New tools allow complete mobile motor interchange, streamlined belt drive optimization process
FLORENCE, Ky., Jan. 20, 2017 — Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it has added two new features to Browning Toolbox Technician, its free app-based toolset for HVAC contractors and maintenance professionals, featuring calculation and conversion tools and installation and troubleshooting guides.
Enhancements to the app include a mobile motor interchange that enables users to identify a Marathon® motor equivalent while in the field. This feature provides detailed information related to the Marathon Integral Horsepower Motor (IHP) equivalent for the majority of commercial HVAC motors, including efficiency levels, dimensions, line drawings, bearing type and mounting, to name a few. With this information, technicians can easily identify the most suitable interchange motor.
With the addition of the new retrofit audit sheet, the belt optimization process is significantly simplified by the ability to now fill out the standard form for a belt drive optimization electronically versus manually and submit that information to a Regal professional for evaluation and follow-up — all within the app. Regal can then provide an assessment with recommendations on selecting the optimal drive based on current design criteria to reduce the cost of components and increase belt drive efficiencies.
“Building on our existing platform, the new Marathon IHP interchange module and drive audit sheet upgrades are very beneficial tools for industry professionals,” said Don Sullivan, director of marketing, HVAC and belt drives, Regal Beloit America, Inc. “As we continue to evaluate ways our tools can save time and money for technicians and contractors, we felt these enhancements would provide an even greater advantage in
terms of accessibility to the information that allows them to quickly and cost-effectively replace and retrofit commercial HVAC motor and drive part components.”
In addition to the enhancements, standard Browning® Toolbox Technician® features include:
- GPS-enabled distributor locator
- V-belt ID Wizard™ with part lookup, product images, and V-belt troubleshooting and selection guide
- Sheave interchange
- Bearing basics and interchange
- Efficiency calculators
For more information on the Browning Toolbox Technician app, please visit www.regalpts.com