Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

Overcome the boundaries of engineering silos

Communicate and coordinate activities early on in the engineering process

With the growing complexity of modern products, machinery and equipment, it becomes imperative that all engineering disciplines communicate and coordinate activities early on in the engineering process. The traditional practice of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers working in silos – then consolidating efforts late in the development process – is no longer viable for successful companies.


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A single source of truth

Through the integration of our engineering data management solutions with mechanical PDM and PLM product structures, configurations and versions can be continuously controlled and synchronized. This helps to avoid costly rework and save valuable time-to-market.

ECAD/MCAD data exchange

Our engineering toolsets support exchange of information with mechanical and software engineering environments. This enables mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers to work together in the same environment and communicate changes at any given point in the process.

PLM and ERP integration

Interdisciplinary collaboration requires a continuous synchronization of configurations and data versions between engineering disciplines. 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.

Our satisfied customers

We realized that to continue to serve our global markets with leading-edge products, we needed to take our mechanical, electrical and software engineering processes to the next level. By integrating domain-specific development processes into an end-to-end mechatronic engineering environment, we will be able to offer our customers cost-efficient and customized solutions that cut their engineering lead time and overheads

Theodor DetermannManaging Director, Windmöller & Hölscher

  • Case Study
October 15, 2018

Flexible and flexi-rigid PCBs are integral components within many of Renishaw’s products, and detailed signal integrity analysis is needed to ensure high speed digital signals can be transmitted with minimal distortion. Renishaw migrated to Design Gateway and Design Force, part of Zuken’s CR-8000 PCB design suite, primarily to help with the design and analysis of next-generation flexible PCBs.

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Better fit and impedance control for complex flexible PCBs in metrology instruments.
  • Case Study
October 15, 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.
  • Case Study
October 15, 2018
BCA Leisure

BCA Leisure designs and manufactures mixed power cable harnesses for almost every UK-based OEM of caravans and motorhomes. The company has been using E3.series for a number of years and recently started using E3.cable, part of Zuken’s E3.series suite, which is now heavily relied upon during the development of 100+ different prototype harnesses each year. This is followed by provision of detailed production drawings to the shop floor.

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Using E3.series to design and manufacture cable harnesses for caravans and motorhomes

Today, we are in a position to produce detailed cable harness drawings and bill of materials that the supplier can directly use for harness manufacturing.

Michael BlumeHead of Technical Applications, IT Department at KRONE

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