The Industrial Controls Company Announces Major Upgrades

The Industrial Controls Company is implementing strategic upgrades to its product design and file management systems, which will enable customers with more secure access to project files, enhance customer service and improve the efficiency of its design staff.

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engineering and manufacturing services, control panels
"Thanks to the increases in efficiency brought about by the implementation of AutoCAD Electrical, the tedious “housekeeping” chores involved with panel design have gone away allowing our engineers to design control panels substantially faster..."

Sussex, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

The Industrial Controls Company recently announced its strategic plan for major upgrades to its product design and file management systems, enabling OEM customers to have more secure access to project files 24 / 7 and improving the efficiency of the company’s staff.

The strategy is to provide a world class data management system that is unique in the panel manufacturing industry. These upgrades are typically reserved for larger enterprises because of their significant financial and time commitment. The new system will improve efficiency, enhance security, reduce re-work and put the infrastructure in place for future company growth.

The existing computer system provides the required file storage capacity, but has limitations. For example, the process of designing and manufacturing a control panel calls for revisions. Such fixes are necessary but take extra time, pull an engineer away from other core project activities and impede time to market.

The company is taking a phased approach to design and implementation. Phase 1 is the development and release of AutoCAD® Electrical, which is design software for electrical controls designers. Independent of ACAD Electrical implementation, the company is also moving many services to the cloud. This has started with a migration to Microsoft Office 365. Once everything is in the cloud, every location in the future will be able to access the same files seamlessly.

Phase 2 will be the rollout of Autodesk Vault, which will provide customers with access to their own individual files, enabling them to mark up and change their files as needed. Vault data management software helps organize, manage, and track data creation, simulation, and documentation. It allows more control over design data with revision management capabilities and will help design teams quickly find and reuse design data.

According to Don Lavrenz, Managing Partner of the company, “These upgrades represent a great opportunity for customers to concentrate on what they do well. Thanks to the increases in efficiency brought about by the implementation of AutoCAD Electrical, the tedious “housekeeping” chores involved with panel design have gone away allowing our engineers to design control panels substantially faster with greater accuracy and virtually eliminate the most common errors. This will save customers money and reduce their engineering burden.”

Eventually, the two new systems will interface with Epicor via a software program called CADLink which allows single point entry of information, such as part changes, either in AutoCAD Electrical or Epicor and the bill of materials in the other will be updated automatically. This will eliminate errors and save time.    

About The Industrial Controls Company: The Industrial Controls Company provides OEM’s with engineering and manufacturing services from simple control panels or programming to complete "turnkey" manufacturing of process control systems. The Industrial Controls Company uniquely bridges the two worlds of engineering and manufacturing.