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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There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
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