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FOR ROTARY SCREW AND RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS

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.

AirStarPD™® Product Datasheet

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Elaborate HMI Functionality

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

Familiar Allen-Bradley Modular PLC Platform

Easily supported—no proprietary parts are used.

Support

Whether on-site, by phone, or via modem connection, support is prompt, effective, and available 24/7.

Documentation

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

Ethernet Communications

Native and Modbus is optional for connection to any third party DCS, MIS, or SCADA systems.

Special Retrokits Available

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.

Variable Speed Drive

Control is optional for Rotary Screw Compressors.

Compatible with 3PX-Backbone™

Permits electronic integration with numerous third party controllers.

BASE SYSTEM

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.

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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

Nema 4/12

Dimensions

24"h x 24"w x 12"d

Color

Light Gray

Weight

115 lbs.

ALLEN BRADLEY PLC COMPONENTS

Processor

A-B Micro850

Analog Inputs

(4-20mA, 1-5V)

Eight

Digital Inputs

(24VDC)

Fourteen

Digital Outputs

(12-250 VAC/VDC)

Ten

FRONT PANEL DEVICES

HMI

7" PanelView Plus 800 (Touch

Emergency Stop

Push Button

Control Power

Selector Switch

COMMUNICATIONS

Ethernet

Port Used for Connection to HMI

Serial Port

Used for Connection to Modem or Optional Modbus

Modbus

Connection Optional

POWER REQUIREMENTS

Power Requirements

120VAC, 10 amps

COMMON OPTIONS

    • Enclosure System
      Nema 4X SS Enclosure Rating
      Purgeable Instrument Access Door for HMI
      Vortec Panel Cooler
      Panel Air Conditioning
      Panel Heater
      Larger Display

 

    • PLC Components
      Analog Inputs – Up to Eighteen
      Analog Outputs – Up to Four

 

    • Control Scheme
      Variable Speed Drive – Optional

 

    • 480V Power Package
      Oil Heater Contactor
      Blower Motor Starter
      Control Circuit Transformer
      Lockable Disconnect
      Main Motor Starter

 

    • Communications
      Modbus RTU
      Ethernet Switch (optional) Connection to DCS

Ready to

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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