CAD specialist Cadonix announced on 14 January that Jankel has selected its Arcadia design environment for its protected vehicle platforms.
Arcadia CAD is a software tool offering schematic design, animated circuit simulation and analysis, electrical networking, harness design and full design rule checking for wire harness layout and manufacture. Matt Smith, senior electrical engineer, Jankel, said: ‘A key requirement for us was interfacing the tool to our SAP purchasing environment and SolidWorks enterprise product data management system, which we use to store and manage our engineering data. Cadonix worked with us to implement this functionality.’
Jankel provides lifesaving protection solutions for people working in dangerous conditions all over the world. Their capabilities range from lightweight military and security platforms to blast-mitigating seats. Although initially most electrical design is associated with the vehicles, Jankel expects that in the future its seats will include more electric features.
Many of its vehicle platforms are based on SUVs, which are fitted with protection appropriate to the intended use environment. This can include converting the vehicle to 24V operation and designing a complete and fully sealed military wiring harness. In other vehicles, the existing wiring harness is provided with additional protection, and accessories such as military or IR lighting systems, power management systems and other features are added.