Atlas Copco has launched an app which enables vacuum pumps to be controlled and monitored in real time from a smartphone.
Pumps can also be commissioned optionally by entering fewer setpoints.
The first models in which the free app is used are the new claw vacuum pumps of the DZS 100, 200 and 400 VSD+ series and the Oil-injected rotary vane pump GVS A VSD+.
“The coarse vacuum pumps of the DZS series with integrated inverter drive are equipped with a VSD+ drive on the motor,” Atlas Copco explained in a press release.
“This includes various remote connection options - including the Atlas Copco VSD+ App.”
“With the app, the fixed speed DZS claw pump can be operated as a speed-controlled pump.
“With just a few clicks, the performance of the pump can be precisely adjusted to the respective process requirements, so that excessive vacuum generation can be avoided. “
“As a result, the app individually adjusts power consumption and ultimately increases productivity.”
Atlas Copco said the app automatically connects via an integrated Bluetooth interface as soon as the pump is started.
Once the desired parameters have been entered into the smartphone, the pump can be put into operation immediately.
It is also possible to visualise performance data and settings in real time. Relevant parameters such as inlet pressure, rotor speed, operating hours and maintenance intervals can be checked at a glance at any time and quickly adjusted if necessary.
The Atlas Copco VSD+ App can be downloaded from the App or Play Store. As a minimum requirement the mobile operating systems IOS 8.0 and Android 4.03 are required.