Quad Infotech has been awarded an order by Nucor Steel to provide a comprehensive manufacturing execution system (MES) for its two rolling mills in Utah, USA .
The Utah plant consists of one Melt Shop and two Rolling Mills producing carbon steel angles, channels, flats, rebars, rounds and squares. The Quad Mill Operation System (QMOS) will manage planning and detailed scheduling of the production lines allowing for better visibility and coordination between all units.
Through its tightly integrated spec management functions, QMOS provides continuous and real-time quality control throughout the entire production process. Furthermore, the advanced billet yard management tools in QMOS will allow Nucor Utah the ability to optimize the management of its billets in the billet yards of both rolling mills.
Nucor Utah also receives the R-factor management tools of QMOS which allows the rolling mills to monitor and optimize the rolling performances as well as standardize the best rolling practices amongst all crews.
Nucor Corporation is the largest manufacturer of steel products in North America. In 2009 more that 14 million tons of steel were produced at Nucor’s approximately 200 operating facilities. Nucor has operating facilities in 22 states. Products produced are: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet, and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; and light gauge steel framing.
Quad Infotech is a software engineering and design company that specializes in the development of manufacturing execution systems (MES) as well as energy management systems. Quad’s unique knowledge of industrial process, combined with computer software design expertise, renders its Level-2 and Level-3 software products unique in the global metals market. Quad’s flagship MES product, QMOS has been operating in numerous steel plants throughout North America and Europe since 1994.