Power management company Eaton, has recently expanded their digital product configurator to include large bore tie rod and mill duty cylinders. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the digital product configurator is significantly increasing EoDB or “ease of doing business” for the Eaton’s cylinder customers.
Formerly, engineers would have to wait to get the Eaton CAD model they need through the formal request process. Now the process is self-serve, the customer can configure and instantly download the exact part they need for their project, while working on their own schedule.
Whether sitting behind a desk or on the go, engineers can quickly design the exact cylinder they need, directly from the Eaton website. The online configurator also provides delivery lead time and calculates pricing for distributors. Engineers can quickly generate an interactive 3D preview on-the-fly, before they ever commit to download or purchase the product. They can then download the exact product model they need in over 150 CAD and graphic formats, including native formats in Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Siemens Solid Edge and NX software, PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Creo, CATIA and many more. This on-demand capability makes the job of design engineers easier. Additionally, a custom PDF datasheet for the configured cylinder can be downloaded to complete the designer’s project portfolio and more easily share information with purchasing or other departments who don’t have CAD access.
EoDB, or “Ease of Doing Business” is an organizational goal for many industrial manufacturers, but Eaton has made it their top priority for driving new business and increasing customer retention. By adding CADENAS PARTsolutions embedded product catalog to their website, Eaton is able to better meet the needs of engineers who require high-quality product models for their designs.