The steel industry, with its steelworks in Germany, is the backbone of global stainless steel and steel production. Iron steel is the central material in the metal construction industry. In the ranking of the world’s largest steel producers, Germany is among the top 7, with outstanding steel quality being legendary. Since the steel industry is a basic industry from which many value chains are split off, it is of such enormous importance for the German economy.
As Europe’s leading steel location, German steel companies produce around 42 million tons of crude steel per year. About 30 percent of the value-added generated in the European Union can be directly or indirectly traced back to the steel industry. The demand for high-quality and innovative software is correspondingly high in German steel mills, which sometimes produce around 70 percent of the steel produced. Two-thirds of all steel products in Germany are flat steel, about one third are long steel products. Due to the great importance of the steel industry and its versatile value-added chains, Fink & Partner has made it it is business to offer innovative software solutions for the areas of incoming goods, outgoing goods, production, measurement technology, testing technology, and auditing.
LIMS (Laboratory Information and Management Systems) from Fink & Partner as a highly efficient quality monitoring tool
LIMS software solutions primarily deal with data processing within analytical laboratories. Accordingly, such systems are suitable for supporting modern laboratories. The main focus is on the support of workflows dealing with data tracking. Such systems also offer an extremely flexible architecture and allow interfaces to other software solutions – e.g. to ensure data exchange with other systems. As core application areas the following tasks can be implemented with the help of LIMS:
- Measurement technology (creation of a measurement string, recording, and storage of measured values obtained by sensors)
- Control technology (creation of a control line, analytical processing of measurement data and subsequent problem management)
LIMS systems, therefore, offer extensive know-how in the analytical phases of pre-analysis, the direct analysis phase, and the final post-analysis phase.