Machinery & Automation

Driving Innovation in the Machinery and Automation Industry

Supporting best practice in product development

Zuken’s mission is to secure a competitive edge for companies in Machinery & Automation industries by consistently keeping our solutions ahead of the curve and anticipating future requirements. Challenges around interdisciplinary product development, options and variants, and integration into existing enterprise IT architectures cannot be addressed by a single vendor. Our open CAD and data management products put us in a unique position to provide integrated, end-to-end solutions supporting best practice in product development.


Machinery and automation are among the most important innovation drivers in the global economy – and the most competitive – with every company pushing delivery times and squeezing margins. Major challenges are created by a shift towards electronics and software, away from mechanical engineering, and a need to ensure flexibility and profitability through the adoption of modular product architectures.

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Database and constraint-driven CAD tools

Our CAD tools are built on industry standard databases containing comprehensive component specifications to drive online design-rule checks, actively avoid errors and ensure adherence to constraints.
We are committed to open data exchange between electronic, mechanical and software engineering.

Modular design and configuration

Our CAD and engineering tools are architected to support modular and hierarchical design methodologies. Upfront planning tools enable the optimization of product architectures before detailed design and implementation. Tightly integrated library and design data management solutions manage revisions and design variants, providing up-to-date reliable information for change and configuration management.

Controlling complexity

Controlling complexity is a constant challenge for the machinery industry. Significant improvements can be achieved by integrating electronic and electrical engineering into an interdisciplinary electro-mechanical product development process. This can be achieved through the adoption of Zuken's object-oriented engineering data management solutions that integrate seamlessly into existing PDM/PLM and ERP environments.

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While we are trying to provide a comprehensive overview of our solutions portfolio, we are aware we cannot capture all process challenges of a modern business. Drop us a line and describe your challenge.
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