At the beginning of 2021, BHC acquired a new production software NOOM, offered by Estonian company Astro Baltics (AB). AB’s offer is made more comprehensive by the business software, offered by the same company, which administrates the information received from the production side and enables its quick and easy processing. The purchase of the production software was partly financed by Enterprise Estonia’s ’’Company’s Development Program’’. First assessments after 6 months have been positive. Factory’s manager Madis Agur finds that the main benefits are: accurate and true overview of the inventory, possibility to attach production drawings to production orders and great reporting capabilities.
BHC can gladly tell that 2021 has been above our expectations. We have fulfilled all the orders taken in the first half of the year by deadline and we have produced more than 21000 cylinders this year. We consider it a good result, given the COVID-19 situation. So, from July 19 to August 16 we will be on a well-deserved vacation.
At the end of 2020, we started a transition to replace our welding workshop with Fronius welding machines. In January 2021, we installed the last welding machine. Kait Lukka (CEO): ’’Since 2018, we have knowingly and systematically developed all the BHC’s procedures, keeping in mind our own MMO™’s (Mining, Marine and Offshore) production standard requirements and maximum digitalization of production. ’’
At the moment, Baltic Hydraulic Cylinders (BHC) has 5 TPS 320I C Pulse/4R/FSC welding machines from Fronius. One of them is robotic welding. Traceabilty is quaranteed by Fronius WeldCube documentation and data analysis software.
All the Fronius welding machines record the value of every welded joints like:
- Number of the welded joint
- Date and time of the beginning of welding
- Time spent for welded joint
- Electric current- A
- Voltage- V
- Wire feed speed- m/min
- Electric power- W
- Electrical enery- kJ
Collecting data like that helps to assure WPS (Welding Procedure Specification) – traceability and rightness of the welding procedure values.