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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Software cuts panel wiring time by 75%

Software cuts panel wiring time by 75%

The Pro Panel engineering software from EPLAN enables companies to achieve savings of up to 75% on wiring time, 50% time savings on layout and mounting and up to 50% increase in overall productivity.

With EPLAN Pro Panel, engineers can design and construct three-dimensional control cabinets and switchgear systems easily and without expensive errors and rework. The software features include 3D mounting layout, wiring and design, modification and adjustment of copper busbars.
Designed with flexibility in mind, Pro Panel allows the user to choose their preferred approach whether it is based on equipment lists, connection lists, or circuit diagrams. All necessary components can be easily entered and positioned on the 3D layout, thanks to the innovative eTouch technology.
The virtual 3D model of the control cabinet switchgear system helps designers make best use of the valuable control panel space available. Integrated planning aids such as collision testing, adherence to manufacturer installation guidelines, minimum clearances and bending radii, allow quick and optimum positioning and installation.
As an added benefit, error detection and other aspects of consistent quality control are predefined at the development stage, considerably reducing rework efforts and thus speeding time to market.
For correct wiring of control systems, EPLAN's new software utilises 3D mounting layout and schematic. Based on a combination of the exact position of the component in the mounting layout and the connection information from the schematic, the control cabinet can be wired virtually.
The system works out the optimum conductor and cable routing and all the resulting connection lengths at the touch of a button. The result of the optimised wiring can then be used to optimise the schematic.
Another functionality of Pro Panel is project reports, drawings relating to production and mounting, as well as data required for machine control, can be generated directly from the software.
The copper extension module allows individual busbar systems, including the copper rails that are to be bent and the relevant connection to be configured and adapted to the installation. All the necessary data on drill holes, punching, bending angles and radiuses is provided in the form of drawings and machine data for NC-based production - the new dimension in design, production and mounting.
EPLAN Pro Panel is part of EPLAN's CAE software platform that enables engineers to conform to international standards and directives and get consistent, quality designs that suit customer requirements.


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