Air management system heralds Industry 4.0

bcs_global_hero-image-310x380Operators can manage, optimise and improved compressed air-based services, using a cloud-based, air management plaform from Gardner Denver. The CompAir iConn is available through distributor BCAS. It delivers advanced analytics, which enable operators to stay in control of their installation. The system can provide historic, real-time, predictive and cognitive analytics, enabling users to rectify potential issues before they happen.

Users can monitor compressor performance from a single location, via a mobile device, tablet or PC. It helps minimise fault incidences for increased uptime, and also provides detailed machine parameters and over-time trend analysis to enable plant managers to optimise system performance.

Compressor or ancillary asset data can be transferred securely via GSM, Ethernet or Wi-Fi to a range of connected devices. The secure cloud-based services allow users to view real-time analytics or access data via open application programmable interfaces (APIs).

For entry level installations, there is iConn Assess, which provides a detailed overview of compressor system performance, helping operators to view and analyse key operating data online and take action to rectify any potential issues.

iConn Protect features a predictive maintenance-scheduling tool, which notifies the customer of any anticipated machine faults and enables service to be scheduled in advanced.

iConn Manage offers an insight into compressor performance, and a 24/7 service option, providing advanced analytics, remote monitoring and efficiency audits.

Available as standard on new CompAir machines, it can also be retrofitted to compressor installations. The system will also support ancillary and non-Gardner Denver-based products.