Wilo-Interactive 2002 With New Planning Software From VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE


The new planning software CD from Wilo GmbH, Dortmund, has now been issued in 60,000 copies. The heart of the CD is the pump selection program Wilo-Select Classic, a comprehensive software package for professional calculating, planning, layout and documentation of pumps and pumping systems. This complete, new software development continues in the successful tradition of the Wilo layout systems.

Wilo-Select Classic enables the user to quickly and accurately select the perfect pump or pump system from among a variety of product configurations. A unique accessories administration function allows parts-exact selection of the available accessory parts depending on the pump configuration and the desired type of installation or control.

The software package was developed by VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE, Europe’s leading supplier for Windows and Web-based pump layout systems. Wilo-Select 3.0 is a custom-tailored special development based on the standard Spaix software. The solution is designed specifically for the product structure of the pump manufacturer. The breadth of the product range, which in addition to individual pumps also included pressure boosting, waste water pumping and rainwater utilization systems, as well as unique new products in the field of high-efficiency and energy-saving pumps, place high demands on the functional variety of the software. The focus of the development was on providing customers and employees of Wilo with an easy-to-use instrument for efficient planning and layout.

With increasing energy cost and depreciation time calculations, the software reflects the increased significance of life-cycle costs. This function turns the program package into an indispensable tool for anyone seeking not just the technically best solution, but also the more cost-effective approach.

The automatic Internet update function, the integrated project editing and the graphical data sheet editor represent additional highlights. Comprehensive interfaces in standard formats, such as GAEB 1990 & 2000, Datanorm 4.0, VDI 3805, VDMA 24278 and CEF enable efficient data exchange with other systems. The integration of CAD information with DXF export, the product quick search by part name or article number as well as the expansion of the contents to include catalog data and user’s manuals round out the program.

„The objective of Wilo to create an innovative planning tool that clearly stands out in the market was a challenge for us“, as VSX head Hanns-Henrik Vogel describes the project. The development of Wilo-Select 3.0 was preceded by many years of business interaction between Wilo and the software house. “Together with our software partner VKX we have since 1996 been able to offer very efficient information and planning systems to our international customers. Wilo-Select has become firmly established in our marketing activities. As an example, we are currently supplying our software to all 45,000 German specialty partners. In addition to the ‘classic’ CD software, we are also enjoying great success with Wilo-Select Online in the Internet. We are the first company in our sector to offer in cooperation with VSX a professional hydraulic online pump selector at www.wilo-select.com”, according to Thomas Milde, Project Manager for the planning software at WILO GmbH.

The CD Wilo-Interactive 2002 can be obtained from Wilo at www.wilo.de or ordered directly through the regional Wilo sales organization.

About Wilo

Since 1928 Wilo has been developing and manufacturing innovative pumps and pumping systems for technical building services, industry and systems construction. The core product line consists mainly of circulation pumps for HVAC applications, as well as pumps and pumping systems for water supply, rainwater utilization, pressure boosting, and dirt and waste water removal.

Sales and customer service are handled worldwide with great expertise by their own employees. Wilo products can be purchased through local HVAC and plumbing specialists.

The Wilo Group with its 2,772 employees had over 432 mil. EUR in sales in the year 2000, and is among the largest pump manufacturers in the world.


VSX - VOGEL SOFTWARE is the world’s leading supplier of pump selection software. The product line includes PC applications and Internet applications with numerous functions for selecting and configuring pumps and accessories, as well as for downstream business processes and related areas. The company also offers a comprehensive range of services. The Internet Services unit operates impeller.net, the online pump magazine with the global pump search engine, and also offers complete integration of the Internet-compatible pump selection system SPAIX Online into the existing homepage of pump manufacturers.

Founded in 1993 with headquarters in Dresden, the company does business worldwide with companies involved mainly with the pump and chemical industry. Among VSX customers are the largest pump manufacturers in the world as well as a variety of medium-size firms.

Source: WILO SE

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