DE102015206794A1 - Monitoring system, method of operation - Google Patents

Monitoring system, method of operation

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DE102015206794A1
DE102015206794A1 DE102015206794.7A DE102015206794A DE102015206794A1 DE 102015206794 A1 DE102015206794 A1 DE 102015206794A1 DE 102015206794 A DE102015206794 A DE 102015206794A DE 102015206794 A1 DE102015206794 A1 DE 102015206794A1
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Benjamin Visel
Christoph Steurer
Anja Koenig
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Robert Bosch GmbH
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Abstract

The invention relates to a monitoring system (1) for hand tools (2), comprising at least one mobile computer (3), in particular a mobile telephone, assigned to a user and a first radio module (6) and having at least one hand tool (2) second radio module (11) for wireless communication with the first radio module (6), and with the mobile computer (3) associated warning device (16) which outputs a warning signal when the first or the second radio module (11, 6) outside of one Range of the second and the first radio module (6, 11) is located.

Description

  • The invention relates to a monitoring system for hand tools and a method for operating such a monitoring system.
  • State of the art
  • On construction sites, many different hand tools are nowadays used, so that it is easy to lose track of the tools available on the construction site. A craftsman, who needs several tools for his work, must be very attentive so as not to forget one of the tools on the construction site. If necessary, this does not occur to the craftsman until he delivers the hand tools taken to a tool store or returns that he has forgotten one or more hand tools. Frequently, hand tools are also managed by tool stores and issued by an administrator or warehouseman to employees / craftsmen / users or withdrawn by them. The issuing of hand tools and accepting returned hand tools is usually recorded electronically or analogously by lists or tables by the administrator. In doing so, the administrator manually inputs all data relating to the hand tool to the system, for example by pen or keyboard. This type of documentation is complex and requires a high degree of discipline and concentration from the administrator as well.
  • Disclosure of the invention
  • The monitoring system according to the invention with the features of claim 1 and the inventive method with the features of claim 5 have the advantage that the craftsman or the administrator, so the respective user, less on the presence or absence or on the correct entry or discharge of a Hand tool from an inventory list, but can focus on the actual work with increased concentration. The monitoring of the hand tool by the invention fully or at least partially automatically, whereby the user on the one hand taken work and on the other hand, the security of the system is increased in terms of errors.
  • According to the invention, it is provided for this purpose that the monitoring system has at least one mobile computer assigned to a user and having a first radio module, which is designed, for example, as a mobile phone or smartphone, and at least one second radio module arranged or arrangeable on a hand tool for wireless communication with the first radio module. The mobile computer also includes a warning device configured to output a warning signal when the first or the second wireless module is out of range of the first and second wireless modules, respectively. If the second radio module is outside the range of the first radio module, or vice versa, then it is recognized that the handset having the second radio module has been forgotten by the user because it has moved so far away from the hand tool that the removal of the second radio module from the first radio module has exceeded the range of the first radio module. The warning signal alerts the user that he has forgotten the hand tool so that the user can, for example, still collect the hand tool before it leaves the construction site. The first radio module is preferably designed to simultaneously or successively detect a plurality of second radio modules, which are each assigned to another hand tool. This allows the user to easily monitor the inventory of his hand tools used or carried by him by means of his mobile computer. At the same time, the monitoring system also provides theft protection, for example, if one of the hand tools has been illegally removed from the reach of the first radio module by a third person.
  • It is preferably provided that the mobile computer has a navigation device for satellite-based and / or mobile network-based navigation to detect or mark a current location of the mobile computer and / or the second radio module on a virtual map of the navigation device. This makes it possible to determine the leaving the range of the first radio module by the second radio module by geographic data, if the user with his mobile device, for example, so far away from the marked location of the hand tool that the (known) range of the first radio module is exceeded.
