The belt manufacturer says the Android and iOS app has been running successfully on the North American market since summer 2021, and customer feedback has been consistently positive.
Continental says the app digitises the information and most common tools used to analyse and set up a belt drive. Continental says this enables users to improve the belt drives themselves on site.
Those responsible for machines and systems with belt drives, sales professionals or application consultants can thus find the most important tools bundled in an app on their mobile device. The app provides advice and empowers the respective person to act accordingly.
The app consists of various modules with special functions: gathering information on the spot, identifying and selecting the best belt according to the requirements, measuring drive geometry such as centre distance, pulley diameter and wrap angle, checking drive alignment, calculating drive systems, and checking and setting the correct tension, which is analysed by the smartphone’s built-in microphone. This allows Continental’s customers to make adjustments on their own, instead of hiring an external team for troubleshooting.
“The app is another important step into the digital age to help our customers do their work more easily and efficiently,” says Mariano Alvaro, who is leading the development of the app . “‘Make Power Smart’ is a versatile on-site ‘first aid’ tool. With just a few clicks, the user gets a digital and interactive analysis of the belt, as well as important data on its condition.”