Balluff 3D CAD product catalog wins award

CADENAS Award „Golden Catalog Seal“

Consistently high quality

May 2019: Balluff GmbH, sensor specialist and provider of automation solutions, was recognized by CADENAS for their electronic product catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology. The CADENAS "Golden Catalog Seal“, their highest award, is given to the components manufacturer with the most comprehensive intelligent engineering data and is considered as evidence for consistently high quality 3D-CAD catalogs.

Press kit (ZIP file)

The prerequisite for the Golden Catalog Seal is satisfying numerous requirements such as integration of a product configurator, automatic 2D dimensioning for CAD parts, weight information, customs tariff numbers as well as product data in at least three languages, etc. The electronic product catalog eCATALOGsolutions offers engineers not only simple CAD models, but also high-quality, intelligent engineering data characterized by high detail accuracy.

So it is with Balluff: Thanks to comprehensive search and download functions their customers can go to balluff.partcommunity.com and quickly and easily download 3D-CAD models for the desired components such as sensors and use them in their designs. The catalog supports over 85 common 2D and 3D CAD systems, including CATIA, Autodesk Inventor, OneSpace Designer (OSDM), Solid Edge® and SolidWorks.

Searching is fast and convenient: if a user already knows the respective ordering code or article description for a component, it takes just a few clicks in the product catalog to find the desired item. Other users who many have an exact idea of the product they are looking for but who cannot provide an article description or article number can still benefit from the very compact, clearly organized and intuitive product selectors. These use selection criteria to quickly reduce the amount of data to be processed to a manageable size and identify the appropriate components.

In March 2019 alone Balluff registered 550,000 file downloads. Cadenas reported a record 31 million downloads of engineering data from 500 product catalogs during the same time period.

About CADENAS GmbH

CADENAS GmbH is a leading software manufacturer in the fields of strategic parts management and parts reduction (PARTsolutions) as well as electronic product catalogs (eCATALOGsolutions). With its tailor made software solutions the company represents a link between the component manufacturers and their products as well as the purchasers.

About Balluff

Founded in 1921 in Neuhausen a.d.F., Balluff employs 4000 people worldwide and represents innovative technology, quality and cross-industry experience in industrial automation. As a leading sensor and automation specialist, the family-owned company in its fourth generation offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality sensor, identification, network and software solutions.