Anyone who has worked in manufacturing or maintenance knows how easy it is to lose tools, but a small U.K. company may have found a fool-proof solution. Instead of trying to track the tools, Coplan Ltd., based in Milton-Keynes, has turned logic on its head and opted to monitor the tool box. In the past, controls have been visual, usually comprising ``shadow boards'' where each tool is placed over its brightly painted outline. While this makes unfilled spaces easy to see, such boards ...

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