EPLAN added to Rockwell Automation Encompass Products

  • October 15, 2013
  • EPLAN Software & Services
  • News

October 15, 2013 - Rockwell Automation has added EPLAN´s Fluid and Harness proD to their approved Encompass products.  These products now join EPLAN´s other approved Encompass products Electric P8, Pro Panel and PPE. EPLAN Software & Services has been a Global 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 Fluid is an engineering tool for design and automatic documentation of circuits for fluid power systems in hydraulics, pneumatics, cooling and lubrication. The EPLAN Platform connects the fluid power engineering with all other engineering disciplines so that various engineering tasks can be executed in parallel and the entire engineering process is accelerated. EPLAN Harness proD is a modern 3D/2D software system for the efficient design and documentation of cable harnesses. This system's strengths lies in the automated steps involved, from importing mechanical models as 3D environment for harness layout and combining it with wiring lists from the EPLAN Platform to routing the cables and finally generating the engineering documentation and manufacturing 2D nailboard drawings.

The ability to take over mechanically relevant information from various MCAD systems and the ECAD connection information means that EPLAN Harness proD has the potential to be seamlessly integrated into PDM environments. This allows for the design of the cable harness even when there is no mechanical prototype available. In brief: development times are reduced, productivity increases and project quality is improved on a continuous basis. These engineering solutions have been reviewed extensively by Rockwell and they found the synergies between their hardware products and EPLAN Fluid and Harness proD 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 RSLogixTM 5000 and EPLAN Electric P8 via RSLogixTM 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 the 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 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 35,000 customers with 95,000 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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