Free efficiency calculator

Energy Savings Calculator software is available for designers to forecast energy savings from using VFDs. The software works with any Windows-based PC; given basic information about the application, it helps to select an appropriate drive. Results also include energy usage, project costs and rebates, and operational information. Charts are provided for duty cycle, payback, power, and annual energy usage.

Download the software (or order a free CD) at yaskawa.com — just type “Energy Savings Calculator” in the website's search field and complete the short registration form.

Newly updated sites

CAD files

1,000+ stocked line items from CUI Inc. are now detailed at digi-key.com. Users can configure, view, and download 2D and 3D drawings in any of the major mechanical CAD formats for free.

Online store

Intelligrated has expanded its online store for all material handling equipment. The shop provides genuine replacement and upgrade parts (for any OEM) plus an expanded catalog of over 50,000 part numbers and extended live support hours.

Purchases at ontimeparts.com require registration.

Fast delivery portal

2,221 electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion, and aluminum-framing products are now available through Bosch Rexroth's GoTo program through boschrexroth-us.com/GoTo. All are available with minimum delivery times — and many products are shipped within 24 hours.

Grouped by application

A new website simplifies sensor selection by visually grouping LVDT and RVDT position sensors by markets. Now, macrosensors.com segments position sensors by conditions prevalent in energy, factory automation, aerospace, fluid power, industrial, OEM, transportation, and more. Product specifications and drawings are available; application stories are posted.

The website requires no registration; engineers can browse freely.

Clutch information

Drive manufacturer mayr Power Transmission has expanded its information on clutches, shaft couplings, and safety brakes at mayr.de. Technical documentation and 2D or 3D CAD files for all products are available for download.

Registered users can access a quick start function and programs that make coupling selection and dimensioning easier.