  • According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is provided that the radio modules are designed as Bluetooth modules, in particular as Bluetooth LE modules. Thus, the radio modules can communicate with each other, provided they are arranged in range to each other. For checking the distance of the second radio module to the first radio module, in particular with respect to the range of the first radio module, it is preferably provided that the first radio module is controlled to detect the second radio module. For this purpose, the first radio module sends a request to the second radio module to establish a communication connection. Receives the first radio module However, from the second radio module, no response to the request, it is recognized that the second radio module is out of range of the first radio module. This is an active detection of the second radio module. If the second radio module sends back a response, it is detected that the second radio module and thus the hand tool is within the range of the first radio module and thus has not been forgotten by the user. Alternatively, a passive polling may be performed in which a signal is transmitted by the first radio module that can be reflected by the second radio module if it is within range of the first radio module. In this case, the first radio module, for example, as a radar module and / or the second radio module may be formed as a passive transponder.
  • According to a preferred embodiment of the invention it is provided that the monitoring system has an output and / or acceptance counter of a tool storage for a variety of hand tools, the hand tools are each equipped with a second radio module as described above, and wherein a support surface of the counter a third Radio module is assigned. The inventory of the hand tools is then also partially or fully automatically detected by the third radio module, the presence or absence of the or a second radio module and detected and accordingly an entry or discharge takes place in an inventory list, for example, after confirmation by a warehouse staff / administrator. In particular, the third radio module is designed to detect a signal strength of the second radio module, so that only when the detected signal strength exceeds a predefinable threshold value is detected on the presence of the second radio module. In this case, the threshold value is preferably selected such that an entry or discharge can take place or take place only when it can be assumed that the hand tool has been deposited on the support surface, whereby the detected signal strength is correspondingly high. The third radio module is preferably also designed as Bluetooth, in particular as a Bluetooth LE module. If the second radio module is embodied, for example, as an RFID chip or NFC chip, then the first and the third radio module are respectively designed to detect the RFID chip or NFC chip.
  • The inventive method for operating the monitoring system with the features of claim 5 is characterized in that the first radio module is driven to detect the second radio module, and that it is recognized that the second radio module is outside the range of the first radio module when the first radio module receives no signal from the second radio module. In this case, the user is made aware of the absence or the forgotten hand tool by the mobile computer by means of a warning signal, which is issued in particular haptic, audible and / or optical. This results in the already mentioned advantages, as already described above. In particular, a communication connection is set up for active detection of the second radio module by the first radio module. If this does not materialize, it is recognized that the second radio module is outside the range of the first radio module. However, if the communication connection is established because the second radio module responds accordingly, the presence of the second radio module in the range of the first radio module is detected. Alternatively, it is provided, in particular, that the second radio module is designed to regularly emit a signal. Thus, the second radio module is in particular driven to emit radio signals in a predeterminable interval, for example in an interval of 5 to 10, in particular 8 seconds. The first radio module is triggered to detect the second radio module as needed to check whether it receives a signal of the second radio module. If this signal is not received, then it can be concluded that the second radio module is outside the range of the first radio module or the second radio module. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is also provided that the first radio module is controlled to detect a plurality of signals or signal pulses of the second radio module. Preferably, only when the first radio module detects a plurality of signal pulses, in particular corresponding to the predeterminable pulse interval of the second radio module, the warning device is deactivated or detected on the presence of the hand tool. Preferably, it is also provided that, if the detected signal pulse sequence or the detected signal interval does not correspond to the predetermined interval, a manipulation or a wrong second radio module is detected, so that consequently the warning device is actuated to output the warning signal.
