ARO Fluid Management Launches 3D CAD Configurator

3D CAD Configurator is built for primary valve lines, and built by CADENAS PARTsolutions.

3D CAD Configurator is built for primary valve lines, and built by CADENAS PARTsolutions.

ARO Fluid Management, a manufacturer of fluid handling products, has launched a new, interactive product configurator, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions. The tool reduces design time by providing immediate turnaround for customized product models of ARO’s 17 valve families.

The configurator, which services ARO’s primary valve lines, shortens the turnaround time for process engineers designing products and receiving CAD files by enabling them to design and order products on their own time, online. They can search for, design and order the exact products they need and receive immediate downloads.

“Previously, customers would go through an authorized ARO distributor or our customer service department, and it was a two to five-day turnaround to receive a product model,” says Ann Dine, North America fluid power product manager for ARO. “The configurator provides on-demand access to CAD models. Instead of going through multiple departments, customers can get what they need and return to their work immediately. It makes finding the right product much more efficient.”

The new tool provides thousands of configurations for ARO’s 17 industrial valve families, which users can customize and preview online in 360 degrees. When ready, engineers can download models in 150 native formats.

“This online tool enables our customers to instantly find, configure and download the exact product they need,” Dine says. “It enables them to more accurately test the product within their design, ensuring it’s right for their application. When they’re finished, they can order the exact part number, confirming they have the right part the first time.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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