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.
- CFE Media Apps for Engineers
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