Trace Software International partners with Chinese giant Lyric Robot

Trace Software International partners with Chinese giant Lyric Robot

Last week the Chinese team of Trace Software International successfully overcame its last challenge – a fruitful deal with China Guangdong Lyric Robot Intelligent Equipment (Lyric Robot), the leading giant in the automated industry.

The high-tech enterprise chose Trace Software international- the notable company with an unparalleled experience in electrical engineering – as a strategic partner for an ambitious project: “elecworks™ for PTC Creo & elecworks™ for PTC Windchill electrical design project navigation”.

The project’s primary objective is to guarantee to Robot Lyrics the reliable implementation of a new operational and technological approach for the design of the electrical system of the packaging machines and for the intelligent and integrated management of the processes.

elecworks celebration in China by Trace Software International

 

The Chinese giant will use the following Trace Software International’ solutions:

elecworks™  is the worldwide bestselling electrical CAD software for automation projects and electrical installations. It provides all necessary features for the best design process for power and control schemes, cross-references, PLC’s, Terminals Strips, Panels, Reporting etc.

elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® enables the efficient management of the product lifecycle, effortlessly integrating the electrical data in the PLM system. The operating logic of the PLM is based on the shared access of information, resources, and processes related to a product or service throughout its life cycle. The PLM, therefore, provides an integrated and essential framework with multiple benefits such as costs, quality and time-to-market optimization, automation of product data management, interdisciplinary collaborations, and safety monitoring.

elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® ensures the smooth integration of the electrical schematic design from elecworks™ to the PTC® Creo® project. It enables faster development of schematically defined electrical systems that can readily be implemented in the 3D CAD models. Faster design, synchronized plans, up-to-date documentation, reduced costs throughout the product lifecycle are some of the benefits.

Packaging machinery is a highly competitive market, but yet very profitable. Long-term investment in cutting-edge software solutions, able to reinforce the company competitive position in the market,  is a strategic and profitable move.

 

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Trace Software International will exhibit at HISPACK

Trace Software International will exhibit at HISPACK

In its next edition Hispack – the leading Iberian fair for the packaging industry- will welcome 750 global exhibitors on a 39,000m2 total surface area of La Fira in Barcelona. Trace Software International, successful in delivering reliable and innovative electrical engineering solutions since 1987, confirms its assistance to the event from the 8th to the 11th May 2018.

The value proposition of Hispack 2018 is to create valuable and rewarding connections between all the actors involved in the packaging life cycle (supply, manufacturing, distribution, use, and end of life) to boost innovation and shape the future of the industry.

As highlighted by Javier Riera-Marsá – the President of the Hispack committee – the event aims to analyze the sector from multidisciplinary perspectives: sustainability of the life cycle, interdependence with logistics, automation & digitalization of processes and new experiences of use of the packaging.

To convene the entire packaging ecosystem, Hispack established four different tasks groups involving 45 experts in the sector. According to Xavier Pascual – Director of the event – the role of these groups is twofold: “On one hand, their mission is to define the value proposition of Hispack in each of the marked areas and, on the other hand, collaboratively build the Hispack activity program. The purpose of the program is to showcase the innovation and the knowledge of packaging, giving answers to the needs raised by the demand sectors and by very different professional profiles ”

Innovation, industry, and market converge to create an ecosystem that underlines the transversal nature of the packaging industry.

Trace Software International will be one of the actors of Hispack ecosystem together with their partner Integral PLM experts. They will welcome you at booth C835 – Hall 3 during all the event.

The company is positioned in the market with efficient tools for the professional design, sizing, and management of the electrical aspects of the packaging machinery.

The following software solutions will be showcased:

elec calc™   is the CAE software solution dedicated to the sizing of electrical installations, the only one in the world that allows integrating the management of high and low voltage in the same project.

elecworks™  is the electrical CAD software for automation projects and electrical installations. It provides all necessary features for the best design process for power and control schemes, cross-references, PLC’s, Terminals Strips, Panels, Reporting etc.

elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® enables the efficient management of the product lifecycle effortlessly integrating the electrical data in the PLM system.

elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® ensure the smooth integration of the electrical schematic design from elecworks™ to the PTC® Creo® project.

Packaging machinery is a highly competitive market. Interdepartmental coordination and integration with ERP and/or PLM system are essential factors to consider when it comes to selecting a reliable software solution. These features promote the best design quality and a shorter development cycle.

