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A comprehensive approach to wire harness engineering

A wire harness design requires both a 3D physical representation and a logical representation of connections, device and component characteristics. With comprehensive information exchange capabilities between E3.series and all major MCAD systems, and powerful wire harness design and manufacturing outputs, Zuken provides a comprehensive approach to wire harness engineering.

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Wire harness design exploration and optimization

Optimization of complex wire harness designs based on inputs from heterogeneous sources. Specialized functionality tailored specifically to topology exploration provides the ability to create and evaluate different architectural concepts.

Comprehensive support of industry standard formats

Coherent multi-sheet print outputs and support of industry standard formats such as PLMXML, KBL and VEC. Comprehensive manufacturing outputs including connection tables, clips, heat-shrink and convolute information.

A consistent end-to-end environment

Bidirectional integration with cable planning, enabling automatic synchronization of changes in both manufacturing documentation and wiring diagrams ensures a seamless and error free design flow in a consistent environment.

Our satisfied customers

We wanted a flexible, highly integrated electrical design solution which would help us improve our existing system and establish new design processes, ranging from the capture of a vehicle’s functional electrical topology, through detailed design, to the creation of harness manufacture data.

David AlexanderGroup Engineering Systems Manager, Alexander Dennis

Since we started using E3.series almost two years ago we have reduced our design cycle by almost 40%, compared with our previous practice of wire harness design using non-automated tools.

M. AmardeepkumarR&D Manager, TVS Motors

E3.series will allow us to increase the quality and performance of our harness designs for manufacturing. And because E3.series is aimed at specialists in electrical architecture it supports our overall design process, right up to the generation of production orders.

Christophe VergneaultCEO of Techno MAP

Using a configurator with E3.series means we can do our work not just much faster but with fewer mistakes too

Jens FrickeGroup, Manager for Wiring Diagrams, Alstom

Going from months to weeks to design the wire harnesses and agree to a POC (proof of concept) [for a feasibility test] has not only made ATK more competitive, but has established us as a trusted partner of NASA... and much more confidence that our designs are correct. Zuken has been an exceptional partner throughout this process.

Nathan HolyoakEngineer PLM Processes for ATK

The efficient 3D interface between E3.series and CATIA will greatly boost productivity in calculating the production lengths of cables.

Klaus HeimkeManager for New Technologies and E-Business, Alstom

  • Case Study
October 19, 2018
Emergency One

Specialist fire rescue and emergency vehicle manufacturer, Emergency One UK Ltd, uses E3.series software for its electrical harness design. This has enabled the company to produce wire harnesses to standardize the design and manufacturing process reaping, cost savings and reliability benefits, while also delivering flexibility through modular based customization.

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controls wire harness design complexity and slashes delivery lead times by using a digital design process.

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Feumotech delivers custom made fire trucks ahead of schedule

Feumotech’s fire trucks are custom made and highly specialized. This usually equals immense development efforts. By using Zuken’s E3.series electrical engineering software, the Swiss manufacturer was able to significantly reduce the development effort per vehicle. At the same time, they were able to increase the quality of their electrical design documentation.

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  • Blog
July 02, 2020
Harness Builder 2020 for E3.series – What’s New Part 2

We are closer than ever to a perfect design-to-manufacturing solution for simple and complex harnesses alike. In fact, the Harness Builder 2020 for E3.series release has more than 15 significant enhancements.

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  • Blog
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E3.series 2019 Highlights

The season to be jolly is just around the corner. We are getting ready to open up our favorite gifts and sip hot cocoa around the fireplace. E3.series users had a lot of reasons to be jolly with the 2019 update bringing in a ton of features and updates. The updates in E3.series 2019 cover the breadth of the solution and there is something for almost every aspect of the design suite. The best sentiments to describe the overall release are ‘intuitive’ and ‘efficient’.

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  • Press Release
March 28, 2019
3D Harness Design Optimization
Press Release, E3.WiringSystem Lab
  • 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.

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