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EPLAN: Your Solution Guide to Efficient Engineering

17th August 2017       Automation & Industrial Controls Division

EPLAN

E.B. Horsman & Son

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EPLAN: Your Guide to Efficient Engineering

EPLAN, part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, develop software-based engineering solutions for planning and documenting automation technology design projects. Its aim is to help you accelerate your project time-line or product development, work more efficiently and reduce your time-to-market. EPLAN products are based on 30 years of experience and listening to the 40,000 customers in 50 countries around the world.

EPLAN Software is a suite of products with diverse engineering requirements that enables you to pick and choose software that is suitable for your project, the structure of your team, and the process followed to engineer your solutions and products. With its modularity and flexibility in design engineering, EPLAN is at the forefront of Industry 4.0.


EPLAN’s Top Solutions:

  1. Reduce Time-to-Market
  2. Increase Quality
  3. Enhance Machine & Application Flexibility
  4. Ability to Design & Build Complex Machines & Applications

EPLAN Solutions Guide:

Note: EPLAN suite can be fully tailored and customized to your needs.


Control Cabinet and Switchgear Engineering

Combination of electrical design, 2D layout and 3D modeling for equipment design and plant integration.

  • EPLAN Pro Panel
    • dedicated tool for design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and power distribution systems
    • enclosures 3D layout including virtual wiring and copper bars modeling
    • PDM and PLM integration
    • provides full manufacturing documentation (BOMS and drawings)
    • supports automated assembly of terminal strips and panel wiring (future-oriented automation)

  • EPLAN Smart Wiring
    • browser-based solution for visualizing wiring
    • complete digital output including
      • source and target description
      • cross section
      • wire colours
      • connection point designation
      • wire termination
      • routing track
    • significant time savings and errors reduction
    • source and target description
    • digital representation (3D layout in EPLAn Pro Panel)

  • EPLAN Electric P8
    • Project planning, documentation and management of automation projects
    • Automatic generation of project reports direct interface to CAE software for engineering data consistency and integration throughout product development process

  • EPLAN Engineering Configuration One
    • Design automation tools for fluid and electrical engineering
      • automatic generation of wiring diagrams using an Excel based configuration interface
    • EEC One combined with EPLAN Pro Panel and predefined 3D assembly layouts provide significant time reduction when designing control panels and switchgears

  • EPLAN Data Portal
    • web server (part of EPLAN Platform) providing online access to device data (macros) from various manufacturers which can be imported and used as needed
    • available for all EPLAN Platform products
    • simplified components selection thus time savings
    • updated every month
    • consistent standards followed for all devices released in Data Portal

Electrical Engineering

Addressing a variety of applications flexibility, efficiency, reusability and innovative functionality are key features.

  • EPLAN Electric P8
    • Project planning, documentation and management of automation projects
    • Automatic generation of project reports direct interface to CAE software for engineering data consistency and integration throughout product development process

  • Syngineer
    • innovative mechatronics system addressing Industry 4.0 requirements
    • seamless integration of mechanical, electrical/controls and IT/software engineering
    • shorter development cycles and errors reduction

  • EPLAN Harness proD
    • modern 3D design and documentation tool for cable harnesses
    • automated multi step process
      • import wiring lists from EPLAN Platform
      • route cables
      • generate documentation and 2D nailboard drawing
    • seamless integration into PDM environment
    • allows for cable harness design without a mechanical prototype in place
    • cost savings through reduced development time

  • EPLAN Engineering Configuration One
    • Design automation tools for fluid and electrical engineering
      • automatic generation of wiring diagrams using an Excel based configuration interface
    • EEC One combined with EPLAN Pro Panel and predefined 3D assembly layouts provide significant time reduction when designing control panels and switchgears

  • EPLAN Cogineer
    • complete flexibility for automating design methods for either function-based or machine-based approach
    • automatic generation of electrical and/or fluid power schematics (expert knowledge not required)
    • seamless integration with EPLAN Platform (ready-to-use)
    • suits either occasional or frequent users

  • EPLAN Pro Panel
    • dedicated tool for design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and power distribution systems
    • enclosures 3D layout including virtual wiring and copper bars modeling
    • PDM and PLM integration
    • provides full manufacturing documentation (BOMS and drawings)
    • supports automated assembly of terminal strips and panel wiring (future-oriented automation)

  • EPLAN Preplanning
    • technical preplanning of machines and plants 3
    • seamless data transfer to multidisciplinary detail design (either graphical or database-driven methods are supported)
    • EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • process control points management
      • plant structures
      • import process control points from Excel generated lists
      • generates reports for process control points
    • EPLAN Preplanning Professional
      • machinery and equipment graphical overview
      • includes EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • machine and plant structures
      • generates reports for all project data

  • EPLAN Data Portal
    • web server (part of EPLAN Platform) providing online access to device data (macros) from various manufacturers which can be imported and used as needed
    • available for all EPLAN Platform products
    • simplified components selection thus time savings
    • updated every month
    • consistent standards followed for all devices released in Data Portal

Mechatronic Engineering/Design

Efficient management of interdisciplinary projects requiring consistent information exchange between various disciplines.

