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Unlocking Business Success: The Hidden Value of Online Training for Your Team

Unlocking Business Success: The Hidden Value of Online Training for Your Team

In the ever-evolving landscape of building and construction, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. As a Light Gauge Steel business owner or manager, you understand the importance of efficiency, quality, and consistency in your operations. One powerful tool that can contribute significantly to achieving these goals is online training for your staff. In this blog post, we’ll explore the often-overlooked benefits of investing time in training your team using Enduroframe’s online LGS training portal, ENDUROCADEMY.

1. Save Time

New features in ENDUROCADD® software, ENDUROHUB® portal, or ENDURO® rollformer HMI are created with the express intent of reducing work time. Whether it is eliminating a lengthy on-site workaround, automating a repetitive detailing process, or incorporating a business management process that was previously performed in a different system. 

It’s one thing to read about new features but if you’re not given a chance to integrate them into existing processes, you’re more likely to stick with what you know. Give your team a chance to make their jobs easier (and complete work faster) by encouraging them to complete online training and embrace time-saving new features.

2. Onboard new employees quickly

Ensure your new employees hit the ground running by giving them access to ENDUROCADEMY LGS Training as early as possible. We have courses designed for beginners that cover the fundamentals of the Light Gauge Steel industry, ENDUROCADD® software basics and ENDUROHUB® portal basics. Online LGS training courses can be accessed anywhere, at whatever time is convenient and don’t require the assistance of other team members to complete. 

We won’t share names but we’ve even had prospective employees request access so they can learn the basics and nail their job interview.

3. Cost effective and accessible

Previously, the Enduroframe team delivered training in person. This required a significant investment for businesses sending students to attend training in Melbourne, or hosting training in their own facilities.

Now, with the basics covered by online training, expensive in-person training can be reserved for more specialised scenarios that are tailored to your business needs.

3. Customisable 

Do you have a process that needs training? We can prepare courses, training videos and documentation based on your requirements. Course access can be limited to your employees only. Or if the training is for a product or service your business is selling, shared with all ENDUROCADEMY students.

Another great feature in ENDUROCADEMY is the ability to set up teams where the team manager can assign training to team members and view progress.

Conclusion: Empower your Team, Propel Your Business

In conclusion, the benefits of online training in ENDUROCADEMY extend far beyond the surface level. It’s not just about learning for the sake of learning; it’s about empowering your team with the tools and knowledge needed to drive your business forward. From mastering time-saving software features to ensuring a consistent and high-quality output, the impact of investing in training is undeniable.

As a forward-thinking business owner or manager, consider online training not just as a checkbox for compliance but as a strategic investment in the growth and success of your organization. By fostering a culture of continuous learning, you’re not just shaping employees; you’re sculpting the future of your business.

Get Started Today!

The best part about ENDUROCADEMY? It’s free for Enduroframe licensees! Check out the full list of courses available at endurocademy.enduroframe.com/courses-page.

If you or your staff would like to enrol in ENDUROCADEMY, contact us at [email protected]

ENDUROHUB update Oct 2023

ENDUROHUB Portal update October 2023, R3-17

We’re very excited to share all of the new features available in ENDUROHUB® in October 2023. We believe this is one of the biggest releases of ENDUROHUB® since its introduction and you can see how it is taking shape to play a central role to manage your business, and have some really cool features that are only available in the ENDUROFRAME® Building System for Light Gauge Steel Frames.

Click on the link below to find out more information on this ENDUROHUB® Portal Update and detailed instructions on how to use the new features. ENDUROFRAME® Help System login is required for access.

High Accuracy Printing is here!

Over the last couple of months we’ve been doing testing on how ENDURO® Rollformers can accurately mark the locations of trusses on top plates. A huge thanks to Steer Manufacturing, Stoddarts and Centurion for the use of their rollformers for testing.

With this ENDUROHUB® Portal update the correct NC data can now be applied to locate trusses and rafters on top plates that can be accurately printed by ENDURO® rollformers.

This is a great example of the ENDUROCADD® Software, the ENDUROHUB® Portal, ENDURO® Rollformer HMI software, the PLC and Markem Imaje printers all working together to make it easier to install frames on-site. This has taken extensive research and development over several years to get all aspects of this process working. We believe this to be a world-first for steel framing system.

