Jul 13, 2011

Festo Makes Patent for Product Configuration Available to CADENAS Customers

CADENAS' customers obtain right to use product configuration with CAD automation.

Festo AG & Co. KG makes their patent for the process of the product configuration with CAD automation available to customers of CADENAS GmbH. The Festo process of product configuration with CAD automation has already been under protection of the European Patent EP 1 251 444 B1 since October 12, 2005. Patent owner is Festo AG & Co. KG (Esslingen). CADENAS GmbH and their customers are allowed to use this patent.

Festo AG is a worldwide leader in automation engineering and has been offering its customers an online product configurator since 2009. This enables a combination of Festo components and the subsequent export of 3D CAD geometries. Festo's products can be thus customized to the requirements of customers and then made available.

Festo product configurator

The self-explaining interactive product configurator from CADENAS' software solutions eCATALOGsolutions, gives customers the opportunity to plan as they wish, create offers based on the Bill of Materials (BOM) list and then carry out this order. This contributes to optimize processes in the company and considerably minimize processing times. In addition, a comfortable user interface ensures saving time already during the planning stage.