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ABB launches first energy calculator iPhone App

Posted: Tuesday 28th September 2010

ABB has launched a free energy calculator application (App) for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod. The App allows, primarily, end-users to calculate the energy savings they can achieve by installing variable speed drives to control motors.

The App gives end-users the ability to make quick comparisons between motors controlled by variable speed drives and motors running direct-on-line without any speed control device. Users simply select their industry and the operating duty profile; the voltage, phase and motor power rating; running hours; and electricity cost. The app then estimates how much CO2, energy and costs can be saved by installing an ABB drive to control the application.

“Our new App makes it simple for customers to calculate the potential savings they can achieve by installing variable speed drives,” says Steve Ruddell, ABB’s UK energy spokesperson. “By installing a variable speed drive it is possible to reduce your energy spend by up to 70 percent on a single application. The tool is free to download and makes selecting drives according to the needs of the application extremely accessible.”

Once all the parameters have been applied and the savings worked out, the App displays a picture of the most suitable drive for the user’s application. Simply click on the picture on the top half of the screen and a product summary will be displayed. The end-user can then place an enquiry or request more information.

The App also allows you to measure savings in different currencies, including Sterling, Euros and US Dollars.

To find out more information call 07000 Drives (07000 374837) or to download the ABB Energy Calculator App, visit and click on the Energy Calculator App link.

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