Industrie 4.0 – that’s the key phrase to describe the 4th industrial revolution. In addition to the focus on “individualised production processes” and “product-related information exchange”, a further factor is becoming increasingly important: time – because time is money. Based on advanced digital information technology, Industrie 4.0 interconnects man and machine, equipment and components. This technological revolution is also about real-time information exchange – about data that can be transferred and analysed in real-time. It is this capability that provides the decisive competitive advantage! This technology also opens up new value added-potential by ensuring permanent utility and availability, for example, of important industrial equipment
The SIGMA AIR MANAGER 4.0 is the heart of the SIGMA NETWORK and is key technology in the advanced world of Industrie 4.0. As the central mastermind, it controls the entire compressed air supply system and – via the ‘Internet of Things’ – is responsible for data streaming to a future centralised application called KAESER SIGMA SMART AIR. Process data from the compressed air system is transmitted in real-time. Continuous analysis is subsequently performed with help from specialised algorithms in order to make use of the gathered data, e.g. for Predictive Maintenance purposes. Centralised compressed air system monitoring (for Predictive Maintenance) is carried out in the KAESER DATA CENTER, together with permanent energy management, to ensure maximum effectiveness of the compressed air supply system throughout its entire life-cycle.
The SIGMA AIR MANAGER 4.0 provides the basis for this future service, and, together with future use of the SIGMA SMART AIR service, the following will be possible: The combination of remote diagnostics and needs-based, preventative maintenance helps assure maximum compressed air supply dependability. Through availability of compressed air system process data and the resulting analysis, it is possible to identify the perfect point in the future when your compressed air supply system should be maintained and serviced. This prevents costly periods of downtime, increases energy efficiency (thanks to monitoring of key parameters) and allows compressed air system performance to be precisely matched according to demand throughout the entire life-cycle of the system. This combination of remote diagnostics and demand-oriented preventative maintenance ensures maximum availability and potentially reduces service costs by up to 30%.