The new Smart Pneumatics Monitor (SPM) from AVENTICS provides reliable and valuable information on the state of wear and energy efficiency of pneumatic systems to end users. It sends pre-processed status messages to defined employees and parent IT systems without detouring to the machine controller. This information reduces the risk of machine downtime and lowers operating costs effectively.
As a supplementary module for the AES valve electronics, the Smart Pneumatics Monitor automatically evaluates any received sensor signals to reliably identify the system status. To monitor the wear of a shock absorber, SPM breaks down the end switch signals to evaluate the cushioning sequence. Algorithms written by AVENTICS based on the company's application experience analyze this data internally and make the information available. Information is provided either via the integrated OPC UA interface or via other communication methods, like MQTT or cloud connectors for various suppliers. In addition defined people can be informed via email or text messages.
Commissioning SPM requires no knowledge of PLCs at all. On a graphical interface, users drag and drop the components to be monitored to link them. On request, the module monitors the current energy consumption in addition to the degree of wear. Users can take measurements for optimization early on and thereby meet the requirements set out in the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.