With office and manufacturing facilities covering 215,000 square feet, Baumann Automation develops and produces turnkey automation systems for customers from various international industries including the automotive supplies, electronics, domestic appliances, telecommunications, medical technology and photovoltaic sectors.
The company embraced the need to replace PSP as an opportunity to do away with gaps and obstacles in its product development processes.
This created a seamless product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that delivers multi-CAD integration, mechatronics capabilities, project management, and DMStec functionality.
65 Inventor designers and the EPLAN team now use PRO.FILE to generate mechatronics BOM rather than multiple separate BOM. On top of that, item master data is automatically passed on to the APplus ERP solution.
“In PRO.FILE, we start all of our searches from the part. This is where we manage all metadata, which was previously not possible with PSP. Certain metadata such as the document designations are pulled directly from the relevant part description.
The information we need for searches or ordering processes are maintained in the part master only, allowing us to eliminate redundant tasks.” Martin Kindl, head of the design team and overseeing project manager for the introduction of PRO.FILE