Conveyor specifying software
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor -- Packaging Digest, 9/3/2013 10:40:11 AM
Emerson Industrial Automation's new SPEC (System Plast Engineering Calculator)-to be released at Pack Expo, Sept. 23-25-uses built-in intelligence to evaluate applications for steel or plastic chain and modular belt conveyor by validating detailed user specifications with a red, yellow, or green rating.
Where possible, the software also presents an alternative optimum solution that may reduce energy or lubrication requirements with System Plast's unique Nolu-S wear material. The process involves three easy steps: definition of conveying requirements, application requirements with product specifications, and system layout. Developed by Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business, SPEC software reports results that include required chain pull, motor speed, torque, shaft power and maximum line back pressure. The software issues alerts for incompatible parameter inputs during the process to help the user achieve successful results.
The software covers applications with carbon steel, stainless steel, several types of LF acetal for high-speed/reduced lubrication, and New Generation (NG) chain designed for high-speed dry running applications. Wear strip options include stainless steel, UHMW PE, and Nolu S self-lubricating UHMW for low-noise, energy-efficient dry running.
SPEC software is based on Emerson's original SysCalc program, but with major upgrades and enhancements. It includes an up-to-date database of System Plast chain/belt and sprockets, and accepts most common product materials or user defined ones. The software can use System Plast product codes, or it automatically determines the correct product code based on customer selected specifications.
SPEC software is free and available in nine languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. It can be downloaded after a simple registration.
Emerson Industrial Automation