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.

10/02/2013


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.

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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. Courtesy: Baldor

BE$T - Baldor Energy $avings Tool

iOS 6+

Cost: Free

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. 

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. Courtesy: Ludeca

Laser Align

iOS 3+, Android 3.0+

Cost: Free

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.

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. Courtesy: ABB

ABB Energy Calculator

iOS 3+

Cost: Free

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.

This app allows you to enter the conditions of status lights for CompactLogix Controllers. The app will also diagnose any problems and speed troubleshooting. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation

Status Light Analyzer

Android 1.6+

Cost: Free

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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