World Novelty: Pump Search Engine of Multiple Manufacturers on the Internet

19.03.2001

VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE – Europe’s leading supplier of pump selection software introduced its products to American professionals at the 18th Pump Users Symposium in Houston, Texas the first time. Lots of attention by pump users and manufacturers got the Pump Search Engine at www.spaix.net, a world novelty in the eCommerce business.

Pump users of all industrial sectors have been requesting for a long time an Internet enabled selection and configuration tool that provides the user with quick and convenient, yet technically sophisticated and targeted search methods in order to find the most appropriate pump or pump system for the respective application. The new Pump Search Engine www.spaix.net, is VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE’s response to its industrial customers’ call for eCommerce solutions for technical equipment.

The Pump Search Engine spaix.net may be entered free of charge, neither a password nor a registration is required. All the user basically needs to do is to define the duty point, to specify the area of application and other optional operating conditions as search criteria. As a result all pumps of different manufacturers that meet the set requirements are being displayed. For every single pump comprehensive information as performance curves, dimension drawings, product specifications, materials, pump components, types of installation etc. can be called up. In further selection sequences the user can configure the chosen pump by selecting components as motors, couplings, seals, materials and the type of installation according to the product options of the pump manufacturer. Integrated B2B functions enable the customer to contact the sales organization of the pump supplier in real time to request a quote or to place an order.

Currently the pump search engine includes the product catalogs of leading pump manufacturers as ABS Pumps, FRIATEC, ITT Richter, KSB, Pumpex AB, Ruhrpumpen and WILO. The integration of catalogs of other pump manufacturers is under preparation.

The incorporation of pump data into the Pump Search Engine spaix.net is free for pump companies if they supply their data in SPAIX – database format. This database can be generated either by the pump manufacturer himself using the pump selection program SPAIX or it can be created from the manufacturer’s pump catalog by VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE. This database can also be used for all other software solutions of VSX’s pump selection system SPAIX, as the CD and online – versions.

SPAIX-Online is a pump selection software that can be easily incorporated into the pump manufacturers already existing web site under the company’s own brand. At any time pump users are able to select and configure pumps and accessories from its product line, to request quotes or to place orders by email.

Qualified technical selection methods will find the optimum pump, the desired accessories or spare parts. The well thought-out sequence of entries and information and the systematic guidance of the user avoid wrong selections and directly result in the selection of the optimum pump.

The information on the selected products, as e.g. pump curves, technical data, dimension drawings, product descriptions are dynamically generated considering the actual operating data and settings. Spaix-online performs all common curve calculations as adjustment of speed, impeller trimming, conveying of high-viscous Newtonian fluids. SPAIX-Online enables pump manufacturers to display their product information in real time. By the graphically supported SPAIX data maintenance tool changes of information can be conveniently and instantly updated by the pump manufacturer on his own.

VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE’s web-based selection tool SPAIX-Online has been already installed on the Internet for the pump manufacturer WILO and is operated at www.wilo-select.com.

Besides the web applications the SPAIX pump selection software is also available as PC–version in different licenses. For instance, pump manufacturers that have purchased the unlimited advertising license of Spaix are entitled to distribute their product information on CD in high editions to their sales offices and customers.

Generally all programs of VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE can be individually customized and expanded according to the customer’s specific needs.

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