PipeCloud is full of features that will help pipe shops to maintain their competitiveness. Some of the key benefits are:
A holistic solution enabling optimization between single unit lead time vs. resource efficiency
Pipes are sorted, marked and stored as specified in the order
Pipes arrive just in time (JIT) for installation
Transparent and competitive activity based costing (ABC)
Cost savings and less errors due to the automated work planning process
Possibility to automate orders and reporting through system integration
Generation of machine tool programs, making offline programming unnecessary
Cost savings in design by utilizing the feedback from the activity based costing
Cost savings from serial production methods on unique products
By treating each manufacturing phase as an independent sub-process, many characteristics of serial production can be implemented: mass producing pre-cut parts, bending pipes of the same size in large batches and supplying the needed parts for the fitting phase.
Independent and optimized sub-processes, of which some may be outsourced, will more likely be able to reduce waste and respond to the changing demand situation effectively. The phases of pipe prefabrication are cutting, plasma cutting, bending, fitting, welding, robotic welding, material picking, surface treatment, pressure tests, delivery, etc.
The software has been used in production at Sihy Oy since 2016
Spin-off from Sihy Oy to PipeCloud Oy in September 2018
Roll-out of the new SaaS based PipeCloud version in 2019