 

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the packaging machinery market an overview by Trace Software

The packaging machinery market: an overview

Technological advances and innovation have contributed extensively to the development and growth of the global packaging machinery marketPackaging is an essential and strategic element of any business, which plays a very important role in consumer decisions. Product packaging is not an afterthought, but part of the signature of the company.

The global market for packaging machines is very fragmented and extremely competitive due to the presence of a large number of market players. However, we are talking about a very profitable market, which has very promising figures when looking to the future. The Europe Packaging Machinery Market Assessment 2017 Report foresees that the European packaging market’s value will reach 9.6€ billions in 2020. 

Regarding the sectors, some of the main applications of packaging machinery are pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, chemicals and personal care products. 

According to the same report, it is precisely the food and beverage industry that occupies a priority position in terms of profitability. There are many factors that should be taken into account. The first one is the vast increase in consumption of packaged food products worldwide. The demand for attractive and innovative packaging from the food and beverage industry will also play a big role in this scenario. In addition, there will be a greater interest in different formats (multipack and single-dose) and new materials for sustainable packaging.  The growing interest of companies to offer innovative packaging in order to attract large numbers of consumers will offer profitable opportunities to key players in the global packaging machine market.

The growth of production in the market will be accompanied by a greater focus on issues such as safety, hygiene, and energy efficiency. One of the key trends in the global packaging market will be the focus on reducing the amount of material used. Specifically, the reduction in the number of harmful polymers used in packaging will be a particularly relevant issue.  Sensitivity to the environment will be essential. The tendency will be to concentrate efforts on the use of packaging materials capable of preventing food and drink contamination, materials which can be recyclable, biodegradable and reusable.

From a geographic point of view and up to 2020, Europe confirms its position in the market, accounting for 50% of the world production. In Europe, 60% of packaging machinery production comes from Italy and Germany. North America should see substantial growth throughout the forecast period and represents a key share of the overall market. The high growth of this region can be attributed to the presence of a large number of players operating in the market.  On the other hand, Asia Pacific should see significant growth in the near future, thanks to the growing number of players investing in this region and the growing demand for packaging machinery in various sectors.

The packaging machinery industry is highly competitive. Trace Software International is positioned in the market with reliable tools for the efficient design, sizing and management of the electrical components of the packaging machinery.

elec calc™   is the CAE software solution dedicated to the sizing of electrical installations, the only one in the world that allows integrating the management of high and low voltage in the same project.

elecworks™ is the electrical drawing software for automation projects and electrical installations.  It provides all necessary features for the best design process for power and control schemes, cross-references, PLC’s, Terminals Strips, Panels, Reporting etc.

elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® enables the efficient management of the product lifecycle effortlessly integrating the electrical data in the PLM system.

elecworks™ for PTC® Creo® ensure the smooth integration of the electrical schematic design from elecworks™ to the PTC® Creo® project.

Interdepartmental coordination and integration with ERP and/or PLM system are essential factors to consider when it comes to selecting a reliable software solution. These features promote the best design quality and a shorter development cycle.

Trace Software will participate in HISPACK 2018 – the leading Iberian fair for the packaging industry-  from the 8th to the 11th May 2018.

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Trace Software International wins awards in China

Trace Software International wins awards in China

Trace Software International, the global player within the electrical engineering since 1987, has taken part in the 15th Chinese Manufacturing Awards Event in the city of Shanghai.

The company has been named as the winner of the 2017 China’s Excellent Supplier Award, which honors and rewards the exceptional work and remarkable success of the industry experts.

elecworks™ has instead received the prize for the 2017 China’s Recommended Tool, which is praising the best-in-class software solutions.

But this is not all. In fact, our client Tellhow –  leading company operating within the power plant industry- has also won an award for the 2017 China’s Best Practice.

TellHow has adopted elecworks™ 2018, the electrical CAD software for the design of automation projects and electrical installations.

Jacky Wang, Technical Director of the Chinese Division, explains the importance of choosing the right ECAD solution.

“To succeed in the current global market, electrical system designers can no longer afford to rely on generic software. elecworks™ helps you stay ahead of the competition by automating tasks in engineering projects, for example numbering cables or creating customized documentation (including bills of material). The worldwide best-selling software solution is designed for an immediate use with no learning curve and explicit commands. It is an intelligent tool, which provides an appropriate contextual help. The software is based on a digital model representative database installation or machine, enabling simultaneous collaborative work,  while ensuring the integrity of project data.”

Hailed as the “The benchmark for the technology industry in China” the 15th Chinese  Manufacturing Awards event is a celebration to the business industry as it seeks out those whose experience, innovation and leadership help to achieve success in an increasingly challenging corporate climate.