  • Furthermore, it is preferably provided that a known location of the hand tool is stored within the range of the first radio module, that a predeterminable surrounding area of the location is marked on a virtual map of the navigation device, and that the first radio module is activated to detect the second radio module, when the mobile device leaves the highlighted environment area. For this purpose, the previously described navigation device of the mobile computer is used. The user can For example, manually highlight the surrounding area of the second radio module or the hand tool on a virtual map, or, it is an automatic environment depending on the current location of the mobile computer and / or depending on the distance of the respective hand tool or the respective second radio module to the mobile computer ,
  • According to a preferred development of the invention, it is provided that a current movement speed of the user is determined by means of the navigation device, and that when a predeterminable limit speed is exceeded by the determined movement speed, the first radio module is actuated to detect the second radio module. The response of the second radio module by the first radio module is thus triggered or triggered as a function of a current movement speed of the user or of the mobile computer. This is based on the consideration that when the user moves at a certain minimum speed, it can be assumed that the user leaves his workstation or a construction site by car. It is then assumed that the user has finished his work. Then, the review or monitoring of the hand tool inventory of the user is started. If it is detected that one or more hand tools are not within range of the mobile device or the first radio module, it is concluded that the user has left the hand tools or hand tools on the site or at the workplace and forgotten. In particular, it is provided that the detection of the second radio module is only started when the current movement speed exceeds the limit speed, so that the first radio module is not constantly active and consumes energy. Alternatively or additionally, the first radio module is driven at regular intervals to detect the second radio module. Alternatively or additionally, the user is provided with the option of manually triggering or starting the monitoring at any time. For this purpose, for example, a corresponding monitoring switch for manually starting the monitoring is provided on his mobile computer. The mobile device is preferably a component of the monitoring system described and is designed in particular as a tablet computer, mobile phone / smartphone or the like.
  • Furthermore, it is preferably provided that data relating to the location of the hand tool and / or the issued warning signal only to the user of the mobile computer or a central device, in particular the hand tool warehouse are provided. During operation of the monitoring system, the data relating to the location of the hand tool and the activation of the goods device are stored and, in a first embodiment, only made available to the user so that he retains the overview of his hand tools. A forwarding of the data to a control center is prevented in this case, so that, for example, the administrator of the tool storage receives no current information about the location of the hand tool. According to the alternative embodiment, it is preferably provided that the data is also forwarded to the administrator or to the tool store, so that there the data relating to the hand tool can be updated, for example, so that the administrator of the tool storage is always informed, for example, where is which hand tool or last.
  • Furthermore, it is preferably provided that the previously described third radio module is actuated to detect the second radio module, wherein the third radio module determines a signal strength of the second radio module, and that when exceeding a predetermined threshold by the signal strength of the second radio module, the second radio module having hand tool is listed as issued or accepted in a digital inventory list. As described above, a fully automatic inventory of the hand tool thus takes place. In particular, the threshold value is selected such that the user has to hang up the hand tool on the support surface of the delivery or acceptance counter, so that the signal strength of the second radio module can exceed the threshold value. This ensures safe entry and exit from an inventory list.
  • According to a preferred development of the invention, it is also provided that the hand tool detected by the third radio module is only inserted or removed after confirmation by a user or administrator. In particular, it is provided that when the third radio module detects the second radio module with a sufficient signal strength, the user or administrator initially only the possibility is displayed by means of a display device, the hand tool on or carry. Preferably, the user also other options, such as the addition of operating information, such as runtime, operating errors or information about the user, made available, which can also be stored in the inventory list. In addition, the user is preferably prompted by the display device to indicate whether he wants to hand in or take away the hand tool.
  • In the following, the invention will be explained in more detail with reference to an embodiment. The only one shows
  • 1 a monitoring system for hand tools.
  • The 1 shows a schematic representation of a monitoring system 1 for hand tools. This is simplified a hand tool 2 Representing a variety of hand tools used by the surveillance system 1 monitored. The monitoring system 1 has a mobile computer 3 as well as a hand tool warehouse 4 on. It should be noted that the monitoring system 1 basically only the mobile device 3 or just the hand tool store 4 may include. The following explanations therefore also apply to a monitoring system 1 that the mobile device 3 or the tool store 4 includes.
