Nucor Steel completes the implementation of QMOS MES system on all its bar mills

QII Implementation News, QMOS

Nucor Steel recently chose QMOS as the standard MES solution for all its Bar Group facilities.  Other than the mills who were previously on QMOS, all remaining facilities were commissioned with QMOS from April 2018 and March 2019.  The Bar Group divisions involved were Auburn, NY; Kankakee, IL; Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL; Kingman, AZ; Wallingford, CT; and Marion, OH. Nucor …

Gerdau implements the QMOS Scalehouse System in its Midlothian facilities to cover all truck and rail shipping logistics

QII Implementation News, QMOS

Gerdau Midlothian is now using QMOS Scalehouse to manage all Truck and Rail shipping operations. On the Truck side, the drivers use the self-checkin kiosks to weigh in and proceed to the designated area based on the pickup material.  Each loader is equipped with a tablet where they view and act upon their to-to list.  The loaders have full visibility …

Nucor Steel completes the implementation of QMOS Finishing at its Connecticut mesh plant

QII Implementation News, QMOS

Quad recently developed an industry first MES solution dedicated to mesh production. QMOS Mesh covers the end-to-end production process including coil rod drawn to wire and then processed to mesh. Tracking includes dynamically calculating the consumption values of the wire coils on the physical turntable and queued wires that are welded on each line. The move to QMOS Mesh ensures …

Nucor Steel completes the implementation of QMOS MES system on all its bar mills

QII Implementation News, QMOS

Nucor Steel recently chose QMOS as the standard MES solution for all its Bar Group facilities.  Other than the mills who were previously on QMOS, all remaining facilities were commissioned with QMOS from April 2018 and March 2019.  The Bar Group divisions involved were Auburn, NY; Kankakee, IL; Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL; Kingman, AZ; Wallingford, CT; and Marion, OH. Nucor …

The Electrode Management Tools in QMOS help meltshop better monitor and control their electrode consumption

QII Product Development, QMOS

Due to the recent surge in electrode prices, reducing cost has become an important aspect of the business. This can be achieved through detailed tracking and management of electrodes segments. Previously existing technologies only tracked generic electrode additions into the EAF and did not consider the electrode specifications or the type and quality of scrap steel that is being melted. …

QMOS Scalehouse System’s self checkin/checkout kiosks and mobile devices help modernize the truck and rail shipping and logistics operations by providing higher levels of collaboration, transparency and accuracy

QII Product Development, QMOS

With the new North American ELD mandate, the logistics departments are looking to improve the process and minimize the truck residency times. By bringing a higher level of organization, collaboration and oversight to the shipping activities, the Quad ScaleHouse Management System is designed to address these initiatives as well as bringing many more opportunities for efficiency improvement throughout the shipping …

QMOS Recycling Management System covers all ferrous and non-ferrous operations including planning and scheduling, production tracking, material handling, performance KPIs and much more

QII Product Development, QMOS

The Quad Recycling Management system introduces fresh concepts and methodologies for the recycling operations and creates a fully linked transparency for all production units. In doing so, the QRM enables a high level of accuracy in tracking of production and consumption material as well as KPIs such as yield, utilization, efficiency, uptime and more. Managing of the raw material inventory …

Quad Infotech is looking at reducing the TRT (Truck Residency Times) by as much as 30% by optimizing the bundle yard layout using clustering algorithms

QII Product Development, QMOS

Currently, tribal knowledge and simple heuristics are used to store products in the finished goods warehouse. Quad Infotech is conducting studies into using machine learning based approaches to come up with more optimal storage locations. The goal is to reduce overall time taken for product storage and picking. Clustering algorithms are yielding storage instructions that will save up to 30% …

Quad R-factor Management System provides millions in savings thru improved rolling practice

QII Product Development, QMOS

The Quad R-factor System has paid for itself in months through significant yield improvements. and sustainable production practices. Cobble rates have been cut in half with reported yield increases of up to 2% and shift utilization increased by 3%. These results have been achieved using a holistic approach to rolling mill operations. The Quad R-factor System (QRFS) clearly shows the …

Quad Infotech develops a new Machine Learning based approach to bring significant accuracy improvements in the calculation of predicted physicals

QII Product Development, QMOS

The new approach being introduced uses the latest in machine learning techniques to more closely relate chemical spectrometry data to predicted physical properties, yielding better results than existing regression models. Several machine learning approaches were evaluated, including AdaBoost, Random Forest and MLP. After thorough analysis, the one with the highest R2 value and other useful characteristics was selected. It is …