Full steam ahead into the future of control cabinet building

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 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

Volker Bibelhausen, CTO Weidmüller


Leading the field now and in the future

As a pioneer and market leader in the field of automated wire processing, the Komax Group provides its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions for any situation that calls for precise contact connections. The Komax Group 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 over 3400 people worldwide and provides sales and service support in over 60 countries through subsidiaries and independent agents.

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

Matijas Meyer, CEO Komax Group


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.

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.

Joachim Frank, Geschäftsführer Zuken E3 GmbH

Armbruster Engineering

The assistance system for manual production

The core is to build up a secure parts supply and a controlled assembly. With our ELAM system, we strengthen the shopfloor level through assistance systems and process monitoring.

The combination of fully automated solutions and digital assistance systems that guide the employee during manual installation, as well as controlling and monitoring the tools being used, are the key factors for success in practice.

Henning Vogler, Managing Director of Armbruster Engineering


Sustainable increase in productivity in modern switchgear construction

STEINHAUER GmbH has been part of the nVent family since 2015. With contemporary and innovative solutions, we meet the challenges of modern switchgear construction of today and tomorrow. Our focus is on modern automation systems that guarantee our partners maximum productivity, precision and flexibility.

At nVent, we believe that safer systems make for a safer world. We connect and protect our customers with innovative electrical solutions. This is what more than 9000 employees at more than 130 locations worldwide have stood for over 75 years.

Steinhauer has been automating control cabinet manufacturers for decades. We are very pleased to be able to use our experience in making control cabinet manufacturers competitive and more efficient with the other partners and solutions of Smart Cabinet Building.

Hermann Nagel, Managing Director of Steinhauer