  • The mobile device 3 is present as a mobile phone with a touch-sensitive screen 5 educated. In addition to the usual mobile module of the mobile phone, the mobile device 3 a first radio module 6 auf, which is formed according to the present embodiment as a Bluetooth LE module, ie as a low-energy Bluetooth module with a low power consumption. The mobile device 3 also has a navigation device 7 in particular, a satellite-based navigation through the mobile device 3 allowed. In particular, the mobile computer determines 3 by means of the navigation device 7 its current location on a virtual map, for example, through the screen 5 can be displayed. The mobile computer 3 is in particular by the user of the power tool 2 always with you. The mobile computer 3 furthermore preferably has a warning device 16 which is designed to output a haptic, audible or visual warning signal.
  • The hand tool machine 2 is designed as a power hand tool and designed in a gun shape, so that they have a handle portion 8th and a tool portion oriented substantially perpendicular thereto 9 having. At the free end of the handle section 8th is an energy storage module 10 releasably arranged, which is the hand tool 2 supplied with electrical energy. The hand tool machine 2 also has a second radio module 11 of the monitoring system 1 in particular using the same radio standard as the first radio module 6 , The mobile computer 3 works with the radio module 11 as described below: If necessary or at regular intervals, the radio module becomes 6 through the mobile computer 3 controlled, a communication link to the radio module 11 or the radio module 11 capture. This may be due to an active or passive response of the radio module 11 that from the radio module 6 recorded. The radio module 6 , which is - as already mentioned - in particular designed as a low-power Bluetooth module, has a limited range. Is the radio module located 11 out of range of the radio module 6 , so the latter can not answer the radio module 11 receive. In this case, then closes the mobile computer or a corresponding control unit of the mobile computer 3 that the hand tool is on 2 out of range of the radio module 6 located. Can the radio module 6 the radio module 11 do not capture, so gives the mobile computer 3 haptic, audible or visual a warning signal by means of the warning device 16 to the user. The user is made aware that he has forgotten the hand tool 2 take.
  • Alternatively, the presence or absence of the second radio module 11 or of the hand tool 2 also be recognized by the fact that the radio module 11 is driven to emit a radio signal or a radio pulse in a predetermined interval. The radio module 6 is driven to receive this radio signal or this radio pulse. Receives the wireless module 6 then not the radio pulse, it can be recognized that the radio module 11 so far away from the radio module 6 located that the transmission range of the wireless module 11 insufficient, the radio pulse up to the radio module 6 to send. Accordingly, the absence of the machine tool 2 closed. Preferably, it is further provided that the presence of the hand tool 2 is only decided when the radio module 6 not just a signal pulse, but a plurality of signal pulses corresponding to the transmission interval of the radio module 11 receives.
  • It is preferably provided that the user has a surrounding area U, whose shape and size can be determined in particular by the user himself, on the virtual map of the navigation device 7 adjusts, in the center of the last known location of the hand tool 2 or the radio module 11 lies. The figure shows an example of the location P1 of the user on the screen 5 of the mobile device 3 , and offset to the location P2 of the power tool 2 , Around the location P2, a surrounding area U has been spanned by the user, who also includes the site P1. Now leaves the user with the mobile computer 3 the registered environment area U, so controls the mobile computer 3 the radio module 6 for detecting the radio module 11 at. Will the hand tool machine 2 or the radio module 11 not detected, the user, as previously mentioned, haptically, acoustically or visually indicated by a warning that he is the hand tool 2 forgot.
  • Furthermore, it is preferably provided that the mobile computer 3 by means of the navigation device 7 a current movement speed of the mobile computer 3 and thus determined by the user. Exceeds the determined movement speed a predetermined speed limit, it is concluded that the user of the power tool 2 that is, for example, on a construction site, removed with his car. Is the hand tool at this time or shortly thereafter 2 not in the range or in the reception range of the radio module 6 , it is assumed that the user is the hand tool 2 forgot at the construction site. The determination of the speed can be carried out once or permanently while driving. It is also conceivable to compare the measured or determined movement speed with the surrounding area U in order to forget the handheld power tool 2 close. Of course, the user can also manually at any time the detection of the radio module 11 or the power tool 2 start.
