automet™ System - Pipework Set-Up and Measurement Software
Mike Lloyd Technical Services Ltd (mltech) are the developers and suppliers of the automet™ system for pipework set-up and measurement. Used with 'Leica' robotic sensors for example iCON55, TS16, MS60, the software allows for unparalleled functionality in the pipework manufacturing industry, designed for and use by surveyors, engineers, QA/QC inspectors, piping designers, pipe fitters.
automet™ Version 6.7.16 now available to download. Go to download section
Version 6.7.16 Change Log:
The flange misalignment is shown as an arrow, the arrow can be placed either defining the low or high point of the flange. The misalignment angle is
shown along with the mm at pipe ID. The value shown on the leader line isthe orientation of the maximum misalignment. This angle is measured from
North or TDC depending on the flange centreline orientation. If within 10º ofvertical it is measured from North all other orientations from TDC.
Better interpretation of idf & pcf files. Please send us any idf & pcf files that do not import correctly, we will endeavour to fix any problems.
Dimensioning of set boxes updated so that clicking on arrowheads will change dimension style.
The general default dimension location has been improved.
Trunnion and shoe base plate size can be defined.
Shoes; can be plate or box.
Offset work point dimensions can be moved using the new ‘Offsets’ button.
Declare component buttons moved to bottom of screen and increased in size
for ease of use, can be used when in ‘Spool Details’ Tab.
Page number definition has been added to the deliverable.
Endorsement by Kristian Hafsaas Section Manager Dimensional Survey, Aibel AS, Norway 12 April 2016
"Aibel is one of the largest service companies in Norway and is established within renewable energy. The company has several thousand employees and operations in several countries, including world-class fabrication yards. Aibel is an engineering company that plans, builds, upgrades and maintains platforms, vessels and production facilities in the oil and gas industry.
We have used automet for about 10 years. There has been great benefits for us in time saving and high accuracy on the jobs. Also mltech has been a great team player and developed the software according to our needs. The surveyors in prefab workshop use automet for piping and structure every day. We produce in average 150 pipe spools a week and use autoReport for as-built documentation. For the future Aibel will continue to use automet as main software within the Dimensional Survey Department."
Endorsement by Arunkumar S | Asst. Manager – Projects & Engineering| DEE Piping Systems (India) May 2017
"Integrity is very important to all businesses and demonstrating this can sometimes be difficult. The use of the automet™ software assists us in achieving our dimensional integrity targets but, further to this, the system has an effective audit trail so our clients can review the survey data in 'easy to read' reports and, if the client has a copy of automet™, the raw survey data can also be transferred to our client for review. As far as fabrication industry is concerned implementation of Lean system is beneficial and we made automet™ to be a part of our lean system, in terms of cost effectiveness. automet™ alerts us at the very beginning stage and makes us to save more money in the form of avoiding excess raw material wastages and welds at wrong orientation. The introduction of the automet™ software into our current working practices has improved our pipe spool surveying and fabrication efficiency and therefore our dimensional integrity. We are glad to quote that automet™ is a part of DEE Piping Systems (India and Thailand)”.