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Swiss Rollstar AG relies on CONTACT Software

The drives of Rollstar AG have been a trademark on all continents for half a century. With CIM Database PLM, the company now wants to make its product development process more efficient and future-proof.

The Swiss Rollstar AG develops innovative drive solutions that are in demand worldwide in tunnel construction, the cement and metallurgical industries, machine tool manufacturers and other sectors. The company exports over 90 percent of its planetary gears and hydraulic motors manufactured individually for customers in modular design. Now Rollstar has entrusted CONTACT Software Schweiz AG with a comprehensive PLM project.

Rollstar wants to make the processes in the company as well as with customers and partners more consistent and agile. In future, the drive specialist will use CIM Database PLM to control, secure and document its product development process from the initial idea to development and production.

"We want to bring our products to market faster and be prepared for new requirements", design manager Patrick Rauch outlines Rollstar's goals. "CIM Database offers everything we need".

"The flexibly scalable CONTACT Elements platform, on which CIM Database is based, is perfectly suited for the medium-sized Swiss industry", emphasizes Michael S. Murgai, Managing Director of CONTACT Software Schweiz AG. "Its powerful modular system, which we are continuously expanding with the latest technologies, ensures a fast ROI and the innovative ability of the companies".

Rollstar starts with the data and workflow management of CIM Database for CAD data and documents, articles and parts lists and replaces previous solutions. In addition, the product configurator and ERP system will be connected to the new PLM platform and the complete engineering change management will be organized over it. Later expansion stages concern requirements and project management as well as the calculation of project and product costs.

Rollstar products can be found wherever maximum drive torques are required in the tightest of spaces. The Swiss manufacturer scores with a high vertical range of manufacture and produces all motors and gearboxes in house with the exception of heat treatment. "With the introduction of CIM Database, we ensure a seamless flow of information throughout the entire product life cycle," says Rauch. "In this way we can guarantee the quality for which we are known in the future as well".

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