The fast track to PDM for Powerex

Since 1988, Powerex has been designing and packaging systems for their own line of air compressors. They built a foundation on engineering, innovation and quality and have become a leader in vacuum and air systems. The company is committed to providing the best value in the markets it serves by applying pillars of its foundation into every system it builds.

As orders piled in, the Powerex team knew there was no room for errors. However, the amount of files and data became a little more challenging to manage. To avoid downtime in the process, Powerex went with a quick, cost-effective PDM that allowed for easy deployment and an out-of-the-box preconfiguration.

"We are a configure-to-order, engineer-to-order business with 12 engineers developing tens of thousands of products across industries. With that comes lots and lots of designs and revision control issues. We knew we needed [to manage everything effectively]".

Aaron Hunter
NPD Engineering Manager

1. Deploying a Preconfigured Out-of-the-Box PDM System

After considering all the possible PDM solutions out there, Powerex deployed Teamcenter Rapid Start - a quick, cost-effective PDM that allowed for:

  • Easy document management
  • mCAD and eCAD design management
  • Product data management
  • Process management
  • Visualization

"Teamcenter Rapid start is absolutely the right size for a small company. With one engineer and one IT guy, we have been able to support our initial [PDM] implementation and expansions. Now that we've implemented Teamcenter, it's easy and powerful to tailor to [our] needs."

Aaron Hunter
NPD Engineering Manager

2. Extending PDM to Meet Larger Business Needs

As the company saw increased demand for their air compressor and power equipment, more data, and processes needed to fulfill requests. Additional users were added into the process to help manage:

  • BOM management
  • ERP integration

"We have more products than most companies our size. We went live with Teamcenter Rapid Start for our whole engineering department earlier this year. We now brought in all BOM and ERP-related information into Teamcenter as well."

Aaron Hunter
NPD Engineering Manager

3. Leveraging Teamcenter's Intuitive Web Client

Easy Web Browser Access

"The main benefit of Active Workspace is its zero install, with no installation required. It's web-based, so I just give everyone the link"

20% Productivity Gain

"The initial productivity gain vastly improved searchability ... going from navigating folder structure o using the search box is a much faster way to find information. Overall, productivity improvements are expected to be up to 20 percent of our engineering department's labor."

Powerful Search and Filter Across All Teams

"The ability to find top-level engineering drawings is critical to our business ... they're needed by facility design engineering, production and sales folks for marketing use."

4. Investing in Company Growth

When Powerex initially began their search for a PDM system, they had in mind the capability to gradually grow to a PLM environment. With Teamcenter, they were able to go from PDM to PLM based on their business needs. The system allowed scalability for future growth and proved to be:

  • Consistent
  • Easy to maintain
  • Extensible
  • Fast

"We are a growing business, and we are already vastly ahead of where we were a few years ago. The Teamcenter solution is scalable. We will continue to grow, and we're investing in our own future with Teamcenter."

Aaron Hunter
NPD Engineering Manager

How Can Teamcenter
Work for My Team?

Investing in a PDM solution doesn't have to be complexed or break the budget. Teamcenter Rapid Start is packaged to meet the needs of small to medium businesses with on-premise deployment in as little as a week.

Once you're up and running, you can bring together all of your mCAD and eCAD data to create, manage, visualize, validate and re-use design data in its native CAD system (including NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Altium Design, Cadence OrCAD, and PADS).

Considering our PDM solution? Get in touch with one of our specialists who can provide more information and input on how it can help your process.

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