Today remote monitoring is ubiquitous, freeing up our time and removing frustrations from our lives. Home security systems and thermostats can be watched and controlled from miles away. Online banking makes transferring money, paying bills and budgeting fast and easy. Industrial complexes rely more and more upon automated machinery that can communicate with other pieces of technology throughout the facility. Whether at home or on the job, connectivity is an integral part of ensuring operations run smoothly and efficiently by allowing us to see when to adjust a setting or perform maintenance.
But what if smart devices could become, well, smarter? With Atlas Copco’s innovative SMARTLINK technology, not only can you monitor compressor performance from afar, you also receive alerts on inefficiencies and system needs so you can perform necessary maintenance before small problems become big breakdowns.
Monitoring system performance and keeping a routine maintenance log are always best practices. But it’s easy to get behind, lose paperwork, and forget deadlines when you’re keeping track of many machines. It’s also difficult to know when parts are wearing out until something goes wrong and stops production, which is never a good thing in industries that depend on efficiency and reliability. Problems in traditional systems can manifest as broken parts, decreased air quality, or high energy bills – all of which drive up costs for operators.
With a connected system, you always have remote monitoring access to view and assess the health of your compressors. From cfm to outlet pressure, you can make sure your system is performing at peak efficiency from your computer or mobile device.
Atlas Copco’s SMARTLINK technology takes connected systems a step further. The innovative technology not only lets you check in on your compressors, it helps stop problems before they start by sending maintenance and performance alerts. All of your compressor information can be viewed in an online dashboard, compiling your compressor’s performance history so you and your team can analyze trends and stay ahead of unnecessary downtime.
SMARTLINK can be coupled with ES –a tool that offers one central point of control for your whole compressed air network – for a more optimized and streamlined system. ES adjusts compressor usage based on demand to bring you the most uptime and energy savings. SMARTLINK consolidates this compressor performance information in an easy-to-use database, eliminating the hassles of multiple record-keeping methods. Use this dashboard to consistently monitor the system performance as part of a successful energy management plan.
With Atlas Copco’s SMARTLINK and ES technologies, you don’t need to keep an eye on your system; it will monitor itself. Remote monitoring, central controls and adaptive compressor usage all work together to bring you a smarter, more streamlined system that will perform at optimal efficiency and yield quality results year after year.