RAMP is the 3R software framework’s core application package for pipe-shop automation. It is composed of a central system and any number of client modules, spread throughout the pipe-shop (at the storage rack, the cutting stations, the bending machines, etc.). RAMP receives all relevant material, drawing and fabrication data from IsoBuilder or interfaces to alternative isometric drawing software.
Each installation of RAMP is customized to cater for our customers‘ individual requirements, as every workshop holds different storage options, machines and transport systems. Furthermore every fabrication process needs to address different key aspects.
The fabrication status assigned to a component by the RAMP-system can be checked retroactively in IsoBuilder. This way the up-to-date progress in the pipe-shop for finished isometries can be determined at any time.
Material Planning & Management
For RAMP each drawing (e.g. from IsoBuilder) contains not only the displayed drawing, but all fabrication relevant contents, such as welding points, bending values, pipe lengths, spool weight, as well as all installed materials. The entire order process, allocation of material, the welding documentation, as well as following material statistics can be realized by RAMP.
Workload Balancing for all Machines
Monitoring of Progress and Dates
Calculation of Work Time
Every CNC machine can be equipped with a RAMP-Client. This way CNC data can be transferred directly to the machine, and after the relevant fabrication step is executed, the status of the component can be updated. Afterwards the software specifies the next operation, and the pipe spool is transported to the next station if required. Fabrication at each workstation can thus be reduced to a simple push of a button.