ContiTech's New App Helps Design Bearing Systems

Vibration analysis via smartphone now possible directly on engines, vehicle cabs, and many industrial devices / If need be, users can calculate operating vibration themselves / Available free of charge via the Apple App Store

Hannover, (PresseBox) - ContiTech is expanding its mobile service applications. The range now also includes the free ViProtect app for measuring vibration and more easily designing flexible bearings. It can be used to analyze diverse industrial systems and even to take on-site measurements. It thus perfectly complements professional analysis technology.

"ViProtect will allow us to give our customers advice even faster and more efficiently," says Frank Dahmen, head of sales in the Industry segment at ContiTech Vibration Control. "It recommends products for the suspension of stationary and mobile engines, machines, and almost all devices used in industry."

The app recommends specific bearing elements and shows their technical data. Users can request more information via a contact form. Data on the mass of the system, the number of bearing points, and the excitation frequency are required for analysis. A particular highlight: "If the excitation frequency is unknown, it can even be calculated with the app before design work gets underway," says Dr. Stefan Narberhaus, head of industrial development at ContiTech Vibration Control. It only takes ten seconds for the mobile application to measure the frequency directly on the device. The smartphone is simply placed on the structure to be measured.

The ContiTech app is available from the Apple App Store free of charge. Users will also find detailed operating instructions there. The app runs on the operating system iOS 7.

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ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH

With sales of around €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 178,000 employees in 49 countries.

The ContiTech division numbers among the leading suppliers of a host of technical rubber products and is a specialist for plastics technology. The division develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. ContiTech currently has a workforce of approximately 29,700 employees. In 2013, it recorded sales of about €3.9 billion.

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