The 3D CAD configurator enables engineers to identify the correct product for their design or application
May 19, 2022
CINCINNATI and CAROL STREAM, Ill.—A 3D CAD configurator released by motor and drive manufacturer JIE USA can help engineers choose motors and drives on-demand.
The online tool, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, enables engineers to identify the correct product for their design or application, based on custom parameters. It also enables them to deliver the CAD model or PDF datasheet they need to do their job efficiently, according to a release from CADENAS PARTsolutions.
JIE USA Inc. manufactures gearbox and motor-related products for OEM and MRO applications that span food and beverage, cement production, and packaged goods manufacturing. Its products, assembled in the USA, encompass a wide range of industrial gearing and drive technologies. Among them are gearboxes, motors, gearmotors, electric controllers, and variable frequency drives (VFDs).
According to JIE, its new tool allows engineers to instantly find and specify compatible motors for existing machinery and new designs.
“Previously, customers would send us all their application information, and our engineers selected the right product for them,” said JIE USA President Bo Chen, in the release. “This meant a lot of back-and-forth with the customer if we had any questions, which took a lot of time. “Now, customers can self-serve online. They enter the parameters of their application, like input power, ratio, torque, and output RPM, and the configurator recommends a compatible gearbox or gearmotor. It’s more efficient and lets the customer work on their own time rather than contacting us directly.”
JIE has also introduced configurable 3D PDF datasheets that include essential product data needed by its customers.
“With these PDFs, customers don’t have to come back to us for missing data points for the product,” Chen said. “The PDF shows everything related to the product.”
Chen added, “We’re really excited about this configurator. It lets customers build a compatible system on their own, and it shows everything they need to know right on the page. It’s putting design power in the customer’s hands.”