Metale – Information about materials
The system serves to provide information on materials of various countries. Using the system it is possible to define materials similar to each other among the countries. It includes module METALE-Z with database of ferrous materials and METALE-N with database of non-ferrous materials. Both of the modules may be installed independently of one another and thus they may work separately. The system contains about 53 000 grades of materials in total from 25 countries and pursuant to EN and ISO standards. It can be effective particularly in companies, which deal with engineering production, business and co-operation with foreign countries.
Module contains wrought steels, cats steels, cast-iron with laminar graphite, cats-iron with nodular graphite, malleable cast-irons and special metals from AUS, BGR, BRA, CZK, SVK, CHN, FIN, FRA, ITA, JPN, SRB, CAN, HUN, DEU, NOR, POL, AUT, ROM, RUS, USA, ESP, SWE, CHE and GBR. It also contains materials according to EN. Besides material identification database of each country contains also standard identification, above-mentioned material type, chemical composition and country of material origin. The last database contains 35 000 grades of materials in total.
For Czech (Slovak) grades there are mentioned also use, mechanical features, heat treatment temperatures, heat treatment graphs, weldability information and material type in the view of suitability of use (e.g. cementation steel). If mechanical features are affected by the product type, heat treatment status or version, this information will be displayed for the user with selecting option.
- browsing material databases of the single countries
- searching databases according to:
- country of origin of the grade
- standards number
- chemical composition
- searching similar foreign materials according to:
- similarity feature (code, which was assigned to the similar grades)
- chemical composition
- for Czech materials displaying:
- mechanical features
- material use
- heat treatment temperatures
- heat treatment charts
- weldability information
- heat treatment status
- products, surface and version
- searching according to material type in the view of features and use in database of Czech materials
- printed result reports
System includes several special databases where each user has option of individual settings so that system works correctly in specific conditions of various users.
The system is determined for environment of operation systems MS Windows. We used CLIENT / SERVER architecture as solution basis with data administration through MS SQL Server or MSDE. Thus METALE-ZN system may work within local as well as network employment. So-called “Floating Licence” is used in network employment, which means that you may install the system on any number of network sites and at the given moment you may execute it in the number corresponding to the purchased number of licences. Data protection is secured by access rights and passwords assigned individually to each user. You have an option to select language environment in Czech, German or English.