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SMART CABINET BUILDING

A joint initiative sponsored by Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering providing integrated cabinet manufacturing solutions.
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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

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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

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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
Settembre 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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Live Webinar - September 28th - 3pm UK / 4pm CET
  • Webinar
Giugno 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
Marzo 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
Febbraio 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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  • Webinar
Dicembre 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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  • Webinar
Novembre 01, 2021
Smart Cabinet: Component Marking made easy with support of E3.series and the Print Jet Connect

In this webinar, you will learn about the many ways to label products and how easy and efficient it can be with E3.series and Print Jet Connect.

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Additional Resources

  • Press Release
Agosto 30, 2022
E3.series Improves the Digital Twin Creation Process for Driving Smart Manufacturing

E3.series 2022 optimizes manufacturing with advanced 3D cabinet and wiring visualization, expands support for prefabricated cables to simplify modular design reuse, simplifies power distribution layout with improved busbar handling, and enables design modularization with intelligent design reuse options with subcircuits.

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  • Press Release
Agosto 03, 2021
E3.series 2021 Release makes Control Cabinet and Wire Harness Engineering Faster, Easier and More Dependable

E3.series 2021 from Zuken delivers enhancements for connector handling, 3D control cabinet design and ECAD/MCAD collaboration.

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  • Press Release
Maggio 05, 2020
Smart Cabinet Building Initiative

Leveraging the opportunities of digitalization in control cabinet manufacturing together with customized, integrated solutions: To achieve this objective, Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering founded the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative in April 2020.

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Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering launch the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative for new solutions in electrical cabinet manufactur...
  • Blog
Novembre 14, 2019
Digitally Guided Cabinet Assembly

Reducing costs, increasing productivity and ensuring quality – this is the wisdom that every management consultant in the manufacturing industry has in their briefcase today. In fact, over the past two decades, the industry has allocated significant budgets to achieve these goals. At the same time, companies often overlook money that is literally lying on the shop floor in the form of obsolete paper-based transitions to manufacturing – in particular in the areas of electrical engineering and assembly.

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