in inches):
    • 12h x 12w x 12d
    • 6h x 12w x 12d
    • 6h x 12w x 24d
    • 7h x 18w x 18d
    • 18h x 18w x 18d
    • 36h x 6w x 24d
    • 24h x 24w x 24d
    • 36h x 36w x 36d
  • Four language keypad; English, Spanish, German & French
  • Optional magnetic swipe and proximity card input
  • Complete serialized calibration control
  • Complete lot control
  • F.O.D. (Foreign Object & Debris) control
  • Access control by item, budget, job and employee shift
  • Receives advanced ship notices (ASN) via EDI
  • Interface with many popular ERP systems (SAP, JDE, Baan, etc...)

Intelliport

With this passive RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) system, your employees walk into a secure caged area, crib or store room to obtain tools, MRO items, safety products, or any indirect material used to keep your facility going. The system provides 100% accountability for the issue & return of these items without the assistance on an attendant.

Intelliport

RFID technology now makes this possible. Your employees don't have to scan, dispense or concern themselves with any aspect of retrieving items other than carrying them in or out through the port.

As employees enter the doorway, their badge is read from wherever they are carrying it on their person using the RFID antennae. Their name sounds off audibly and the door is unlocked, given they have permission to enter the crib.

Now they enter to retrieve their items, which have passive RFID tags affixed to them. The employee gathers all the desired items and they press the exit button to unlock the door and walk back through the IntelliPort which records the transaction for each item as they walk away. All transactions are recorded real-time in the AutoCrib software using RFID technology.