Emerson unveils airflow sensor for use in tire manufacturing machines

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Leakages in pneumatic systems cause expensive malfunctions, preventing tire manufacturers from optimizing the efficiency and sustainability of their machines. To that end, Emerson has developed the Aventics AF2 airflow sensor to continuously monitor the air consumption on pneumatic systems, sending a signal when pre-set levels are exceeded.

This functionality enables tire manufacturers to rapidly intervene in the event of a leakage. The IIoT-enabled AF2 is an intelligent device, designed to support the digital transformation of pneumatic systems by providing actionable insights into energy consumption. Interfaces for IO-Link and Ethernet are integrated, as are analog outputs. The AF2 can be simply installed on new machines and can also be easily retrofitted on existing equipment to provide instant insights into energy consumption.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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