Flexibility built in

Joedan recently chose the LogiKal software solution, distributed and supported in the UK by BM Aluminium.

When the company reviewed the software requirements for its commercial aluminium system its priority was to identify a customisable product that would allow it to create a bespoke database for its own product range, and be better able to create its own design and manufacturing efficiencies.

LogiKal can link quotations through order processing and design and ultimately all the way to manufacturing.

Because BM Aluminium was able to work with Joedan to customise its LogiKal set up to exactly suit how the company operates, it meant that Joedan could maximise control and achieve important efficiencies at every single one of these stages. For example, BM Aluminium has helped the IT team at Joedan to programme a bespoke database for the Joedan commercial aluminium system which includes all of the company’s third-party hardware, and gives them full control of their order entry processing.

BM Aluminium linked the software to Joedan’s two FOM LMT65 multi-spindle machining centres and pre-programmed all of its routine CNC preps delivering additional time savings and improved material optimisation.

BM Aluminium’s managing director Dean Hodges said: “As this project shows, there is a huge amount of flexibility built into LogiKal so that it can be tailored precisely to the needs of every fabricator we work with. Customers can obviously choose from a wide range of off the shelf modules, but our team are highly skilled in customisation and enjoy the challenge of creating something which is truly bespoke.”

Dan Cowl, software and IT director at Joedan, said: “BM Aluminium hasn’t shoehorned LogiKal into our operation. Instead, they have worked closely with us to understand exactly what we wanted to achieve and have delivered a software package that we know will make a real and ongoing contribution to our overall efficiency.”