In a joint effort with EPLAN –an Encompass Partner in our extensive PartnerNetwork – product data for more than 16,000 Allen-Bradley products have been loaded into the EPLAN data portal with even more promised for the coming months.
Available for use with immediate effect, the data will make electrical design far easier; reducing the risk and number of errors and slashing design costs as engineers can be confident of a greater number of designs being either right first time or requiring far less remedial action.
According to Steve Pethick, Director Components and Safety Business EMEA: "Many of our customers are users of EPLAN, one of the most widely distributed ECAD packages in the EMEA region, so it made sense for us to make their lives easier by giving them quick and easy access to the functional and CAD data from our extensive product line."
"Thanks to the outstanding data quality facilitated by EPLAN and its software platform," explains Reiner Konetschny, Director Key Account Managementat EPLAN, "users are able to easily export the design data into upstream software packages for additional design review and simulation steps. In this instance, users can export Rockwell Automation's design data to RSLogix Architect so they can visualise and adjust parameters. This data can then be further exported to RSLogix 5000 so simulations and tests can be run; with any remedial action and changes fed back through the system and back into the EPLAN design file."
"We believe this new offering will be of immense use to our customers," Pethick explains. "Having this type of design data on tap from a single, centralised portal will save designers an incredible amount of time; and the ability to import and export the parameters into upstream software and back again will help ensure greater design fidelity and functionality."
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