By using RuleDesigner, El-Bo Produktion automates the customization of its products by modelling configuration processes that, driving the Siemens NX CAD Software, generate product-related CAD geometries.
Cesena, Italy – May 23, 2014 -- Engineering PLM Solutions today announced that the Danish company El-Bo Produktion A/S chooses RuleDesigner Configurator to realize product configuration process for design automation within the NX environment.
The Trasportation division of El-Bo Produktion manufactures on commission insulated composite sandwich panels to thermally insulate vehicle structures used for different applications, including refrigerated track bodies, trailers, campers and caravans.
As sandwich panels can be configured both in size and materials, the product was highly suitable to be configured and customized in RuleDesigner Configurator system, matching the exact requirements of each customer.
After a careful evaluation of configurators available on the market, the company choose RuleDesigner Configurator because it is a reliable and performing configuration tool, the unique granting high-level interaction with NX, the 3D CAD system.
Also, the evaluation team was impressed by the user-friendly interaction approach of the module aimed at modelling and updating rule-based processes which allows designers owning the product know-how to directly use it.
The configuration process drives the users in entering the information needed to configure the customer’s desired product, such as panels dimensions, scope, composite materials needed, type of coating, performance and endurance. Once the product configuration is completed, starting from a basic geometry, the system creates the technical drawing of the customized product and generates the sales offers. Sales offers will be then sent and notified to the appointed salesman and archived in the ERP Visma.
“We are satisfied about RuleDesigner Configurator and we really think it fully reflects the ideas of flexibility, customization and precision that our customer recognize in us and which differentiate us in the market. We will extend its use even to the other divisions”, says Bo Vinter Poulsen, owner at Elbo-Produktion A/S.
RuleDesigner® is a comprehensive and web-based PLM suite of applications designed to offer an integrated working environment. The suite allows users to create, manage, distribute and collaboratively use product information all the way from conception to after-sales service. Also, it allows users to map, manage and automate business processes with a strategic rule-based approach that grants a privilege to configuration over customization. In conclusion, RuleDesigner is a corporate console that enables interaction across a company’s implemented systems, and supports collaboration and information sharing among all departments
About EL-BO Produktion A/S
Founded in 1967, EL-BO Production is now among Europe’s leading composite innovators. El-Bo supplies a wide range of composite products and services, including design and manufacturing assistance and the supply of components and structures, such as moulds, plugs and bespoke sandwich panel kits. Having embraced new technology whenever possible, EL-BO is an innovator – both in terms of development of technical processes but also in how it takes composite-based solutions to new areas and applications. The company is now designing components and structures using what it considers to be the largest toolbox in the industry, both in terms of materials it uses and the manufacturing processes at its disposal.