Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for electrical applications

Electrical mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These are listed in the app as of May 2016.
By CFE Media June 4, 2016

CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These mobile electrical apps include an app for an operator interface, an app for selecting variable frequency drives (VFDs), and an app for electrical wiring. Click on the Apps for Engineers logo on the right to link to where you can download the CFE Media Apps for Engineers mobile application from Google Play and the iOS App Store.

The 22mm Visual Product Configurator is an interactive tool which simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric 22mm chrome and plastic push buttons, selector switches, pilot lights and available accessories. Courtesy: Schneider Electric22mm Operator Interface Visual Product Configurator

iOS 5.1+

Cost: Free

Company: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.

The 22mm Visual Product Configurator is an interactive tool which simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric 22mm chrome and plastic push buttons, selector switches, pilot lights and available accessories. Users select an operator type, its available options (e.g. voltage and color) and add available accessories. The selected items are added to a parts list which contains links to each part number’s detail page on our web site. The parts list can also be sent out via email.

The app uses the electric motor’s full load amperes (amps), the source voltage and a few required attributes such as enclosure type and overload capability to select the appropriate drive. Courtesy: Baldor ElectricBaldor VFD Selector

iOS 5.0+, Android 2.1+

Cost: Free 

Company: Baldor Electric

This app selects the appropriate Baldor VS1 or ACB drive for the application. The app uses the electric motor’s full load amperes (amps), the source voltage and a few required attributes such as enclosure type and overload capability to select the appropriate drive. The results are displayed on screen and can be emailed as a PDF document. 

The Conduit Fill Calculator provides quick and easy navigation to all your NEC needs. Enter the Conduit type and size and specify conductors. Courtesy: Southwire CompanyConduit Fill Calculator

iOS 6.1+, Android 4.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Southwire 

The Conduit Fill Calculator provides quick and easy navigation to all NEC needs. Enter the Conduit type and size and specify your conductors. The App will calculate the Conduit Fill % as per NEC Guidelines.

Electrical Wiring Pro has more than 40 electrical calculators and tools and is intended for engineers and other electrical professionals. Courtesy: Intineo LLCElectrical Wiring Pro

iOS 9.0+, Android 1.6+

Cost: $0.99, $3.99

Company: Intineo LLC

Electrical Wiring Pro has more than 40 useful electrical calculators and tools. It is intended for engineers and other electrical professionals.

Edited by Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, Control Engineering, 
edunne@cfemedia.com.

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