The engineering software Eplan eView shows how the advantages of digitization can be used in control cabinet construction. It enables cloud-based coordination of circuit diagrams created in Eplan – with colleagues, but also with customers and service providers across companies. Data that has been generated and enriched in the Eplan platform is made available transparently to users – from engineering to production and assembly to service and maintenance. This means that project data can be viewed and changes commented on via browser, regardless of location. These cloud functionalities are also useful for the IWS GmbH as a switch cabinet manufacturer with a focus on special switch cabinet construction. Especially the new possibilities of communication and collaboration support IWS in its engineering services like electrical design and manufacturing of control cabinets. With engineering moved to the cloud, shorter distances and speed are used, errors can be better avoided and the quality of workflows is increased.
This solution won the Automation Award 2020 in the DIGITALIZATION category!