TOOLS for SMART MINDS - T4SM - is an innovative company specialized in research and software development for data collection and analysis and personalized solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace, Mechanical, Energy & Infrastructure, Food & Beverage industries.
Our mission is to create value for companies, technicians, and researchers, improving production processes with innovative solutions for collecting and managing data acquired from machinery and test systems.
With more than 20 years of experience working with National Instruments products, we do know what it takes to build complex software solutions to exceed every expectation. To deliver high-performance products, we engage with scientists, engineers, and final users at an early stage to better understand both the technical and business needs of our customers, helping them move quickly from prototypes to commercialized products. We adopt Agile development methodology, which includes continuous customer involvement during development, and focuses on the fast and quality solution delivery.
From developing instrument control software for industrial automation, test and measurement applications to building large-scale commercial, mission-critical applications, we apply advanced engineering tools, best practices, and draw from our depth of knowledge to every project. We’re committed to creating valuable tools that help our customers to deliver high-quality solutions. We’ve built a suite of data acquisition tools that solve measurement acquisition problems for researchers and technicians around the globe. We are committed to our partner network and customers to turn their ideas into amazing solutions.
We are not the usual software development team. We rely on our senior-level expertise and know-how, working alongside Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) specialists to build successful solutions for our clients.
TOOLS for SMART MINDS has always been involved in research and development projects of the most innovative software technologies and is one of the QuESTIO certified companies.
QuESTIO is a quality evaluation system for the Research and Innovation Centres in the Lombardy region, Italy.
Thanks to this system, companies can search and select technological partners to realize innovation projects by consulting information on the offered services, skills, infrastructures, networks, and collaborations. QuESTIO allows companies to participate in R&I funding calls.
We are a multifaceted company: our solutions adapt to different industrial sectors.
At the heart of all our software there are the customer needs: in this way we are able to offer the best scalable solution to overcome the new challenges of industrial progress.
Every customer has specific requests: in a short time we know how to meet the needs ensuring quality.
We develop the whole solution for our customers: this allows us to improve constantly our products and services provided.
Unity is strength: we know how to help our customers in case of urgency and problems by offering them continuous support over time.
I am very satisfied with this new machine, which perfectly completes the cleaning department's processes. I'm also pleased with the collaboration I had with T4SM, cause all the employees showed good technical skills, availability, accuracy, and punctuality that allowed me to achieve my goal in a short and unexpected time.
T4SM has been an essential partner in the realization of this complex project. They demonstrated a flexible and rigorous analytical approach as well as a clear work methodology, and a highly appreciated reactivity.
Andrea Gobbi Frattini
I had an opportunity to appreciate T4SM's professionalism and competence while realizing this project in full compliance with the established goals and deadlines.
The coordination and the T4SM's project manager support was fundamental, both in collecting information from the interlocutors and in proposing further functionalities aimed at optimizing the data flow.
TOOLS for SMART MINDS has been selected from the variety of software houses on the market for their expertise and ability to support and to boost our projects. Making a new path, we strongly wished to have a technical partner able to define our ideas, to support us at all levels of engineering, and new predictive maintenance software development.
The communication efficiency, the continuous comparison, and the innovative solutions that TOOLS for SMART MINDS has demonstrated, allowed us to reach the set goals.
Product Development Manager
The partnership with T4SM has been very important in the realization of our new Digital Factory 4.0. They not only proposed innovative and effective solutions but showed great ability and dynamism during the project, coordinating and stimulating all the players involved in the process.
We are very satisfied with T4SM's professional and skilled support. Their flexible and reliable solutions offered an effective answer to our laboratory needs and simplified our workflow, so we can now focus better on our goals.
R&D Corporate Manager
We are fully satisfied with the solution developed by T4SM. Although its advanced and complex design, which effectively tracks all the data at every step of our product calibration process, it has a user-friendly interface that allows operators to quickly learn how to manage the entire procedure in complete autonomy.
Ing. Riccardo Dusi
Trying to solve a "production - warehouse - management" interconnection problem, and thanks to the advice of our historical supplier, we had the pleasure to meet Eng. Vivante and T4SM team.
After a short analysis, we immediately identified the solution and established the timescale.
T4SM has demonstrated its technical expertise and reliability, collaborating with the various players involved in the project, thus allowing us to achieve our goal.
Working with the T4SM team, we have finally met, the professionalism, experience, and technology that will allow us to make a big step forward in terms of quantity and quality of the collected process data.
All this permits us to access highly specialized and competitive international markets.
Thanks to the T4SM team, we have finally found the technology that will allow us to take a very important step in terms of quantity and quality of data collection. It will also allow us to enter the highly specialized and sophisticated markets, where the quality of the seals to be produced is very high.
The availability and competence of Eng. Vivante further stimulates us to look for more and more performing solutions to improve our products.
I am very satisfied with the collaboration we had with T4SM during the realization of this project. In addition to demonstrated remarkable technical and planning skills, their team was able to offer innovative and useful solutions that now allow us to have a constantly updated and tracked our production process situation.
T4SM has been a great partner. We handled the Industry 4.0 transition with professionalism and seriousness.
Eng.Vivante and his staff have excellently followed the dealings with our suppliers allowing us to reach the set goals in a short time.