The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors.

“These awards are a testament to the skill, ingenuity, vision, and effort of the Trace Software International Chinese Team. We will continue working with the same consistency and integrity.”

Rui  Wang, Managing Director of Trace Software China

 

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Oil & Gas Industry in Algeria: an overview by Trace Software Internatiional

Oil and Gas industry in Algeria: an overview

The oil and gas sector is the backbone of the Algerian economy accounting for about 35% of the gross domestic product and two- thirds of total exportation.

Algeria has large shale gas reserves, thanks to which it is positioned as one of the first producers in the world. After Russia, it is the main supplier of gas in Europe and the first supplier on the African continent.

OPEC member since 1969, 80% of hydrocarbon production is managed by the local company Sonatrach, one of the largest energy players in the world. The remaining 20%  is managed by several foreign oil companies including British Petroleum, Eni, Total, Repsol, Cepsa, Statoil and,  Anadarko.

Despite the highly promising figures, in recent years statistics have instead shown a decline in foreign investments due to several reasons. Amongst the most important: a corruption scandal, security issues, Algeria’s current hydrocarbon law and its fiscal terms to partnering with international oil companies, low oil prices and,  operational challenges.

According to a Bloomberg report of March 22, Sonatrach has focused on an investment of over 50 billion dollars in the period 2017-2021 in all its activities in order to increase production. Algeria’s national oil and gas producer tried to increase production after a prolonged period of inactivity due to the slowdown in foreign investment.

Sonatrach aims to increase oil production by 14% in 2016-19, thanks to an investment of $9 billion to explore new upstream projects. Among the operational maneuvers, the company has also signed or extended collaborations with foreign energy firms such as Pertamina in Indonesia, Spanish Spain Compañía Española de Petróleos SAU (CEPSA) and Italian Eni SpA with the aim of increasing production.

The current Algerian legislation on hydrocarbons and its fiscal conditions have become an obstacle to collaboration with international oil companies. Attempts to revise the Algerian government will begin with a bill in June 2018. The Algerian Ministry of Energy also plans to invest $78 billion in upstream activities by 2021.

Trace Software International, aware of the enormous potential of  Algeria, sells its software solutions for the segment of hydrocarbons and gas. For example elecworks™ P&ID is a dedicated software to create industrial process design diagrams (“Piping and Instrumentation Diagram”, P&ID) and fluid circulation plans (“Process Flow Diagram” PFD).

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Trace Software is on tour again

Trace Software International is on tour again

Trace Software International, the leader in the development of software solutions and consultancy services for the industrial engineering, is pleased to announce that the second edition of the roadshow will be held shortly in France and Belgium.

A great season has just begun for Trace Software International. After the success of the first edition, the company decided to repeat the roadshow experience.

Eight dates have been already confirmed at the moment, with the possibility to expand the program:

April 24th in Nantes, April 25th in Lille, April 26th in Wavre, May 31st in Paris, June 12th in Bordeaux, June 20th in Mulhouse, September 18th in Lyon and October 2nd in Le Havre.

During the tour you will meet the experts, get to know software solutions thoroughly, undertake face to face sessions to assess business needs, attend specific demonstrations to understand how to get maximum benefit and maximum efficiency.

Initiatives like the roadshow are important because they take place in a pleasant and much more interactive atmosphere. They are an opportunity to confront and discuss new ideas, exchange common interests and consolidate synergistic relationships.

 

“Roadshows are the ultimate events in the field. After the success of the first edition, we decided to repeat the experience. Bringing our brand to the road is a more interactive and compelling way to engage and connect with potential customers and partners. At Trace Software we firmly believe in the great added value of innovation to compete on the markets. The goal is to create an unforgettable experience that reveals the human side of the company. Every relationship is based on trust and this is the right opportunity to know who is behind our software solutions ” CEO Pedro Puig.

 

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Trace Software International will participate at BIM WORLD in Paris

Trace Software International will participate at BIM WORLD in Paris

Trace Software International, the leading company in the creation of design software solutions for the electrical engineering since 1987, is thrilled to announce that will exhibit at BIM WORLD in Paris on the 28th and 29th March 2018.

Trace Software International has chosen BIM WORLD – the promoter of digital transformation for construction, real estate industry and urban planning to showcase elec calc™ BIM as the essential software tool to fully integrate the electrical installations within the BIM process.

Although construction has been slow in adopting digital technologies, we are now entering the era of “connected construction”.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology represents the turning point, implying a disruptive impact for all the for all engaged sector players.

