Back in August, Milwaukee Tool announced their new tool tracking software, ONE-KEY, would soon be released. On Friday, Milwaukee made good on their promise and released the Inventory Management portion of the software. In October of 2015, Tool Reporting, which will allow tools to wirelessly connect with the platform to monitor use and performance, will be made available. In January of 2016, the third phase, Tool Control, which allows tool settings to change with the touch of a button, will be released. To read more information and find out all of the benefits of ONE-KEY, you can view our initial post about it here.
ONE-KEY is available as a free mobile application on both iOs and Android and also as a web platform for use with a laptop or desktop.
To help you understand what ONE-KEY actually is and how to use it, Milwaukee has uploaded several videos to Youtube, which you can view below. There are some slight variations in the process when you use the mobile app vs. the web platform on a laptop or desktop, so both videos are included in this post, as available.
What is ONE-KEY?
Getting Started – How to Create Your Account
Upload Existing List of Equipment to ONE-KEY from Microsoft Excel on Laptop/Desktop
Add, Edit and Delete Items from ONE-KEY Inventory on Mobile
Add, Edit and Delete Items from ONE-KEY Inventory on Laptop/Desktop
Edit Inventory on ONE-KEY on Mobile – edit category, change location, update item status
Edit Inventory on ONE-KEY on Desktop/Laptop – edit category, change location, update item status
We’re interested to hear your experiences with ONE-KEY, please let us know if you’ve used it in the comments section below!
For years, Milwaukee has made it very clear that they will continue to keep their M18 platform as their core system. Cordless tool users spend a ton of money into batteries these days, and the company’s goal is to not force them into investing into a new cordless system. That means that Milwaukee has to come up with innovative ways to provide the tools users want while being limited to 18 volts.
In 2015, Milwaukee announced the release of their digital tool tracking platform: ONE-KEY. The company has since released dozens of ONE-KEY enabled tools to manage them using Bluetooth, an inventory management system, and tool reporting functionality. Yesterday, the company announced several enhancements to the platforms inventory and reporting interfaces.
Last week, Milwaukee Tool hosted dozens of construction media representatives at their headquarters for their yearly New Product Symposium (NPS). Over 100 new products were announced in the one day event and Construction Junkie was there to catch a glimpse of what is to come from the red brand over the next year.
Welcome to the first edition of Tool Junkie, which will be a regularly occurring feature on Construction Junkie in 2019. It’s important for everyone in the construction industry to keep up with new tool developments, from the trades to those in charge of purchasing. Our goal is to better highlight noteworthy tools throughout the year. We’ll start with a familiar brand to our readers: Milwaukee Tool.
After heavily focusing on the mechanical trades for years, Milwaukee Tool has made a concerted effort to attract carpenters and remodelers to their constantly growing M18 battery platform. The tool manufacturer has introduced cordless miter saws and nail guns in recent years. They also announced several more carpentry tools are on their way at their yearly New Product Symposium event in May, including a new D-handle jig saw, a table saw, and an updated 7-¼” circular saw.
Proper lighting is one of the most overlooked things on a construction site. Sure, most sites have some overhead lighting, but with a minimum of only 5 loot candles required by OSHA in general construction areas, there’s a lot left to be desired. Milwaukee Tool is, by far, the leader in the construction lighting category based on shear volume and quality of their lighting solutions.
Each year, Milwaukee Tool invites members of the media to join them at their annual New Product Symposium (NPS). At NPS, the company shows off most of the new tools they will release throughout the year and shares their most exciting news. At last year’s event, Milwaukee previewed that big things were planned for the 2018 show.
Did they deliver? We were in attendance at NPS 2018 just a couple weeks ago to find out. Below are the what we thought were the 7 biggest storylines of the even...
Last week, Milwaukee Tool hosted their annual media event, the New Product Symposium (NPS), at which they offer sneak peaks of all of the new tools they’ll be releasing throughout the year. The biggest news of the show was the release of their new M18 12.0Ah battery, which uses new 21700 cells and is more powerful and efficient.
At Milwaukee’s New Product Symposium in June of 2017, the company then showed their commitment to the 12-volt platform with the announcement of the Generation 2 M12 Hammer Drill and Impact Driver. The hammer drill and impact driver were since released in January 2018 and we’ve had the opportunity to test the tools for ourselves. The drill/driver is yet to be released as of the publish date of this article.
One thing’s for sure about Milwaukee Tool, they aren’t satisfied with putting the same tools out year after year. They’re constantly improving age old classics and leading in the innovation of new tool solutions. Their latest announcement is a variation on their extremely popular line of M18 tools.