OMS Robotics - Product Spotlight Series 2024

OMS Robotics - Product Spotlight Series 2024

Product Spotlight Series: Optimising Pipeline Fit-Up: With the OMS AutoTool & SmartFit Software

When it comes to constructing pipelines, achieving the perfect fit-up is crucial for ensuring strength, longevity, and overall efficiency. Even though pipes may appear round, they often have subtle ovality that can lead to welding difficulties and stress concentration areas. To address these challenges, OMS offers cutting-edge solutions in the form of AutoTool and SmartFit software, designed to revolutionise the pipe measurement and fit-up processes.


OMS AutoTool: For Fast & Precise ovality measurements

The OMS AutoTool is a game-changer in pipe measurement, providing rapid laser scans of pipe ends in less than 12 seconds. This quick and accurate process yields a full range of data, including inner diameter, outer diameter, wall thickness, and out-of-round measurements. With AutoTool, over 200 pipe ends can be measured in a single shift, making it ideal for large-scale projects.

Key Features of OMS AutoTool:

  • 2,048 Measurements in 12 seconds: Provides comprehensive data sets for precise fit-ups.
  • Accuracy: Provides measurements accurate to 0.05mm.
  • Portability: Easily transported in airline hand-luggage.
  • Ease of Use: simplifying the measurement process.
  • Global Success: Successfully utilised in many major global energy projects.

OMS SmartFit Software: Reduce Fit-Up Time & Improve Pipeline Longevity

OMS SmartFit software complements the AutoTool by providing advanced fit-up capabilities, especially in complex critical pipeline sections. This software offers the most comprehensive fit-up information available, working seamlessly with the OMS measurement tools to report data directly to Excel. SmartFit allows for pipes to be sorted, grouped, and sequenced for optimal fit-up, ensuring that the 'golden' pipe is used for critical sections.

Benefits of OMS SmartFit Software:

  • Time Savings: Reduces fit-up time.
  • Cost-Effective: Helps bring projects in on budget by minimising rework.
  • Longevity: Increases the lifetime of pipeline assets by sequencing for a precise fit-up.
  • Quality Assurance: Improves weld quality and mitigates project risks.
  • Project Standards: Ensures fit-up meets project standards and specifications.



OMS AutoTool and SmartFit software are revolutionising the pipeline fit-up process by providing precision, efficiency, and reliability in pipe measurement and fit-up. These cutting-edge technologies will assist pipeline construction projects in achieving an optimal fit-up, leading to a stronger, safer, and longer-lasting pipeline.

Also See the OMS Bevel 360 Mk2 which goes one step further in analysing ovality, and the pipe bevel geometry for optimal welding efficiency and accuracy.