Control Systems

To maximise the efficiency of the available energy savings, it is of critical importance to optimise pressure bands when controlling multiple machines.

 

This is easily achieved by incorporating one of our ES controls systems.

 

You can select multiple set pressures, sequence selection, equalise wear across all machines, and reduce energy consumption across all operating conditions.

 

ES 6 in control

 

The ES 6 is a stand-alone central control system that regulates the net pressure within programmable limits by starting and stopping, loading and unloading (in case of fixed speed compressors) or controlling the speed (in case of VSD compressors) of the connected compressors according to programmed algorithms.

 

• two up to six compressors – within a common air net – can be
connected
• controls both fixed speed compressors as well as frequency
converter driven compressors (VSD)
• fixed speed Atlas Copco compressors may have any Elektronikon®
regulator or may be pressure switch controlled
• VSD compressors must have Elektronikon® regulator of the 4th or
5th generation
• competitor VSD compressor can be started and stopped by the ES 6
via digital contacts
• the status of each connected compressor can be checked on the
graphical color display
• all operating parameters are accessible through the menu

 

Features Benefits
Equalize running hours across selected machines Equal wear on machines allows maintenance intervals during single visit
Sequence selection Optimize use of machines under all conditions
Multiple pressure set point Reduced energy consumption under all running conditions
Reduced pressure band Increased stability of the process and optimized energy consumption

 

General
Description Central air net controller
Type Wall-mounted
Controller capacity
Maximum numbers of connected machines 6
• Load/Unload – Atlas Copco VSD 6
• Competitor VSD 1
Connectivity
Maximum number of machines via CAN 6
Maximum number of machines via Digital in/outputs 6
Remote commands (fieldbus) Modbus, Profibus, Ethernet
Event history Data logging of the last shutdown
Hardware
Display 5,7″ graphic color display
Pressure sensing 1 (Remote)
Cubicle protection IP54
Dimensions depth x width x height (mm) 210 x 400 x 400

 

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ES 16: the latest generation of central controller

 

With our new advanced central controller, you will generate energy savings by:
• Regulating the system pressure within a predefined and narrow pressure band to optimize energy efficiency.
• Prioritizing the use of newer and/or more economic machines over older, less effective versions.
• Promoting the use of VSD machines, because they are the most energy efficient.
• Scheduling shutdown to avoid costs during non-production hours.
• Equalizing workload to avoid overloads on individual machines.
• Reducing maintenance costs thanks to comprehensive, flexible machine sequence control. The ES 16 system ensures that system running hours are equal across all common machine types in the same group. As a result all machines can be visited at the same time, requiring fewer service visits.
• Getting your critical data logged and traced up to one week of history.

 

Features Benefits
Equalize running hours across selected machines Equal wear on machines allows maintenance intervals during single visit.
Sequence selection Optimize use of machines under all conditions.
Scheduled shutdown Avoid unexpected downtime.
Improved pressure band optimization Reduced energy consumption. Stable pressure contributes to production quality.
Control of ancillary equipment Optimize energy consumption in the complete compressor room.
Data logging and tracking up to 1 week Analyze and optimize air demand in the production process.

 

General
Description Central Controller
Controller capacity
Maximum number of connected machines 16
• … of those: compressors and dryers 16
Ancillary equipment Rule based control (O/l)
Connectivity
Number of machines via digital (O/l) 100
Remote commands (fieldbus) Modbus, Profibus, Ethernet
Data logging and trending Up to 1 week
Connectivity parts RS 232, Ethernet
Hardware
Display 7″ color touch screen
Pressure sensing Up to 4 in net
Cubicle protection IP54
Dimensions depth x width x height (mm) 210x400x400

 

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ES 360 takes control

 

Efficient compressor management is the fastest way to achieve energy savings. Using advanced control systems, you can maximize energy savings by:

• Regulating the system pressure within a predefined and narrow pressure band to optimize energy efficiency.
• Prioritizing the use of never and/or more economic machines over older, less effective versions.
• Promoting the use of VSD machines, because they are the most energy efficient.
• Assuring that multiple VSD compressors are used in their most efficient performance zones when working together.
• Scheduling shutdown to avoid costs during non-production hours.
• Equalizing workload to avoid overloads on individual machines.
• Reducing maintenance costs thanks to comprehensive, flexible machine sequence control. The ES 360 system ensures that system running hours are equal across all machines in the same group. As a result all machines can be visited at the same time, requiring fewer service visits.

 

Features Benefits
Equalize running hours across selected machines Equal wear on machines allows maintenance intervals during single visit
Sequence selection Optimize use of machines under all conditions.
Scheduled shutdown Avoid unexpected downtime.
Improved pressure band optimization Reduced energy consumption. Stable pressure contributes to production quality.
Control of ancillary equipment Optimize energy consumption in the complete compressor room.
Data logging and tracking up to 1 month Analyze and optimize air demand in the production process.

 

General
Description Multiple air net Central Controller
Controller capacity
Maximum number of connected machines 60
• … of those: compressors 30
• …of those: dryers 30
Ancillary equipment Rule based control (O/l)
Connectivity
Maximum number of machines via digital (O/l) 100
Additional analog inputs (I/O) 16
Remote commands (fieldbus) Modbus, Profibus, Ethernet
Data logging and trending Up to 1 month
Hardware
Display 12″ color touch screen
Savings display on screen
Pressure sensing Up to 4 in net
Cubicle protection IP54
Dimensions depth x width x height (mm) 210 x 500 x 600

 

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Elektronikon Upgrade

Upgrades take advantage of the most recent computer technology and of the progress in sophisticated compressor control software. These upgrades increase the reliability and availability of your equipment. Furthermore, upgrading your compressor system will result in substantial energy savings, while the cost will in most cases be equivalent to or even less than a replacement of older control systems.

 

The Elektronikon® controller is at the height of technology in sophisticated compressor control software. An upgrade will improve the overall reliability and uptime of your equipment, and extend connectivity to modern plant control systems.