Rollforming data sent from HMIMk5 v6.0.7.0 to ENDUROHUB

In the most recent update to the ENDURO® Rollformers HMI software, HmiMk5 version 6.0.7.0, one of the big changes was to allow cutting list progress to be sent from the HMI to ENDUROHUB®. This ENDUROHUB® update is the second half of that work, to see the information from the HMI in ENDUROHUB®.

Assembly Tracking, Fabrication Records

While rollforming data is sent from the ENDURO® Rollformer HMI and reported in ENDUROHUB®, the new assembly tracking features in ENDUROHUB® allows data assembling walls, trusses and other ENDUROFRAME® Building System components to be collected and easily viewed.

The specification for Assembly Tracking features in ENDUROHUB®, including background information on assembly and fabrication metrics, and why it is important to your business is documented here, ENDUROHUB Assembly Tracker (ENDUROFRAME Help Center login required).

Step-by-step instructions on how to record assembly work in ENDUROHUB® is documented on this page, How to use the ENDUROHUB® Assembly Tracker(ENDUROFRAME Help Center login required) 

Make sure you attend the webinar!

Rollforming and Fabrication progress reporting

After the ENDURO® Rollformer operation software update, HMIMk5 v6.0.7.0, Rollforming progress reporting in the ENDUROHUB® Orders list is improved and more stable. Parts are highlighted green in Cutting Lists when they are completed.

When you upload assembly work information to Fabrication Records, this information is used for Fabrication progress.

ENDUROHUB Rollforming and Fabrication progress bars in the Orders list
ENDUROHUB Cutting List progress: completed parts are coloured green

Dashboard

With this ENDUROHUB® update, ENDUROHUB® managers will be able to view new Dashboard features which uses data sent from ENDURO® Rollformers, as well as data from the new Fabrication Records.

Dashboard: Rollformer Charts, Production Overview summary

The Production Overview Summary chart is now on the Rollformer Charts tab. This chart uses information from the HMI and reports on the rollformer run time.

Dashboard: Rollformer Charts

Dashboard: CutParts Charts, Meters Run

The Meters Run charts has been moved to the new CutParts charts tab. This chart uses information from the HMI and reports on the lineal meters rollformed over time. You can show different Product Codes e.g. C7575ra.

ENDUROHUB Dashboard: CutParts Charts

Dashboard: Fabrication charts 

Various summary charts of assembly data across all jobs are available on the Dashboard’s Fabrication Charts tab:

  • Number of Screws Inserted Per Work Man Hour
  • Total Screws assembled
  • Lineal m of product assembled per man hour
  • Total lineal m of product assembled
  • Meters of assembly per man hour (Wall length and Truss/Floor joist span)
  • Total meters of assembly (Wall length and Truss/Floor joist span)
  • Total hours worked
  • Number of fabricators
  • Break types

These charts use information added to an order’s Fabrication Records.

ENDUROHUB Dashboard: Fabrication charts

Click on the link below to find out more information on this ENDUROHUB® Portal Update and detailed instructions on how to use the new features. ENDUROFRAME® Help System login is required for access.

ENDURO® Rollformer operation software update: HMIMk5 Version 6.0.7.0

ENDURO® Rollformer operation software update: HMIMk5 Version 6.0.7.0

We are pleased to announce the release of the eagerly awaited update for HMIMk5, the software used to operate ENDURO® Rollformers which occurred on Monday, September 4th, 2023.

Logging of Coil Information is now possible!

There are several new features included in this release which will improve the operation of your factory. Coil information can now be recorded directly into the HMI including the coil number and the coil weight or length. In turn, this enables the following to be done:

  • Reduce the amount of scrap at the end of coils by loading the exact length of parts to be made
  • By connecting the HMI with ENDUROHUB®, measure the amount and type of scrap that is generated on each coil
  • Get a warning when the coil is down to a user-defined length so that the next coil can be prepared
  • Ensure that the machine setting is compatible with the thickness of coil that is being loaded
  • Provides a check that parts that are thinner than have been detailed are not accidentally rollformed (contact the Enduroframe team if you want this check turned off)

Information from the HMI is now able to be automatically read by ENDUROHUB®!

