K 2019: Smart compressed air for tomorrow’s plastics industry

Digital technologies are taking over the plastics and rubber industries as well. In order to make production processes even more efficient, a future-proof compressed air supply is essential. Kaeser compressors and treatment components combine impressive performance and energy efficiency with maximum compressed air availability and minimal maintenance requirement.

Sigma Air Manager 4.0 control element
The SAM 4.0 compressed air management system binds all individual components into a complete team, monitoring and controlling them so that the required volume of compressed air is available at all times, at the required quality. This reduces costs and enhances efficiency.

Every part of a compressed air station, whether it be the compressors, compressed air treatment components or distribution system, should operate as efficiently as possible for its own sake. But these components are not individual players – they must act together as a team, and a team works best when it is perfectly coordinated. In a compressed air station, it is the Sigma Air Manager 4.0 (SAM 4.0) compressed air management system that performs this particular function.

Master controllers are now expected to do far more than optimise compressor operation according to current demand. Efficiency is playing an ever-increasing role. Therefore, Kaeser has developed a patented, simulation-based optimisation process that predictively selects the most efficient switching operations based on compressed air consumption profile analysis and equipment and system behaviour, in relation to the prevailing technical operating conditions. Action, not reaction.

Decisions are no longer dictated by a narrow pressure range. Instead, the key is to achieve the lowest possible compressed air production costs through intelligent, energy-saving switching strategies.

If you are looking for compressed air to be delivered at optimum volumes and quality, as cost-effectively and as reliably as possible over the whole life cycle, Kaeser Kompressoren can offer you the Sigma Smart Air service package. This innovative package makes tomorrow’s services available for your compressed air system today. In addition to enabling access to the world of predictive maintenance, Sigma Smart Air also supports step-by-step digitalisation of your compressed air system – all within the scope of Industrie 4.0. We provide and support the entire compressed air supply for your company, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and the best part is that you only pay for what you actually use. At the heart of the service package lies the Sigma Air Manager 4.0. Serving as the central intelligence core within the compressed air station, it assumes control duties and provides data-streaming to the Kaeser Plant Control Center. Process data are encrypted and transferred in real-time via a radio modem, ensuring reliable and efficient operation of your compressed air station throughout its whole life cycle.

For efficient compressed air treatment, look no further than the new Secotec TG refrigeration dryer. With the new TG series, KAESER extends its range of energy-saving Secotec refrigeration dryers to accommodate flow rates up to 98 m³/min and offers a choice of air or water-cooling. This compact powerhouse ensures stable pressure dew points with maximum reliability and minimal life cycle costs, even under the toughest of operating conditions.

Its high-performance thermal mass concept and standard, network-capable SIGMA CONTROL SMART controller guarantee long-lasting, energy-saving operation in all load phases. The innovative exhaust gas control, fitted on air-cooled variants, sets new standards for operational safety and cost efficiency.

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Aug 15, 2019 , Free for publication, copy appreciated

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The SAM 4.0 compressed air management system binds all individual components into a complete team, monitoring and controlling them so that the required volume of compressed air is available at all times, at the required quality. This reduces costs and enhances efficiency.

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With the Sigma Smart Air service package, tomorrow’s services become available for your compressed air system today. In addition to enabling access to the world of predictive maintenance, Sigma Smart Air also supports step-by-step digitalisation of your compressed air system – all within the scope of Industrie 4.0.

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With the new TG series, KAESER extends its range of energy-saving Secotec refrigeration dryers to accommodate flow rates up to 98 m³/min and offers a choice of air or water-cooling.

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