VSX has announced that the 2019 Spaix is now available, with many new features and improvements. VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE extends the software through its additional functions. Functions such as the optional sizing of pumps with combustion engines, material-dependent correction of pump performance curves as well as improvements for food and beverage technologies.
“The development of the latest version of Spaix focused primarily on enhancing the user experience,” says Managing Director Hanns-Henrik Vogel. “This includes the optimization of the program performance as well as a number of detail improvements of the entire application. Along with the new functions, additional modules round off the overall scope of Release 2019,” continued the manager.
A focus among the additional modules is the new Spaix EngineSizer. It is used for the selection and configuration of pumps driven by a combustion engine. This extension is ideal for the design of aggregates where no electrical connection is available or must not be used for availability reasons. Possible applications range from construction site use to irrigation tasks in agriculture and fire protection systems. The new supplementary program is indispensable for pumps that are available with different motor variants. The program automatically determines the best drive according to the operating conditions specified by the user.
All of the performance curve correction methods used in Spaix, such as for highly viscous fluids or impeller trimming, are available for these pumps as well. The speed range of the combustion engine is mapped directly in the pump performance curves in order to determine the actual operating point. The user can also specify a load profile to calculate the operating costs based on fuel consumption and the life cycle costs of the unit. Even a cost comparison between drive variants with electric motor and combustion engine is possible.
The Spaix PowerlossCalculator add-on has been extended to include material-dependent power and efficiency correction of pump performance curves. Pump manufacturers often use specific surface characteristics of the materials to optimize the pump hydraulics. With the new functionality, there is no need to duplicate the complete data by applying the correction functions to the existing pump performance curves. The resulting curves are displayed in the selection program immediately once the user has selected the appropriate material option for the pump.
This allows the user to see at a glance which selection step he is in and how many more steps will follow. This workflow is visualized by clear symbols in the header of the screen. Moreover, external applications can be linked via a button in the header. During the configuration process, a new permission setting may prevent certain users from changing configurations manually. In this case, the automatic configuration is “forced” by the program.
As part of the optionally available Spaix SpareSelector, the selection of part sets is now supported as independent articles.
In the project management, users again have the possibility to send a project with all desired attachments directly from the program. This further simplifies the workflow during creation of quotations and saves valuable time by eliminating superfluous work steps. The same objective is pursued with the new function for assigning several price groups to one user. This allows registered users in the selection program to choose between different price groups, depending on the target group or market for which the respective quotations is to be created. For existing quotations or already selected products, the option of automatic price updates is also available.
Spaix 5 Version 2019 is now available and will be made available to all maintenance customers free of charge within the next few days.
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