Reinach, Switzerland, New York, USA – Endress+Hauser, a worldwide supplier of industrial measurement and automation engineering, has selected Thomas Industrial Network, the industrial 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 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 also 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."