Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine Webinar
Avoiding Production Downtime_ Real Time ISO 8573-1 Compressed Air Quality Monitoring and Audits
Presented by: Francisco Lara
Avoiding Production Downtime_ Real Time ISO 8573-1 Compressed Air Quality Monitoring and Audits
Presented by: Francisco Lara
Compressed air systems are the workhorses of the industrial manufacturing world. From material conveying to blowoff to countless pneumatic processes, compressed air is responsible for a lot of tasks in industrial facilities. As rugged as compressed air systems may be, they still need consistent maintenance in order to keep everything running the way it should. At Airtec, we provide solutions to improve long-term operations and energy efficiency, and our compressed air maintenance services are no exception. Here are 8 reasons we recommend regular maintenance:
Airtec is a global leader of compressed air efficiency. Our compressed air maintenance services are designed to help you introduce new levels of efficiency to your system, regardless of its size or compressor model. We also offer best-in-class technology, like SUTO, if you require monitoring solutions to better maintain your system.
If you would like more information on our compressed air system maintenance services, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss our solutions with you and answer any questions you may have.
Airtec is happy to present, EXAIR’s patented Intellistat® Ion Air Gun. A handheld and lightweight solution to static elimination in clean processes or sensitive assembly work such as scientific and electronic test facilities, laboratories, and clean rooms. The Intellistat was designed to consume minimal compressed air while simultaneously delivering precise blow-off, and exceptional static decay rates capable of reducing 1000 volts to less than 100 in less than a second at up to 24” away.
This Intellistat is activated with a comfortable, ergonomic short throw trigger which requires minimal effort. Constructed with a low voltage transformer converting 120V to 24V, it was designed to ensure user safety, in addition to using an EXAIR engineered air nozzle to maximize efficiency and meet OSHA requirements for sound level and dead-end pressure. It is equipped with a red/green LED to signify proper functionality, as well as a hook for easy hanging and storage. Made from durable static dissipative polycarbonate, the Intellistat also assures its usefulness in applications requiring non-conductivity such as circuit board or electronics manufacturing or testing.
The Intellistat is a low maintenance solution that is UL listed and CE compliant, providing an excellent addition to EXAIR’s entire Gen4 static eliminator product line including Super Ion Air Knives, Ion Air Cannons, Ion Air Guns, Ionizing Bars and Ionizing Points. Reach out to us today for a free quote on our compressed air solutions.
With each passing year, energy efficiency becomes a higher priority for industrial operations. Whether the goal is meeting new sustainability requirements, cutting operations costs, or increasing the longevity of current equipment, the move to efficiency and, by extension, reduced energy consumption is the clear-cut next step for nearly every industry. But what does the shift to energy efficiency look like? In all likelihood, this shift will come from many small changes throughout the system.
In large-scale industrial settings, it can be difficult to see how small changes can make a meaningful difference in how many resources are used on a daily basis. But make no mistake, inefficient, quick solutions are a major source of waste in systems of all sizes. Look at blowoff as an example. A common, inexpensive part used for blowoff is simply drilled-out pipe through which compressed air passes. A piece of pipe with holes drilled in it doesn’t seem like it would drain much air and costs significantly less than something more tailored to the situation, such as Air Knives or Air Wipes, but the constant drain on air supply builds up, especially when similar inefficiencies are scattered throughout the system.
Exair Electronic Flow Controller
The Exair EFC is an outstanding example of compressed air technology that boosts efficiency, saving money and helping better meet green regulations. The EFC combines a photoelectric sensor with a timing control, limiting compressed air use by simply switching airflow off when no part is present. The timing control can be easy tuned to the application requirements, and sensing distance can be altered as well.
As nearly every operations specialist knows, small inefficiencies build up, and solutions that pay for themselves in only a few months or weeks of operation are always worth it. Resistance to making these small changes almost always comes from a couple of common misunderstandings:
Thanks to modern compressed air technology solutions, both of these points can be easily addressed with pinpoint-accurate usage data.
The Exair EFC is just one of numerous solutions we offer that can help you build a better system. We take care to seek out the latest and best of compressed air technology to help our clients meet and exceed their goals. From identifying and repairing leakage to making product recommendations to installation, we have experience needed to provide you with exactly what you need, no matter your industry. Reach out to us today for a free quote on our compressed air solutions.
In many industrial systems, the most damage is often done by the smallest oversight. The quantity of degraded components can easily build up if not consistently addressed, leading to problems as wide ranging as constant resource waste and catastrophic shutdown. In this day and age, when operational budgets are being reevaluated and cut left and right, there’s absolutely no room for waste. That’s why we at Airtec offer an array of recommended products and services that includes technology-driven compressed air solutions, like SUTO, aimed at preparing your system for whatever lies ahead.
