SWEDEN – Swedish multinational industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has introduced its next generation smart app compressor controller that allows ‘over the air’ updates.
Monikered Elektronikon Nano, the new device has been fully in-house developed and is the first compressor controller that can work remotely with a smart app.
With Atlas Copco’s SmartLink app, the G-series compressor will not only allow ‘over the air’ updates but also give users the ability to monitor their compressor remotely.
“With the Nano’s on-line updates via wireless, users can be assured that the Elektronikon Nano is operating using the newest, advanced features that are available,” Atlas Copco said.
This latest controller complements the Atlas Copco Elektronikon line-up, which includes the Elektronikon Swipe and Elektronikon Touch.
Although the Nano is the smallest of the three models, it reportedly offers the full Elektronikon controller experience with a premium build and an intuitive, uncluttered screen.
The Nano also comes with a host of advanced features, such as the energy-saving DSS (Delayed Second Stop), which stops the compressor’s motor during periods of low demand to reduce overall power consumption.
Elektronikon Nano’s wi-fi and wired connectivity allows users to monitor their Atlas Copco G-series compressor using the SmartLink app on their smartphone or tablet.
With one quick glance, the user can check the unit’s most important performance indicators in real time – operating pressure, temperature, running hours and operating status.
The in-built Bluetooth connection allows users to remotely set the pressure, keep an eye on key datapoints or improve on compression efficiency by running a leakage detection program that helps to identify costly leaks from the compressed air system.
Additionally, for users’ increased peace of mind, the SmartLink app sends out real time notifications that alert users to machine warnings and shutdowns.
Atlas Copco adheres to the highest cybersecurity standards and has put in place safeguards that makes it impossible for unauthorized users to gain access or change data stored in the compressor.
The new controller will be rolled out throughout Atlas Copco’s entire G rotary compressor range with the G15L-22 range being the first of Atlas Copco’s compressors to feature the Elektronikon the Nano.
Atlas Copco strengthens operations with new acquisitions
Meanwhile, the Swedish industrial equipment giant has strengthened its presence in both gas and compressed air market segments with new acquisitions.
Back in July, Atlas Copco bolstered its North American presence with acquisition of the operating assets of Compressed Air Products.
Based in Georgia, Compressed Air Products is the latest to join the Atlas Copco company, with approximately 20 employees and a strong service business.
Recently in August, the company also bulked up its gas division with the acquisition of Suzhou Gas System.
Based in China, Suzhou Gas System specialises in on-site gas generation for a broad spectrum of industries including metals, petrochemical, marine and electronics.
“This acquisition will consolidate our local presence in China, one of the world’s largest nitrogen and oxygen markets,” Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique, said.
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