QMOS Introduces a new family of tools focused on enhancing the billet/bloom yard management

QII APEX, QMOS

Billet Yard Live is a real-time visual representation of the billet inventory. It’s the latest development in QMOS that allows for better management and tracking of billet inventory.

Billet Yard Live is a real-time visual representation of the billet inventory. It’s the latest development in QMOS that allows for better management and tracking of billet inventory.

The visual layout of billet inventory can be implemented on one or multiple LCD displays depending on the size of the billet inventory that is to be monitored.

All elements of the screen, including the color, layout, notes and refresh rate are user definable. So the screen can be easily customized to represent the exact layout of each customer’s billet yard.

Powerful filters allow quick recognition of critical attributes such as Grade, Age, Caster/Scheduler notes, Work order allocation, and a lot more so that decisions on reserving or moving billets can be quickly made.

This tool is of special value to billet yard operators and schedulers who have the arduous task of finding and assigning billets. Using this tool, aged inventory can quickly be spotted and depleted. Furthermore, using this tool the schedulers or billet yard operators can ensure that billets that are to be used in the near future are not buried under the pile of new billets hat is being produced through proper stack allocation.

There are also hand-held based tools that allow for quick and accurate inventory count.  The user will perform the actual physical count while entering the results into the handheld through an easy to operate interface.  The data is then uploaded into QMOS where it is compared with the QMOS billet inventory.  QMOS will then highlight the discrepancies allowing the user to quickly and effectively make decisions towards adjusting the QMOS inventory to reflect reality.

Quad Infotech Inc is a Toronto based software engineering company specializing in the development of industrial MES systems as well as information visibility and awareness solutions.  Quad Infotech’s QMOS system (Quad Mill Operation system) has fast become the MES software of choice throughout the Steel Mill industry of North America.

The QMOS system is implemented in over 25 steel mills today. Its modular architecture allows for the users to choose from a wide variety of tools and functions such as sales order entry, scheduling of the rolling mill and the melt shop, inventory management of blooms/billets as well as finished goods, various shop management systems such as roll shop and guide shop, full process monitoring and control and much more.  QMOS has become the MES standard for corporations such as Gerdau Ameristeel and CMC Steel.

Quad Infotech has also developed the APEX web portal and dashboard system for providing “Total Information Visibility and Awareness” by incorporating advanced methods in gathering, processing and broadcasting information.