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.
Machinery & Automation
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.
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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 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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Building a competitive product today is much more difficult than a few years ago. Existing PCB-centric design processes are limited to a single PCB and do not provide the necessary tools for today’s competitive product development environment. PCB-centric design processes are falling behind.
The traditional practice of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineers working in silos – then consolidating efforts late in the development process – is no longer viable for successful companies. Zuken offers a portfolio of scalable domain data management solutions for PCB and electrical/fluid design plus a range of solutions that integrate design and domain data management into the PLM and ERP world.