The New Spaix 6 Promotes the Sustainable Selection of Pump Systems

Customers of the Spaix pump selection software have something to look forward to: the latest version will be launched at the end of October. In addition to many new functions, the program’s performance has been further improved. Moreover, the manufacturer VSX - VOGEL SOFTWARE has paid special attention to the topic of sustainability in Spaix 6.
The New Spaix 6 Promotes the Sustainable Selection of Pump Systems

In Spaix 6, users have the possibility to view the energy balance of a pump. (Image source: VSX - VOGEL SOFTWARE GmbH)

Spaix 6 offers the familiar, reliable functionality of previous versions and remains an indispensable tool for centrifugal pump manufacturers and users looking to optimize their sales work and increase its efficiency. Furthermore, it incorporates a variety of innovations that enable users to respond even better to changing market conditions.

"The extensive functionality, which can be used to display almost any design or construction variant, reflects our 30 years of experience in the implementation of such programs," explains Jens-Uwe Vogel, Managing Director of VSX - VOGEL SOFTWARE GmbH. "With its integrated price calculation, quoting and project functions, the software is designed to be a central element of the entire sales process. In the latest version, special attention was paid to the topic of sustainability. Users are given the opportunity to evaluate and compare pumps also in terms of their energy balance thanks to the transparent display of key facts. But also with regard to pump selection and configuration, we have again implemented attractive and efficient innovations."

Search by application
The new search by application addresses the needs of pump users and processors who want to select directly with their application-specific parameters. This means that users can start the pump selection via user-specific data, even if the duty point is not yet known. The values required to find a suitable pump are determined from the application data known to the user.

Established search options such as hydraulic selection by duty point, product selection browser via series description, search by the product name or item number, and pump exchange to replace an existing pump are of course available to the user in the familiar scope.

Sustainability - Transparent display of energy requirements per pump
Sustainability has become a key issue at a time when climate change is omnipresent. And this importance was also taken into account in the development of Spaix 6. For example, the energy requirements and CO2 emissions per year are now displayed for each pump model. When searching by application, a new visualization has been integrated that shows the compensation of CO2 emissions by the number of trees required, depending on the pump used and the energy source.

Of particular interest is the fact that Spaix considers the pump system as a whole, including all components. Thus, energy consumption, the CO2 balance as well as the operating and life cycle costs can be simulated when using a frequency converter, taking into account the efficiency of the converter itself. This gives the user of the software a powerful tool for selecting and configuring the best pump system from an economic and environmental point of view.

More individual work with the pump performance curves
Unique to Spaix is the combined PumpSelector and PumpConfigurator. This means that users always have a complete overview of the various options of all pumps matching the operating data and reach their goal faster with fewer steps. The influence of the selected components on the pump performance curves is visualized immediately, without having to switch between different pages.

As before, the program provides extensive calculation routines for working with performance curves. New is the optional restriction of the selection to a preferred operating range (POR), which allows the user to obtain even more specific results. In addition, the preferred (POR) and allowable (AOR) application range can be displayed as a duty chart area. Especially for pumps in process technology or for applications where selection according to API or Hydraulic Institute is required, this further development simplifies pump selection.

Another new feature is the display of the results list with thumbnail previews of pump curves and application areas, which makes the overall work with the program faster and thus more efficient.

Spaix 6 still offers extensive possibilities for modifying pump performance curves. Especially noteworthy is the curve correction function with rotation option, which is newly available in the program.

A wide range of add-on modules complements the basic functionality
The basic functionality of the software can be extended by a wide range of additional modules to enable qualified selection and configuration of special pump designs, such as magnetic drive pumps, turbine pumps or side channel pumps. In addition, there are powerful modules for spare parts selection and pump exchange.

Pipe calculation with new features
The very popular add-on module Spaix PipeCalc has been completely revised and extended. The newly structured user interface supports the user even better in entering their installation data. With the quick search in the pipe element database as well as the possibility to create custom pipe elements, the system is the perfect tool for friction loss calculation of the pump.

To better guide the user, data creators now have the option to limit the installation diagrams in Spaix PipeCalc by pump application area.

One database for all applications
Spaix 6 also uses a multi-platform design, an overall concept that remains unique in the market. The web-based version for Internet and Intranet and the desktop-based version for Windows operating systems are complemented by a version optimized for mobile devices. The application uses the same database on all available platforms. Thanks to the intelligent database system, all product-specific data can be displayed and used for the sales process. Spaix can also be integrated into external webshops or configuration programs via corresponding interfaces without a personalized user interface.

Complete service from a single source
Spaix 6 Web is offered as a service-based subscription model (Spaix as a Service, in short: SaaS), which also allows the use for a specified period of time. The customer receives a complete package of software and service, including all licenses, software maintenance and support as well as the hosting of the software solution. The advantages for the customer are, on the one hand, that the investment costs for the acquisition of the licenses are eliminated and, on the other hand, that a flexible and scalable solution is offered. Provision in the cloud relieves the burden on the customer's own IT department, increases security and availability, and significantly improves efficiency for maintenance and updates.

The perfect tool for a wide range of applications
Due to the extensive functionality of Spaix 6, the program is suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether pump manufacturers or operators, the software provides both target groups with a highly efficient tool for mastering all sizing and sales tasks.

With the help of special interfaces, the software solution can be easily integrated into an existing IT environment. This means that the application can be embedded in an existing environment to link information from Spaix with customer and sales-specific data.

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