Our Systems

Over the Last 5 years Helix has invested heavily in some of the best market leading software packages that allows us to seamlessly transfer information between different areas of the business and helps us maintain a world class service to our customers! 

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Factory master MRP
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Helix have invested heavily into Access Factory Master MRP Software and this now performs at the heart of the company all Machine resources are directly linked on the shop floor to the system so the operators can see Live work to lists.  

How Access Factory Master made a difference to Helix 

• Automation has reduced order purchasing resources from one and half people to just a half.

• Integrating sales and purchasing functionality means lead and delivery times are more accurate.

• More efficient creation and management of bills of materials has resulted in improved accuracy and fewer mistakes from manual input of costs.

• Touchscreen functionality in the workshops records actual process times accurately so estimates are no longer needed.

• Greater visibility shows where the product is within the manufacturing process and highlights any downtime on a specific job.

• Fully traceable raw materials inventory with paperless storage of 3.1 certs.

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Orchestrate Production Scheduler
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Access Orchestrate lets our production planners and engineers perform at their best by reducing the amount of time they need to spend simply staying on top of a rapidly changing environment and allowing them to make faster decisions. Access Orchestrate lets them spend their time applying their wide-ranging knowledge and experience, not updating spreadsheets.

You benefit from day one. Access Orchestrate allows helix to give you a clear view of your order within our schedule.

Orchestrate System
Orchestrate Systems
Cimco NC Base


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CIMCO NC-Base is a CNC program management tool that allows helix to organise and manage our CNC programs and related production documents. Achieving stringent product and quality goals today requires that the correct information and data get to the right individuals and equipment as efficiently as possible. NC-Base is the CNC program management tool that allows us to organise and manage our CNC programs and related production documents most effectively through the use of a reliable and fast SQL relational database, it also offers full traceability with individual user rights to programs which keeps our database secure.

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Edgecam Designer
Edgecam Designer

A recent addition to our systems is Edgecam Designer which fills the gap between CAD and CAM. From fixture design, to part repair & modification, EDGECAM Designer is the ultimate CAD solution for taking geometry through to manufacture. EDGECAM Designer imports data from a wide variety of exchange formats including Parasolid, IGES, STEP, ACIS, DXF, DWG, STL and VDA files as well as native data from the following CAD systems:

•  Catia V4 & V5

• Autodesk Inventor

• Siemens NX

• SolidWorks

• Solid Edge

The extensive range of translators ensures that helix can work with data from almost any customer.

Edgecam CAD-CAM
Edgecam Designer

Edgecam, a market leading Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, offers a complete solution for milling, turning and mill/turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated tool path generation. Edgecam provides our programming office with the tools they need to feed programs to the whole of the shop floor, it allows us to accept a wide range of solid model inputs from customers and enables us to machine complex 5 axis components, we can also adapt the latest milling strategies that allow us to reduce cycle times and ultimately cost.

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Edgecam Systems
Sage 50 Cloud Accounts
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We invested in Sage 50 Cloud to handle all our financial accounts as it seamlessly integrates with our Factory Master MRP Software which ensures accurate billing and security of all data.

Sage Systems
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