Zeta Group Engineering LLC
Streamlining Development of Automated Systems with SOLIDWORKS
QUICK, EASY DESIGN CHANGESBy implementing SOLIDWORKS Electrical design solutions, Zeta Group can incorporate design changes that affect electrical systems quickly and easily, eliminating the manual time sink that such changes would previously require and leading to overall design cycle reductions of 50 percent. “Because we’ve replaced using 2D mechanical CAD with intelligent, parametric SOLIDWORKS Electrical software for creating schematics, we are saving time overall and are much more efficient at handling design changes,” Marrick stresses. “We now develop every aspect of a machine—including mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems—on the same SOLIDWORKS 3D design platform,” Marrick continues. “Whether we’re iterating on a design or incorporating customer-requested changes, SOLIDWORKS solutions make us more efficient, resulting in the high levels of quality that both we and our customers demand.”
FASTER CYCLE TIMES, LESS SCRAPZeta Group’s use of the SOLIDWORKS integrated mechanical and electrical design system also allows the company’s engineers to intensify their focus on achieving customer production objectives, including accelerating manufacturing cycle times and improving production quality. “One of our customers was using a machine that took six hours to produce 75 pieces, 80 percent of which were scrap,” Marrick recounts. “Using SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design tools, we redesigned the machine to produce 75 pieces in 20 minutes with just one piece of scrap,” Marrick adds. “That’s what I call automation.”
HIGH-QUALITY SCHEMATICS, IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONIn addition to saving time and facilitating design changes, SOLIDWORKS solutions have enabled the Zeta Group to dramatically improve the quality of its electrical schematics and significantly enhance communication with customers. “When you are automating machinery, you can’t fudge things and have to be accurate,” Marrick notes. “SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic software has helped us significantly improve the quality and accuracy of our electrical schematics,” Marrick says. “We also use SOLIDWORKS eDrawings® to better communicate ideas, concepts, and recommendations to our clients. They can open up an eDrawings file, easily manipulate the model, and then fully interrogate the design, which enhances our ability to communicate effectively with clients.”
Establish and grow a robotic manufacturing system automation and manufacturing business by streamlining, improving, and accelerating development cycles.
Implement SOLIDWORKS Standard design, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D design, and SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic design software solutions.
- Cut design cycles by 50 percent
- Shortened customer cycle times
- Reduced customer scrap
- Improved quality of electrical schematics
Products(s) Used:SolidWorks Electrical