July 11, 2016 – Visitors to the newly enhanced NKKswitches.com website can now seamlessly discover, design, and download custom NKK parts—including full design specs – from a new interactive online 3D CAD catalog designed by CADENAS PARTsolutions.
“The simplified navigation and catalog access makes it easier for engineers and designers to access the digital data they need more quickly, and with a higher level of detail than ever before,” said Jessica Reimann, Marketing Manager at NKK’. “This new platform enables design engineers to explore the endless functions of our switches in a whole new way.”
NKK is the provider of choice for thousands of engineers seeking an interface that performs multiple functions within a single, compact package – saving time, space, and money. The company is the leading switch provider in the audio and broadcast industries.
“Our multifunction switches have infinite application opportunities in other industries like medical, aerospace, and automation,” Reimann adds.
The New NKK Website
“A great website is focused around making product information easily accessible to users, since that’s one of the first way and most visible ways a business can illustrate their value,” said Tim Thomas, CADENAS PARTsolutions CEO. “We’ve found that website traffic increases when the path to information is smooth and seamless because users appreciate a streamlined design.”
In addition to customization options for visitors to visualize how the switches fit into designs, other website updates include a wider display area and intuitive links to key resources. For example, the online switch library and configurator are now embedded on individual product pages, creating a streamlined customer experience.
“Users exploring and learning about NKK products can begin at a high level and drill-down within the catalog itself. Users navigating directly to an individual product page, will find the specific product configurator that improves the user experience by eliminating a pop-out window and enabling users to download data sheets of their customized designs for free,” Reimann added.
3D Parts Catalog
“Showcasing the 3D Parts Catalog was a big catalyst for many of these changes,” Reimann explained.“ “CAD solutions are integrated into many of the improvements, and each specific product is now available as a 2D/3D CAD drawing or PDF data sheet.”
During the past eight years, NKK Switches has been systematically expanding its online 3D switch library and configurator to include a full range of its product lines. Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions since 2007, the NKK Switches library of 3D CAD models is one of the industry’s largest, containing more than 500,000 switch models, including the popular programmable OLED and LCD switches and displays.
3D PDF Data Sheets
Downloadable 3D PDF Data Sheets showing specific customized product configurations within a catalog style page are a unique component of the new website.
“The 3D Data Sheets are going to be the last word in design convenience,” said Rob Zesch, President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. “Created specifically for engineers to share with their purchasing department. These dynamic 3D PDF data sheets will provide the capability for users without CAD access to preview products from any angle, while also providing all of the necessary textual data and product specifications. These forward-thinking additions will firmly establish NKK as the market leader in miniature and illuminated switches.”
Customers can use the product configurator to download custom data sheets of their configured products that contain detailed specifications, product attributes, and an embedded 3D model needing no CAD system required to review.
About NKK Switches
NKK Switches designs, produces and sells the industry’s most extensive selection of electromechanical switches setting the standard for quality, stability, and reliability in switch solutions. NKK provides a full suite of customizable solutions that include design, programming, and value added support by combining flexibility, expertise, and a commitment to our partners’ success.
NKK’s switches turn on millions of products around the world every day by offering more than 3.5 million different toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and keylock switches to illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switch devices.
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 parts libraries making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D product catalogs with digital CAD download technology, helping businesses increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products.