Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for motors and drives applications

Motors and drives 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 July 2016.
By CFE Media July 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 energy apps include an energy calculator app, an app with world energy data, and an app that provides energy advice. 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 Baldor Energy $avings Tool is used to determine the annual operating costs and kilowatt hour (kWh) usage of an electric motor. Courtesy: BaldorBE$T – Baldor Energy $avings Tool

iOS 7.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Baldor Electric Company

The Baldor Energy $avings Tool is used to determine the annual operating costs and kilowatt hour (kWh) usage of an electric motor. The program compares the efficiency of an existing motor to a comparable Baldor Super-E NEMA Premium efficient motor, shows the results and suggests a replacement Baldor motor.

The Drives and Soft Starts Visual Product Configurator is an interactive tool which simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric Altivar AC drives, Altistart soft starts, and available accessories. Courtesy: Schneider ElectricDrives & Soft Starts Visual Product Configurator

iOS 5.1.1+, Android 2.2+

Cost: Free

Company: Schneider Electric USA

The Drives & Soft Starts Visual Product Configurator is an interactive tool which simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric Altivar AC drives, Altistart soft starts, and available accessories. Users select a product type, its available options (e.g. input phase and motor power rating) and add available accessories. The selected items are added to a parts list which contains limited product specifications and includes a link to each part number’s detail page on our website. The parts list can also be sent out via email.

Ludeca's Laser Align is a free reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. Courtesy: LudecaLaser Align

iOS 6.0+, Android 2.3.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Ludeca Inc.

Ludeca, Inc. presents "Laser Align", a free reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. With this app, you can access important reference material and learn about key laser shaft alignment concepts. This app offers interactive links for additional information on Pruftechnik laser shaft alignment products such as the Rotalign Ultra, Optalign Smart, ShaftAlign, Aligneo. It also features links to Pruftechnik’s condition monitoring products such as the Vibxpert, Vibscanner and Vibnode.

This app supports users in diagnosing the error at any time and any location with a list of possible causes and the matching solution. Courtesy: SEW-EurodriveSEW Diagnostics

iOS 6.0+

Cost: Free

Company: SEW-Eurodrive

This app supports users quickly and easily in diagnosing the error at any time and any location: All you have to do is enter the displayed error code and you will quickly receive a list with possible causes and the matching solution. And if you have any questions, you can call our 24h service hotline at the push of a button.

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

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