Spidex Software has announced that J Rotherham Masonry Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of architectural stonework, has selected EPRAIS Permit-to-Work and Mainsaver CMMS.
At its 17-acre production facility in East Yorkshire, J Rotherham Masonry creates a stunning range of stonework, from bespoke kitchen worktops and fireplace surrounds right through to ornate column capitals and statues.
The requirement for CMMS (computerised maintenance management software) was rooted in a desire to exercise greater control and improve visibility of maintenance works carried out in the production area. The availability of more detailed maintenance data is expected to enable better measurement of asset lifecycle costs and thereby more effective task prioritisation.
Significant expansion in recent years has required the commissioning of additional machinery and the procurement of associated spares and consumables. The plant assets on the huge site vary in scale and complexity – as well as the many hand power tools and CNC machines, there are huge gantry cranes to lift and move the raw materials. In 2017, the company installed the world’s first fully-automated robotic stone cutting line (see main picture.)
The implementation of Mainsaver CMMS will initially concentrate on the core work order management functions, particularly critical PMs, which will be mapped out using Mainsaver’s Job Plan functionality. Operations staff will be able to raise work requests directly from the production office, using web-based schematic layouts to locate plant assets more easily.
The CMMS will be implemented in a hosted environment to minimise the requirement for onsite IT resource. Following the installation of Mainsaver, J Rotherham will be adding Spidex’s EPRAIS Permit-to-Work module for improved management of external contractors.
Spidex Managing Director Jonathan Starling said: “It is always a pleasure for us to work with an undisputed leader in its sector. We warmly welcome J Rotherham Masonry as a customer and look forward to a long and successful working relationship.”