When you demand energy efficiency and machine safety, demand AirStarPD™. For proven reliability, flexibility, and functionality, AirStarPD™ is the trusted local controller to manage one Rotary Screw or Reciprocating compressor.
AirStarPD™ is built on the Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLC platform and designed to meet all NEC standards. Components are housed in a standard NEMA 12 enclosure, offering eight standard analog inputs, fourteen digital inputs, plus ten digital outputs. No proprietary hardware is provided. For peace of mind, the HMI serves as the operator interface for all machine control functions, all set-point entry, as well as all system monitoring that includes live data and historical data with event logs.
AirStarPD™ data table is configured to 3PX standards, providing easy access from the 3PX-Backbone™ data concentrator for master control (sequencing) solutions, and SCADA or remote monitoring.
Built on the Allen-Bradley line of factory automation by Rockwell, Case Controls uses ZERO proprietary parts. This means customers are free to select from a worldwide distribution network and multiple vendors for Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley hardware.
Whether on-site, by phone, or via modem connection, support is prompt, effective, and available 24/7.
Complete new documentation sets including wiring diagrams, part’s lists, and user-manuals which thoroughly address set-up, tuning, troubleshooting and operations.
Native Ethernet/IP and Modbus communication protocol. Other protocols are optional for connection to any third-party system.
Control is available for Reciprocating Air Compressors.
Atlas Copco Elektronikon - IR Intellisys and Xe - Sullair Supervisor - Hitachi, and many other Retrokits include additional instruments and transmitters for complete installation. In some instances, the PLC requires a new enclosure due to space limitations in the existing enclosure.
Control is optional for Rotary Screw Compressors.
Via common communication drivers, this feature enables and permits the electronic integration of Case Controllers with numerous third-party controllers.
AirStarPD™ retrokits are designed for reduced installation time and compressor downtime. Typical installation can be completed in approximately 6-8 hours. Retrokits are available for the following OEM control systems on reciprocating and rotary screw air compressors:
Ingersoll-Rand – Intellisys, Xe 145, Electro-pneumatic systems
Atlas Copco – Elektronikon III, IV, and V, Electro-pneumatic systems
Sullair – Supervisor, Supervisor II, STS, and Electro-pneumatic systems
Retrokits include additional instrumentation and all necessary devices to complete installation. In most systems, the unreliable pressure and temperature switches are replaced with analog sensors for machine monitoring and safety. In some installations, the PLC/HMI will not physically fit within the OEM enclosure, an additional satellite enclosure is supplied.
We understand a one-size-fits-all approach frequently doesn’t offer the best solution. Here at Case Controls we are fully capable of customizing a control system geared toward your specific needs. The AirStarPD™ system is offered as an engineered system designed to meet your unique specifications and environmental conditions. You name it and we can build it! Just one more reason Case Controls is the industry leader in compressed air automation.
*The following configuration is an example of a standard build. Each control system can be customized to meet your specific requirements.
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.