nVent SCHROFF further expands its online configurators. Now customers can quickly configure individual subracks online without registering and without installing any software. With an intuitive user experience, this configurator enables users to create a 3D graphical model of their subrack with the aid of an intelligent wizard. Upon completion, users can then obtain the relevant 3D CAD data and information. The configurator is an intelligent tool that provides active support for all developers and designers when configuring subracks.
An intelligent wizard prompts the user for the basic requirements needed for the configuration of the subrack and generates a preliminary model. This base model is then completed further in graphical form and can be edited. The built-in real-time plausibility checker prevents errors and ensures that only mutually compatible parts are combined. Customers do not need to consider every possible combination included in the extensive subrack product library and can quickly drill down to a design that fits their application. The questions prompted by the wizard include the size of the boards to be fitted, EMC protection, board orientation, the type of handles required on the front panel, the type of backplane fixing, the rear protection of the board, and the ambient conditions (temperature, static loading etc.) at the operation site of the end application. Users will always find suitable options to choose from and are further aided by information, hints, and general explanations. At the end of the question list, clicking in the drag-and-drop field of the configurator adopts the selection as the base model.