Smart Cabinet Building

Bundling of competence and know-how for the current and future challenges of control cabinet building

Smart Cabinet Building

Networking of technology and expertise

Networking of technology and expertise

Panel building is situated in a pronounced field of conflict:
An almost unmanageable number of technical features in the face of fast-changing customer requirements, high cost and price pressure with tight deadlines. This can only succeed if the possibilities opened up by automation and digitalization are adopted to create a perfect interaction between product, process and production equipment. Currently, there is a lack of consistent, economical solutions that meet the individual needs of the cabinet buildier.

Digitalisation as a lever

Digitalisation as a lever

Digitalisation as a lever

However, productivity can only be successfully increased by taking a comprehensive view to the individual aspects of the value chain. Huge efficiency increases can be achieved taking advantage of the optimisation potential that exists in the interfaces between the individual process steps. The companies Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering have launched the SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative in order to enable control cabinet building to tap this potential with tailored, consistent solutions.

Faster, more flexible and more economical production - this is the goal of the initiative with its holistic automation solutions. The focus is on identifying optimization potential and tapping into it with solutions available today.

Dr. Christian Dülme, Head of Automated Cabinet Building, Weidmüller

Solving today's challenges

Solving today's challenges

The aim of SMART CABINET BUILDING is to provide integrated solutions for current and future challenges in the area of cabinet building by networking technology and expertise across all process steps. This ranges from component selection to the pre-assembly of wire harnesses, equipment and housings, right through to assisted final assembly and testing prior to commissioning.

The base for networking the process steps is the “digital twin”, a complete digital description of the control panel and its components that can be used to drive the various process steps.

Our solutions in detail

Our solutions in detail

Smart Cabinet Building Webinar Series

Smart Cabinet Building Webinar Series

Smart Cabinet Building Webinar Series

Experience us live - always on the last Wednesday of the month

In our webinar series you can learn more about the Smart Cabinet Building Initiative, the participating partners and their solutions. We will alternate between detailed reports on technology topics and general developments of the initiative - At 10 am in German and additionally selected topics at 11 am in English.

You can look forward to an exciting 45 minutes.

This is what you can expect in detail:

This is what you can expect in detail:

29.07.2020 (only in German):
"Data for production, assembly and commissioning generated from the digital twin"
Speaker: Achim Stirner from Zuken

26.08.2020 (only in German):
"Assisted assembly in control cabinet building with the ELAM system"
Speaker: Henning Vogler from Armbruster Engineering

30.09.2020:
"News from Smart-Cabinet-Building - our seamless use case"
Speaker: All partners

28.10.2020:
"Fully automatic cable harnessing including innovative marking solutions"
Speaker: Tilman Hoss from Komax

25.11.2020:
"News from Smart-Cabinet-Building - practical examples of applications"
Speaker: All partners

16.12.2020:
"Fully automatic assembly and marking with RailAssembler and RailLaser"
Speaker: Christian Dülme from Weidmüller

You can always register for the next session.

Highlights & News

Virtual fair world

Virtual fair world

Virtual fair world

Discover our highlights at our virtual fair world. Immerse yourself in Weidmüller's digital fair world and learn more about the topics Smart Factory, solutions for the shop floor, end-to-end connections and interfaces, charging infrastructure for electromobility and exciting product innovations.