FLSmidth

The Challenge

The company offers everything from single machines to complete cement plants and mineral processing facilities. As with all industrial equipment, customization is a necessity. To optimize workflow, FLSmidth used legacy product configuration to optimize proposals, orders, and design for many years.

When their current configurator solution no longer supported their needs, they chose to replace it with Tacton’s stronger constraint-based solutions. It was also important to FLSmidth that Tacton utilize product structure from PLM in their
configuration models.

The Solution

During the evaluation, FLSmidth was impressed by Tacton Configurator’s ease of use and maintenance, and interactivity as a product configurator and sales configurator. Together with Tacton Design Automation, it strengthened the automated output of 2D/3D and ERP documentation, working, consistently across all products.

FLSmidth was able to reuse existing integrations to their legacy system, and the user interface was tailored to the organization’s way of working, consistently across all products. Tacton’s solution is now used in approximately 50 different FLSmidth product models.

Tacton Configurator seamlessly integrates FLSmidth’s system with external programs that do complex equipment sizing calculations. Utilizing the same Tacton model, FLSmidth strengthened its automated output of 2D, 3D, ERP, Microsoft documents, etc.

About FLSmidth

Global engineering company FLSmidth supplies equipment and services to the cement and minerals industry. The company replaced its legacy configurator with Tacton’s constraint-based system and has streamlined product configuration, design and proposal generation.

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