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Fabrication Data Center

Fast and efficient fabrication of aluminium units

The Schüco Fabrication Data Center is a hardware and software package that supports the fabrication process of Schüco systems. All of the information relevant to fabrication can be accessed directly in the workshop via the FDC - and with the FDC mobile now also at every workstation.

How exactly does the Fabrication Data Center work?

The FDC is based on a version of SchüCal (the calculation and work preparation software from Schüco) that has been optimised for use in the workshop. A typical machining process involves bars coming from the saw being identified by means of their barcode. SchüCal in the FDC immediately finds the item for fabrication and calls up the relevant documents, such as roller diagrams and material or cutting lists. The processes are displayed on-screen in 3D for the metal fabricator, who can then easily identify all of the article details. With one click, they are able to find the correct page of the manual – so much faster and more up-to-date than searching through printed documentation. The information required is available centrally, right where it is needed – this provides reliability and increases fabrication quality.

FDC - flexible solution for the workshop

The FDC is designed for use in the workshop. The touch function via the display simplifies operation during fabrication. The software configuration can be adapted to suit the requirements of the metal fabricator. That means that extensions, such as a DWG viewer or systems for recording operating data, can be integrated into the FDC. As an option, a rights management system can group together the information logically by the different user groups. The ideal extension for the FDC is the SchüCal MES (Manufacturing Execution System). This is a fabrication control system that can be used to effectively manage, monitor and regulate production processes.

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What are the benefits of the Fabrication Data Center?

It is paperless and always up-to-date. The FDC displays unit information, drawings and fabrication lists where they are needed most – in the workshop. Up-to-date product data and installation videos are also available at all times via the integrated online manuals in Docu Center. This saves time and avoids errors caused by missing or outdated information.

Reliable fabrication. A barcode reader ensures error-free assignment of the profile bars. Visual checks in 3D mode also provide added security during processing. This increases the fabrication quality and reduces the production time.

Simplified fittings installation. The locking bar software in the FDC controls the LA10 locking bar machine directly and therefore makes fabricating the Schüco Simply Smart fitting easier, faster and more reliable. Visually presented information about the position of the fittings components including their article numbers and how-to videos, simplifies manual installation of the fittings.

NEW: Fabrication Data Center mobile

Calling up information even faster and flexibly

FDC mobile now makes all the functions of the Fabrication Data Center available on the move. An optimum work flow requires more flexibility in the workshop, with easy access to current information. FDC mobile and its applications provide exactly the right support. FDC mobile makes information available wherever it is needed, directly at every workstation and in every process step.

Benefits for fabrication

Reduces traffic

access to current information on any workstation

Easy to use

thanks to optimised SchüCal interface

Workshop-optimised hardware

shock-resistant and splash-proof

Software package

Along with the SchüCal workshop edition with a customised user interface and support from Factory Production Control (FPC), the stationary as well as the mobile FDC also include pre-installed applications to support your fabrication process:

TipTronic fittings can be securely installed on the unit with the Automation Engineering Tool. The locking bar software in FDC mobile makes it quick and easy to fabricate Schüco Simply Smart fittings. The integrated online catalogue from the Docu Center ensures that the most up-to-date product documentation and installation videos are available. CAD drawings can be accessed with the DWG viewer. For ER.Plus customers, operating data recording is another tool for documenting working hours.

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Functions in detail

  • Assignment of profile bars
  • Factory Production Control support
  • Access drawings
  • Synchronisation of server data
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Assignment of profile bars

The integrated camera means profile bars can be assigned without errors: scanning the barcode on the profile immediately opens the corresponding item in SchüCal and highlights the profile there. This shows all the unit information and production lists required for precise processing.

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Factory Production Control support

FDC mobile supports Factory Production Control. Simply take a photo of the completed Factory Production Control document and save it in the SchüCal project. This ensures that the document cannot be changed and complies with statutory requirements.

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Access drawings

CAD drawings such as those saved in the network with their last processing status can be transferred to FDC mobile and accessed on the move. In this way, you can ensure that it is always the most recent data that is used for processing.

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Synchronisation of server data

All data that is changed in FDC mobile, e.g. pick lists during inventory alignment or material lists for notes or queries, is synchronised at all workstations through common data management on the server.

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FDC mobile @ work

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