SUTO offers among the most advanced and cost-effective compressed air solutions on the market, from data-powered controls to precision sensors to their purpose-built software suite. Every single SUTO product is integrated into a single database that is accessible via their dashboard, so you can instantly view the status of your full compressed air system all in one console. With SUTO’s compressed air technology, routine maintenance becomes much simpler while also reducing the margin for error. In addition to keeping your system operating at its peak, SUTO also provides some of the best spot-checking tools in the business, allowing you to locate any and all leaks or power losses.
Leak detection is a critical part of maintaining compressed air efficiency, but it is often time-consuming. After all, manually checking-up on an entire compressed air system on a regular basis is almost impossibly labor-intensive. However, when you couple the data gathered by SUTO’s sensors with their advanced S 530 Leak Detector, leak detection and repair can be handled much more quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy. To a similar end, with SUTO’s S 110 Power Meter, you can be sure that your air compressor is always functioning the way it should. SUTO’s solutions give you the power to operate your system at the highest possible levels.
S 530 Leak Detector for Pneumatic Systems
S 110 Power Meter for Air Compressors
With SUTO, you can put the days of elusive leaks, mysterious power dips, and frequent malfunctions comfortably behind you, all while further optimizing your system in preparation for further economic twists and turns. The solutions above are designed specifically for compressed air systems, reducing the risk of false positives. To learn more about SUTO, compressed air technology, or Airtec and how we can help you optimize your system, please feel free to reach out to us today.
A compressed air system is only as good as its air supply. Many of the best designed systems are rendered significantly less efficient and powerful, simply because of low quality air supply. What’s more, low quality compressed air can ruin products and jeopardize safety standards in facilities under strict safety guidelines. However, ensuring high quality for air supply can be pretty challenging, especially in more complex systems that make prominent use of ambient air. To meet this challenge, you need to be able to examine the air quality of the full system, not just a few different points. Fortunately, a few cost-effective but advanced compressed air technology solutions can help.
One Airtec’s most highly-recommended product lines, SUTO offers integrated compressed air software and hardware solutions aimed at offering expansive visibility into the everyday operations of your compressed air system. SUTO air quality monitoring tools provide clear but expansive metrics on contaminant levels in any given area of your system. Using these tools, you can maintain high quality standards, increasing longevity for moving parts, guaranteeing product quality, and bolstering efficiency and cost savings. To learn more about any of the products below, please feel free to reach out to us today!
S 600 Compressed Air Purity Analyzer
S 601 Compressed Air Purity Analyzer
Compressed air technology is taking rapid strides with each passing year. From efficiency-boosting flow measurement to sophisticated but sturdy dew point sensors, the quantity of possibilities present in this new tech is incredible. At Airtec, we strive to continually seek the best products and practices for compressed air systems today, and within the world of compressed air technology, SUTO is consistently one of our top recommendations.
SUTO’s IoT products allow you to monitor your entire system in a single interface, meaning that you don’t have to waste time combing through your system for individual measurements. Instead, SUTO offers several different displays/data loggers to provide you with visual representation of exactly what is going on in your system at any given time. To learn more about any of the solutions below, please feel free to reach out to our team today!
S 330/331 Display and Data Logger
The S 320 local display provides a simple, cost effective solution where information from a single difficult to access sensor is required.
As useful as visual interfaces are, they are only as good as the software behind them. SUTO offers some of the most advanced and accurate software on the market. Their S4M offering is part of a new generation of monitoring software designed to monitor systems of all scales with pinpoint accuracy.
Smart Compressed Air System Monitoring with S4M
Dew point monitoring is among the most important steps you can take when caring for your compressed air technology. If the dew point isn’t where it should, moisture will accumulate in your compressed air system, resulting in pipe corrosion, reduced lifespan for pneumatic parts, and even unscheduled downtime. Fortunately, thanks to massive leaps in compressed air technology, dew point monitoring is now easier and more accurate than ever before, with companies like SUTO leading the way.
One of Airtec’s most highly recommended product lines, SUTO offers compressed air technology that allows you to access data from sensors placed throughout your system, giving you a clear picture of the status of your compressed air system. With SUTO’s dew point sensors and monitors, you can see the dew points of different parts of your system in a central dashboard, helping you identify where problems might be occurring. Additionally, many SUTO sensors have automated notifications that are sent when dew points reach a certain threshold, allowing you to take control quickly.
All of the SUTO dew point sensors and meters offer rapid response time and a durable, long-lasting build. Many are also equipped with SUTO’s IP65 casing, providing robust protection for even the most rugged industrial environments. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the below or our other efficiency-boosting solutions, feel free to reach out to Airtec today!
