March 15, 2016
The objective of such smart monitoring is to identify and solve performance or efficiency issues before they evolve into a full-scale equipment failure. In addition to supporting preventative maintenance, this stream of technology is helping plant managers optimise productivity and keep running costs down. Given such valuable benefits, it is little wonder that the onset of smart monitoring is reaching every corner of manufacturing practice, and the compressor room is no exception. Remote monitoring of compressor and vacuum pump performance, with a system such as Atlas Copco’s SmartLink, enables functional problems to be identified in real-time and resolved swiftly to avoid lost or reduced productivity, to remedy poor performance and to maximise energy efficiency. The on-site servicing of compressor systems has traditionally followed two paths; the proactive route undertaken on a regulated basis, whereby users take out service contracts to ensure regular planned visits from a service technician, or alternatively taking appropriate action only when an unforeseen problem requires an immediate intervention. This latter scenario means the plant operator has to keep a continuous eye on running hours and performance parameters, calling for service when needed. If left too late there is an inherent risk of excessive energy consumption and possible mechanical breakdown. Offering an answer to this, SmartLink is a data monitoring programme for compressors that intelligently gathers, compares and analyses data to help compressed air users increase maintenance and service efficiency.
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Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, gas and process compressors, vacuum pumps, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages.
Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.
In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco also handles the sales and marketing of construction and mining equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems – all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network.
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43,000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.co.uk/compressorsuk.
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