Basic Aluminum Castings Co, a longstanding Cleveland-based provider of engineered die cast solutions, sought a real-time plant floor data capture solution to record up time, down time, and productivity for all of its production machinery.


Fidelis developed a custom Microsoft application integrated with programmable logical controller interfaces to capture real time production hits and deliver information in a variety of flexible formats as required by Basic Aluminum.

Features included:

  • A real-time statistical daily dashboard with red-yellow-green coding related to up time and downtime
  • The automated delivery of scheduled productivity reports at the conclusion of each shift
  • Historical reporting and graphing capabilities to manage productivity


“We are very pleased with the Production Reporting Application. Fidelis delivered in six weeks what the previous integration firm was unable to complete in six months. The real-time dashboard and historical graphing features are invaluable tools in the management of our productivity.”
T.M. Byrne, President, Basic Aluminum