Information technology - globally networked


Modern air systems must meet up to the multiple requirements of industry. Safety, reliability, low power consumption and minimum servicing are of first priority when the air needed for the job is to be produced in the volume required at the right quality.
Normally, in an air system, the 'concerted action' of several compressors and treatment equipment has to be coordinated, whereby special attention should be paid to the interplay of the compressors because this is where most of the energy savings are made. Such complex tasks are no longer manageable by simple, conventional sequencers or base load sequencers. In such cases the capability of intelligent computers is needed. Not only do they have to turn individual compressor soloists into an ensemble and conduct them in as energy-saving a way as possible, they have to resolve futuristic tasks such as compressed air management and compressed air cost management as well - not forgetting communication.


Energy saving controllers






Sigma Air Manager: Integrated performance for maximum energy savings


An orchestra is far more than simply a collection of musicians. It is the conductor who brings together the individual players to create a single powerful and distinctive sound. The Sigma Air Manager (SAM) from Kaeser plays a very similar role within a compressed air supply system: Utilising the latest master control and web server technology, the SAM is an invaluable tool for ensuring optimised air system availability and energy efficiency.