10 Most Common Mistakes in Electrical Design Software

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Mar 16, 2018

Device name duplication early in design, broken links for cross-referencing between components, and time consuming component generation, these are just some of the mind numbing errors that happen when generating an electrical design in low quality CAD software. These mistakes that take an enormous amount of your time to fix, are just the tip of the iceberg. This article will dive into the wonderful calamities that all electrical engineers eventually run into. And just for fun let us make it the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Electrical Design Software.

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ECAD for Easy Wiring Harness Industrial Design

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Dec 19, 2017

Electronic integration and interconnecting wiring design for modern industries are growing in complexity. Ensuring that companies are in the forefront of quality design demand is ever so important. The real question is how can companies accommodate the increased demand for quality products  and still remain within a competitive cost? This article goes into showing how powerful electrical computer aided design programs can bring that competitive advantage for wiring harness manufacturers.
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CAD vs CAE vs CAM: What is the Difference?

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Sep 27, 2017

What is CAD? What is CAE? What is CAM? What are these softwares and how are they different from one another? The first thing to know about all three of these systems is the first two letters in each abbreviation. “CA” stands to Computer-Aided, which means that all three systems are created to help the user to achieve his goal faster by using the power of computers for processing. The last letter for CAD, is Design, for CAE, is Engineering, and for CAM, is Manufacturing. These are engineering and manufacturing software programs. Each one is has its own purpose. The article will dive into a high-level look at all three systems and how they are used and their overall purpose.

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PLC Selection and Proper Documentation Systems

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jan 20, 2017

Last week we dived into the fine world of PLCs and what they can offer manufacturing and supply industries. This time we are going to look at PLCs in a very technical aspect addressing how to properly select one for your application, and the important documentation system that makes life easier for engineers and technicians.
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Distribution System Planning and Design

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jul 06, 2016

Power distribution systems need detailed care and consideration when planning and designing. The power system is crucial to keep day to day operations functioning properly. Let us look at some of the important aspects distribution system planning and design.

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How to Calculate your employee's Cost with Overhead costs

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jun 16, 2016

Direct cost is a prime indicator of how much a company is spending on resources and equipment for production. This is a good start to understanding how much it costs to produce a product. What is not taking into consideration is the indirect cost for production. Employees are not generally included in direct cost and are often neglect in determining the final cost of production. But, what does it really cost for production directly vs indirectly?
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Industrial Machinery Control Panel Optimization

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Apr 14, 2016

Increased motor controller efficiency, improved productivity, and improved drive out cost are a few of the major changes that companies are striving for by optimizing electrical control panels. Control panel engineers and designs are focusing on challenges involved with existing designs in order to utilize the best performance possible. These challenges deal with environmental deployment, safety cost, electromagnetic interference noise concerns, and optimizing control panel space.
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PLCs - Are They Right for Your Industry?

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Jan 27, 2016

Programmable logic controllers, or more commonly PLCs, are digital computers used for automating specific tasks or processes for a variety of applications. They can control machinery on assembly lines, roller coasters at amusement parks, or light fixtures. Nowadays, industrial automation is growing in demand for manufacturing facilities globally. Automation is becoming a central aspect in manufacturing as facilities are facing thin profit margins, and still working within just-in-time manufacturing methods. Companies are understanding that in order to deliver for these processes they must meet customer demand while operating at lower costs, mass production, customizable, and flexibility. The main objective of this article is to help facilities understand the benefit of switching from rough manual production lines to automating specific tasks with PLCs.

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Advantages of Integrating your Electrical Design Process with your ERP System

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Dec 16, 2015

Having effective and efficient design process is essential in today’s world for competing with the top tier companies. A well structured system needs to be embedded in all independent stations throughout the company to set up an information network where information flows freely from one person to the next.

   Work stations that work independently, lack of inventory accountability, misallocated resources, and poor documentation can inhibit even the mightiest of giants. Have a system installed that can communicate to everyone in the company and provide necessary information for product development, management, and manufacturing can speed up progress and efficiency.

   This article takes a look at what the advantages are of ERP software and how it can benefit your company in all forms of design and manufacturing.

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Front-End Engineering Design: How to Plan Your Next Project

Lucas Leão

Posted by Lucas Leão Nov 24, 2015

Design engineering should be approached with meticulous detail and a methodical process. Rushing in to early development without thoroughly considering all possible solutions and general understanding of the problem can lead to upstream development and project cost issues.  Front-End Engineering Design is an approach used to focus on technical requirements. It is meant to recognize primary costs for a project proposal. This article will layout step-by-step on how the process can help aid your next project and assess potential risks.
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