Designed to save energy and improve sustainability, SMC’s latest air management system for the tire and automotive industries benefits from programable automatic pressure reduction and shut-off times.
To further enhance maintenance capabilities for facilities, the solution is capable of measuring flow, pressure and temperature. Additionally, the air management system is compatible with OPC UA, ethernet/IP and PROFINET systems.
For ease of installation, the smart solution supports a wireless connection between 10 remote units which can be up to 100m apart.
“In most industries at the moment, energy consumption is a big thing. The air management system is designed to reduce air usage automatically,” explains SMC’s Andrew Still, industry projects manager – energy – Europe. “We monitor three characteristics consisting of flow, pressure and temperature. Additionally, we provide data via OPC UA, PROFINET and ethernet/IP which enables a company to digitally fingerprint a system. By digitally fingerprinting what is happening on a machine, a company can see if a component is using more air or see if it is leaking, for example. This leads into condition-based maintenance and predictive maintenance.”
To learn more about SMC’s technologies, visit Booth 7035.