T4SM is a definitely valuable partner-supplier!
Tonini D.ssa Roberta
We are highly satisfied with the collaboration we had with T4SM. They were able to define and meet the organization, management, and production needs we had, thus allowing us to constantly supervise the production process and obtain real benefits from it.
The choice of T4SM as a supplier has been a winning one, cause their system allows us now to have our process situation constantly updated.
It was a good choice to have T4SM as a supplier, cause they were able to fully understand and interpret our needs and offer us solutions to reach our goals, in a productive and pleasant collaboration.
Our company was looking for a partner, able to interconnect our new machines with the management system under development.
Our request was to access all the processing related data, to interconnect them with the management system we were developing, and manage all this information from a single location, being able to fall within the Industry 4.0 transition plan.
The decision to rely on T4SM as a supplier was taken after a few meetings and was a winning one. They were able to quickly develop the required solutions by interfacing directly with those who were working on the management system.
Considering the excellent work of the T4SM team, we further decided to entrust them interconnection of the other machines.
Production and Logistics Manager
I am very satisfied with the realization of this new production line that fully meets the goals and expectations I set myself during the design phase.
I am extremely pleased with the collaboration I had with T4SM, both with engineer Vivante and with all his staff, cause, in addition to a precise and punctual approach, they showed remarkable technical and planning skills, proposing to me unexpected and innovative solutions.
Moreover, the management experience of the various suppliers has been useful and valuable for me. I have rarely had a supplier who solicited the customer. Surely in the future, the collaboration with T4SM will be helpful in the process control setup in other departments of the company.
We needed to standardize our data acquisition systems by switching to a simple enough yet reliable, flexible, and well-supported solution, able to suit the needs of the individual user.
After an extensive study of the products available on the market, we decided to go with iDaq and Easy Datalogger (editor's note: iDaq add-on).
Ing. Filippo Dacarro
Director of Experimental Laboratory
The quality of service has been more than satisfactory. The collaboration with the various company members has been direct, continuous, and cooperative. During this first working experience, both sides had to face new situations, which improved our technical and professional know-how. The developed solution is quite detailed and covers a wide range of practical needs. However, our production environment requires constant adaptation to the technical specifications required by our customers, and to the conditions, the product is being developed. For this reason, we are likely to consider future collaboration with T4SM both, to improve what we have already achieved and to develop new applications.
Definitely, the best supplier we've ever worked with. Great attention in meeting the specific requirements. Professionalism and responsiveness in solving different kinds of problems. The final result has allowed us to save three days of work for each test performed, with the unique flexibility of data analysis.
G. P. Bonelli
Advanced Technology Manager
The provided support has been professional, polite, and responsive to our requests. The final result has satisfied our needs, allowing us to save a considerable amount of time in the future. T4SM has proved to be a great expert in the National Instruments equipment field. It is a supplier you can definitely rely on in case of need.
During the collaboration with T4SM, we were able to appreciate the professionalism and reliability shown in the analysis, elaboration, and evaluation of the possible solutions, which were shared and subsequently implemented.
We also highly appreciated the availability and flexibility in planning the work to be carried out, which is actually fundamental for a dynamic reality like ours. Result: brilliantly achieved goal.
The ease of use and speed of access to data in iDaq and Advanced Signal Visualizer has made it easier for us to manage accreditation procedures.
T4SM has proven to be a good partner both for the timing and the quality of the answers we received.
Dott. Martina Mirko
The support of T4SM has always been timely and punctual. They have always been able to meet our needs and solve the problems during the launch of the new equipment. The provided software has fully met our expectations and has been easy to use.
After a brief presentation of our activity, everybody was excited about the idea of developing a project together.
We wanted to track and manage the production process of an industrial oven and, thanks to the collaboration with T4SM, we've created a functional solution with eye-catching graphics that was able to satisfy the customer's demand.
The service offered by T4SM is absolutely great. Their strong points are experience, flexibility, and fast solution delivery. The software is easy to use, it is complete, and it fully meets our needs. Thanks to their system, now we better understand what is happening during the test.
Ing. Simone Bertoli
T4SM continuously supported us with excellent suggestions and first-use experience during the rack customization based on the recovered CompactRIO controller.
When managing the laboratory, revamping, upgrading, and updating of acquisition systems are sporadic and unpredictable. When the opportunity arises, we will probably use the T4SM services again.
Thanks to the high level of expertise of T4SM's staff, we've got an easy-to-use software for the calibration of extension sensors, thus optimizing production times and providing the necessary reporting for correct quality management.
Our experience with T4SM is very positive, both due to the versatility of the provided software solution and to their mutual collaboration and technical expertise.
Ing. Alessandro Gamba
We are fully satisfied with the solution provided by T4SM. Working with them allowed us to have a truly customized and flexible tool, specifically adapted to our needs. A continuous follow-up, debugging and feedbacks delivered us this new solution that met all our original requirements in a very short time. It's quite easy to work with them, and if you need a ready-to-use software, T4SM is what you need.
Electric Area, Test leader
We are completely satisfied with the solution provided by T4SM. LabVIEW's in-depth knowledge and National Instruments equipment delivered excellent software with extended functionality and an easy and complete access to the test bench data interface.