Companies that are global players often work around the clock. There are tight schedules for customer projects and the development of new products. Eplan supports these companies in achieving their goals with its new High Value Support. Companies can benefit from expanded support services, including worldwide 24-hour English-language support via telephone, responses in less than 2 hours, problem analysis via Remote Tool and personal customer care with a Technical Support Manager.
Eplan Engineering Center is becoming Eplan Engineering Configuration: the new name is being introduced with Version 2.4 and demonstrates that configuration is a core function of Eplan’s mechatronic engineering solutions. The launch at SPS IPC Drives will also introduce revised functionalities and the version number now matches that of the Eplan Platform.
At the SPS IPC Drives Eplan Experience will be launched: a new knowledge-driven international programme introduced by Eplan that aims to optimise engineering efficiency. By making engineering practices more efficient it will lead to specific and clear competitive advantages such as strategic innovation management through a high-performing IT environment; shorter time to market; optimal resource management; and greater international competitiveness.
More integration for electrical engineering and PLC programming
Transferring data from electrical engineering directly into PLC programming – this is now state-of-the-art technology with the integration of Eplan Electric P8 and GX Works2. Yet Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Eplan continue striving for more as partners in the e-F@ctory Alliance to further increase project quality and data consistency for users.
Teamcenter interface expanded
An advanced interface between Eplan and Teamcenter has been launched. The interface includes bi-directional catalogue part synchronisation of the E-CAD and PLM part libraries. Synchronisations can be set either regularly or on demand. The new integration includes functions for creation and update of parts data and supports the latest Teamcenter releases.
The new major release of the Eplan Platform is now available. PLC project planning in graphical overviews, sub-projects and new navigation options accelerate project planning, even in large projects. Extended support for IEC 81346 and IEC 61355 through structuring principles and reference designations offers a basis for innovative design methods.
An integrated 3D viewer, a new surface with manufacturer logos in the grid, additional manufacturers and updated component catalogues: The Eplan Data Portal will be available as of August 2014 in a new version that provides users with significant functional advantages and, since it now contains 470,000 components, also features 20% more device data.
Vision Sensors today can be highly sophisticated systems, as illustrated by the new OPC 120 Series code reader for 1-D and 2-D codes. In addition to its functionality, compact design, and high speed, the special features of this device include a polarization filter for reading high-gloss materials and a PROFINET connection.