Internet Of Things for the Compressed
Compressed air gets connected
Gardner Denver has launched iConn, a
cloud-based, air management platform from its CompAir brand that
enables operators to manage, optimise and improve compressed
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 minimize fault incidences for
increased uptime, and also provides detailed machine parameters
and over-time trend analysis to enable plant managers to
optimize 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
optimization, maintenance schedules and energy performance.
The iConn platform is designed to suit the application and
level of service required:
- iConn Assess is for entry-level
installations and provides a detailed overview of compressor
system performance, helping operators to view and analyse key
operating data online and take action to rectify any potential
- iConn Protect features a predictive
maintenance-scheduling tool, which notifies the customer of
any anticipated machine faults and enables service to be
scheduled in advanced to rectify any issues before they lead
to equipment downtime.
- iConn Manage offers a comprehensive insight
into compressor performance, alongside a 24/7 service option
from Gardner Denver's technical team, providing advanced
analytics, remote monitoring and efficiency audits.
Basic Data Analytics
Enabling understanding of product performance in the field.
This is the easier step to take but needed to help you
understand your initial business plan.
- Maintenance routines can be planned based on real
- Engineers and technicians can be optimized according
to the machine schedules.
- Downtime can still occur, however you transition from
reactive to proactive.
- This has high value and you change the whole client
Accelerating your understanding of machine usage and sensor
data. You may not have enough data, or good quality sensors.
- However, this is one of the key drivers, sensors have
become more intelligent and cheaper.
- It brings your engineering schedules more forward-based on
probability of failure.
- Equally it accelerates your design envelope and helps the
This is where the connected services and products are
overlaid with virtual services.
- Typical use cases involve products being disassembled
virtually for the service engineer.
- It allows them to break down a compressor without
referencing paper based systems
This is where you move the predictive fixed algorithms into
ones that learn. However, before learning, they have to be
- Only large companies with AI-enabled tools are pushing
this envelope. But they are bringing it to the masses.
- It automates algorithms and in some proven examples, gives
recommendations not answers, before the human has analyzed or
absorbed the data.
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.
Rastgar & Co is authorized distributor of CompAir, a brand of
Gardner Denver, in Pakistan with complete after-sales service
and spare solutions. For more information contact 111 727 777 or