Krah Pipes

All live factory processes controlled from a single software interface


Project overview

Our client in this case study is an Estonian manufacturer of construction pipes. Their Flexible Krah-technology allows one to design and manufacture custom pipe configurations or even one single section of pipe. Thorgate wrote software to help optimize their scheduling and logistics and automate their quality control systems.

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Previously, Krah pipes used enormous Excel tables that often broke because of the complicated nest of embedded formulas which due to their inflexibility did not allow any human errors. Currently they have:

  • Live update of client orders
  • Live overview of the schedule; schedule tracking
  • Manual and automatic upfront planning
  • Timeplan blockers and automatic planning rules
  • Reviewing production and revision history
  • Configurable tools and production times
  • Cancellations and automatic adjustments when orders change
  • Reports: time, material, faults per pipe segment and per employee
  • Prognosis: time, material, consumption
  • Quality assurance input and evaluation
  • Automatic detection and/or measurement of production faults

We save hundreds of hours of manual work per year

- Peeter Kirtsi, CEO of Krah Pipes