Emerson launches smart pneumatics analyzer to integrate IIoT
September 4, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
September 4, 2019 – Emerson has introduced a new tool to help pneumatic system users see the potential benefits of integrating IIoT.
By connecting the new AVENTICS Smart Pneumatics Analyzer to the compressed air supply on an existing machine, users will have instant analysis options for key machine characteristics such as compressed air consumption and possible leakages.
The portable analyzer case contains a Smart Pneumatics Monitor, AS series air preparation units and a tablet for visualizing the live data of a machine.
The monitor initially detects the system operating state, analyzes data, and provides this processed information to users for status-oriented maintenance, for example. The Smart Pneumatics Monitor evaluates the data locally and uses it to generate information about the status of the system. All data from the valves, as well as from components connected to the I/O modules on the valve system, is read into a microprocessor and processed by means of mathematical algorithms.
Once defined limits are reached, the electronics can automatically send messages to ERP and MES systems, as well as maintenance or other staff. Data collected can also help optimize a pneumatic systems’ energy efficiency.