MONHEIM, Germany, Mar 4, 2019 – EPLAN ePULSE, the company’s newest solution offering, is the foundation for a complete network of cloud-based systems that bring together data and projects, disciplines and engineers around the world. Using their internet browsers, users get access to applications that enhance the existing EPLAN Platform product world with new functions along the data-driven value chain. The open design of EPLAN ePULSE includes future plans to ensure availability to a variety of data formats and interfaces to systems from other providers.
“We’re using agile development methods for our cloud offerings and are keeping a close eye on our customers’ needs,” says Sebastian Seitz, chief executive officer at EPLAN and Cideon. “EPLAN ePULSE serves as the connection within the supply chain between end customers, machine and plant suppliers, and component manufacturers in industrial production.” The project data stored in EPLAN ePULSE is both the system description for a company’s in-house manufacturing and customer documentation for all aspects of the digital twin relevant to automation. “In the era of digitization, this allows our customers to rely 100 per cent on digital data,” Seitz explains. To this end, EPLAN has created a new unit that provides fresh impetus in the style of today’s think tanks. Experiments are carried out here and discussed with customers and partners. Not every idea will see the light of day, but creative thinking is more than welcomed and encouraged.
An overview of EPLAN’s cloud-based systems
- With EPLAN eVIEW, engineering projects generated in the EPLAN Platform will be directly ac-cessible in the cloud. This means that project data can be viewed at anytime from anywhere. A red-lining function lets employees on the shop floor or in maintenance add their suggestions for changes into the schematics.
- EPLAN Data Portal offers web-based access to high-quality product catalogues of numerous component manufacturers. All the solutions anchored in the EPLAN Platform have equal access to this web service. The easy drag-and-drop transfer of components into the EPLAN docu-mentation reduces the time and effort needed for engineering design and increases the quality of machine and plant documentation.
- With the cloud version of EPLAN Cogineer generating schematics from a template library with just a few clicks will soon be possible directly in a browser. The new expanded version, EPLAN Co-gineer Advanced, offers additional functions: the importing of configuration variables and value sets and the easy re-use of subfunctions all help make creating models even easier.
Cloud solutions are an effective tool for advancing data and process standardization. In engineering, this goes hand-in-hand with new chances for process optimization and increased quality at the product and process levels. Ultimately all participants will be working from the same uniform database – with the option to expand access across the supply chain. The cloud as a central location for exchanging relevant engineering data provides fast access, making this gateway to high-quality digital data from any location extraordinarily easy to use. EPLAN ePULSE allows companies to maintain their competitiveness in today’s world, with a clear potential for continued success over the long term.
EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. The company develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. EPLAN is also the ideal partner to streamline challenging engineering processes.
EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2,5 billion in 2017. For the tenth time in succession, the family business has won the accolade “Top German Employer” in 2018. In addition Friedhelm Loh Group was recognized as “Top vocational trainer” according to a study of Deutschland Test and Focus Money.