  • Preferably, the user is also by the mobile computer 3 asked to indicate if the hand tool 2 intentionally left behind, for example, because it should not be picked up until the next day. Then the user can communicate this and the warning device 16 will be deactivated.
  • Advantageously, the information about the left hand power tool 2 through the mobile device 3 to other users of the monitoring system 1 for example, other users who are also a mobile device 3 own, with the same monitoring system 1 cooperates and is therefore part of the monitoring system 1 is about the forgotten hand tool machine 2 automatically informed so that the hand tool 2 for example, taken by one of the other users and to the tool storage 4 can be brought. Advantageously, the user of the mobile device 3 indicate whether a forgotten hand tool or the location data of the power tool 2 to other users of the monitoring system 1 may be passed on or not.
  • The tool store 4 has an issue and acceptance counter 12 on. On the counter 12 is a computer 13 arranged with a monitor, a keyboard and possibly a mouse. An administrator of the tool store 4 can be used to inventory hand tools in the tool store 4 Data relating to the respective machine tool or hand tool in a through the monitor of the computer 13 enter or cancel the displayed inventory list. In particular, if the administrator a hand tool from the tool storage 4 he enters this in the inventory list, possibly together with the probable place of use of the hand tool, the name of the employee or the user to whom the tool was issued, issue time or the like. Likewise, if a hand tool is handed in for return, the administrator may re-enter the hand tool in the inventory list, optionally together with the return time, state of use, defect (if any) reported or other hand tool and / or user information.
  • So that the administrator or the user himself does not have to input the data manually, it is provided that the counter 12 equipped with a device for automatic inventory. This is indicated by the counter 12 For example, a bar code or QR code reader, which optically detects a line or QR code applied to the respective hand tool and automatically calls up the data assigned to the code in the inventory list, so that a user or administrator can select the appropriate hand tool with a few simple movements. or carry or provide information.
  • Preferably, the counter 12 according to the present embodiment, a support surface 14 on, which is marked so that it is visually easily detectable by the user or administrator. The bearing surface 14 is associated with the inventory device, the particular non-contact working by radio the identity of one on the support surface 14 recorded hand tool recorded. For this purpose, it is provided that the bearing surface 14 especially on a bottom of the counter 12 , a third radio module 15 assigned. According to a first embodiment, the radio module 15 designed as an NFC reader that works with the radio module 11 or with an additional NFC chip on the respective hand tool, in particular on the hand tool 2 , cooperates.
  • According to a further embodiment, it is provided that the radio module 15 is also designed as a Bluetooth module, in particular Bluetooth LE module. Approaches the hand tool 2 with the radio module 11 to the radio module 15 in the bar 12 on, there will be an increase in the signal strength of the radio module 11 , in particular the regularly transmitted radio pulses of the radio module 11 , through the radio module 15 recorded and compared with a predetermined threshold. The threshold value is chosen so high that if the threshold value is exceeded by the signal strength, it can be assumed that the handheld power tool 2 on the support surface 14 rests. If necessary, the monitoring system 1 previously taught in order to determine an optimal threshold. It is also conceivable to detect the resting on the basis of a level change, ie a difference in the measured signal strength.
