The Sigma Air Manager 4.0 compressed air management system is a prime example of how technological advancements are bringing an array of additional benefits to the end user.
This demand-oriented compressed air management system coordinates the operation of multiple compressors as well as dryers and filters with exceptional efficiency. Inside this sophisticated controller, a patented simulation-based optimisation process calculates future demand based on past compressed air consumption profiles. This means that decisions are no longer dictated by a narrow pressure range, but rather by comprehensive energy efficiency optimisation.
But that is only the beginning! This advanced master controller also gathers information regarding the connected components, and is able to transfer such data to a centralised control system for evaluation.
An assortment of methods are used to gather information which means that the data can be used in a range of ways, with the ultimate goal being to optimise the compressed air system. As an example, the compressors and treatment components are switched on and off as needed, or operate at partial load. This is done not only to ensure maximum operational reliability and efficiency but so compressed air volumes and quality always remain in line with actual demand.
This advanced management system additionally monitors all other relevant system parameters, such as the temperature and pressures in the compressor and compressed air treatment system, as well as ambient conditions. This allows the control system to also check whether the compressor cooling is performing as required and whether environmental conditions (temperature, pressure) are consistent with requirements.
However, progress has not been restricted to system operation alone. Maintenance represents a key factor to consider in maximising cost-effective compressed air production. The latest management systems therefore also take maintenance parameters into account and include them in overall optimisation strategies. Over the long-term, predictive maintenance not only reduces both energy consumption and costs, but also helps boost value-retention of the system as a whole. And, complex monitoring enables the creation of predictive maintenance schedules.
Monitoring can be undertaken internally or via an external service provider. For some years now, providers of compressed air systems have offered operators the option of remote monitoring. This means that they not only benefit from continuous monitoring of the operating parameters for their daily compressed air generation, but the system is also constantly checked and rechecked from a life-cycle management point of view. In this way, any increase or decrease in requirements can be identified early on and the air station optimised accordingly.
Compressed air management systems such as the Sigma Air Manager 4.0 optimise the compressed air supply and require no additional software to provide valuable cost-monitoring information. Such advanced management systems not only control the compressors in accordance with compressed air demand, but also monitor the compressed air system as a whole for optimum efficiency. They also offer enhanced data evaluation options, coupled with predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and life-cycle cost management, which in turn delivers improved reliability. And, with more detailed information regarding the system available, significant life-cycle cost benefits can be realised.
The next generation of compressed air management master system, the SIGMA AIR MANAGER 4.0 utilises adaptive 3-Dadvanced Control to make air generation and treatment even more intelligent, reliable and efficient. For more information simply phone 0800 447 820 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you.