In this article, you will learn how to connect a Bossard SmartTool to ELAM via a Smart Work Assistant client Wi-Fi. Initially, the SmartTool establishes a Wi-Fi connection directly to the SWA5 Client Wi-Fi. A Bossard SmartTool controller is preinstalled on the SWA, via which ELAM activates and deactivates the tool.
Note: ELAM only supports Bossard SmartTools with firmware version 184.108.40.206 or higher. If you use a SmartTool with a lower firmware version, correct communication between ELAM and the tool cannot be ensured.
To use Bossard SmartTool, you need at least the following hardware:
In order for the BossardSmart Tool to connect to your SWA5 client WiFi, you must first configure the network settings and active the external control unit function for your SmartTool. For this, you need the Bossard SmartTool-Manager application.
You can download the Bossard SmartTool Manager application here:
To enable the SmartTool to be controlled via ELAM Solutions, you must activate the external control.
4. click on the Read button
During readout, all settings and information of the SmartTool are read out.
Check that the firmware version is at least 220.127.116.11 or higher.
5. click on the button Settings
Enter the following information in the WLAN tab:
In the IPv4 tab, enter the following information:
Enter the following information in the Telegrams tab:
9. click on the button to write and apply the settings in SmartTool
Plug in the supplied battery and wait until the WiFi connection is established with WLAN OK status.
Note: If the connection is successful, a WiFi icon and the text"WLAN OK" will appear on the tool's display. The tool is in disabled state until the tool is activated via ELAM.
If the SmartTool cannot establish a WiFi connection, please try the following steps first:
As soon as a new BossardSmart tool connects to a Mini SWA client WiFi, the tool is automatically created in your ELAM cloud system. The tool appears in the ELAM administration under Structures > Tools on the Tool overview page.
You can recognize the new tool by the tool number of the SmartTool. The tool number is located on the display and back of the tool under the battery connector.
Step 1. Log in to ELAM Cloud and navigate to ELAM Administration.
Schritt 2. Klicken Sie im Menü auf Strukturen > Tools
Step 3. On the Tool Overview page, your Bossard SmartTool should now show up with its unique serial number.
You should see the following view
Step 4. Click on the tool to open the detail settings.
Step 5. Assign the tool to an existing station.
You should see the following view
Step 6. Save the settings.
Step 7. Done! Your SmartTool is now ready to be used in the ELAM system.
Each tool is activated in the ELAM Assistant when you start a flowchart. Within a flowchart, you must use Tool Steps to control the tools.
Step 1. Click on Workflows > Flowcharts in the menu.
Step 2. Create a new flowchart or open an existing one.
Step 3. Drag a Tool TAF for bolting into your flowchart.
You should have the following view
Step 4. Select your step for the screw connection. To control the tool, you must enter the following information:
Step 5. Save the settings and release the flowchart.
Note: Make sure that the flowchart is assigned to a variant/station.
Step 6. Navigate to the ELAM Assistant and start the variant.
Step 7. Go up to the step for the screw connection.
Step 8. Your SmartTool should now be activated and you could screw.