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Case study
How can you ensure engineers quickly supply complicated but reliable hydraulic systems based on customer demand each with their own unique applications? The German engineering company Viereck & Co has done so by making smart design software a key part of the supply process.

The highest quality standards
Complicated hydraulic power sources and control systems require the highest quality standards. To meet these standards, Viereck is continuously looking into the newest technologies to ensure the quality can be guaranteed while the hydraulic systems can be supplied as quickly as possible. To realize various hydraulic applications for a wide range of customers, the company needed smart software to design and produce hydraulic systems of a high quality in a standardized manner.

The design software is created in such a way that the development and documentation of a hydraulic system occurs in an optimal manner.

Ulf Kaschewitz

Engineering director, Viereck

The company opted to use the HydroSym software package several years ago. Tradition CAD/CAM software required the manual development of parts in hydraulics schematics, says Ulf Kaschewitz, engineering director at Viereck. Many services and functionalities for the fast and reliable creation of schematics for a hydraulic system in the HydroSym software are missing in standard CAD software. If you create a schematic in HydroSym, you select a component or a symbol from the supplied library. You only need one click to create every desired connection between components. Those connections remain in place when you move components to different positions in the schematic. Thanks to the “pack&save” functionality you can create a zipped file that includes a PDF document of the schematic as well as the datasheets of the components used in the schematic. These kinds of possibilities show that Paro Software knows better than anyone else what is needed for the design of hydraulic systems. The design software is created in such a way that the development and documentation of a hydraulic system occurs in an optimal manner.

Multifunctional and easily accessible
Time consuming activities are not needed to manually create frequently used symbols for regulating elements of the hydraulic system, which has given the design software a different role within Viereck. Within our organisation, sales employees have also started using HydroSym, continues Kaschewitz. The software contains a complete library of standard units for hydraulic systems that quickly and easily adds the necessary characteristics to the design. The system as a components program can quickly offer information about these components. In addition to this, the interface of the software package is user friendly and fully intuitive. There are many drawing options available to easily create the design by clicking and dragging standard components from the library. Functional connections can be named and drawn quickly via connecting lines.

Kaschewitz states the designing of a hydraulic system for the steering of a bridge windlass has become as easily accessible as the designing and drawing of a kitchen. Sales-personnel of a kitchen retailer drag and drop the required equipment and units quickly onto the design on the screen with the customers right by their side. Because all product details, including the price and other information are linked to this design the customer can easily be offered an accurate quotation based on the design. In a similar manner, the sales personnel of Viereck can offer a detailed and accurate quotes to their customers in a short space of time and without a specialist design engineer.

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