Global supplier of industrial measurement and automation engineering collaborates with Thomas to deliver 2D & 3D CAD models and certified drawings online
REINACH, Switzerland & NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 9, 2012 — Endress+Hauser, a leading worldwide supplier of industrial measurement and automation engineering, has selected Thomas Industrial Network, industry’s leading product information and technology provider, to develop a full CAD library of its devices, making it easier for engineers and design houses to do business with the company.
Endress+Hauser manufactures a full line of equipment that provides comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communications across a wide range of industries. Thomas’ Enterprise Solutions team will be centralizing the data on these products, and then building 2D and 3D CAD models and certified drawings. Process and engineering professionals will be able to automatically generate and download these drawings, and insert them into their own designs to ensure an exact fit. The project has duration of 12-18 months with models expected to be online from mid-2013.
“We are thrilled to be working with Thomas to help us build and generate this invaluable content for our customers,” said John Salusbury, Director of Marketing at Endress+Hauser. “This is another important piece in the engineering phase of our lifecycle support concept which focuses on making our clients’ jobs easier and more productive.”
As a direct result of Thomas’ content partnership with Intergraph, a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software, Endress+Hauser will also make Intergraph, certified CAD models and data available to its Smart Plant users. Intergraph’s Smart 3D (S3D) design and modeling system is used to design large capital projects within the construction industry.
“Having product data from a strategic supplier like Endress+Hauser is key for our Smart Plant users who rely heavily on the integrity of this data for their capital projects,” said Michael Buss, Senior Vice President Global Business Development at Intergraph.
“It’s a win-win for both Endress+Hauser and their customers,” said Michael Sprague, Director of Thomas’ Enterprise Solutions Group. “Not only does Endress+Hauser save the time and effort involved in creating CAD models and drawings; but they can now better serve customers involved in large and complex projects. These clients, in turn, can create and design their projects more efficiently and accurately.”
About Thomas Industrial Network
Thomas is an information and technology company. For over a century we’ve led the way in connecting manufacturing and industrial buyers and sellers.
Buyers worldwide including engineers, purchasing agents, facilities managers and more, rely on ThomasNet.com for product sourcing and supplier discovery. This free online platform combines semantic product search technology with information rich company profiles enabling educated supplier selection.
For suppliers (manufacturers, distributors and service providers) we provide strategic website development, tools and technology to help them better manage and share product and service data internally and externally. Thomas' suite of Enterprise Solutions enables companies to effectively manage digital product data for syndication across a variety of enterprise-wide systems and sales channels to meet their strategic business needs. The Navigator Platform, our proprietary technology is the hub through which we help our clients manage their information.
The Platform enables CAD publishing, online catalogs, and syndication of detailed product data to channel partners. We offer Custom SPEC for the unique needs of custom manufacturers. Through our Digital Media Group we help companies build brand awareness and generate leads with our social media, email marketing and SEO programs. Learn more at www.thomasenterprisesolutions.com.
The Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. In 2011 the Group employed 9,500 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of 1.5 billion euros.
With dedicated sales centers and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Our production centers in 11 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The Group is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance.
Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.
We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.