Camlink™ Micro Compressed Air Automation Systems

One of the biggest challenges when using compressed air systems (CAS) is controlling efficiency. Facilities often struggle because they maintain too much pressure due to concerns they won’t be able to satisfy peak demands. This excess capacity costs a lot, as compressed air can be up to 10 times more expensive than electricity. Making matters worse is the fact that differences in pressure set points, pressure switch deadbands and pressure losses make it difficult to coordinate all compressors for maximum compressed air energy efficiency.

CAMLink™ compressed air automation systems solve these issues by coordinating all compressors and using only the minimum number needs for the current demand level. These compressed air management systems monitor changes in supply and plant pressures within 0.01 PSI. They respond quickly, adjusting the compression capacity up or down to meet the need. This provides better regulation of capacity and presents energy from being wasted.

Lower energy costs are just one of the advantages of the CAMLink™ system. This technology can be tailored with the right mechanical systems in place to meet broader system demands while also recognizing multiple compressor dynamics and the unique requirements of various applications.

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Ideal for Optimal Compressed Air Management in Small Size Systems

When it comes to managing the efficiency of small systems, facility managers and engineers turn to CAMLink™ Micro. This control system provides customized efficiency to the compressed air system, making a positive impact on an industrial facility’s energy savings.

CAMLink™ Micro is designed to support up to four rotary screw compressors. It has the flexibility to support the CAM Demand Expander™ along with other measuring devices such as flow meters and dew-point monitors. Remote monitoring, data collection, analytics and support can be added through the CAMLink Online service. The system automatically adjusts the number of compressors running or loading to meet a facility’s current air demands.

Benefits of Utilizing CAMLink™ in Your Facility

The CAMLink™ system offers plant operators features and benefits including:

  • Allen Bradley Micrologix PLC-based — non-proprietary and easily supported
  • 5.7” Allen Bradley Panelview Plus 7 HMI operator interface
  • Automation of up to four compressors, even different brands
  • Capabilities to interface with dryers, Demand Expander™, flow meters, dew-point monitors and miscellaneous alarm inputs
  • Single-band pressure control
  • Controls rotary screw compressors via digital contacts and VFDs with optional interface module
  • Optional add-on:
  • 24/7 CAMLink™ Online Service — system data collection and analytics
  • 24/7 automated system monitoring and notifications of alarms and preventative maintenance indicators
  • Secure client remote access
  • Extended warranty on all control components
  • Remote training courses for new employees
  • Remote support by CAM Technologies engineers

Don’t let wasted capacity hurt the efficiency of your compressed air system. Gain control of your compressed air systems and operate much more efficiently with CAMLink™ Micro.

The CAMLink™ Micro, like everything in the CAMLink™ line, provides your facility with significant savings in the form of more efficient and effective compressed air technology. Contact CAM Technologies today to learn more.