Apps for Smartphones
The Best Apps for Decision-Makers in the Process Industry
Siemens Industry Online Support (for Android) is a similar app. The mobile application provides the user with access to over 300,000 documents. The app can supply the latest software releases, handbooks, certificates, graphs and example applications for process control systems and the product life-cycle management system. The software also contains all the information for the Sirius industrial control technology, making it possible for users of the Sirius eAssistance app to change over to the new application.
Checking the blower
Aerzen has developed the iAir remote monitoring app to control blowers and compressors in sewage treatment plants. A monitoring system needs to be connected first in order to receive process data from the equipment. This monitor can then transmit the information to the smartphone. This is intended to help operators of sewage treatment plants to detect faults early on and avoid repairs and servicing work.
Manage your bioprocess
To monitor key process variables of bioprocesses at a glance, access real-time and historical data using the powerful online charts or control and adjust set-points and parameters of several parallel bioreactor systems – anytime from anywhere – Dasgip iApp allows this with remote control of the bioreactor systems via Wifi or 3G mobile networks.
The fault diagnosis for SEW-Eurodrive frequency inverters now has added support from SEW Diagnostics. Simply enter the error code which appears on the inverter and the app will tell you what action to take to solve the problem. If the suggestions don't work, the company's 24-hour service hotline is just one click away.
Automation made easy
In order to operate and monitor various automation jobs of the Wago controller over the smartphone, the company has developed Wagolink. The control application supports read and write access to program data by one or more web-based controllers.
Anyone unsure how to translate certain automation technology terms should take a look in the Festo Dictionary of Automation, where over 19,000 technical terms are translated by the dictionary app into German, French, Arabic, Spanish and other languages.
Reference book for gases
The Gas Encyclopedia of Air Liquide allows users to quickly access a host of information on the physical and chemical properties of 64 gas molecules like oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen in their solid, liquid and gaseous states. The app also indicates the material compatibilities of various gases and describes their main industrial applications. It offers numerous features: a molecular comparison tool for lab work, search filters, an equivalence converter and a 3D molecule viewer.