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


What is the Smart Cabinet Building initiative?

– 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 objective of SMART CABINET BUILDING is to provide comprehensive solutions for the challenges in control cabinet construction by networking technology and expertise across all process steps. Digital engineering data created and enhanced by Zuken’s E3.series provide a solid foundation for all aspects of digital production, assembly and servicing.

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

Take the Smart Cabinet Building Tour

Watch seminars from KOMAX, with contributions from all the Smart Cabinet Building partners

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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

On-Demand Webinars

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  • Webinar
September 27, 2022
Smart Cabinet Building: nVent Hoffman - Mechanical machining with the ModCenter and NC-Cut

In cabinet building, the use of modern machining centers such as the nVent Hoffman ModCenter or NC-Cut can optimize processes and save up to 80% in running costs, while also counteracting the shortage of skilled workers. Our partner nVent Hoffman from the Smart Cabinet Building Initiative will show you concrete examples.

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E3.series Release 2021 - Routing path of a wire can be displayed with a single command
  • Webinar
September 13, 2022
Smart Cabinet Building: New features in E3.series for increasingly modern control cabinet manufacturing

In this Smart Cabinet Building webinar, we will present you a selection of new functions of the E3.series 2022 release. This session concerns enhancements in E3.panel, as well as the tools for manufacturing automation, in particular E3.CutOut, E3.ExportToKomax and E3.WiringCockpit.

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  • Webinar
June 30, 2022
Smart Cabinet Building: Picking - Labelling - Assembling

In this Smart Cabinet Building webinar, our partner Armbruster and Weidmüller will show you how to save up to 60% in time and efficiency per cabinet control building process step.

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  • Webinar
March 03, 2022
Smart Cabinet Building: Entry into fully automated wire processing - the new Zeta 620

In this Smart Cabinet Building webinar, Cornel Durrer, Manager Market Segment Industrial at Komax AG will show you the advantages of the new Zeta model, and how to use it to optimize your processes and save effort and costs in production

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  • Webinar
February 10, 2022
Smart Cabinet Building: It's getting tight in the control cabinet

In this Smart Cabinet Building webinar, Frank Polley, Head of the Connectivity Consulting team at Weidmüller will go through proven methods for optimizing your control cabinet and show you how you can gain up to 20% space by sorting, dimensioning, optimization and decentralization.

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Smart Cabinet Building: How to deal with the shortage of qualified staff?
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December 20, 2021
Smart Cabinet Building: How to deal with the shortage of qualified staff?

In this Smart Cabinet Building webinar, you will learn how to address the challenge of the shortage of qualified workers in control cabinet building by optimising seqences and tools for tomorrow's production

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