E3.series from Zuken is a true concurrent engineering solution supporting advanced requirements for electrical documentation, cabinet and wiring harness design and automated assembly.
E3.series facilitates an efficient and accurate design and manufacturing process for electrical and fluid planning, cable planning, cabinet layout and wire harness design. E3.series provides an integrated and consistent design approach that helps to eliminate errors, improve quality and reduce design time.
With its centralized management of all relevant data, E3.series generates a "digital twin" that underpins all processes throughout the engineering and manufacturing process.
E3.series projects contain all views of a design - from schematics to cabinet layout and data outputs for manufacturing and assembly.
Intelligent component libraries support the design process with automatic component selection and real-time control checks, thus helping to avoid errors.
E3.series is open for integration with MCAD systems, offering a complete engineering solution from concept to physical implementation.
The automation of control cabinet engineering and production has a significant potential to ensure an efficient production in an on-shore environment. The digital twin generated in E3.series provides an ideal basis to achieve substantial benefits
E3.schematic provides electrical engineers with an easy-to-use solution for designing and documenting electrical control systems including schematic diagrams, terminal plans and PLCs.
E3.schematic is core to all E3.series modules. It manages all design data, including affiliated documents such as bill of materials, connection lists, assembly instructions and datasheets. Its object oriented data structure ensures manufacturing instructions always match the design data.
E3.cable is used for designing and documenting cable plans and wiring layouts. Extending the functionality of E3.schematic, it enables individual conductors to be combined together in the design to form cables or harnesses. Shielding and twisted-pair structure can also be added to the cables and automatically shown in the schematic.
E3.cable is ideally suited for industries developing power and control harnesses for the automotive, off-highway and special purpose vehicle, and aerospace industries, or those developing field cabling for plant and machinery.
E3.panel cabinet layout software allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures in both 3D and 2D. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location. Clashes can be prevented with keep-out and height restrictions.
E3.panel is dynamically integrated with E3.schematic and E3.cable. Users can easily navigate between the panel and schematic, and changes to either are immediately reflected.
E3.CutOut generates data with one click that can be read in on all common machining centres for mechanical housing and mounting plate production.
In addition, a drawing can be generated in the E3 sheet for documentation purposes.
E3.wiringCockpit provides digital assistance for control cabinet wiring on a portable terminal device. The wiring path in the control cabinet will be highlighted and all additional information relevant for the user will be provided.
The complete of every wiring connection can be confirmed with a click and the next wire will be displayed. The wiring progress is fully documented. In case of an interruption, work can be resumed at exactly the same point.
E3.WiringChecks supports the testing of a fully wired machine, vehicle or control cabinet before or during the commissioning phase. Results can be documented as part of the E3 data record. The error descriptions can be accessed by all relevant departments from engineering to production and assigned issues can be accessed and processed. In this way, error correction and follow-up checks can be carried out in a controlled process
Zuken's E3.series software solution suite is supplemented by a comprehensive portfolio of additional software modules. From free viewers and online component downloads from the Zuken Component Cloud for E3.series to a comprehensive engineering data management solution with authorization concepts, revision and configuration management and PLM/ERP integration, all engineering processes in electrical engineering are covered.
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.
Kellenberger develops and produces numerically-controlled precision grinding machines and systems for sectors such as automotive, medical devices and industrial machinery.
"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 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.