SMART CABINET BUILDING is an initiative of the companies Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering. The offer combines the competencies of the four project partners to support customers from a wide range of industries in optimizing their processes. It includes the provision of manual, assisted and fully automated solutions as well as comprehensive services for control cabinet building.
Partner in Industrial Connectivity
As experienced experts we support our customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. We are at home in their industries and markets and know the technological challenges of tomorrow. We are therefore continuously developing innovative, sustainable and useful solutions for their individual needs. Together we set standards in Industrial Connectivity.
The Weidmüller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries. In its fiscal year 2019 Weidmüller achieved sales of 830 million Euros with 5,000 employees.
The aim 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
leading the field now and in the future
As a pioneer and market leader in the field of automated wire processing, Komax provides its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions for any situation that calls for precise contact connections. Komax manufactures series and customer-specific machinery for various industries, catering for every degree of automation and customization. Its range of quality tools, test systems, and intelligent networking solutions complete the portfolio, and ensure safe and efficient production.
The Komax Group employs more than 2200 people worldwide and provides sales and service support via subsidiaries and independent agents in more than 60 countries.
Cabinet building in particular, with its still high ratio of manual activities, offers very promising approaches here. 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
Engineering solutions for control cabinet building
With its E3.series suite of E-CAD software applications, Zuken has been a trendsetter for production-related engineering in the fields of electrical engineering, automation and control cabinet engineering. Zuken's software solutions enable a seamless flow of information from circuit and cable diagram to digitally controlled control cabinet manufacturing according to the concept of a digital twin.
The Zuken Group, based in Yokohama, Japan, is a leading global provider of electrical and electronic design automation solutions. Zuken employs more than 1300 people worldwide and maintains research and development centers in Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Through the cooperation in the 'Smart Cabinet Building' initiative, we want to make our contribution to developing substantial optimization potential in building electrical cabinets including their interconnects based on the digital twin.
Assisted Assembly with our ELAM System
Armbruster Engineering is an owner-managed company that has been producing innovative solutions for productions in various industries and company sizes for more than 20 years. The main focus is to establish a secure supply of parts and a controlled assembly.
With our ELAM system, we strengthen the shop floor level through assistance systems and process monitoring and connect them perfectly with the company's ERP system.
We are now transferring this claim to the construction of electrical cabinets by ensuring that processes that absolutely have to be carried out manually are secured to such an extent that they can be compared to automatic processes. The flexibility for assembly even in batch sizes 1 is also retained.
Especially the combination of fully automated solutions and digital assistance systems that guide the employee during manual installation as well as control and monitor the tools being used is a key factor for success factor in practice.