The new Magnetic Tool app from Danfoss allows HVACR technicians to use their smarphones to detect magnetic fields.

The app is meant to serve as a more convenient alternative to the variety of tools HVACR technicians rely on to ensure solenoid valves function properly. 

Not only is the Magnetic Tool app more convenient — it’s also more accurate, says Danfoss. The app provides detailed information about the magnetic field of the AC or DC coil in a solenoid valve and can indicate the rotation direction of certain types of pumps.

Additionally, the Magnetic Tool app documents the repair and installation process for users by taking a picture of the faulty component and sharing it with the system’s owner.

Test out the technology by downloading the app through the iTunes App Store or Google Play.