MILFORD, OH--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of 3D part catalogs and sales configurators for industrial manufacturers, and PHD Inc., a leading global automation components manufacturer, are expanding their CAD Sales Configurator with a 3D mobile app.
CADENAS PARTsolutions has created a custom 3D CAD mobile app specifically designed for PHD Inc. The app, built for use with the Apple iPhone and iPad, will enable users to instantly access a complete catalog of 3D models, optimized for mobile viewing and use. Distributors, salespeople and customers now have mobile access to the PHD catalog to instantly configure, view and send parts to their desktop CAD system.
PHD manufactures electric, pneumatic and hydraulic industrial automation actuators, designed to help companies across all industries optimize their manufacturing processes. Products include a full line of cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, multi-motion actuators, switches and sensors. Learn more at www.phdinc.com.
"This app is revolutionizing the way we sell and demonstrate our products," says Steve Gilliom, Vice President of Information Technology at PHD, Inc. "Our goal is to make it easy for customers to do business with us. This is another step in that direction. We've been working with CADENAS PARTsolutions for 13 years and with each new feature we add, we see increased leads and sales."
The PHD app includes a mobile catalog containing over 450 million configurable combinations, enabling users to quickly choose the exact product options they need, preview the part on the interactive 3D viewer and access a CAD model of that design. "We have gone the extra mile to include very specific details within our mobile configurator, in order to represent the products as realistically as possible. It's as close to physically holding the part in your hand as you can get," says Gilliom.
In today's fast paced sales environment, presentations are no longer relegated to a formal, sit-down meeting. Sales opportunities happen at a moment's notice, and sales teams need to be armed with dynamic sales tools.
"Long gone are the days of the sales team lugging around the big paper catalog," adds Rob Zesch, President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. "Sales teams used to rely on a static image of a product in the printed catalog. If there were configurable options, it was nearly impossible to validate selections visually. Now, with a few taps on the screen you can have a live 3D model showing the exact configuration as it would look in real-life."
The power and simplicity of the PHD mobile app will enable the sales team to improve their overall effectiveness, generate more leads and increase sales by expanding their reach and fostering a unique customer experience.
About PHD Inc.
PHD Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators to help companies across all industries optimize their manufacturing processes. Products include clamps, cylinders, powered slides, rotary actuators, multi-motion actuators, grippers, escapements, and switches and sensors. These automation components are versatile and can be used independently for fixturing or tooling, in a modular fashion for building pick-and-place devices, or can be built as customized units to meet specific application needs. PHD products, supported by a strong commitment to delivery, service, and customer support have made PHD a leader in industrial automation. Learn more at www.phdinc.com
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 part catalogs with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get "designed in" to OEM products. www.partsolutions.com