RAD-CON, a supplier of 100% hydrogen bell-type batch annealing furnaces and annealing optimization software, launched a new Shop Optimization software model that improves BAF efficiency. The new Shop Optimization model directs the diverse activities on the shop floor to optimize operations. This approach increases shop capacity instead of just managing tasks within the shop. Utilizing data from the stacking, heating and cooling model outputs, the Shop Optimization model determines the most efficient use of man and machinery to cut redundancy and eliminate bottlenecks.

RAD-CON’s Shop Optimization model provides improved communication and assignment of tasks, reduces incidents of human error, improves equipment and manpower utilization, increases throughput capacity, lowers production costs and improves quality levels. In addition, BAF production becomes more predictable and effective, which enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of downstream operations.