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Air Compressor Controllers

Air Compressor Controllers

Most modern air compressors come complete with a built in electronic controller. Depending on the make and model, the air compressor controllers will manage the function of the compressor, checking on the compressor status, condition and recording any faults that may have occurred. In some cases the controller fitted to a compressor can be linked so that one controller will manage multiple machines. The standard controllers fitted to most modern air compressors are usually quite sophisticated, recording data such as
  • hours run (on and offload)
  • current service status and service schedule
  • Operating and current pressure
  • Operating and current temperatures
  • Recorded system faults and trips

Standalone Controllers

There are now standalone controllers available on the market. These are often much more sophisticated than the standard controllers supplied with a compressor, and can be used to manage up to 8 or more separate compressors. These controllers can be programmed to manage the compressors to maximise overall efficiency regardless of how much air is required at a specific time. Usually these controllers can also be integrated with building management systems or even monitored remotely over the internet. Typically these can handle a variety of makes and types of compressor including fixed and variable speed units.

Key product features

  • Most modern air compressors have sophisticated electronic controllers fitted as standard
  • Modern air compressor controllers can control multiple compressors to optimise efficiency and utilisation
  • Standalone controllers are available to manage multiple compressors and give additional functionality including remote access
  • Having a good controller will improve efficiency, reliability and reduce power usage