Gardner Denver has launched iConn, a cloud-based, air management platform from its CompAir brand that enables operators to manage, optimise and improve compressed air-based services.
As Industry 4.0 is driving manufacturers to share and analyse asset data, customers are demanding more intelligent insights into their compressed air performance that will remove risks, improve productivity and reduce energy consumption.
The CompAir iConn has been developed to meet this requirement by delivering advanced analytics, which enable operators to stay in control of their installation. The system can provide historic, real-time, predictive and cognitive analytics, enabling users to rectify potential issues before they happen.
The iConn cloud platform is particularly beneficial for businesses with multiple, remote sites or unmanned installations. It enables users to monitor compressor performance from a single location, via their mobile device, tablet or PC. iConn helps minimise fault incidences for increased uptime, and also provides detailed machine parameters and over-time trend analysis to enable plant managers to optimise system performance.
Compressor or ancillary asset data can be transferred securely via GSM, Ethernet or Wi-Fi to a wide range of connected devices. iConn's secure cloud-based services allow users to view real-time analytics or access data via open APIs.
CompAir experts can also access the information to help customers make informed choices around compressor air optimisation, maintenance schedules and energy performance.
The iConn platform is designed to suit the application and level of service required:
iConn is available as standard on all new CompAir machines and can be retrofitted to existing compressor installations. The system will also support ancillary and non-Gardner Denver based products, providing a one-stop digital experience for managing an entire compressed air system.