Trace software International views this event as a unique chance to network with BIM experts from across the world, meet global business opportunities and share the best practices within the BIM ecosystem.

Trace Software International will participate to the exhibition together with the avant-garde partner BIM&CO – The BIM Contents Company, free and cloud based, highly social and collaborative. This is the professional community which delivers building product data to BIM projects.

Both key players will be welcoming you at booth 226 and 227 during all the fair event.

 

 

Why elec calc™ BIM?

 

This is the world’s first and only calculating software that seamlessly integrates elec calc™ –  the electrical tool used in the calculation and sizing of projects – with different design platforms enabling the importation of the digital model in IFC 4 format, generated by any 3D architectural software’s (Revit, Archicad…).

Among its features:

  • Vizualization of the digital model in the integrated 3D viewer
  • Generation of the one-line diagram from the digital model or association of the digital model with an existing elec calc project
  • Automatic or manual routing of cables (management of environmental constraints, sizing of cable trays, …)
  • Sizing your electrical installation according to different standards (NF, RGIE/AREI, IEC)
  • Edit the project file and complete the digital model by the results of studies

 

elec calc™ BIM allows to receive the 3D model updates, to import a review of IFC and receive a notification of the changes in the installation one-line diagram.

Several simulations can be done to compare the possible routing scenarios. The 3D model allows the detection of any conflicts. If this is case, the information is directly sent to the designer thanks to the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) so he can fix the problem and correct his model.

elec calc™ BIM allows information to be shared by different participants along the different stages of design, construction and operation.

Thanks to the partnership with the avant-garde BIM&CO , the elec calc™ BIM user gains access to all the information and data regarding the BIM objects, amongst other benefits.

With BIM representing the essential digital revolution in the building industry, elec calc™ BIM is the unique electrical design solution aimed to those who do not want to stay behind.

 

Discover all the advantages here elec calc BIM  or download the  free trial version

 

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elecworks™ for PTC windchill

elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill®

As engineering process becomes more complex and the international scenario is more and more challenged by the increased competitiveness and pressure for innovation, the efficient management of the product life cycle play a critical role as a resource to create business value.

The operational logic of a PLM software is based on the shared access to information, resources and processes related to a product or service throughout its life cycle. The centralized management of all the stages along the entire value chain increase operational efficiency and quality of the processes- which become simplified-  while also encouraging greater interaction among all the participants in the engineering project.

Since 1987 Trace Software International has been a global leader in the development of software solutions (CAD & CAE) for the industrial engineering, with a unique expertise in the design of electrical installations.

Thanks to the partnership with leading PTC, Trace Software International has conceived elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill®. This is a module of elecworks™ – the design software for automation projects and electrical installations – which effortlessly integrates the electrical data in the PLM system.

From ideation through product development, from manufacturing to product support, elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® covers the whole product value chain delivering strategic business value. The PLM integrated software technology accelerates time-to-market, leads operational efficiency and productivity, enhance transparency and boost innovation.

 

Why PTC® Windchill®?

elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® is a link that operates with PTC® and its Product Lifecycle Management, (PLM) tool Windchill® which will enable you to control data access, manage revision control and full documentation through new automated abilities.  

 

Enhanced Engineering

  • Use Windchill® to control & cross-check data project data, including MCAD, ECAD and documentation

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • Costs of reworking projects are on the rise – the cost of poor quality projects and communication can add up to a loss in business and potential loss in market share along with customers.

Quality Assurance

  • elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® makes certain that every part of your project development process quality is improved as the continuous and greater centralization of product data along the whole value chain is guaranteed.

Precise Management

  • As projects development become more intricate, using our link with PTC® Windchill® makes it easier to manage the different stages and changes to your projects through their lifecycle.

Product Compliance and Sustainability

  • Effectively gauge the compliance and performance of each project, as well as any risks to ensure such regulations as – REACH, RoHS and WEE. Also, assess your projects that they are adhering to specific requirements, for example product cost, carbon footprint and sizing.

IT

  • Manage organisational IT systems more successfully with the reduced costs associated with running our elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill®.

 

Without a complete, digital Bill of Material (BOM), teams across your organization will feel the sting of increased costs, decreased product quality, and delayed time to market. elecworks™ for PTC® Windchill® enables you to adopt a central approach to managing your BOM with a single source for stakeholders.

Organizations implementing the PLM software solution can expect both top-line and bottom-line benefits. It helps companies to improve their strategic positioning in the market and to increase the revenues.

It is easy to get started. You can ask for a trial version HERE.

