Sheffer Corporation Adds C20 Series to Configurable Product Catalog by CADENAS PARTsolutions

Meeting customer demand by expanding CAD downloads with new configurable products


Cincinnati, OH – Jan 08, 2013 – Sheffer Corporation continues to grow their portfolio of downloadable CAD models by expanding their online product catalog to include the C20 Series, cast iron heavy-duty pneumatic cylinders. The CAD models will be available via configurable interface designed by CADENAS PARTsolutions, and embedded within the Sheffer Corporation website,

Sheffer Corporation, an early adopter of CAD download technology, has been utilizing the CADENAS PARTsolutions configurable product catalog system since 2010. Beginning with a core set of key products, Sheffer has continually grown their online offering to meet the demands of engineers and designers.

“We have had many requests for the C20 series,” says Randy Logsdon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and COO at Sheffer Corporation. “Our goal is to steadily add to the system in order to meet customer demand. We know CAD availability is key for our sales pipeline. If the products can’t be downloaded, engineers will not as easily spec into their designs and they will not carry through to the BOM [bill of materials].”

The C20 cylinder family is now part of Sheffer’s industry-leading configurable product catalog, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The online CAD catalog features more than 150 native, neutral and imaging formats. The native files feature embedded part numbers and complete product meta-data, which ensures the files carry critical product information through the BOM and to the purchasing department.


“Sheffer Corporation is a great example for the power of downloadable CAD models, as a part of an industrial manufacturer’s marketing mix,” adds Jay Hopper, President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. “They have worked with the system long enough to see that the CAD downloads drive leads and sales for the parts which are currently in the system. To help increase downloads and sales, they are now providing a greater breadth of products. With this addition, Sheffer will have another satisfied group of customer’s who will return again and again to access the parts they need.”

About Sheffer Corporation

Sheffer is a leader in custom and quality cylinder manufacturing that helps industries with pneumatic, hydraulic and custom cylinder solutions. Serving a vast array of industries, and OEM’s, Sheffer’s cylinders are proven to decrease downtime, minimize waste and maximize profits better than any cylinder on the market today.

Sheffer has manufactured precision cylinders and actuators in virtually every size for virtually every type of industry and use – from heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders, tie-rod cylinders and telescopic cylinders to custom hydraulic cylinders, NFPA cylinders and linear pneumatic actuators of all types and sizes.

About CADENAS PARTsolutions

CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and sales configuration solutions. For large manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D product catalogs with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products.

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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A Marketing graduate from the Miami University, Farmer School of Business in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries.