Barely visible, yet cutting-edge is how Keller describe their new intelligent system. Processing machines and air pollution control systems are interconnected and transmit data to technical staff inside the production works at the new Festo technology plant. Continuous monitoring of multiple system parameters aims to ensure optimal operation as well as far-sighted maintenance and servicing. As is explained, in earlier times, each processing machine was equipped with its own small separator with re-circulating air operation, with the end result that the filtered air was circulated back into the plant. Instead, Festo chose to convert to central extraction with an exhaust air operation. According to its developers, not only does the solution provide for excellent air quality, it also communicates with the machines. For example, it triggers an alarm if differential pressure or fill levels decrease or exceed certain limit values. At the moment, the data is being accumulated at Festo. In the future, however, the system will be Internet-based, and thus accessible to the clean air specialists for filtration and extraction technology.
Processing machines communicate with air pollution control
Processing machines and air pollution control systems are interconnected and transmit data to technical staff inside the production works at the new Festo technology plant.