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Better Management Solutions for your Workstations with STRUMIS

With STRUMIS steel fabrication management software and its many functionalities, steel fabricators are able to more effectively and efficiently manage all of their machines and workstations. The capability of the workstation or machine, including each one’s capacity, can be monitored and tracked and manipulated in such a way that fabricators are getting the most out of each workstation; thus creating better timings for your shop. We all know that better labour timings results in costs savings which ultimately adds to any and all steel fabricators’ bottom line.

Within STRUMIS’ ’Production Control’ module we are able to manipulate our workstation/machine views in a way that allows to easily see only the specific information we want to see. For example, the image below shows how flexible STRUMIS is in allowing us to display work orders for a certain contract, or alternatively we can view all work orders and processes that are currently in production in our fabrication shop; once again contributing to the flexibility of the software as a whole while still being easy to use. Checking the button below allows Production Control to show both items that are currently at the workstation as well as items that are routed to go to the workstation but aren’t there yet.

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Furthermore, we are able to track future movements in our shop to see where work orders are going to go, not just where they currently are in regards to routing items through our shop.

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Moreover, we can extract useful information from these views within STRUMIS utilising a variety of options. Our ‘grid options’ tab allows you to filter, summarise, and/or group items to see only the information you’d like to see at a certain time. From there we are able to print this information out, email it by connecting directly with Outlook, or export the grids to Excel.

Lastly, we can view our work loading as a graphical representation for a workstation or a process.

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To learn more about the benefits that STRUMIS could bring to your business visit our website www.strumis.com 

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IPS 2017

STRUMIS are proud to be partnering with the Kaltenbach International Partners in Steel (IPS) event in Lörrach, Germany, from the 16th – 19th of May.

The IPS is a complete event: Unique demonstrations of the latest processing technologies, practically oriented seminars as well as exclusive excursions will inform visitors about the latest state-of-the-art technology. In addition, the technologies and trends for tomorrow can also be seen.

IPS 2017 is the market place for steel experts and presents an attractive support program which offers the chance for successful and effective networks:

  • Sheet metal, pipeprofile processing
  • Handling
  • Separating, cutting
  • Forming
  • Connectwelding, fastening
  • Surface treatment of metal sheets and profiles
  • Tools

 

To learn more about the IPS please click here.

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Fisher Cycle Challenge

STRUMIS are proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Fisher Cycle Challenge which will take place on Saturday the 20th of May 2017.

Get on your bike, get fit and help raise some much needed funds for charity.

Join us for a fun, challenging day cycling around Fermanagh this spring. Choose from 22, 45 or 75 mile leisure cycle, starting and finishing at Severfield (NI) in Ballinamallard. Open to all ages & abilities. Free t-shirts, refreshments and food at finish for all cyclists.

For more information and to register please visit http://www.fishercyclechallenge.co.uk/

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STRUMIS – SIGMANEST Bi-directional functionality for Plate Nesting.

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The webinar outlines the new enhanced features between STRUMIS and SIGMANEST.

The enhancements include:

• Nesting to Theoretical Offcuts

• Edit Nests

• Removal of Parts

• Parameter sharing for work orders and marking.

Webinar Dates & Times: (All times mentioned are local UK GMT times)

Tuesday, 4th April, 9:00am – Register Here

Tuesday, 4th April, 2:00pm – Register Here

Tuesday, 4th April, 6:00pm – Register Here

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ProNest Integration With STRUMIS

Thursday, March 16 at 11am Eastern / 3pm GMT 

Learn how to reduce waste and maximize material efficiency during this webinar which focuses on how STRUMIS interacts with Hypertherm’s ProNest® CAM nesting software.

If you have any questions during the webinar these can be typed into the ‘Questions’ panel and they will be answered at the end of the session.

On completion of the webinar you will receive:

  • A copy of the slides
  • A link to the recorded webinar
  • A certificate of attendance

To attend the webinar click here.

 

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Expedite YOUR Structural Steel Estimating Process with STRUMIS Estimating Flexibility

STRUMIS offers cutting edge technology to streamline your estimating process, from receiving a RFQ from your customer and on through the process of turning that estimate into a contract, STRUMIS allows you to more accurately and effectively track all aspects of your estimates. Estimates within STRUMIS can be performed in more ways than one, giving you the flexibility in performing takeoffs for your entire structural and miscellaneous steel project bidding needs.

