GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Dec. 16, 2021—Configura, the global maker of CET space-planning and specification software, and Talos, an international supplier of material handling equipment, announced today they’ve launched a new CET Extension for specifying Talos’s products.
Built on technology developed by Configura, Talos’s CET Extension – dubbed Ichor3D – is software for designing, building, implementing and sustaining Talos’s material handling solutions. Manufacturers like Talos add their products to CET by creating an Extension, which is an addition to the software that incorporates the rules, parts and pricing of products. CET and Extensions provide an intelligent, single software solution for designing spaces and specifying configurable products within a given space. The software is a powerful configuration tool that streamlines the entire sales and order process.
Tennessee-based Talos makes baggage- and parcel-handling systems used in such facilities as airports, mail-processing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers.
“Engineering material handling systems is a highly complex task; Ichor3D handles the complexity of space planning and product ordering. It makes the process faster, more accurate and highly visual,” said Matt Harvey, Talos Executive Vice President of Products and Services. “We are truly excited about the launch of Ichor3D, and for our partners and customers to start reaping its many benefits.”
The software enables importing of building plans; creates 2D and 3D drawings (layouts and elevations); and generates photorealistic renderings, fly-thru videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences, instant pricing and bills of materials, parts lists, spare part reports and installation documents. The software offers the ability to quickly review and solve engineering obstacles in the design process – preventing costly errors. It automates common tasks, enhances collaboration across departments and reduces drawing time from months to days, and in some cases, hours.
The equipment lines that Ichor3D supports include Talos’s bolted conveyor equipment that is approved for Amazon and FedEx Ground parcel, with more products to be added to the software – including Talos’s bolted baggage conveyors. The software can integrate with additional Talos equipment such as curves, chutes, racks and platforms, and can handle custom specifications.
“We’re pleased to welcome Talos to our growing community of material handling manufacturers that use CET,” Brain Hill, Configura Senior Account Manager. “CET and Extensions solve the problem of selling complex products through streamlining and increased efficiency, giving manufacturers and their partners a competitive edge and enhancing the customer experience.”
Talos learned of Configura through some of its partners when it began exploring 3D design software options several years ago.
“Configura fit what we were looking for in a partner to create our configuration tool, and CET offers the design advantages that we’ve been seeking,” Talos Project Manager Andrew Mendoza said. “Also, I appreciated Configura’s customer service. Since the beginning of development, the developers, project manager and account managers have gone above and beyond on a number of occasions to assist with anything that has come up during our time working together. Because of this, the overall experience has been exceptionally pleasant.”
Configura’s software products, including CET, are used by thousands of people globally, including designers, engineers, project managers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers in the material handling, commercial interiors and kitchen and bath industries.
More than 100 manufacturers around the world – including Dematic, NEDCON, Linde, DeLaval, Nederman and EAB – have invested in CET Extensions to sell their products.
CET and Ichor3D are available via Configura’s Marketplace.
Founded in 1990, Configura Sverige AB creates software solutions that help businesses and people around the globe design spaces and sell configurable products in the commercial interiors, material handling and kitchen and bath industries. Configura’s software products include CET Commercial Interiors, CET Material Handling, CET Kitchen & Bath, Design Studio and Stage. Configura also has a growing user community of thousands of designers, salespeople, dealerships and manufacturers around the globe that use Configura’s products. Headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, Configura has grown to six offices with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Berlin, Germany. Configura is privately owned with over 250 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $23 million USD. Learn about Configura and its products at www.configura.com
About CET Material Handling
CET Material Handling is a Configura software product that brings engineers, project managers and salespeople together into one software to design, build, implement and sustain material handling solutions. Learn more at www.configura.com/solutions/industry/material-handling
What started as a small company rooted in the heart of Lewisburg, Tennessee has now become a thriving company with the heart of serving others as their mission. Talos Engineered Products is the leading manufacturer of pre-engineered and custom-engineered bulk handling conveyor equipment and accessories. For over 35 years, Talos has been providing quality components for the parcel industry, supporting conveyor, chute, platform and accessory needs. Designed for simple installation and decades of low maintenance safe operation, Talos offers all of the small components that make a big difference in the functionality of any system. Learn more about Talos at https://www.talosep.com/