GRIT Wireless Automation Platform For Workshops

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Designed and manufactured here in the USA, GRIT Automation is a workshop, woodshop, and metal shop automation and safety solution. Instantly increase productivity, security, and safety with these key features:

  1. Every system starts with the GRIT Hub. This device is responsible for communicating with all the GRIT devices through the mesh network. The mesh network allows GRIT to operate wirelessly without the need for Wi-Fi. Because the wireless communication sits on a mesh network, GRIT can scale out to very large physical installations effortlessly. The data is stored local so it always stays with you, onsite and secure.
  2. GRIT's patented Track RFiD System adds an RFiD reader to every tool in your shop to create machinery access control. This allows users to unlock tools using their personal RFiD card that is programmed with the permissions to operate only the tools that they are trained on. Administrators have access to important data and analytics that are tracked, including tool runtimes, user's shop and tool usage, and more. This provides an additional layer of protection for users and your equipment. 
  3. GRIT's asset management system allows for tracking of smaller hand tools, shop materials, and consumables with an easy-to-use kiosk interface. Easily store asset pictures, serial numbers, and manuals. The asset management system integrates smoothly with the RFiD system so you can create permissions for users to check out hand tools that require special training.

Create automated alerts or even lock out machinery to ensure that your equipment is properly serviced and maintained, using GRIT's Preventative Maintenance Scheduling. The GRIT system provides important data and analytics such as tool runtimes and necessary maintenance, whether the equipment requires oiling and lubrication, or replacement blades and cutters. Get the most out of your shop's equipment with proper on-time maintenance.

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Dust Collection, Blast Gates, and Air Filters

The GRIT trigger is responsible for tool lockout. Every tool in your shop will get a trigger. A tool plugs into a trigger for power monitoring. The trigger is in constant communication with the hub, sharing the exact state of the tool to enable blast gate, dust collection, and air filter automation.

GRIT's automated dust collection ensures that your dust collector turns on and the appropriate gates open when a tool is running. This increases the efficiency of your dust collection system and the time spent in your shop. Automated dust collection works via a GRIT collector device. Each dust collector that should be turned on/off will have a collector device. Shops that have large fan motors for dust collection can use a variable frequency drives to control the speed of the collector. GRIT will automatically control the motor speed depending on the tools. This can have massive electricity savings implications.

GRIT's gate control easily retrofits onto your existing metal blast gate (including Nordfab style gates) or existing iVac gate from 2-1/2" – 12", making the installation easy without the need to tear apart your existing system. The GRIT app configures which gates should be open for each tool that has a trigger connected.

GRIT also provides air filtration monitoring with a built-in sensor that takes constant samples of the air and turns on your filtration system when levels surpass the limits that you've set. It will turn an associated air filter on/off when the particulate matter in the air meets configured thresholds. Plus, the system can automatically turn on an air filter when a tool is turned on and pre-emptively begin filtering the air when certain tools are operated without waiting for the dusty air to migrate to the sensor.

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