Angel Equipment and Technology, based in Guangdong, China, has a primary focus on thirst prevention. They specialize in designing attractive water dispensers, efficient filtration systems, ice machines, coolers, warmers, and bottling machines.
Their company website states: “Our mission is to push the application of drinking water technology and be a world-class OEM manufacturer in the drinking water industry.”
Today, Angel Equipment reports $6.5 million in annual revenue, with exports to Europe and the Americas, and owns 60% of the market share in China. With partners including Lipton, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé, they’re well on their way to making their mission statement a reality.
One of the company’s signature products is a complete packaging plant. This comprehensive product handles every step of the bottling process:
- Blowing and washing the plastic bottles
- Purifying the water before filling
- Labeling the bottles
- Cartoning, shrink wrapping, and stacking the bottles
PTC Creo is Angel Equipment’s 3D CAD tool of choice. The software allows them to create models of parts and assemblies quickly and easily, regardless of size. Additionally, PTC Creo also automatically turns those models into manufacturing drawings.
The PTC Creo Piping and Cabling Extension (PCX), an invaluable tool for a company that specializes in drinking water, has made the greatest difference for Angel Equipment. Their engineers can use it to route piping quickly as they design. This helps with projects like the lines that deliver water from purifier to dispenser. The software includes a customizable library of standard fittings and connectors, checks for manufacturability and interference, and even determines piping BOMS.
All of this enables the company to experiment with different design ideas freely and accurately within the safe confines of a 3D model, saving the time and money it would take to create physical prototypes. The company says that they’ve improved their efficiency by 60% as a result of PTC Creo.
“With competition becoming fiercer and fiercer, PTC Creo significantly enhances our competitiveness and enables us to take up market share in a quicker and better manner,” says Zhang Heng, a Standard Certification Center Manager at Angel Equipment.
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