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Proven, PLC Controller for Compressed Air Dryers

AirStarDC™ is a proven, robust control solution for air compressor dryers built on Allen-Bradley PLCs. This system is completely supportable with your own resources. This familiar PLC technology has no Case Controls proprietary components.

AirStarDC™ completely automates the dryer, cycling based on demand for energy management. Well conceived, straight forward screens provide the operator with detailed machine performance information. The screens provide the tools needed to troubleshoot, along with adding additional I/O components to the system.

This control platform has been developed to fit all dryer types regardless of make and model. By providing a common interface for all operators and users the complete system data set is available for remote access for existing connected controllers. AirStarDC™ is the perfect choice for integrating what is a critical component of clean dry compressed air into an automated and visible control system.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

Energy Management System

Dynamically adjusted purge and heated purge regeneration based on dewpoint demand.

Elaborate HMI Functionality

Allows complete configuration, tuning, troubleshooting, and operation of the compressor.

Familiar Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI Platforms

Can be easily supported. No proprietary parts are used.

24/7/365 Support

By phone or remote connection is prompt and effective.

Documentation

Thoroughly addresses set-up, tuning, troubleshooting and operations.

Program Back-up Copies

Provided on flash cards and shipped installed in the PLC and HMI for insurance against hardware failure.

Ethernet/IP and MODBUS Communications

Native and other protocols are optional for connection to any third-party system.

AirStarDC Compatiblility

Compatible with 3PX-Backbone™, permitting electronic integration with numerous third-party controllers.

Retrokits

Control of Multiple Dryer Types:

  • • Purge Only
  • • Blower Purge
  • • Heated Blower Purge
  • • Heat of Compression

 

Air Dryer Features:

  • • Dew Point Control/Timer Control
    • Tightly Ingrate with the Compressors
    • Scalability for Additional I/O
    • Ease of Network Integration (MODBUS or Ethernet)

Engineered Systems

We are fully capable of customizing and control system geared toward your specific needs. Our Engineered Systems offer nearly unlimited capabilities to better ensure that your unique needs are not only met but exceeded. We understand that no single plant is exactly alike and that a one-size fits all product off the shelf hardly ever performs like you’d hope. We are specialists and it is why offer what our competitors cannot.

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

*The following configuration is an example of a standard build. Each control system can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

ENCLOSURE

Rating

Type 4/12

Dimensions

24”h x 24”w x 12”d

Color

Light Gray

Weight

80 lbs

ALLEN BRADLEY PLC COMPONENTS

Processor

A-B MicroLogix 1400

Analog Inputs

8

(4-20mA, 1-5V)

Digital Inputs

20

(24VDC)

Digital Outputs

12

(12-250 VAC/VDC)

FRONT PANEL DEVICES

HMI

PanelView Plus Color

Emergency Stop

Push Button

Control Power

Selector Switch

COMMUNICATIONS

Ethernet IP

Used for Connection to HMI

Ethernet Switch

Connection to Others

Cellular Modem

Used for Remote Support

POWER REQUIREMENTS

Power Requirements

120VAC, 10 Amps

COMMON OPTIONS

Enclosure/ System

•Type 4X SS Enclosure Rating
•Purgeable Instrument Access Door for HMI
•Sunshield
•Panel Heater
•Panel Cooler
•Larger PanelView

PLCs

•ControlLogix
•CompactLogix
•MicroLogix

PLC Components

•Analog Inputs - Up to Eighteen
•Analog Outputs - Up to Four

480V Power Package

•Blower Starter
•Heater Contactor
•Control Circuit Transformer
•Lockable Disconnect

Communications

•MODBUS TCP
•MODBUS RTU
•BACnet
•HART
•PROFIBUS

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TAKE

CONTROL?

Compressor automation isn’t only about efficiency and reliability. It’s about delivering a solution that lends peace of mind. An autonomous, real-time monitoring, state of the art product that solves the need for tedious, daily, manual manipulation, and guess-work. With real-time monitoring and data collection you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the most out of your system. Don’t settle… do more, take control.

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