STRUMIS can handle your steel estimate in multiple ways; by utilizing model-based estimating, on-screen takeoffs utilizing our BlueBeam and/or PlanSwift integration, or manually taking off items and entering them quickly into our software. This gives the steel fabricator the flexibility from estimate to estimate in how they choose to perform each individual takeoff.

With model-based estimating in STRUMIS, users can import a model from our extensive interfaces with any and all 3D modeling software packages, and automatically apply labor and connection to material to those steel items that will be imported seamlessly into your quantity takeoff within STRUMIS. Our labor codes are applied parametrically, thus eliminating the need to go back in and change any connection material sizes after applying a labor code; STRUMIS does this work for you!

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If a fabricator chooses to perform an on-screen takeoff, STRUMIS works with a variety of software that allows the user to eliminate the need to perform the takeoff by hand from printed drawings. STRUMIS customers have exhibited significant cost-savings associated with STRUMIS’S on-screen takeoff software integration, because fabricators are no longer having to print large scale drawings and thus save on those expensive paper and printing costs.  A simple pdf drawing file can be pulled up on the estimator’s screen, and with a few clicks they are able to add any steel item to their quantity takeoff, measure to scale that steel item, and apply labor and connection material to that item.

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Lastly, estimators can manually takeoff steel items with our extensive steel items library, match labor and connection material; apply various coatings/finishes to those items, and also the option to apply many other costs to each individual steel item or the entire takeoff.

Regardless of which option in STRUMIS you choose to perform your steel estimate, our estimating software will reducing duplication, increase accuracy, speed up the estimating process and bottom line increase your company’s profit, with ease.

To see how STRUMIS’ flexible estimating can benefit you visit www.strumis.com

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Ready To Upgrade And Evolve?

 

Unlike the Cavemen, we know you want to be able to upgrade the tools you work with and evolve. V10.1 is yet another STRUMIS release to answer our customers’ needs

Waiting around for an upgrade can be a nightmare, especially when you know your competitors are getting regular software updates.

Don’t get left behind in the Stone Age, let STRUMIS show you the future of steel fabrication.

At STRUMIS we pride ourselves on talking to our customers and helping them in anyway we can.

V10.1 is a product of the care and attention that we pay to our customers on a daily basis, as it was solely produced to provide added features and benefits based on our customers’ needs.

STRUMIS is revolutionizing the future of steel fabrication, not just by ourselves, but along with our customers and partners.

V10.1’s release continues the tradition of providing invaluable enhancements and continuous updates, including an array of functionality and control that is unique to STRUMIS and unmatched in the industry.

These new features are driven by our continuous collaboration and communication with all of our customers, demonstrating our on-going commitment to our customers and the steel fabrication industry worldwide.

New and improved features also mean new and improved benefits. STRUMIS V10.1 ensures better material and time savings, in turn reducing your overheads. In addition V10.1 provides increased efficiency and improved productivity.

The proof is in the features, V10.1’s new additions provide unrivalled benefits for steel estimating and fabrication:

 

Change Order Management

Adding/Editing Existing Nests

Contract Material Rates

Prelim Revisions

Planning Enhancements

User Purchase Order Limits

Improved Plate Girder Management

Batch Update Estimate Lines

Improved Fittings In Estimating

 

To see all of the new features being used in STRUMIS click the link below to watch a recording of the STRUMIS V10.1 webinar.

STRUMIS V10.1 Webinar

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NASCC: Booth 7041

STRUMIS will be exhibiting in booth 7041 from March 22-24 2017 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Covention Center and also sponsoring the event. 

To get a free access pass to the event please click here.

NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors and detailers. The Steel Conference offers more than 130 sessions on topics ranging from “Practical Advice for Reviewing Software Generated Connection Designs” to “Lateral Torsional Buckling and its Influence on the Strength of Beams” to “Keeping OSHA out of your Bank Account.”

To learn more about the NASCC click here.

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Looking for answers while everyone has their heads buried in the sand?

Looking for answers while everyone has their heads buried in the sand? Not us, V10.1 is yet another STRUMIS release to answer our customers’ needs.

Waiting around for something can be frustrating, especially when you’re asking questions but not getting answers. At STRUMIS we pride ourselves on talking to our customers and helping them in anyway we can.