 

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elec calc™ for critical facilities by Trace Software International

elec calc™ for critical facilities

elec calc™ –  the software for low voltage and high voltage electrical installations calculation – represents an optimal solution able to meet the needs of the critical facilities sector which include such areas as Hospitals, Nuclear Energy and Data Processing Centers.

elec calc™ features all the necessary functions to carry out a complete analysis of critical facilities with detailed studies. It further allows the user to check several operational scenarios such as emergency, network change-over – to analyze each operational condition using the behavior and sizing of the installation.

Incorporates a full suite of applications that are essential to the optimal sizing of the installation along with the correct maintenance during the installations life cycle.

 

Energy Efficiency

Reduce energy consumption and save on costs with accurate designs for optimally sized electrical installations.

 

Improve Project Quality

Ensure from the start point that your project quality is of the highest caliber and meets all the local and international standards required.

 

Calculation 

elec calc™ is focused on safety, service continuity and energy efficiency in compliance with major worldwide standards.

 

Simulation Modes

elec calc™ offers the user to manage operating modes to simulate and control different installation configurations (normal operation, standby, maintenance …).

 

Compliance with Standards

Size according to the international and local standards, ensure the correct behavior of the installation and comply with regulations in force.

 

Maintenance Optimization

elec live™ allows you permanent access to all data of the electrical installation on any fixed or mobile terminal with a web browser.

 

Service Continuity

elec calc™ offers critical calculations for factors such as earthing systems, cable ampacity, short circuit currents, thermal stresses, voltage drops and discrimination studies between protections are key, for continuation of supply.

 

Discrimination Studies

A good discrimination study allows the coordination of different protections at different levels of the installation, to guarantee the continuity of supply and service within critical installations in case of failure (short circuits and overloads).

 

HV/LV in One Solution

elec calc™ is designed to manage installations with multiple voltage levels, both HV and LV in the same project, in alternating current for frequencies of 50 or 60 Hz. Full calculation of the installation is carried out each time a change is made to the installation.

 

 

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Are you using the right electrical CAD software by Trace Software International

Are you using the right electrical CAD software?

Electrical CAD has been used in certain industries for many years. Some industries have always required it for their precision designs of products. However, there is a common challenge affecting many companies’ ability to compete effectively within their industries today, that is using the wrong electrical CAD software.

 

Characteristics of an effective electrical CAD tool

Nowadays nothing works in isolation, this being true in our increasingly connected world.  It’s no surprise that, in an engineering environment, one of the ways the effectiveness of an electrical CAD tool is measured by the extent it can interact with other processes and systems. For example, when you use a sophisticated electrical CAD tool, but find you cannot integrate this information to other parts of your product development process, this limits the effectiveness of the system and the ability to meet deadlines.

 

Determine your requirements

The first step is to consider your current situation. Do you already have an electrical CAD software that is outdated or underperforming? Or are you a startup business looking to invest in such a tool for the first time? The answer to this question will determine how you start your search.

 

If your current CAD application needs to be replaced, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Which areas of the software, specifically, are resulting in a slow pace of work?
  • Is the current system awkward and expensive when it comes to running on multiple computers?
  • Is the current system too big a cost?
  • What prompted your decision to reinvest in new CAD software?
  • Do the providers of your current software offer reliable support?

 

If you’re new to the business, here’s what you should be asking yourself:

  • Do you want to be productive in a short period of time?
  • Do you have a budget specifically for electrical CAD software or are funds tight?
  • Do you have one or more people that will need to access the CAD software?
  • What computer hardware do you have to hand?
  • Are you going to be designing products that have both electrical and mechanical components?

 

By taking advantage of the many capabilities of elecworks electrical CAD offers, more industries are finding ways of using our solutions as part of their product design processes. By doing so they are getting ahead of their competitors as well as making their own processes more efficient and less time constrained.

elecworks – our world renown electrical CAD/CAE software – has been specially designed for electrical and automation projects no matter what the size. Our electrical CAD software comes with many additional modules that can be further used to integrate the process design with other software and departments within companies.

Using our software reduces costly errors in the design process with quick selection of manufacturers’ references.  By using simulation and measurement capabilities to calculate the amount of material used in a product before it is constructed - keeps costs down.

elecworks™ allows you to use different kind of workflows according your engineering needs and further allows the ability for multiple users to concurrently access the same project. This feature ensures more efficiency during the working cycle thus reducing runtimes.

Our solutions are flexible, innovative and precise that enable faster project development while applying highest quality standards.

Written by James Glass

 

 

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