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KRONE implements a cross-disciplinary development process

Using Zuken’s E3.series, KRONE linked ECAD, MCAD and ERP to develop an integrated digital engineering and sourcing process, achieving sizable benefits for both sourcing and service.

With an integral representation of mechanical and electrical product information, KRONE was able to make solid progress in implementing its major business optimization strategies: Industry 4.0 and Farming 4.0.

  • Visible quality leap in harness design
  • Electrical product development process reengineering
  • Manufacturing and assembly documentation
  • Best-in-class approach
  • An important step on the way to the Digital Twin


Kellenberger develops and produces numerically-controlled precision grinding machines and systems for sectors such as automotive, medical devices and industrial machinery.

  • The Swiss-based manufacturer rintroduced Zuken’s E3.series to automate the generation of schematics for customer-specific machine configurations, cutting the time taken by more than 90%.
  • Up to 90% time reduction for generating electrical documentation
  • Simplified machine configuration process using options and variants
  • Significantly reduced effort to generated customized set of electrical documentation
  • Automatic generation of individual schematics

Pantec Automation

"By using E3.series we were able to realise immense operational efficiencies inhouse and saved costs, plus we have also helped our customers be more efficient and competitive in their markets."

Markus Hanefeld, Sales Manager, Pantec Automation

Müller Martini

Müller Martini supplies highly flexible, customized print processing machines to the graphics industry. The Swiss-based company took the replacement of an end-of-life CAD installation as an opportunity to re-engineer established procedures in electrical engineering and handover to production.

By introducing E3.series, up to 80% off all machine configurations can now be selected from the feature tree of one single E3.series project. They also use E3.series data for NC control in cabinet manufacturing to cut overall manufacturing costs.

  • Cost reduction in cabinet product through direct re-sue of drilling and machining data from E3.series
  • Error reduction through cross-section and terminal checks
  • Up to 80% of all variants stored and retrieved directly in the E3.series feature tree
  • Smooth flow of information between engineering, production and sourcing

Fast Delivery Service

The economical production of electrical is a big challenge due to the fact, that the customer configuration is performed online and the delivery must be realized within a few days. The ELAM system supports by guiding the employees at the assembly stations with digital work instructions. So the fastest processing time for the installation of the terminals is enabled and a maximum quality is achieved. On the line, mounting rails are cut to length according to the customer's configuration and manufactured with terminals, markers, connector bridges and accessories. The ELAM systems projects the positions where the terminals have to be placed and the markers and connector bridges are to be mounted, directly onto the rail. Additionally, a Pick to Light system ensures the picking of the correct components. At the end of assembly, an image of the complete terminal rail documented in the ELAM system for traceability reasons.

Production of energy storage devices with the ELAM system

For Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG Armbruster Engineering ensures the production of stationary energy storage systems according to the highest technological standards. Due to the use of ELAM, the appropriate digital work instruction is displayed at any time at the assembly workstation. Additionally, an EOL test and a packaging station are equipped with ELAM. Pick to Light modules guide employees step by step through the work processes. Furthermore, the ELAM system records all installed components and stores the corresponding work steps and measured values in order to ensure reliable and durable products. ELAM guarantees that no work step is forgotten and everything is done well.

End of Line Coupler Test

Together with a mechanical engineering partner, Armbruster Engineering developed a fully adaptable test used for functional testing of rail couplers for its client Voith SE. Interactive work instructions are displayed at the test terminals in order to guide the employee through the extensive final test, during which the coupling process is executed mechanically several times and the data is confirmed by the employee directly at the terminal. On-site training by Armbruster Engineering ensures that every worker is able to carry out the correct and appropriate work steps. The production results can reviewed via the ELAM web server or corresponding printouts.

The latest generation of panel building

More than ever, panel building is in a state of fundamental change. A host of new technical possibilities, fast-moving customer requirements, high cost and price pressure with tighter deadlines: these challenges can be mastered by those who succeed in transferring the new potentials of automation and digitalisation into a perfect interplay of product, process and means of production. BAH Industrial Solutions GmbH has successfully taken on this task. Yet how does an innovative company strike a balance between high quality standards and increasingly flexible production?

Panel building 4.0

Standardisation, automation and process-wide solutions offer considerable optimisation potential, especially for time-consuming, manual activities. The collaboration between Aventech by Reyes Group and Weidmüller shows what this kind of optimisation could look like in the factory of the future, based on a new generation of automated assembly lines. The two companies launched a partnership roughly one year ago, with the goal of optimising productivity based on solutions developed by Weidmüller in automated assembly. Aventech uses Workplace Solutions for semi- and fully-automated assembly.

Digital Customer Live Event "Technology Meets Expertise"

Digital Customer Live Event "Technology Meets Expertise"

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Experience the interaction of the solutions from Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering using an end-to-end example.

In just 75 minutes, we will show you "From digital to physical" how you specify the digital twin and use the data for automated and assisted manufacturing (including live sessions at the machines).

You could not be present at our live event at the beginning of May? Then you now have the opportunity to enjoy the recording of the event!

nVent Hoffman joins the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative

Networking of technology and expertise for panel building

The "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative now welcomes nVent Hoffman / Steinhauer GmbH, a specialist in automation solutions for enclosure modification, as a further member. With its comprehensive know-how in control cabinet construction and its holistic automation solutions for enclosure modification, nVent Hoffman ideally complements the initiative.

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