ABS Software - Chemistry Routing System (CHRIS)

The Chemistry Routing System (CHRIS) is an add-on product that automates the collection and dissemination of analytical test results. CHRIS was designed and developed to enhance the ABS Software System by providing improved shop chemistry control. CHRIS will:

  • Process and distribute heel and preliminary chemistry test results directly to the ABS Software Least Cost Charge Design (MIX) and Least Cost Alloy Additions (TAP) programs
  • Process and distribute chemistry test results for all incoming scraps and recycled materials directly to the ABS Software Scrap Control System (SCS)
  • Process and distribute final test results directly to the ABS Software Management Reporting System (MARS)
  • Provide a hands-free chemistry collection, distribution, and data storage system
  • Interface with most major manufacturers' analytical instruments, thereby providing more cost-effective utilization of existing analytical testing equipment

The CHRIS System can process and distribute the following types of lab tests:

Hot Metal Chemistry - The first type of lab test the CHRIS System can process is "hot metal chemistry." Hot metal chemistry tests are either heel samples or preliminary samples. CHRIS will distribute the heel or preliminary chemistry to the appropriate ABS Software program. This very important function eliminates the possibility of manual input errors. In almost all instances, this function also helps reduce the total charge time, thereby helping to reduce total operating costs.

Scrap Chemistry - The second type of lab test that CHRIS can process is "incoming or recycled scrap chemistry." Scrap chemistry results are distributed and stored in the received scrap chemistry database. The Scrap Control System (SCS) provides the ability to later transfer the scrap chemistry to the active ABS Software inventory. When scrap chemistries are transferred to the active inventory, the scrap receipts and scrap transferred databases are updated. All scrap chemistry information is, therefore, collected and distributed without any manual intervention. This hands-off chemistry distribution system ensures better chemistry control by eliminating manual data entry errors.

Final Chemistry - The third type of lab test that CHRIS can process is "final chemistry." Final chemistry results are the results taken at tap or casting time. CHRIS collects and stores the final chemistry results into an historical database, which can be made available to virtually anyone connected to the network. This "chemistry data bank" eliminates the redundant collection and distribution of the final chemistry test results. The information in the chemistry data bank can be selected by various key identifiers (alloy code, tap date, etc.) and exported for later SPC analysis or to other preferred database products.

CHRIS can operate in a single or multi-computer environment.