Smart Cabinet Building

Smart Cabinet Building Expert Days - ABOUT

14-15 March 2023 - Detmold, Germany

Networking of technology and expertise

Panel building is situated in a remarkable field of tension:
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 builder.

Digitalisation as a lever

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, Armbruster Engineering and nVent Hoffman / Steinhauer have launched the SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative in order to enable control cabinet building to tap this potential with tailored, consistent solutions.

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.


About Smart Cabinet Building Initiative

Smart Cabinet Building - Partner Overview

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.

Company Website

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.


Company Website

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.

Company Website

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.

Company Website

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.

Company Website

Event Agenda

Registration fee

Registration Fee: €199 excl. VAT

Included in the price:

  • Overnight stay in the Residenz Hotel from March 14th to 15th, 2023
  • Meals
  • Evening Event
  • Transfer from the hotel to the venue, for dinner and back


Please register via the following link


Number of seats is limited, a final confirmation for your participation will be sent to you in due course.

Please note that your contact details will be shared wit all partners of the Smart Cabinet Building Initiative.