In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and products. A greater concern is their inability to "decipher" product specifications from part numbers—that is, in reverse.
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be smart enough to look ahead and discern that 5 and 51 are valid horsepower options, but that 0 is not a valid amperage option. Therefore, the system should choose the 5-horsepower option. In other words, intelligent part numbers are great mechanisms for avoiding mistakes, since the people dealing with them tend to know the schemas. When customers are building devices and see B510, they should know that they need the 480-volt, 5-horsepower, 10-ampere part. The precise specifications that B510 stands for