Time is the scarcest resource in the 21st century. If you work on linear motion applications in automation, then you will find Virtual Engineer tool from Parker an incredibly valuable resource. It’s a design tool that saves you valuable engineering time. Using complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms for designing electromechanical and pneumatic applications, Virtual Engineer generates a preliminary selection of options. All you have to do all you have to do is enter your application details, size and select the product. In this article, we would like to present you the benefits of using Virtual Engineer for your next project and guide you through the design process.
Thousands of engineers and professionals around the world choose Virtual Engineer tool from Parker because it is:
- Simple –
The tool is very easy to use. After you enter application specifications, Virtual Engineer does the calculations for you. In seconds after you hit ‘Generate results’ Virtual Engineer will run a simulator and compare millions of products according to your specifications. For your convenience, you have the option to filter the results by price, calculated life, speed and force capabilities, etc. As a final step, you submit the part number to The Hope Group for a price quote.
- Reliable –
Parker gives you access to an iterative review and revises the process to ensure the final solution meets your needs. At any stage of our design, Parker engineers are here for you to answer all the questions in a built-in live chat or via email. All saved projects can easily be shared with your colleagues or Parker engineers.
- Fast –
Virtual Engineer decreases your time to a solution for automation and motion control products from days to minutes. It deduces your engineering costs by using advanced AI for the calculations.
To perform an application design follow these 4 steps:
- Enter application parameters –
Use visual guides for load position, orientation relative to gravity and external forces. To switch between metric and imperial measurements simply click a button as many times as you need to. The Virtual Engineer does all of the conversions for you.
Fact: Virtual Engineer uses the application details and passes through hundreds of formulas in the background, analyzing over 1,000,000 variables.
- Configure your part number –
Choose your part from the list of suggested products that meet your criteria. If you need any additional details or have a question, use live chat or email feature to talk to one of the top engineers at Parker or contact The Hope Group for any assistance.
- Download CAD drawing – Use it to visualize the application fits the size needed for your project
- Request quote
Save your project and submit the part number Virtual Engineer generated for you to The Hope Group for quotation. To view your saved projects go to “My projects” tab.