Products and Services Classification Standard


Zuken Supports International Products and Services Classification Standard eCl@ss

eclass_logo_247August 10, 2010 – Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA – Zuken has recently become a supporting member of the international eCl@ss standard, the classification system for the description of products and services for achieving standardized product information. Zuken’s objective of membership is to influence the development of standards to support customers of electrical CAD, including their electrical CAD software suite, E³.series.

The eCl@ss Consortium, currently consisting of more than 100 members, is pleased to have Zuken as a new member because the eCl@ss standard can be used in electronic development and production processes.

Thomas Einsporn Head of eCl@ss Business, Cologne

Standardizing Product and Service Data for Improved Efficiency

For users of E³.series, the benefits of having complete component data from the onset is stronger than those using older systems, as the engineering design solution is object (component) oriented rather than symbol oriented. This allows the engineer to make full use of the component data when making engineering decisions.

We are delighted the eCl@ss data model for CAx applications has been enhanced and that Zuken was able to make a contribution. The benefit to our customers is obvious as more and more component manufacturers want to make their data available electronically. Therefore, the quality is improved and the creation of libraries is considerably more effective.

Joachim Frank Director of E³ business at Zuken

The component data currently contained within the E³.series component library from members of the company’s Component Manufacturers Alliance Program (CMAP) are compliant with the eCl@ss standard. Zuken’s CMAP is open to all component suppliers.

  • For information on becoming a member of Zuken’s CMAP visit
  • For more information about eCl@ss visit
  • For further details on Zuken visit

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