All-in-one ifm electronic sensors help to reduce energy losses
26 Feb 2020
Optimising production processes by improving energy efficiency and reducing costs is likely to be a high priority for most manufacturers and it can be achieved, thanks in part to the availability of increasingly sophisticated monitoring and measuring devices.
A good example of this is the new SD family of Thermal Compressed Air Meters from ifm electronic which incorporates an integrated pressure and temperature sensor.
The SD family of devices have been developed as an ‘all-in-one-sensor’ to provide ‘at-a-glance’ compressed air monitoring with volumetric flow, totalised volume plus pressure and temperature of the air. With clear TFT display and IO-Link interface, the unit can be easily parameterised and all information transferred to the control platform.
The SD sensors can also help toward improving energy efficiency of process installations thanks to their ability to precisely monitor for leakages. This, combined with their high repeatability, enables exact location of the costs of compressed air consumption to the respective production line which helps operators to optimise product cost calculations.