Barrett Steel’s Maintenance Ops Go Digital With ‘Fiix’

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Steel Supplier Barrett Steel has decided to digitize its maintenance operations. The company will utilize a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) Fiix, which is a product of Rockwell Automation. In addition to scheduling and monitoring maintenance tasks, Fiix also stores the data and organizes it using the SaaS industrial IoT platform ThingWorx.

Director of Operations at Barrett Steel, Paul Burke said, “Downtime at any of our 26 U.K. sites could lead to delivery delays, which are simply unacceptable. We always look to deploy the best possible contemporary solutions to help ensure maximum uptime. Due to the mobile nature of our operations, remote access was essential as was the ease of use, and the Fiix/ThingWorx package is perfect for our needs.”

The management system of the Wisconsin-headquartered Rockwell tracks how the processes progress and also gathers data-led insights into the daily operations of a site. The regional vice president at Rockwell Automation, Malte Dieckelmann stated: “We put forward a digital transformation plan that focused around ThingWorx coupled to a powerful but easy-to-use CMMS solution. The resulting package reduces risk to both day-to-day operations and personnel.”

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Barrett is on a mission to digitize the company’s maintenance operations including asset tracking and connected business systems to improve productivity. More and more companies in recent times are looking to exploit digital tools to streamline maintenance at operations. With demand growing almost consistently, it ensures timely delivery of services.


 

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