V-Steel

The V-STEEL solution was created to address logistics and workflow issues with other softwares.
V-STEEL allows users flexibility in production management.

Introduction

V-STEEL is a production management software. It was developed to optimize production management for medium and big size companies in the metal sector.

V-STEEL allows you to optimize all production processes. It is compatible with any digitally controlled machine, and allows real-time monitoring of all production flows.

Possibilities

V-STEEL allows :

  • Import of contracts (nomenclature and parts geometries)
  • Import parts only (parts geometries only)
  • Manually create a contract, and create a list of parts (profiles and plates).
  • 2D/3D visualization of parts and assemblies
  • Nestings (manual or automatic mode)
  • Sending files to CNC machines
  • Estimate production times and costs
  • Management of manual workstations (Assembly, welding...)
  • Machine production feedback (automatic, Semi-automatic or manual)
  • Real-time monitoring of production progress
  • Stock management

Possibilities

Import Contracts

Possibility to import a nomenclature generated by Tekla or Bocad software (Excel or IFC).

The nomenclature is imported at the same time as the reference geometry (DSTV format).

When importing, we can associate to each of the parts and assemblies their drawings generated by the design office, as well as other informations such as painting surfaces, weights, execution class....

2D / 3D Visualization

For each detail, we have the possibility to have a quick visualization of details and assemblies, and if necessary the possibility to display the graph with more details.

Nesting

Profiles Nesting :

  • V-STEEL has its own algorythm for Bars nestings. It allows you to create your nestings optimizing material and production times, then if necessary create an order for material, if your available stock is not enough.


Plates Nesting :

  • For the Plates nestings, V-STEEL fully integrates the Act/Cut Software of the company Alma. Act/Cut allows you to automate Oxycut, plasma or laser technologies, including bevel heads or mixt machines (drilling, milling…)

 

Production times Estimation

For each machine, the user has a variety of parameters, allowing to estimate with a precision less than 10%, the different production times.

Thus the user can choose on which machines to send the different jobs, in order to balance the workload on each of the machines.

Management of manual workstations (V-PROD)

The V-PROD software is to be installed in the workshop (PC or tablet).

This software allows the different manual workstations to have a preview of available assemblies or details, and update their production progress. If necessary, users can also access to details history, in order to identify faster existing problematics.

Machines production feed-backs (V-CNC MANAGER)

V-CNC MANAGER is installed on CNC machines (when possible), or on a PC/tablet near the machine.

There are three working modes :

  1. Automatic Mode: If the machine has this possibility, no manipulation from operator is necessary.
  2. Manual Mode: if the machine does not have the possibility to send production information, the operator must manually validate the nesting after cutting.
  3. Semi-automatic Mode: Same as Automatic mode, but a validation from operator is required.

Track production progress

From the main screen you can see the progress of contracts. You also can have an overview of advancement on 3D model. Colors for each operation are defined in a specific user menu.

Stock Management (V-STOCK)

V-STEEL has its own stock management module, V-STOCK.

However, if you want to continue using your current stock software, it is easily possible to connect V-STOCK to it thanks to its connection module.