Engineering

Engineering

Your Benefit

  • Database-supported creation of function-oriented schematics
  • High potential for standardisation and automation in project creation by using macro technology
  • Direct access to a variety of manufacturer data in the EPLAN Data Portal
  • Graphic and object-oriented work methods possible for engineering design
Sourcing

Sourcing

Manufacturer EPLAN Data Portal

Integrated Value Chain

Your Benefit

  • Direct access to manufacturing data and online configurators
  • Completely digitalised ordering process
  • Automatic generation of bills of materials
  • Preparation of data for importing into your company‘s ERP system
Cutting

Cutting

Mounting panel in EPLAN Pro Panel

Production-ready cutting lists with length specifications in EPLAN Pro Panel

Your Benefit

  • Easy and intuitive placement of mounting rails and wire ducts
  • Providing data from the digital twin for cutting DIN rails and wire ducts to length
  • Providing data sets in XML format
  • Time savings of up to 51% thanks to fully automatic terminal strip production
Panel Modification

Panel Modification

Mounting panel with drilling patterns in EPLAN Pro Panel

Rittal Perforex BC Machining Center

Your Benefit

  • Drilling information is transferred to the workpiece by way of components from the database
  • Simplified data management via standardised drilling patterns
  • Automatically create drilling and milling data using the digital twin
  • Time savings of up to 89% thanks to fully automated preparation of the order at the machining centre
  • Making changes is easy and there’s an overview of consistent data
Terminal Strip Assembly

Terminal Strip Assembly

Terminal strips in EPLAN Pro Panel

Control cabinet legend with terminal strip overview

Your Benefit

  • Easy creation of the digital twin for panbel building
  • Assemble and assign terminal strips in engineering
  • Complete work steps in parallel by pre-assembling terminal strips
  • Test and complete terminal strips using the manufacturer’s software

     

Mechanical Installation

Mechanical Installation

3D model and manufacturing documentation for control cabinet assembly

Paperless document access in EPLAN eVIEW

Your Benefit

  • Easy creation of the digital twin as the foundation for enclosure production
  • Collision checks in the model reduce the need for corrections later, saving time and money
  • Heat sources are made apparent early in the planning phase
  • Visual guidance for assembly via 2D and 3D manufacturing documentation
  • Providing digital manufacturing documentation for paperless production
  • Parallel processing steps by outputting cutting lists
Labelling Devices

Labelling Devices

Schematics in EPLAN Electric P8 with devices, cables and wiring

Label writer for generating labels

Your Benefit

  • Data transfer through standardised interfaces to label printing systems of component manufacturers
  • No manual entry, sorting or processing required
Wire Fabrication

Wire Fabrication

Routed mounting plates in EPLAN Pro Panel

Possible savings potential by automating wire assembly

Your Benefit

  • Pre-assembly offers the highest potential for savings for the entire control cabinet production
  • Length, colour, cross-section and target wiring are all automatically determined
  • Exporting of data sets to wiring processing machines or service providers
  • Transparent change process using change lists
Wiring

Wiring

Routed mounting panel in EPLAN Pro Panel

Routed mounting panel in EPLAN Pro Panel

Display of the wiring steps in EPLAN Smart Wiring

Your Benefit

  • Rule-based routing for wiring from the 3D model of the schematics
  • Derive information from the digital twin, for instance about the length, colour and cross-section of wires and termination, source and destination
  • Optimising wiring through the use of visualisations and by providing all data in digital form
  • Time savings of 20% thanks to visual source/destination representation in EPLAN Smart Wiring
  • Information about routing paths are also provided in 3D
  • Simplified representation enables wiring to be completed without wiring expertise
  • Status overview simplifies project handover
Testing

Testing

Digital wiring information in EPLAN Smart Wiring

Digital view in EPLAN eVIEW

Your Benefit

  • Preventing potential mistakes during commissioning
  • Providing digital project data
  • Easy testing without schematics via step-by-step instructions
  • All necessary information is available in digital form, from the connection point to the exact routing path – in 3D as needed
  • Status information makes transferring projects between various employees easier and enables project monitoring
  • Potential savings of up to 20% via the digital testing process in EPLAN Smart Wiring