V10.1 is a product of the care and attention that we pay to our customers on a daily basis, as it was solely produced to provide added features and benefits based on our customers’ needs. STRUMIS is revolutionizing the future of steel fabrication, not just by ourselves, but along with our customers and partners.

V10.1’s release continues the tradition of providing invaluable enhancements and continuous updates, including an array of functionality and control that is unique to STRUMIS and unmatched in the industry.

These new features are driven by our continuous collaboration and communication with all of our customers, demonstrating our on-going commitment to our customers and the steel fabrication industry worldwide.

New and improved features also mean new and improved benefits. STRUMIS V10.1 ensures better material and time savings, in turn reducing your overheads. In addition V10.1 provides increased efficiency and improved productivity.

The proof is in the features, V10.1’s new additions provide unrivalled benefits for steel estimating and fabrication:

 

Change Order Management

Adding/Editing Existing Nests

Contract Material Rates

Prelim Revisions

Planning Enhancements

User Purchase Order Limits

Improved Plate Girder Management

Batch Update Estimate Lines

Improved Fittings In Estimating

 

To see all of the new features being used in STRUMIS click the link below to watch a recording of the STRUMIS V10.1 webinar.

STRUMIS V10.1 Webinar

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Supply The Competitive Advantage.

Iconic and visually stunning steel construction projects like the Forth Bridge, Burj Khalifa, Queen Elizabeth ii Bridge, The Shard , Dubai Airport, STRATA SE1 London (the tall building you see on the Apprentice TV program), Derby Multi-Sports Arena, Terminal 5 Heathrow, Burj Al-Arab, Golden Gate Bridge and too many more to mention here, are the master piece of the architect, designer and the steel construction company (The Fabricator).

Their combined expertise and skills have forged our landscape for many years and as steel structures become more free-flowing and seemingly able to defy our limited imagination, our landscape takes on a very futuristic look, you only have to look at some of the brilliant sports stadiums produced around the world to see how steel as a building material and the people behind these amazing structures can produce not just somewhere functional and practical to live, work and play but they are simply amazing and beautiful. For what it’s worth, I  can’t stop staring at Burj Khalifa when in Dubai!

For all the glorious achievements, accompanied by richly deserved “back-slapping” rituals by architect, designer and steel construction companies, we hear very little about the source of the projects steel skeleton that wow us each and every day – the Steel Supplier and Steel Manufacturer (Steel Mill).

Without the steel supplier and mill, none of the previously mentioned projects would be possible, without the steel supplier and mill working in harmony – most of the time – with the architects and designers from a build ability and strength perspective and the steel construction company from a supply/demand perspective our landscape my look very different, very concrete looking!!

At STRUMIS Ltd we understand the need for collaboration on a grand scale, from design and detailing models at the front-end to steel erectors at the back-end but in the middle there is a great deal of additional integration and collaboration going on especially when it comes to the STRUMIS MIS System. This is when we join up the 3D model with the steel requirements and the steel manufacturers and suppliers. There has been an established link for many years on this critical data flow path between steel construction company and their steel suppliers, it’s called STRUMIS EDI and is available to all steel suppliers and fabricators to ensure an error free, automatic transfer of material requirements for a project, through nesting/optimisation of material requirements against available stock lengths and automatically feeding this information back to the fabricator in a timely and error free fashion.

In the bad-old days before STRUMIS was well established and globally renowned as the “go-to” Management Information System for steel fabricators there was very little mileage in any steel supplier installing the STRUMIS Supplier EDI licence simply because there were only a few select steel fabricators who had adopted STRUMIS at their end, however, with the regional and global spread of steel fabricators who have now implemented STRUMIS within the steel construction factories, the steel supply chain has never been so streamlined and automated which in-turn contributes to the delivery and construction of the most amazing steel structures we all enjoy viewing and working in today.

Steel suppliers who have implemented the STRUMIS Supplier EDI licence within their workplace have found distinct commercial competitive advantages through offering to streamline the steel fabricators steel supply chain, in-turn, providing significant cost and time saving benefits to both the supplier and the fabricator.

For more information on the STRUMIS Supplier licence visit http://www.strumis.com/supplier.php to learn more about the competitive advantage a steel supplier can achieve.