configuration management

Configuration Management

Build new products from modular blocks

Manage and track configurations

Typical time savings of 50% and more can be achieved by taking the digital design flow beyond basic schematic and layout design into more complex options and variants. This enables companies to scale-up and gives confidence in scheduling when bidding for high-value contracts. Automotive and machinery industries producing custom products based on variants of base options are especially likely to benefit.


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Native design data management

In electronic and electrical engineering, the requirements for design data management go beyond ‘simple’ file management: Libraries and material master data of components must be kept in synch, and changes need to be propagated to variants and related designs.

Access to reliable data and information

With powerful design data management functionality directly integrated into the user interface of Zuken’s authoring tools CR-8000 and E3.series we enable engineers to access libaries and design data for reuse and confiugration without administrative overhead.

PDM, PLM and ERP integration

Built on industry standard object-oriented architecture, our solutions are fully equipped to integrate into existing PDM/PLM and ERP environments, providing a true electromechanical data model with full visibility of electrical and electronic designs down to component level.

Our satisfied customers

Having decided to deploy a new EDS design environment, and after determining our database structure and setup, it didn’t take long for E3.series to start helping us reduce engineering time, so we can more easily meet our custom vehicle manufacturing deadlines. We are now in a position to serve our customers more effectively by meeting a business objective to turn around option change requests much faster

Chris DarringtonElectrical Design Engineer, Dennis Eagle

The days of non-intelligent drawing packages are over. We need better tools that can offer design reuse, bring about standardization, and can still deliver flexibility - like E3.series. We also need partners like Zuken who are willing to listen, learn, communicate and be proactive in regards to meeting our needs.

Norman MacDonaldUK Engineering Director, Honeywell

Through using E3.series we have realised 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

With E3.series it is now possible to filter an individual schematic for any customer specific machine configurations, resulting in a reduction from 4-8 hours to around 5-30 minutes.

Roman SurerEngineering Hardware, Kellenberger

From the outside, the Coradia Continental is virtually no different from any other traction vehicle. But a lot of changes have taken place behind the scenes, to the design in particular. Using a configurator with E3.series means we can do our work not just much faster but with fewer mistakes too. Preparations are also underway for us to start using the E3.series various integration options.

Jens FrickeGroup, Manager for Wiring Diagrams, Alstom

  • Case Study
October 19, 2018
Pantec Automation

When Pantec Automation’s customers faced pressure from low-cost counterfeit machinery, they realised the best way to fight back was to help customers reduce their own costs. Through wholesale efficiency improvements achieved by expanding its use of Zuken’s E3.series and integrating it into its ERP/PPS, Pantec Automation enabled its customers to better serve end-users.

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cuts machine manufacturing turnaround time by around 50%, reduces product costs, and helps protect IP for its customers.

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