Nigel Grant Nigel Grant Nigel has been working at EPLAN UK for almost 3 years as an Applications Engineer. His main tasks include installing the EPLAN software, giving live demos to prospects and customers and training customers on best practices for using the software. He has previously worked as an Electrical Engineer and a Project Engineer, both of which have driven his passion for helping companies become more efficient and driving their engineering to the next level. Nigel's experience in panel wiring, electrical engineering and project work has given him a well-rounded view of the industry. This enables him to offer customers the best solutions for their processes.

Is your dataflow up to scratch?

Author: Nigel Grant Time to read: minute minutes

We’ve all been there: a new control panel design is sent to the shop floor for production, only to find that some of the components don’t fit as expected or that modifications have to be made so that the panel functions as intended.

Too often, these alterations don’t make it back onto the master drawings, which leads to problems further down the line. At EPLAN, we have the solution.

Our products support continuous data flow which ensures transparency in the product development process and facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation. It also helps eliminate errors and nasty surprises during production, thereby saving money and time.

Using up-to-date drawings and documents is the only way to maintain a healthy workflow. With the EPLAN ERP/PDM Integration Suite, EPLAN can provide optimised integration into your existing ERP, PDM and PLM system landscapes. Data is supplied quickly and accurately in a bidirectional data exchange without leaving the EPLAN working environment. The result is better efficiency in your engineering processes.

Traditionally, complex control cabinet designs have often created inter-departmental communication challenges, but this no longer needs to be the case. Modern platforms support automated dataflows, but a little research is required before you decide on the implementation that is best for your business. However, we’ve done the hard work for you and put everything you need to know into our new control cabinet e-book, which you can access free of charge here:

New call-to-action


A continuous dataflow is the third reason as to why you should automate your control cabinet manufacturing. Discover the previous two reasons here: https://blog.eplan.co.uk/tag/10reasons

Share this article ...