From Baldor comes word that they've joined the iPhone revolution:
BALDOR BE$T ON iPHONE, AN INDUSTRY FIRST
Baldor Electric Company, Fort Smith, Arkansas based manufacturer of energy saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and generators, announces a new BE$T application for iPhones, an industry first.
The BE$T desktop program can easily and accurately calculate an existing motor’s annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency and compare it to the annual electricity usage of Baldor’s Standard-E and Super-E premium efficiency motors. It then recommends by catalog number, the appropriate Baldor motor for the application, and notes the payback period, in months, for replacing the existing motor. BE$T desktop can calculate the savings on a group of motors showing the amount of money that can be saved when all motors in the group are changed to Baldor Standard-E or Super-E designs. The software is also capable of calculating and comparing yearly electrical savings when a variable speed drive is used verses a constant speed motor as well as also show annual CO2 foot print reductions. BE$T is also available in CD-ROM format or downloadable from www.baldor.com.
In keeping abreast of advancing technology, Baldor now offers the BE$T application for iPhones. The new BE$T application offers the functionality of the desktop program in a smaller easier to use package. Enter the electricity rate, and existing motor parameters, then tap the calculate button. BE$T shows the recommended Baldor Super-E motor, the selling price, annual kWh use, annual electricity cost and the estimated payback months. If multiple motor upgrades are available, touch the match’s button and select the motor that best suites your needs.
The BE$T iPhone application is available from the iTunes Store and can be located by searching "title=BE$T" and "artist=Baldor.”