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Compressed air management made easy

First Quarter 2020 Editor's Choice Pneumatic systems & components

Compressed air management is an expensive form of energy. A 160 kW air compressor working 24/7/365 costs over R1,25 million a year to operate. It is essential to know the compressed air consumption in any factory. Information on compressed air flow, air pressure and power consumption makes it easy to see areas of power wastage and make key decisions that will reduce power consumption and carbon emissions.

The SUTO iTEC S331 universal display and data logger measures, displays and records air flow consumption, dew point, pressure, temperature, power consumption and compressor availability. In addition it can measure compressor cooling water flow rates. It is a simple cost-effective display that allows for 16 sensors to connect and pass information to the 13 cm touch screen and data logger.

More sensors can be connected using a Modbus system. Different sensors can be recorded individually or in groups on the crystal clear screen. The touch screen shows the data logger’s history. This means operators and supervisors can view records quickly and simply. The S331 logs up to 100 million values and can be linked to a PC or the factory’s monitoring system. Other brands of sensors may be added and monitored on the display

The correct pressure or dew point of the compressed air may be critical for a production line and advance warning of a problem before it stops production may be essential. In addition to its other features, the S331 can trigger an alarm system.


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