Clamp and Tool Manufacturer Provides Simple Path to 3D Standard Parts and Configurable CAD Models via PARTcommunity
Founded in 1889, as a bright steel drawing plant (also known as cold-rolled steel) in Stuttgart, BESSEY Tool has continuously expanded the range of products and service it offers. Now located in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, BESSEY Tool produces more than 1200 products and is among the largest clamping and cutting tool manufacturers in the world, with a presence in over 100 countries. Their clamps are commonly used to hold work pieces of varying thickness, and can be clamped with almost constant clamping force without manually changing the pressing screw position.
Since the beginning of 2016, the company has been offering engineers and purchasers digital 3D engineering data via an online Electronic Product Catalog built on CADENAS PARTsolutions eCATALOGsolutions platform.
The Goal: Make it easy for users to access 3D CAD data
Cooperation with CADENAS PARTsolutions was a well-researched decision from BESSEY Tool: “Through contact with different design offices and departments of industrial companies, our attention was drawn to CADENAS PARTsolutions and the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity”, Rainer Steinle explains, Product Marketing Manager at BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG.
“Specific reasons for choosing CADENAS PARTsolutions was the high reach of our 3D CAD data in our strategic business areas and worldwide contact to potential new customers. To us an Electronic Product Catalog is the perfect way to provide our international target group with our products and design data in the most uncomplicated way.”
Bessy tool has made their digital catalog available at the BESSEY Tool PARTcommunity at https://bessey.partcommunity.com, enabling customers get direct access to the 3D standard parts. The catalog contains the horizontal toggle, vertical toggle and push/pull clamp product lines. Using these digital models, users can digitally create their fixture base or work-holding station to exact specs, iterating on-the-fly to get the perfect design.
More services for customers of BESSEY Tool
In the Electronic Product Catalog, engineers and purchasers find all the technical information they need, including 2D drawings and 3D models of the components. Users can look for 3D CAD models by navigating the catalog structure or by using various search features. Searches include: Geometric Similarity Search, or GEOsearch and the full-text search. Users can preview components, configure them and download the native file for all current CAD systems, such as Solid Edge® or AutoCAD® and integrate them into the existing design. Visit the BESSEY Tool portal for downloadable catalogs, videos and much more.