Aluminium production and manufacturing

Modern LIMS software in the aluminium Industry

Aluminium production in Germany is regarded as an important driving force for many economic sectors and employs an average of around 80,000 people. Aluminium as a recyclable material: Only about 40 percentage of aluminium production, aluminium products manufactured in over 600 aluminium processing plants in Germany, is exported – as a result, about 60 percentage is further processed within Germany.

Since the material aluminium enables the production of practical, durable and recyclable products, the German aluminium industry has been experiencing a strong upswing for many years. This is particularly noticeable in the sales figures of the German aluminium processing companies: between the financial years 2010 and 2015, for example, sales in the aluminium industry rose from 14.5 to almost 16 billion euros, a trend that will probably continue in the coming years. The use of this material is particularly popular in the automotive and transportation industries, where aluminium is used for the construction of machines and plants and for the manufacture of engines. Due to the extensive customer contacts, the developers of the software manufacturer Fink & Partner, therefore, set themselves the goal of providing an innovative and production-related software solution in the form of a LIMS (Laboratory Information and Management System) that is precisely tailored to the requirements of customers from the aluminium industry. The so-called LIMS are special quality management systems that perfectly cover and combine the areas of incoming and outgoing goods as well as production, testing and measuring procedures with a single software solution.

An overview of our references

  • Alku-Aluminium GmbH
  • Aluminiumwerke Wutöschingen AG & Co. KG
  • Alu Menziken Industrie AG
  • Hydro Aluminium Deutschland
  • Kolbenschmidt Aluminium Technologie AG
  • Martinrea Honsel GmbH
  • Nemak GmbH
  • Novelis Deutschland GmbH

Functionality and applications of LIMS from Fink & Partner within the aluminium industry

The Fink & Partner LIMS software offers the possibility to check the quality of incoming raw materials or finished products in the outgoing phase. The software uses different data sources which can be accessed via interfaces to further data processing tools. A LIMS system is therefore regarded as the ideal support for modern R&D departments of large companies that want to make their workflows in the area of data tracking/audit, data analysis, and data evaluation more effective. In this context, LIMS systems offer a flexible architecture and are designed for the following core areas of application:

  • Creation of measurement strings (determination, storage, and processing of measurement data via sensor technology)
  • Creation of control lines (analysis of measurement data, protocol management and subsequent problem solving)

LIMS systems enable the user to take into account an increased documentation effort. Raw data determined in day-to-day production can be quickly and easily evaluated using such systems and then made presentable. LIMS systems are particularly in demand for incoming and outgoing goods as well as for interim quality controls in order to be able to create certificates and make potential usage decisions quickly and automatically. Conversely, manual work steps within the scope of inspection processing can be decisively reduced, which considerably reduces time, costs and personnel deployment. The following measurement methods represent potential areas of application for the LIMS systems from Fink & Partner:

Fink & Partner cooperates with renowned tech suppliers within the scope of the conception of LIMS systems for the aluminium industry.

  • Bruker (measuring instruments: Bruker Q4 Tasman, Bruker Magellan)
  • Spectro (measuring instruments: Spectro SPECTROMAXx, Spectro Spectrolab)
  • Hitachi (Measuring Instruments: Hitachi Foundry Master)
  • Thermo Fisher (measuring instruments: Thermo Fisher ARL instruments)
  • ZwickRoell (Measuring instruments: Zwick instruments via testexpert)

Modules used by Fink & Partner within LIMS systems

Fink & Partner with many years of experience, renowned references and know-how within the aluminium industry

Customers within the aluminium industry have already been equipped with innovative, individualised and release-ready software solutions from Fink & Partner.

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of LIMS systems and other software applications in the field of quality management, we are always at the disposal of potentially interested parties and would be pleased about successful cooperation.

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