A graphical database management system for the control of Plate stock in Metal Merchant and Fabrication businesses. FastTRACK® is essential for the maintenance of historical stock records, especially for certified materials and specialized metallurgy.

Parts list

Plate search

Plate audit

stock transfer


FastTRACK® is a cost-efficiency business application for the management of plate processing jobs typical of Oxy- Fuel, Plasma, laser and similar cutting operations. FastTRACK® maintains a list of available plates and history of processing on those plates. Remnants created by processing are kept up to date and may be processed multiple times until they become uneconomic and marked as in- active. FastTRACK® will track all material properties with each plate and subsequent cut plates. These include, Area, Mass, Metallurgy, Mill and Heat Stamps vital in Quality Assurance and Traceability.

FastTRACK® allows all plate information to be stored in a way that is easy to search, maintain and use. FastTRACK® allows for manual plate input, by simple Length and Width measurements, or the plates can be added from already drawn (Fast)CAM files. All plate shapes can be edited inside FastTRACK®, and the area and weight calculations update automatically, based on the new shape. Users can instantly search the database for all remnant types which match the given specifications for type, grade or thickness, display the matches graphically on the screen, and print a report or drawing.

The time taken in annual or monthly Stocktaking is reduced to a minimum. FastTRACK® will make stocktake a matter of reconciliation, not measurement. Each plate is numbered as it enters the system. This number and metallurgical data cannot be changed, providing a high degree of traceability for quality control. The system also tracks who creates, edits and deletes plates, complete with a pictorial history.

Full reporting functions make FastTRACK® a very useful program when it comes to Stocktake, as all drawings can be printed and detailed reports can also be generated. Plate data includes Entry Number, File Name, Plate size, Material, Thickness, Density, Area, Weight, Heat Number, Mill Number, Plate Code, Job Number, Cost, Location and a comment field.

FastTRACK® highlights :

  • Storage of an unlimited number of plate shapes as instantly dimensioned drawings.
  • Automatic dimensioning of displayed drawings.
  • Automatically calculates Area, Weight, and Cost.
  • Storage of heat treatment number, mill plate number, order number, orginal plate size, supplier.
  • Immediate stock reports by material, grade, thickness, value and shape.
  • Rapid search of remnant stocks for a specific size, material, grade and thickness.
  • Transfer plates to another branch.

FastTRACK® can be used alone or combined with the FastCAM® System. Where a 'live' stock database is required, FastTRACK® can be integrated with FastNEST® so that when plates are trimmed on the completion of nesting FastTRACK® will simultaneously update the plate tracking data.

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Price is for a single user.

Related info: FastCAM, FastNEST

$999/user Contact us to order.