New Apps Enable Users to Design and Analyze Belt Drives
They assist with new drive selection and energy savings calculations
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Timken Co. has introduced two new mobile/desktop applications developed to assist in the design and maintenance of industrial belt drives.
Drive Engineer™ is designed to put drive selection and analysis in the palm of your hand, providing extensive results and comprehensive data for use on v-belt or synchronous drives. Belt, pulley, and drive output details and specifications can be filtered, changed, saved, and shared with the touch of a finger.
“I developed Drive Engineer to produce the most robust results in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate program,” said Brent Elliott, Timken application engineer and Drive Engineer designer. “Now, as a user-friendly app, it takes the program to the field and puts it in the hands of the end users who need it most.”
PowerMiser™ is an energy savings calculator located within Drive Engineer; it can also be saved as a separate application. Developed to provide users with a powerful yet easy-to-use app, PowerMiser uses drive parameters and local utility rates to identify estimated annual energy costs, savings, and payback that can be realized by upgrading to Carlisle belts by Timken.
Additional resources including a complete product catalog, literature, and documentation can be found in the apps providing details on products, belt tensioning, case studies, and belt selection. The free apps can be downloaded at driveengineer.com or powermiser.driveengineer.com.
For more information on Timken, visit www.timken.com.
Publication date: 12/19/2016