By Ground Water Canada
By Ground Water Canada
Franklin Electric has released a mobile app version of its application, installation and maintenance manual that can be installed on smartphones and tablets to provide contractors with quick information to help make working in the field easier.
The new application version of the manual, entitled AIM (Application, Installation and Maintenance) brings into easily accessed digital form the most commonly used sections of the print version of the company’s manual, which was created in the 1960s, Franklin Electric said in a press release.
The AIM app provides contractors with access to precise wire and cable sizing assistance and detailed motor specification information, and ways to pinpoint alternative installation options when applicable.
It works online as well as offline, so it’s available even in remote areas, the company said. It applies to both 50 and 60 Hz products, is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions, and provides a quick and easy call button that dials directly to the company’s technical service hotline when needed. The AIM app database updates automatically in the background whenever a change is made, so contractors can be certain that it provides the most current information available.
Contractors can look up motor specifications by model number or rating, and through the app get a list of helpful data, including full and max load amps and watts, winding resistance and service factor, the company said.
Contractors can also size wire and cable for jobs by using the cable selection calculator that walks the user step-by-step through the process and details of the application. Once the phase, horsepower, voltage, cable temperature, and wire gauge data is selected, the app will generate the exact type, gauge, and maximum length of wire to use – saving the contractor time and money by simplifying the process and reducing scrap and excess wire use. In addition, the app calculates requirements for using two wire sizes. By inputting distances between points and existing wire gauges, the app automatically computes requirements for the remaining distance.
The app also features a direct link to the complete electronic format of the searchable manual on the Franklin Electric website. Contractors may still get the manual in printed form.
The new app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by searching “Franklin Electric AIM.”