Modern production systems have a huge range of components whose unlimited availability is essential for optimum process control. However, it is not enough to monitor them using only condition monitoring methods and to generate a lot of data. It is better to use the manufacturer's know-how to analyze this data directly in the component and to provide the operator with relevant information via various communication levels. With AIRLINK this is to be achieved for the products of the Gebr. Becker GmbH in Wuppertal.
AIRLINK provides operating data based on intelligent diagnostics and availability-based maintenance information.
What is the current operating point of the compressor? What maintenance is required in which period and what spare parts are needed? If this information is available in real time, the total system operating efficiency (OEE) can be increased by optimizing the process sequences as well as condition-oriented maintenance and repair measures. For this purpose, AIRLINK is to permanently record and evaluate the operating states and conditions and make the relevant information permanently available via standardized reports for any platforms and clients, such as mobile devices, ERP systems or platform solutions.
AIRLINK opens the door to digital services in many ways. "Through the simple digital integration of a Becker pump into the machine, the control station, the company network or a platform solution, it provides exactly the information our customers need for reliable operation," said Stefan Beierlein, Product Manager at Becker, describing the advantages of the new service.
About Gebr. Becker GmbH
Gebr. Becker GmbH is one of the world's leading manufacturers of efficient vacuum pumps, compressors, and air supply systems. These key components are developed for a variety of applications and industries, such as the packaging industry, additive manufacturing, the printing and paper industry, the wood industry, the electronics industry, or medical technology. With customized solutions and a wide range of services, Becker increases the efficiency of plants, ensures high availability and reduces maintenance costs. The family-owned company, with its headquarters in Wuppertal, is active worldwide with three production sites, 16 subsidiaries and over 50 agencies. Becker, with over 850 employees, stands for quality and is a preferred technology supplier and OEM partner. You will find additional information at https://lp.becker-international.com/en/airlink_en.htm.