Metal service center uses ProNest software to streamline operations

Posted on 10/11/2018
Posted by Hypertherm

The company and products

DenCol Supply is a leading metal service center in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. The company stocks a large metal inventory and focuses on producing high quality metal parts to order.

The problem

DenCol prides itself on outstanding service, and accomplishes this by featuring some of the most advanced profiling equipment available today, including an Amada® laser, two Peddinghaus FDB 2500 Plate machines, a Whitney punch plasma, and ESAB® plasma and oxyfuel machines.

With all those machine brands and cutting processes, the company found itself using numerous software programs supplied by the various machine producers – a far from ideal solution. DeWayne Deck, DenCol President explains, “The training and maintenance issues involved were just going to create long-term costs that would negatively impact our ability to be competitive. We knew we had to find a single-source independent software solution that would work if we were going to be successful.”

The solution

After researching the options, DenCol decided to implement Hypertherm’s ProNest® nesting software. As a programming solution capable of using most of DenCol’s previously created nests and creating CNC code for all of DenCol’s cutting processes and machine brands, ProNest presented the most versatile and cost-effective long-term option.

The benefits

Since successful implementation of ProNest, DeWayne Deck has been pleased with the positive impact on the company’s ability to serve its customers – and on the bottom line. “ProNest has aided in the integration of our cutting machines. With a single programming solution, our programming time and operator training is significantly reduced. In turn this means we can do a better job of meeting our promise to customers.”

Posted on 10/11/2018
Posted by Hypertherm