Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for mechanical applications

Mechanical 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 April 2016.
By CFE Media April 30, 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 mechanical apps include an app that converts frequently used units, an app that calculates friction, and an app that wirelessly takes voltage measurements. 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.

Trelleborg’s app helps convert frequently used units and currencies in an efficient and convenient way. Courtesy: TrelleborgCoverter-Universal Conversions

iOS 6.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Website: 

Trelleborg’s "Unit and Hardness Converter" helps convert frequently used units and currencies in an efficient and convenient way. The app comes with a Hardness Converter based on ISO and ASTM Standards to convert between popular hardness scales for various material types.

This app provides dynamic as well as static coefficients of friction (COF) for many pairings of regularly used materials and engineered coatings. Courtesy: T2 Content WorksFriction Calculator

iOS 4.0+

Cost: Free

Company: T2 Content Works 

Based on General Magnaplate’s popular friction calculation tool, this app provides dynamic as well as static coefficients of friction (COF) for many pairings of regularly used materials and engineered coatings.

The NI cDAQ-9191 Data Display allows you to wirelessly take voltage measurements. Courtesy: National InstrumentsNI cDAQ-9191 Data Display

iOS 5.0+, Android 2.2+

Cost: Free

Company: National Instruments

The NI cDAQ-9191 Data Display allows users to wirelessly take voltage measurements. With the app users can choose simulated device to evaluate the app with hardware and configure the number of samples, sampling rate, and channels to acquire.

The TurboTool App makes it easy for field service technicians to troubleshoot Danfoss Turbocor compressor issues on site. Courtesy: DanfossTurboTool

iOS 6.0+, Android 2.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Danfoss

The TurboTool App makes it easy for field service technicians to troubleshoot Danfoss Turbocor compressor issues on site. Users can utilize this app to identify symptoms, the possible causes, and find the required actions for a solution.

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

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