Connected Manufacturing for E/E

Smart Manufacturing is all about data.  Data for manufacturing products as well as field performance through IOT.  Zuken is working on the utilization of standards for communications.  Replacing Excel spreadsheets with standards like IPC-2581 and KBL for wire harness.  Connecting detailed design with manufacturing with standards improves process efficiency and eliminates document errors.

Smart Manufacturing

Benefits of Connected Manufacturing

Efficiency. Connecting detailed design and manufacturing creates more efficient processes.

Reduced Errors. Implementing standards as IPC-2581 eliminates documents and manual errors.

Direct Connection. Detailed design tools have a direct connection to manifest.

Higher Yields. A connected manufacturing environment will eliminate errors and improve product quality.

IPC-2581 for PCB Manufacturing

IPC-DPMX (IPC-2581) is a generic standard for printed circuit board and assembly manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Zuken exports IPC-2581 for efficient and accurate PCB manufacturing



E3.series Harness Builder - Projection Works

Augment Reality for Cable Assembly

E3.series supports augmented reality cable assembly through ProjectionWorks.  E3.series formboard layouts can be directly transferred to ProjectionWorks 3D for an assembly where visual step-by-step instructions can be added.

Additive Manufacturing

Zuken has partnered with Nano Dimensions for additive PCB printing solutions. Nano Dimension’s precision additive manufacturing technology for printed electronics allows engineers and designers to bring this much-needed agility to the world of hardware.



Cable and Harness Testing

Cirris Systems offers a complete line of cable and harness testers.  Zuken has eliminated the need for the manual transfer of test data.  E3.series generates test files that are directly consumable by Cirris’ testers improving manufacturing floor efficiencies.

Features and Benefits

Manufacturing data generated by the detailed design tools should have a reliable connection to the manufacturing floor.  Using a direct connection or standards are a must for accurate and repeatable communication.

Test data is another important aspect of Connected Manufacturing.  Just like manufacturing data, test data must also move from detailed design to manufacturing in a reliable manner.  As with manufacturing partners, Zuken strives to build direct or standards-based communication channels.

Standards should be adopted and utilized at every opportunity.  IPC-2581 is an excellent example of a manufacturing standard that has improved manufacturing quality and yield.

The ability to create and deliver release packages to the PLM system in a repeatable manner is an important step.  Zuken’s DS-2 engineering data management system provides configuration management and automates release package generation.

Digital Engineering eBook

This eBook describes an MBSE based process for Electrical and Electronic design. The eBook begins with model content and structure with the purpose of implementation and the need for a “design envelope”.

The biggest challenge in MBSE gaining broad adoption is making the model relevant through the product life cycle. Learn how you can overcome this daunting hurdle while maintaining the model as the single source of truth.

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