  • EPLAN Engineering Configuration (EEC)
    • operates across multiple disciplines
    • enables mechatronic configuration and automated documentation for sales, engineering and production
    • cost savings through reduced engineering time
    • error free, high quality documentation

  • Syngineer
    • innovative mechatronics system addressing Industry 4.0 requirements
    • seamless integration of mechanical, electrical/controls and IT/software engineering
    • shorter development cycles and errors reduction

  • EPLAN Harness proD
    • modern 3D design and documentation tool for cable harnesses
    • automated multi step process
      • import wiring lists from EPLAN Platform
      • route cables
      • generate documentation and 2D nailboard drawing
    • seamless integration into PDM environment
    • allows for cable harness design without a mechanical prototype in place
    • cost savings through reduced development time

Fluid Power Engineering

Automated documentation, various test functions and standard support.

  • EPLAN Fluid
    • automated de design and documentation for fluid power engineering (hydraulics, pneumatics, colling, lubrication)
    • integrated in EPLAN Platform thus allowing direct link with other disciplines
    • standard-oriented

  • EPLAN Cogineer
    • complete flexibility for automating design methods for either function-based or machine-based approach
    • automatic generation of electrical and/or fluid power schematics (expert knowledge not required)
    • seamless integration with EPLAN Platform (ready-to-use)
    • suits either occasional or frequent users

  • EPLAN Pro Panel
    • dedicated tool for design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and power distribution systems
    • enclosures 3D layout including virtual wiring and copper bars modeling
    • PDM and PLM integration
    • provides full manufacturing documentation (BOMS and drawings)
    • supports automated assembly of terminal strips and panel wiring (future-oriented automation)

  • EPLAN Engineering Configuration One
    • Design automation tools for fluid and electrical engineering
      • automatic generation of wiring diagrams using an Excel based configuration interface
    • EEC One combined with EPLAN Pro Panel and predefined 3D assembly layouts provide significant time reduction when designing control panels and switchgears

  • EPLAN Preplanning
    • technical preplanning of machines and plants 3
    • seamless data transfer to multidisciplinary detail design (either graphical or database-driven methods are supported)
    • EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • process control points management
      • plant structures
      • import process control points from Excel generated lists
      • generates reports for process control points
    • EPLAN Preplanning Professional
      • machinery and equipment graphical overview
      • includes EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • machine and plant structures
      • generates reports for all project data

  • Syngineer
    • innovative mechatronics system addressing Industry 4.0 requirements
    • seamless integration of mechanical, electrical/controls and IT/software engineering
    • shorter development cycles and errors reduction

  • EPLAN Data Portal
    • web server (part of EPLAN Platform) providing online access to device data (macros) from various manufacturers which can be imported and used as needed
    • available for all EPLAN Platform products
    • simplified components selection thus time savings
    • updated every month
    • consistent standards followed for all devices released in Data Portal

Process Control Technologies (PCT) Engineering

International collaboration from planning to commissioning of complex electrical, measuring and control system projects.

  • EPLAN Preplanning
    • technical preplanning of machines and plants 3
    • seamless data transfer to multidisciplinary detail design (either graphical or database-driven methods are supported)
    • EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • process control points management
      • plant structures
      • import process control points from Excel generated lists
      • generates reports for process control points
    • EPLAN Preplanning Professional
      • machinery and equipment graphical overview
      • includes EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
      • machine and plant structures
      • generates reports for all project data

  • EPLAN Preplanning P&ID
    • brings together basic process data, loop and consumer data and instrumentation requirements
    • revision management for tracking related design changes
    • P&ID scaling through the use of symbols, macros and variants
    • design tailored to customer requirements
    • extensive symbol library
    • import process control points from Excel generated lists
    • reports for process control points

  • EPLAN Data Portal
    • web server (part of EPLAN Platform) providing online access to device data (macros) from various manufacturers which can be imported and used as needed
    • available for all EPLAN Platform products
    • simplified components selection thus time savings
    • updated every month
    • consistent standards followed for all devices released in Data Portal

Can't find what you need?

The Process, Automation and Controls Group (PAC) at E.B. Horsman can help you select the EPLAN software that best suits your needs, run demos, assist with installation and setup, and host training sessions delivered by EPLAN to increase your knowledge base. Contact us now to learn how can EPLAN transform your business:


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