Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, have announced the launch of a new prototype which integrates Cimteq’s cable design software, CableBuilder, with Aesa Cortaillod’s quality management software, CIQ.
Since the announcement of a strategic partnership between the cable industry experts over 18 months ago, the two companies having been working together to develop this prototype which is the culmination of the companies combining their sixty years’ cable industry knowledge.
As a global leader in cable metrology, Aesa Cortaillod provides state-of-the-art measuring systems, devices and quality-performance services from its factories in Switzerland, Germany and China. Wales-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. The two companies identified that a partnership could develop even greater benefits for customers on both sides through increased profitability, improved quality and savings in materials.
Ali Shehab, President, comments: “By seamlessly interconnecting CableBuilder and CIQ through a single and universal interface, it is possible to simplify the overall handling of large design and production data pools. The power of CableBuilder, with its bespoke management of all cable manufacturing product and process data, provides a one-stop shop for controlled delivery and transfer of test plans to the shop floor, connecting directly with the test devices.
“This represents a quantum step towards the ‘smart factory’ with the ultimate goal of closing the loop from the initial cable design concept all the way to production and delivery, resulting in significant raw material savings, improvements in quality, and major productivity gains”.
Amanda Shehab, Director, adds: “In future, we also plan to integrate our CableMES with AESA’s CIQ, as it provides a highly sophisticated analysis tool. It is vital that CableMES knows the quality status of every piece of material, finished and semi-finished product on the shop floor. This can be done through CabeMES’s own quality module, or through a third-party system like CIQ. The benefits of integrating with CIQ is that we would then have direct integration to AESA’s own measurements equipment too.”
Aesa Cortaillod’s CEO, Vincent Arbet-Engels, Ph.D: “Accurate, reliable measurement data is at the heart of any cable manufacturer’s drive for continuous improvement. Enhanced quality and process of course in turn lead to competitor advantage. The CIQ quality management system supports traceability features as well as extended quality improvement and data management capabilities. In very real terms, it opens a window on to the shop floor by tracking process and test data, not to mention production history.
“Its integration with CableBuilder will have significant benefits for our clients; not least that automatically pulling data from CableBuilder will mean a lot less data to set up inside CIQ.”
If you are interested in learning more should contact Katy Harrison, Cimteq Marketing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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