Processing Magazine

Monitor, analyze compressed air system performance

November 12, 2007

Kaeser Compressors’ Sigma Air Manager (SAM) is designed for monitoring, sequencing and analyzing compressed air system performance. SAM balances service hours, prevents simultaneous motor starts and maintains tight pressure control—something standard sequencers cannot do. SAM can be adapted to almost any system and manage up to 16 compressors or vacuum pumps including multiple types and differing brands. It also manages dryers, filters and drains. SAM is the first master controller to incorporate an industrial PC with Internet technology, according to the manufacturer. SAM alerts operators to service requirements and provides trending data for plant operational analysis. The standard Sigma Air Control basic software displays real time operational status through an Internet browser on your PC, including system pressure trends as well as service and alarm messages. Optional Sigma Air Control plus stores data for reporting, system audits, control optimization and long-term trend analysis. With either software, the entire compressed air system can be monitored and controlled from any location.