Connected Manufacturing for E3.series - Zuken USA

Connected Manufacturing

Improve the efficiency of manufacturing and assembly processes

Connecting Design to Manufacturing

Zuken’s E3.series design platform improves the efficiency of manufacturing and assembly processes. The unmatched ability to capture design intent and manufacturing constraints early in product development provides a competitive advantage. The intelligent data-driven platform connects to leading manufacturing automation platforms to enhance the production cycle. Existing business systems like ERP, PLM, and PDM platforms are digitally connected for a holistic development process. 

3D Panel

Capturing Manufacturing Details

The intelligent library encourages capturing physical and technical requirements early in the design process for enhancing assembly and manufacturing. The application references wire size, wire termination details, terminal crimp, mounting details, cable protection, and other essential details from the library.

The DRC engine cross-checks the design against preset manufacturing feasibility and standards for the engineers. Active checks highlight and stop errors during the design process, while passive checks are available for activation to ensure accuracy.

Cabling and Wiring Diagrams

Harness Builder

Electrical Cabinet

Capturing Manufacturing Details

Configurable design Methodologies​

Configurable Design Methodologies

The built-in configuration management system empowers designers to create plug-and-play designs. Quickly capturing reusable designs improves consistency and reduces rework. All design types, including schematics, wire harnesses, and electrical cabinets, are available for dynamic configuration.

Advanced configuration management options available with DS-E3 enable teams to manage and produce a design with part number variations. Context-driven design reuse enables simple as well as complex Boolean logic-driven configuration management. Automatic updates to reports and documentation eliminate errors and ensure consistency across projects.

Electrical Schematics

Advanced Configuration Management

Automated Assembly Processes

Intelligent design data and accurately capturing design intent are the foundation for taking advantage of digitally augmented assembly processes. Automated reporting and documentation options simplify the product assembly and service process. ​

Wire Harness: Digital Formboard applications like ProjectionWorks and Laselec augment the wire harness assembly process. Drastically reduce storage and update challenges of traditional paper-based formboards with the help of digital applications with dynamic task projections. ​

Electrical Cabinet: Transform the cabinet building process with step-by-step wiring and assembly instructions. The always up-to-date design data ensures consistency and quality across the assembly process. Automatic terminal configuration, labeling information, cut-out, layout and keep out area marking, and other vital characteristics eliminate manual error-prone processes.

Wire Harness Design

Cabinet Layout

Automated Assembly Processes

Automated Manufacturing Processes

Automated Manufacturing Processes

Transform manufacturing with the help of intelligent wire harness and control cabinet design data. Get accurate wiring schedules, terminal plans, wire lengths, mounting locations, cut-out data, restrictions, and much more to drive automated manufacturing processes

Automatic Wire Processing: The accurate digital data drives highly automated wire cutting and processing machines from vendors like Schleuniger, Komax, and Argus.

Automatic Labels and Markings: Configurable output formats connect to leading labeling, marking, and other printing options for wires and devices.

Drilling and Milling – Drive automatic drilling and milling machines from E3.series panel data to improve accuracy and consistency

Harness Builder

Electrical Cabinet

Intelligent Manufacturing Work Instructions

Simplify the time-consuming process of creating work instructions using the engineering data. Create, release, and manage work instruction packages to define the wire harness building process. The work instructions creation process utilizes the in-depth manufacturing data captured during the design phase.

Pre-built customizable work instruction templates ensure consistency across projects. Auto-actions trigger repeatable custom automation routines to assemble relevant assembly instructions. The combination of accurate design data and configurable reports improves quality and increases productivity

Harness Builder

Intelligent manufacturing Work Instructions ​

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