  • All through the tool store 4 managed hand tools have an individual identifier by the respective radio module 11 stored and output as needed. Thus, the surveillance system 1 known hand tools on the support surface 14 be hung up, automatically identified. Advantageously, a recognized hand tool is displayed to the user or administrator by a photograph or a name of the hand tool. This makes it easy to check whether the right hand tool has been recognized. In addition, the user (user or administrator) now has various actions to choose from. So the user can now decide whether the detected device is output or in the tool storage 4 should be withdrawn. Furthermore, the user or administrator is given the opportunity to mark the hand tool as defective or as "in repair". Also, the respective hand tool, an attribute such as "new" or "heavily used" are awarded. In particular, this is done graphically by clicking on virtual buttons on the particular touch-sensitive screen of the computer 13 ,
  • In the following, an exemplary procedure for the output of a hand tool will be explained. A craftsman / user calls the administrator / warehouseman the hand tool he would like to borrow. The administrator checks the availability, retrieves the tool from the tool storage and places it on the support surface 14 on the counter 12 , The monitoring system 1 automatically detects that on the counter 12 placed hand tool and immediately shows, for example, the image of the hand tool and in particular a virtual switch "output" on the screen of the computer 13 at. If the administrator presses the virtual switch, the monitoring system provides 1 the preferably previously registered craftsman / user directly to the selection, otherwise the administrator can create or save the data of the user. Thus, the registered hand tool and the user is assigned. The process is done in particular by removing the hand tool from the counter 12 completed. If the hand tool is removed before entering all relevant data, in particular haptically, before the administrator has actuated the virtual switch "output", then the monitoring system triggers 1 preferably prefers a warning message, in particular haptic, optical or acoustic, which requests the administrator and / or user to complete the necessary data.

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  1. Monitoring system ( 1 ), for hand tools ( 2 ), with at least one user assigned to a user and a first radio module ( 6 ) mobile computers ( 3 ), in particular a mobile telephone, and with at least one of a hand tool ( 2 ) arranged / arrangeable second radio module ( 11 ) for wireless communication with the first radio module ( 6 ), and with a mobile computer ( 3 ) associated warning device ( 16 ), which emits a warning signal when the first or the second radio module ( 11 . 6 ) outside a range of the second or the first radio module ( 6 . 11 ) is located.
  2. Monitoring system according to claim 1, characterized in that the mobile computer ( 3 ) a navigation device ( 7 ) for in particular satellite navigation to a current location of the mobile computer ( 3 ) capture.
  3. Monitoring system according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the radio modules ( 6 . 11 . 15 ) are designed as Bluetooth modules, in particular as Bluetooth LE modules.
  4. Monitoring system according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by an issue and / or acceptance counter ( 12 ) of a tool store ( 4 ) for a variety of hand tools ( 2 ), each a second radio module ( 11 ), with a support surface ( 14 ) the counter ( 12 ) associated third radio module ( 15 ).
  5. Method for operating the monitoring system ( 1 ), which is designed according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the first radio module ( 6 ) to the second radio module ( 11 ) and that it is recognized that the second radio module ( 11 ) out of range of the first radio module ( 6 ) when the first radio module ( 6 ) from the second radio module ( 11 ) receives no signal.
  6. Method according to claim 5, characterized in that a known location of the hand tool ( 2 ) within range of the first Radio module ( 6 ), that a specifiable surrounding area (U) of the location on a virtual map of the navigation device ( 7 ) and that the first radio module ( 6 ) to the second radio module ( 11 ) when the mobile computer ( 3 ) leaves the marked area (U).
  7. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that by means of the navigation device ( 7 ) a current movement speed of the user or the mobile computer ( 3 ) is determined, and that when a predeterminable limit speed is exceeded by the determined movement speed, the first radio module ( 6 ) to the second radio module ( 11 ) capture.
  8. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that data relating to the location of the hand tool ( 2 ) and / or the issued warning signal only to the user of the mobile computer ( 3 ) or a central device, in particular a tool store ( 4 ) is made available.
  9. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the third radio module ( 15 ), the second radio module ( 11 ), wherein the third radio module has a signal strength of the second radio module ( 11 ) and that when a predefinable threshold value is exceeded by the signal strength, the second radio module ( 11 ) is entered as issued or withdrawn in a digital inventory list.
  10. Method according to claim 9, characterized in that the hand tool ( 2 ) only after confirmation from a user or administrator of the tool store ( 4 ) is entered in the inventory list.
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