Caterpillar Propulsion

Caterpillar Propulsion is one of the world’s leading producers of controllable pitch propellers for merchant shipping.

Each propeller is 100% customized and configuring and designing them was a manual process that required in-depth knowledge of the propellers and their constraints. With Tacton's design automation technology, Caterpillar Propulsion was able to capture the knowledge of the product experts, and modularise the design of the propeller and its components.

The company is now producing accurate designs in minutes, not days and quotations can be produced in hours instead of weeks.

Pär Hallgren

The drawings for complex shaft arrangements can now be produced in as little as 20 minutes, where this process previously took between 24 and 60 hours.

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