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EPLAN is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group with 18 production sites and 78 international subsidiaries.

EPLAN provides software solutions, services and comprehensive concepts in optimization of product development processes. They optimise the processes of companies from a wide range of industries with their professional CAD/CAE solutions.

On the basis of individual customer requirements, EPLAN provides services for standardised process implementation, for installation of CAx systems and for the smooth integration of the EPLAN software solutions into the IT/PLM system landscape of companies.

The diverse EPLAN training programme supports customers in using knowledge efficiently and developing it sustainably.

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EPLAN develops and markets EPLAN software expert systems in 17 languages globally, which are connected to each other via the EPLAN Platform – consistent in data, functions and workflow.

The EPLAN Platform connects expert systems for various engineering disciplines such as electrical engineering, fluid power engineering and EI&C engineering as well as control cabinet manufacturing. All applications are equipped with the same basic data and functions, which support a high level of project quality and a mechatronic working method.

IIntegrated, web-based data platform for provision of EPLAN compatible device data from market-leading component manufacturers for direct use in EPLAN software solutions.

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Machines and special machine manufacture, automotive industry, automation engineering, process engineering, consumer goods industry, energy / water / waste water

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EPLAN’s IoT Snapshot maps the range and focus areas of EPLAN’s IoT business across Technologies, Use Cases, Industries, and Services. Only categories with active products will be shown. Missing categories indicate that there is no activity in those areas.
Equipment & Machinery
Food & Beverage
Marine & Shipping
Software Design & Engineering Services
EPLAN’s Tech Stack maps EPLAN’s participation in the IoT tech stack.
  • Application Layer
  • Functional Applications

  • Cloud Layer
  • Platform as a Service
    Infrastructure as a Service

  • Edge Layer
  • Automation & Control
    Processors & Edge Intelligence

  • Devices Layer
  • Robotics
  • Supporting
  • Analytics & Modeling
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
    Networks & Connectivity
Technological Capacity
Number of Case Studies2
Comac Srl: The process is running
Comac Srl: The process is running
Filling bottles and kegs with beverages necessitates sophisticated, highly automated machines in a variety of sizes to cater for microbreweries and major producers. Comac wanted to integrate electrical and fluid power engineering with a lasting effect on development of machinery.
When Customised Systems Are Standard
When Customised Systems Are Standard
No project is like another in the field of engineered solutions for escape and rescue chambers and fire simulation. Systems are tailored exactly to customers' requirements.
Number of Software1
EPLAN Fluid is an engineering tool for the automated design and documentation of circuits in fluid power installations in hydraulics, pneumatics, cooling and lubrication complying with current standards such as ISO 1219.Fluid-specific engineering is connected with all other engineering disciplines through the EPLAN Platform so that different engineering tasks can be carried out in parallel and the overall engineering process is accelerated.
Number of Podcasts3
EP014a: The Rapidly Evolving CAD Industry - An Interview With EPLAN's Carsten Metelmann
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is at the heart of all manner of engineering processes. A high quality CAD can help companies optimize processes, accelerate product development cycles and reduce time-to-market. This is exactly the goal that EPLAN, a leading provider of software-based engineering solutions set out to achieve. In the first installment of this three-part series, we are pleased to have Carsten Metelmann, Vice President International Sales at EPLAN with us on the show who will be discussing more on how EPLAN and the traditional technique of CAD have been evolving with the advent of global phenomena such as Industry 4.0, globalization and demographic change. 

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EP014b: Powerful Schematics At Your Fingertips - An Interview With EPLAN's Carsten Metelmann
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

While the advent of the Industrial IoT has brought with it numerous benefits to businesses such as improved operations and profitability, increasing digitalization is also adding layers of complexity on top of many traditional systems. The drawback of this is that the ease of use of such systems are adversely affected. In the second episode of the series, we continue the conversation with Carsten Metelmann, Vice President of International Sales at EPLAN about how their traditional technology has been forced to evolve with recent developments like demographic change, the cloud and IoT. Specifically, we will look in greater detail at how the functionalities and architecture of their technology such as the recently launched SaaS-based solution Cogineer handle complexity while remaining highly integrative and not compromising on ease of use. 

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EP014c: Automation Starts With CAD - An Interview With EPLAN's Carsten Metelmann
Friday, Oct 13, 2017

More and more companies are seeing the value in integrating CAD solutions with their enterprise applications in order to help them facilitate their drive towards automation and digitalization. In the third and final part of the series, Carsten Metelmann Vice President of International Sales at EPLAN will walk us through several case studies of how EPLAN technologies such as Cogineer are helping companies to bring electrical engineering solutions to life. 

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Number of Memberships1
E-Factory Alliance
E-Factory Alliance
The E-Factory was born out of the expertise ME has developed as a global manufacturing enterprise.As the founder and leading member of the e?F@ctory Alliance, Mitsubishi Electric's Factory Automation solutions can help solve the significant challenge of increasing the performance of existing plant infrastructure, with its mixed control systems and legacy systems architecture, by improving the delivery of plant information to MES/ERP systems.
Number of Similar Suppliers5
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Part of VINCI Energies, Actemium is a network of 300 Business Units 100% dedicated to industrial process. These companies are located in 38 countries across the world, most closely with their clients. Actemium's offering covers all the production facilities lifecycle and is designed to improve the industrial performance of customer's sites.
Altair is a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation, reduced development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation. Our simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by our integrated suite of software which optimizes design performance across multiple disciplines encompassing structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and embedded systems, while also providing data analytics and true-to-life visualization and rendering.
Allerin specializes in Internet of Things, providing IoT solutions and services across industries. We enable organizations to build applications using our IoT framework, develop IoT strategies, integrate with your existing landscape or implement a new IoT solution for your enterprise.
Siemens Advanta
Siemens Advanta
This is our mission: enabling our clients to unlock the digital future with our ecosystem. So, whatever you need to transform your business, making an impact to society, create unseen opportunities – we have the right people, the knowledge and partners to achieve your vision. We are here to support game-changers and go-getters with the right strategy, meaningful insights and solutions that transform your business into something greater. Your unique digital journey from consulting, design & prototyping to solution, implementation and operation, enabled with our deep domain knowledge, a strong technology stack and a powerful ecosystem of partners. Let us tackle your challenges and some of the world's biggest issues.
Number of Partners8
SAP is the leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used to integrate back-office functions such as distribution, accounting, human resources, and manufacturing. The backbone of SAP's products has been its On-Premise offerings, spearheaded by its Business Suite, which includes ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) software, among others.Year founded: 1972Revenue: $17.6 billion (2014)NYSE: SAP
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- Digital Factory- Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Huawei's strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close cooperation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs. In line with their portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), Cloud Computing & data center, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
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