Mechanical & Plumbing
Rockwell Automation launches energy-saving calculator application
November 21, 2011 - A new tool from Rockwell Automation allows manufacturers to calculate their potential savings from variable frequency drives to power pumps and fans through an online energy savings calculator. The free mobile app is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or Android systems, and compares conventional methods, such as valves for pump control and dampers for fan control, to variable frequency drives and see estimated cost savings of installing an Allen-Bradley PowerFlex drive. The tool offers two ways to calculate energy consumption: users can enter the minimum pump or flow percentages, annual operating hours, cost per kilowatt and other information about their own factory; or use the sample data provided by Rockwell Automation built into the tool.