With the iTENDO it was possible to combine the excellent features of the TENDO hydraulic expansion technology with the possibility of digital process monitoring. If one looks into the process starting from the place of metal cutting, the iTENDO is the first non-wear part, “closest-to-the-part,” and therefore it is predestined for signal acquisition. Digitalization is considered to be the greatest challenge in the manufacturing industry. However, it also offers chances for the companies in creating processes more precise, reliable, and faster. The precondition for this, is a maximum process stability achieved by intelligent solutions and components that could recognize unforeseeable instabilities, and could intervene in real time. The resulting effects are a minimization of rejects, a noticeable reduction of production times, as well as an important increase in quality and efficiency – even in the case of small batch sizes. With the new iTENDO – the first intelligent toolholder on the market – SCHUNK is setting a milestone when it comes to digitalization in the metal cutting industry. Due to the real-time capable data communication, SCHUNK offers for the first time an autonomous process optimization in the form of a toolholder.