Online engineering tool offers instant access

Louise Smyth

Lifting and positioning specialist Power Jacks has introduced a new online engineering tool for customers with designs on instant access to the company's product portfolio.

The portal system means design assistance or product selection is available to customers anywhere in the world, 24/7.

The Power Jacks Portal – accessed via the company's website HERE – offers a single point of access to twin services:

* CAD Configurator, enabling users with a sound technical knowledge of their requirements to select a product type and then tailor it to their specific needs. From there, a CAD model can be downloaded in 3D or 2D in virtually any native format and a dynamic data sheet generated.

* Product Selector, allowing customers with less technical knowledge to enter their application parameters and let a built-in engineering intelligence system recommend the optimum product solution. The system then generates a CAD model and datasheet along with a summary of calculated values.

The portal has a user-friendly dashboard facility and all its capabilities can be accessed via a single log-in – all customers have to do is register on the website.

The service initially includes products for machine screw jacks, ball screw jacks, stainless steel screw jacks, linear actuators, bevel gearboxes and load links.

However this is set to be enhanced as further products and system-building accessories are added.

Power Jacks has chosen to base the portal on the CADENAS engine.