Tick the 3 boxes below in the Setup menu to have information from the HMI automatically and seamlessly uploaded to ENDUROHUB®.

This uploads a wide range of data which can be used by ENDUROHUB® including dashboard on productivity, rollformer uptime and downtime, the status of manufacturing orders, as well as scrap records. This is our first step towards making ENDUROHUB® your factory management tool so you can track productivity and costs.

Click on the link below to watch a 2 minute overview of these features.

Click on the link below to find out more details on what is included in this release and detailed instructions on how to use these new features.

What do you need to do?

Before the update, follow these steps:

Highlight on Light Gauge Steel in Cyclonic areas with Steeline GRP Darwin

Steeline Darwin

Highlight on Light Gauge Steel in Cyclonic areas with Steeline GRP Darwin

Darwin is well known for its tough cyclonic conditions with all construction needing to meet exacting levels of engineering.

The Engineering behind the ENDUROCADD® Software complies to the ABCB protocol meaning a trained software user can sign off on projects that meet these requirements, right up to C4. The toughest in Australia.

Steeline GRP proudly manufactures the ENDUROFRAME® Building System and has been supplying steel frames all over the Northern Territory for the past 7 years.

Their friendly and knowledgeable team will work with you to provide a cost-effective solution for your next commercial or residential project.

Please contact the team at STEELINE GRP for more information

Steeline GRP
84 Pruen Road, Berrimah Northern Territory 0828
Phone (08) 8935 3900

www.steeline.com.au

Steeline Darwin

Case Study: Bonnie Doon project by Border Steel Framing

Case Study:
Bonnie Doon project by Border Steel Framing

Border Steel Framing, Bonnie Doon project

When building in a visually pleasing setting, the design should complement the location. The client excelled here, incorporating cathedral ceilings running in two directions, with large window and door openings to capitalise on the views.

Accurate detailing was the key here to ensure a perfect and fast fit on site. The team at Border Steel Framing in Cobram, Victoria, took this in their stride using the efficient ENDUROCADD® software to make the model then fabricating the frames and delivering on time. Erection was straight forward, assisted by the accompanying comprehensive site installation documentation.

Pricing needed to be competitive with other framing systems and materials, which is a given as the ENDUROFRAME® Building System uses a lot of tested engineering values which are more accurate than systems relying on calculation, reducing the amount of steel that goes into the job.

The project is now finished providing peace of mind that the steel frame is highly durable with the added bonus that termites cannot eat the frame and the frames will not burn.

For further enquiries on this project or to find out how Border Steel Framing can help you with yours, please contact Wendy on (03) 5871 2122, Option 3 for the steel department, or visit the website at https://oasishomes.com.au/border-steel-framing/ 

 

Border Steel Framing
Phone: (03) 5871 2122, Option 3
Email: [email protected]

Border Steel Framing, Bonnie Doon

Evident Constructions: New ENDUROFRAME® Building System licensee on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

Evident Constructions: New ENDUROFRAME® Building System licensee on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

Evident Constructions team photo
Evident Constructions logo

Evident Constructions are proud manufacturers of the ENDUROFRAME® building system, supplying quality, competitively priced lightweight steel frames on the Sunshine Coast.

With over 25 years in the construction industry, the family owned and operated company has cemented themselves as experts in the installation of steel frames in both residential and commercial projects.

To further control the whole process and ensure the highest quality frames and reliable delivery times, Evident have now taken the next logical step to manufacture their own frames from their new facility.

Throughout the years, Evident constructions have gained a reputation for quality installs, going above and beyond in their attention to detail, professional yet approachable attitude, and a genuine willingness to work hard to exceed expectations.

Directors Jamie and Jennifer are very hands on with each project, and will listen and understand your requirements, provide practical advice, deliver regular communication, and personally oversee the build from first contact through to the completed installation.

Their crew is comprised of experienced fabricators and talented carpenters that are ready to make and erect your project on time and on budget. No job too big or small, Evident constructions supply and install servicing Sunshine Coast, Gympie, and North Brisbane.

Don’t hesitate to make contact to understand how Evident Constructions can help you with your next project.

Evident Constructions
Phone: 0411 921 760
Email: [email protected]

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