Apps for Engineers: Motors, alignment, VSD, status lights
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications. Below, save energy with motors, ensure alignment, calculate VSD savings, analyze status lights.
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications, a combination of Android and iOS versions, that were created by various companies. The app helps users do their jobs better and save time, providing a “pre-sort” of relevant mobile engineering applications loaded with various calculators, catalogs, file viewers, measurement tools, and more.
BE$T - Baldor Energy $avings Tool
Company: Baldor Electric Co.
Web download link: http://bit.ly/ZMpIZr
With this app you can compare the annual operating costs and kilowatt hour (kWh) usage of any electric motor and a similar Baldor Super-E NEMA Premium efficient motor.
iOS 3+, Android 3.0+
Company: Ludeca Inc.
Web download link: http://bit.ly/OrkgHY
Laser align is a reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. You can use the app to access reference material and learn about key laser shaft alignment concepts.
ABB Energy Calculator
Company: Armitage Communications Ltd.
Web download link: http://bit.ly/n4N170
The ABB Energy Calculator estimates energy, CO2, and money saved when applying variable speed drives by ABB to fan and pump loads, instead of using direct-on-line control. This allows the user to calculate and compare energy savings between the two.
Status Light Analyzer
Company: Rockwell Automation Inc.
Web download link: http://bit.ly/AAHbWe
This app allows you to enter the conditions of status lights for CompactLogix Controllers. The app will also diagnose any problems and speed troubleshooting.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
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.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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