Apps for Engineers: Energy apps for iOS and Android
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS, created by various companies. We’ve organized apps by category, company, and type. This month, gain access to our energy category.
VSD Energy Savings Calculator
Android OS 2.2+
Company: Schneider Electric
Company Website: www.schneider-electric.com
The Variable Speed Dive (VSD) Energy Savings Calculator quantifies energy and cost savings. VSDs are applied in place of traditional on/off methods to control commercial and industrial fans.
Steam Tools Mobile
Android OS 2.3+
Company: Spirax Sarco
Company Website: www.spiraxsarco.com
Spirax Sarco Steam Tools provides access to key calculations in the palm of your hand without the need for an Internet connection. The app also contains links to Spirax Sarco’s engineering tutorials and product catalog.
Company: Yaskawa Electric America
Company Website: www.yaskawa.com
The Yaskawa iQpump Drive (Intelligent Pump Controller) is used in pumping, agricultural, irrigation, and water/wastewater applications to control the flow of pumping systems.
Company: Tognum AG
Company Website: www.rrpowersystems.com
This app allows you to find the nearest MTU sales and service location based on your current location. Easily contact the locations and get directions to them.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.