Baldor Electric Company announces a new BE$T application for iPhones. The BE$T desktop program can 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$T desktop can calculate the savings on a group of motors, showing the amount of money that can be saved when all motors in the group are changed to Baldor Standard-E or Super-E designs. The software is also capable of calculating and comparing yearly electrical savings when a variable-speed drive is used verses a constant speed motor, as well as also show annual CO2 foot print reductions.
The new BE$T app 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 iTunes and can be located by searching on the keyword “Baldor”