December 10, 2020
Technology is evolving faster than ever before in human history. In the blink of an eye, today’s new gadget is tomorrow’s obsolete technology. Just think of the Walkman, which was replaced by the Discman, which was replaced by the iPod, which was replaced by smartphones. In just over a generation, we saw three revolutionary types of technology become the hottest product on the market and then vanish.
Here is how: Its VSD+ compressors come with a high-tech Elektronikon® Touch controller and the optional SMARTLINK monitoring system. The former is Atlas Copco’s most advanced controller yet. It features a user-friendly touch screen with state-of-the-art control and monitoring capabilities, such as a delayed second stop, different week schedules, and integrated controls for up to 6 compressors.
The extremely robust Elektronikon® controller, which performs reliably even in tough conditions, ensures that you can maximize the performance of your compressed air system. In addition, it helps optimize maintenance intervals.
In short, it lets you get the most out of your compressors … as long as an operator is on site.
However, by taking full advantage of the possibilities new connectivity technologies offer, Atlas Copco allows you to do much more than that.
By linking the Elektronikon® controller to the SMARTLINK monitoring system, all you need is a mobile device and an Internet connection to guarantee that your VSD+ compressor is running optimally. So, whether you are on a business trip or on vacation abroad, you can always keep an eye on things.
However, this powerful combo not only lets you control your compressor, it also provides a complete insight in your compressed air network and it alerts you to potential issues before they become problems.
It’s the perfect example of how modern connectivity tools can lower a compressor’s total cost of ownership and increase its uptime.