When you demand energy efficiency and machine safety, demand AirStarPD™. For proven reliability, flexibility, and functionality, AirStarPD™ is the trusted aftermarket local controller to manage one Rotary Screw or Reciprocating compressor.
AirStarPD™ is built on the Allen Bradley Micro 850 PLC platform to NEMA and NEC standards, with all components housed in a NEMA 12 enclosure, and 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 and modification, as well as all system monitoring and event history.
AirStarPD™ is your solutions-source. The 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 monitor routing.
Allows complete configuration, tuning, troubleshooting, and operation of the compressor.
Easily supported—no proprietary parts are used.
Whether on-site, by phone, or via modem connection, support is prompt, effective, and available 24/7.
Thoroughly addresses set-up, tuning, troubleshooting, and operations.
Native and Modbus is optional for connection to any third party DCS, MIS, or SCADA systems.
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.
Permits electronic integration with numerous third party controllers.
The base system is defined as having eight analog inputs and ten digital outputs which are dry contacts. Additional variables for display, alarming, machine trip, and start-permissive can be added and configured in the field. When requested, the analog inputs can be increased to eighteen. Instruments are not included as part of the controller and may be provided separately, or existing instruments may be reused.
*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.