As a designer you regularly make calculations and analyses for your design. Vink System Design & Analysis has put together an engineering toolkit for some of these calculations and analyses. This engineering toolkit contains several software programs and an Excel spreadsheet.
These programs were developed by Vink System Design & Analysis. You can download and use FlexBeam Lite, HertzWin and FlexHinge for free. Flexbeam Pro and TolStackUp are not free. The following programs are included in the engineering toolkit:
- TolStackUp. A professional Excel spreadsheet (template) for tolerance analysis
- FlexBeam Pro. A program to calculate beam deflection and buckling;
- FlexBeam Lite. A less extensive version of FlexBeam Pro (free);
- HertzWin. A versatile program to calculate Hertzian contacts (point or line contacts) (free);
- FlexHinge. A program to calculate flexure hinges (free).
With the software programs you can perform all necessary calculations quickly and error free. The programs also come with an expandable materials list and an extensive help function.
You will find the system requirements here.
With the TolStackUp Excel spreadsheet you can perform and manage professional tolerance analyses.
What users say about the engineering toolkit software
- “I use your software frequently and find them very useful”. Olav, The Netherlands
- “Convenient tool to use.” – Rob, Netherlands, FlexBeam
- “I can only be positive about the program, very practical.” – Philippe, Belgium, FlexBeam
- “First… thank you for the HertzWin software. I wish I found this prior to writing my spreadsheet.” – Russell, Professor, Engineering Technology Design, USA, HertzWin
- “I’d like you to know that your software is really helpful for my activity and I’d like to thank you for this tool and releasing it for free.” – Karim, France, HertzWin
- “I have been a user of the FlexHinge software for the past few years and have found it very useful.” – Joey, USA, FlexHinge
- HertzWin is recommended in ‘Design Concepts for Precision Engineering Volume I‘, Susan van den Berg