EPLAN releases iPhone and iPad App

  • May 29, 2013
  • EPLAN Software & Services
  • News

May 29, 2013 - EPLAN releases iPhone and iPad App.   It allows users to access over 230,000 components in the portal. Users can now search in their mobile devices and select their desired components. Current subscribed EPLAN Customers can use this intelligent app to transfer the data that has been collected into their EPLAN project.   With production becoming more flexible, the need for Mobile applications for iPads and smartphones are in high demand. Solution provider, EPLAN, has now developed a free data portal app for the iPhone and iPad which was released online during the Hannover Messe. It allows users to select components on a mobile basis, i.e., directly from the machine or plant. Extensive filter options make finding the right component for service or maintenance quicker and easier. If components need to be replaced, they can be selected directly in the app 'on site', i.e., on the shop floor. If a manufacturer has removed the item from the range, another item can be found quickly and easily. Once in the basket, the part is ready and can be transferred directly to the project at the office. This ensures that the documentation reflects the machine's 'as-built' status and everything fits together logically. The plant and project documentation are consistent and seamless. The parts data provide significant added value even at the configuration stage. The EPLAN Data Portal, during the commercial information state, will provide logic information, for example, enclosure macros or 3D macros for enclosure construction which is one of the real benefits for app users is the 3D data viewer. Now components can be viewed conveniently from all sides using fingertip controls on a touch-screen. Configuration engineers are given optimum visual support for the installation position in the enclosure to be developed. This ensures highly efficient configuration in the engineering process and a certain extra bonus in terms of user-friendliness. The new app also offers potential for component manufacturers too.  Sales employees can access the component data and save it directly, then highlight the potential for integrated engineering for their customers. Added value is evident through real components with integrated project data such as order information, graphical representation and more detailed information in the conventional EPLAN format. It is an unbeatable sales argument for manufacturers and users can benefit from high quality engineering data. EPLAN presented its first mobile applications two years ago, an info app and the EPLANET app for its in-house customer magazine.  These apps are already available in two languages for Apple and Android and the EPLAN specialists in Germany are developing other apps. Users can look forward to upcoming technical developments in the "mobile applications" sector. 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 11,500 employees worldwide and generated revenues of about 3 billion USD in 2011. EPLAN is therefore synonymous with continuity and investment security. Eight offices in North America and company 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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