Apps for Engineers: Motors and drives
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These motor and drive applications include an app that is designed to save energy, an interactive tool for drive configuration, and a reference tool for shaft alignment. Click on the Apps for Engineers logo on the right to link to where you can download the CFE Media Apps for Engineers mobile application from Google Play and the iOS App Store.
iOS 7.0 +
The Baldor Energy $avings Tool is used to determine the annual operating costs and kilowatt hour (kWh) usage of an electric motor. The program compares the efficiency of existing motor to a comparable Super-E NEMA Premium efficient motor, displays results, and suggests a replacement motor.
iOS 6.0+, Android 3.2+
Company: Kohler Co.
Get the tools needed to stay connected to Kohler Power Systems. Instantly stream catalogs or download them to use offline. Once downloaded, catalogs are automatically updated so the newest specs always are available.
iOS 7.0+, Android 2.2+
Company: Schneider Electric
This interactive tool simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric Altivar AC drives, Altistart soft starters, and available accessories. Users select a product type, its available options (such as input phase and motor power rating), and add available accessories. Selections create a parts list of limited product specifications and link to each part number’s detailed Web page. The parts list can also be e-mailed.
iOS 6.0+, Android 2.3.3+
Ludeca’s Laser Align is a free reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. With this app, users can access important reference material and learn about key laser shaft alignment concepts. The app features a short flex tolerance table, spacer shaft tolerance table, soft foot assistant (to help eliminate frame distortion), and thermal growth calculator.
– Edited by Eric R. Eissler, editor-in-chief, Oil & Gas Engineering, email@example.com.