EPLAN Pro Panel added to Rockwell Automation’s Encompass Products

  • August 27, 2012
  • EPLAN Software & Services
  • News

August 27, 2012 - Rockwell Automation has added EPLAN’s Pro Panel to their approved Encompass products. EPLAN Software & Services has been an Encompass Partner since 2008. Rockwell Automation’s Encompass Products have to meet high quality and functionality criteria such as being developed by a reputable and sound company, that is committed to product and services quality, also committed to partnering with Rockwell Automation, and providing useful functionality not delivered by any of Rockwell’s current products. EPLAN Pro Panel is an advanced E-CAD solution for panel layout control cabinet and switchgear cabinet layout including automated routing, virtual wiring and individual busbar-system-design in 3D, as well as the provision of ordering and purchase information, manufacturing and mounting documentation and the provision of NC data for production systems. EPLAN Pro Panel is based on the EPLAN Platform that utilizes the device concept with access to the EPLAN Data Portal. This engineering solution has been reviewed extensively by Rockwell and they found the synergies between their hardware products and EPLAN Pro Panel to be a critical piece in their solution partner’s success.

EPLAN Electric P8 is already an encompass product also based on the EPLAN Platform technology that provides fully integrated CAD/CAE solutions for efficient, cost-effective design of electrical, fluid power, instrumentation and process control systems, and enclosures in 3D.

Now their partners can create their electrical designs through the powerful database centric, object-orientated architecture and then use the bi-directional control data synchronization between Electric P8 and RSLogix 5000 and EPLAN Electric P8 via RSLogix Architect to allow the capability for hardware and tag synchronization between both the control system and electrical drawings. From this point, they will now benefit by using EPLAN Pro Panel to virtually design their panel layouts with 3D layout planning supported by EPLAN’s eTouch technology and can process these engineering data directly to manufacturing. Solution Providers, system integrators, machine and equipment builders (OEM’s) and engineering firms will significantly benefit from EPLAN and Rockwell Automation’s partnership. EPLAN Software & Service develops engineering solutions, which accelerate the product development process. Interdisciplinary expert systems assure the highest degree of productivity and data integration. The solution provider develops customer-specific and tailor-made PDM and PLM concepts and provides comprehensive services such as customizing, consulting and training. Innovative development competence, a consistently practical approach, and international presence are the resulting success factors. EPLAN is part of Rittal International and thus of the Friedhelm Loh Group with 600 employees around the world and forecast sales of 4 billion USD in 2011. EPLAN is therefore synonymous with continuity and investment security. Four offices in North America and our presence in 50 countries support 30,000 customers with 90,000 installations worldwide. The corporate motto - 'Efficient Engineering' - underlines the proficiency of optimized, efficient processes, which keep companies competitive in the long term.  

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