A joint initiative sponsored by Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering providing integrated cabinet manufacturing solutions.

Adressing Challenges Together

Opening new opportunities through digitalization in control cabinet manufacturing with customized, integrated solutions: To achieve this goal, the companies Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken, and Armbruster Engineering have founded the SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative. These companies – technology leaders in different areas of electrical cabinet building – are now pooling their expertise and know-how

Bringing together Technology and Expertise

Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering have launched the SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative to provide new solutions in electrical cabinet manufacturing. The partners are joining forces to leverage the potential of digitalization in electrical cabinet manufacturing with customized, end-to-end solutions.

Leveraging Digitalisation

The control cabinet industry is facing many different challenges: a wide variety of technical options, rapidly changing customer requirements, cost and price pressure, and tight delivery deadlines. Addressing these challenges requires the utilization of automation and digitalization in a perfect combination of product, process, and production resources.

Technology and Expertise

Digitalization offers many options for the optimization of production processes. However, overall productivity increases can only be achieved if the individual aspects of the value-added process are taken into consideration. Our goal is to provide comprehensive solutions for today's and future challenges in control cabinet manufacturing by networking technology and expertise across all process stages.

Smart Tailored Solutions

Currently, there is a lack of consistent, cost-effective solutions to meet the individual needs of the control cabinet industry.To enable the electrical cabinet building industry to unlock the potentials of digitalization with tailored solutions, Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering have joined forces to launch the SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative

The automation of control cabinet manufacturing and assembly has a significant potential for cost-efficient on-shore production. The digital twin created in E3.series provides an excellent foundation for all downstream processes.

Joachim Frank Managing Director, Zuken E3 GmbH

Smart Cabinet Building Website

To centralise the information from the four partners, Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken, and Armbruster Engineering a dedicated website has been created.

For detailed information about participating companies and scheduled events, please visit the SMART CABINET BUILDING website.

Go to the Smart Cabinet Building website

Additional Resources

  • Webinar
September 18, 2020
How to Digitize Electrical Cabinet Design and Manufacturing

Opening new opportunities through digitization in control cabinet manufacturing with customized, integrated solutions,The SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative brings together Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken, and Armbruster Engineering - This webinar will show you a complete user journey.

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LIVE Webinar - Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020 -10:00-10:45 AM UK (English language version)
  • Blog
July 21, 2020
How to Configure and Use E3.WiringCockpit

E3.WiringCockpit is a great Cabinet Production tool to use alongside with E3.series. Making it easier to connect between engineering and manufacturing...

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  • Press Release
May 05, 2020
Smart Cabinet Building Initiative

Leveraging the opportunities of digitalization in control cabinet manufacturing together with customized, integrated solutions: To achieve this objective, Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering founded the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative in April 2020.

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Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering launch the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative for new solutions in electrical cabinet manufactur...
  • Blog
November 14, 2019
Digitally Guided Cabinet Assembly

Reducing costs, increasing productivity and ensuring quality – this is the wisdom that every management consultant in the manufacturing industry has in their briefcase today. In fact, over the past two decades, the industry has allocated significant budgets to achieve these goals. At the same time, companies often overlook money that is literally lying on the shop floor in the form of obsolete paper-based transitions to manufacturing – in particular in the areas of electrical engineering and assembly.

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  • Blog
July 18, 2019
The Brass Tacks of Panel Design

Panels are ubiquitous to any electrical design discussion. In most cases., panels hold together the nerve center of a system and vary widely in complexity. An electrical design solution needs to cater to a simple panel such as we find in our homes that may contain a few fuses and disconnects. That solution should also be able to handle complex panels like the ones used for switchgear, PLCs and the motor control centers that drive the world of automation all around us.

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  • Webinar
December 03, 2018
Avoid electrical panel design errors

When selecting panel components, it’s often impossible to tell if they are correct until the manufacturing process begins. With a direct connection between the circuit diagram and panel layout such errors are recognized much earlier and thereby avoided.

  • Webinar
November 29, 2018
Wire Harness Design Automation Basics 2

This webinar follows our first webinar “Wire Harness Design Automation Basics I” where we have seen the logical part of the design process. Now we will look at the physical part of the wire harness design process.

  • Case Study
November 22, 2018
Kässbohrer Transport Technik
Case Study, Kässbohrer Transport Technnik, E3.cable, E3.panel, E3.formboard
achieves 60-90% reduction in electrical documentation turnaround for customer specific vehicle configurations