S 220 Dew Point Sensor (-100ºC … 0ºC)
S 212 Dew Point Sensor (-50ºC … 20ºC)
S 215 Dew Point Sensor (-20ºC … +50ºC)
S 217-OEM Dew Point Sensor (-50ºC … +50ºC)
S 230/231 Dew Point Sensor (-100ºC … +20ºC)
S 201 Dew Point Sensor With Display and Alarm (-60ºC … +20ºC)
S 305 Dew Point Monitor (-50ºC … +20ºC / -20ºC … +50ºC)
S 505 Portable Dew Point Meter (-100ºC … +50ºC)
In this day and age, the need for operational efficiency has never been greater. As organizations look to cut costs left and right, you need to be ready to offer up ways to save money. In the world of industrial systems, this can be pretty difficult, as your facility Your compressed air system can either be a powerful asset or a source of high energy costs. At Airtec, we offer products and services specifically designed to help you get the most out of your system. With that in mind, the products capable of making the biggest difference in your compressed air system combine the latest technological advances with long-held best practices for compressed air. This approach is what makes SUTO products so valuable to your compressed air system.
is likely set up to operate in a very specific way. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can boost efficiency, and in the cases of Airtec’s product recommendations, you’ll find that efficiency boosting also means performance boosting.
SUTO’s IoT-Powered Flow Meters
SUTO offers some of the best, most practical, and most advanced compressed air solutions currently on the market. All SUTO products, including sensors, flow meters, air quality meters, and data loggers are connected via the Internet of Things, meaning that all devices can be controlled by one master control and all data can be viewed in one place. This is especially useful for compressed air systems due to how complex they are.
SUTO flow meters and sensors are designed to provide pinpoint-accurate measurements on airflow, allowing you to see any variation in airflow that might indicate leakage or some other loss of compressed air. They offer 5 different IoT-enabled flow meters and sensors to suit any purpose:
S 401/421 Thermal Mass Flow Sensor
S 415/418 Thermal Mass Flow Meter
S 450/452 Heavy Duty Industry Flow/Consumption Sensor
S 430 Pitot Tube Flow/Consumption Sensor
S 460 Ultrasonic Flow Meter
S 409 Flow Direction Switch for Compressed Air/Gases
Airtec Can Help You Install Compressed Air Technology
With SUTO, you can open up countless new ways to optimize your system for efficiency without sacrificing power. If you’re interested in learning more about SUTO’s offerings or other ways to optimize your compressed air system, feel free to contact us today.
We offer free quotes on our efficiency solutions and would love to help you achieve your operational goals.
Every day, countless new advancements are being introduced to compressed air systems. In most cases, this new tech ends up saving money by reducing operations costs through efficiency boosting.
One specific area that has shown a lot of innovation over the last few years has been leak detection. Of all the new compressed air technology currently available, leak detection technology and master controls have proven to be among the most valuable. This is very much in step with long-held best practices for compressed air.
Leakage repair is among the most important tasks you can do to ensure operational efficiency. New compressed air master controls, like our recommended brands, SUTO, AIRMATICS, and Energair, effectively add a level of automation that reveals where leaks occur throughout your system, eliminating the time-consuming process of tracking leaks down manually.
At Airtec, efficiency is our top priority. Whether we’re combing through your system looking for leaks or recommending new products and improvements, our primary goal will always be to provide you with the tools you need to better your facility as a whole. Our recommendations for master controls were selected specifically to help bolster your system’s efficiency by giving you more control over airflow and more information on the way your system actually uses resources.
As powerful as it is, compressed air is rarely utilized to its full potential, because there are countless areas that can leak or overuse compressed air. With master controls, you no longer have to worry about wondering where you’re wasting resources, because you can clearly see where leaks occur in the master interface. In most cases, locating the leak is about 80% of the battle, as repairs are typically not too difficult.
Beyond simple leak detection, monitoring tools give you detailed information on the quality of your compressed air. High-quality compressed air is paramount to increasing operational efficiency, reducing general wear-and-tear and keeping point-of-use products from damage caused by clogging.
At this point, you might be wondering, “What’s the point of permanent monitoring tools after I make all the necessary repairs?” Unfortunately, even the most advanced compressed air system will still have problems at some point, and it’s better and significantly more cost-effective to have a system consistently working at its peak than one that requires you to run through a checklist every 6 months only to realize something isn’t quite working the way it should.
With any new compressed air technology, figuring out what you actually need and how to use it can be a bit difficult. At Airtec, we offer consultation and training services to help you implement new tech into your system seamlessly. Between our years of experience in the compressed air industry and our expertise in new IoT technology, Airtec can help you take advantage of Cloud-based controls with ease, saving you money, time, and resources.
If you’re interested in learning more about compressed air monitoring technology or any of our other solutions, please feel free to contact us at any time!
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