Franklin Electric has announced the release of the Franklin Electric AIM (Application, Installation and Maintenance) App, a mobile application that provides contractors with instantaneous information that makes working in the field easier.
Available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones or tablets, the app brings sections of the print version created in the 1960s into an easy-to-access digital form. Utilizing the AIM App, contractors have access to precise wire and cable sizing assistance, detailed motor specification information and ways to pinpoint alternative installation options when applicable.
The AIM App works online as well as offline, so it’s available even in remote areas. It applies to both 50 and 60 Hz products, is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese versions, and provides a call button that dials directly to the Franklin Electric Technical Service Hotline. The app database updates automatically whenever a change is made, so it provides the most current information available.
Users can look up motor specifications by model number or rating. The mobile app then provides the user with a list of helpful data, such as full and max load amps and watts, winding resistance, service factor and more.
Users can also size wire and cable for jobs by using the cable selection calculator that walks them 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 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.
Lastly, the app features a direct link to the complete electronic format of the AIM Manual on the Franklin Electric website, making the entire manual accessible and searchable.
Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit www.franklinwater.com.