It’s possible that the phrase time is money is amongst the most overused clichés of all time. However, in the commercial world, particularly that of manufacturing, it is pertinent. It’s also a reason why countless compressor maintenance operatives spend much of their time wondering how to reduce compressor downtime.

As with most things in life, the status quo (which, in this context, is fully operational air compressors) is dependent on many factors and variables – all of which are happening at the same time. It’s not something that’s achieved in isolation.

Like spinning plates?

Essentially, keeping air compressors running effectively and efficiently is the equivalent of plate spinning – often with many plates spinning in different rooms.

So, with that in mind, we’ve prepared our own top tips for getting the most out of your air compressors. There are, of course, many more variables (or plates) to consider, but we’ve prepared our top five based on almost four decades of working with and designing control, performance and monitoring products for air compressors.

Of course, one of the tips relates to AIRMATICSTM, our own IoT air compressor solution – how could it not? However, it’s important to note that this is less about the fact that it’s something we created and more about the fact that in this day and age, where IoT solutions can be found everywhere, there’s really no excuse to NOT apply IoT technology to the world of air compressors – regardless of who has developed it.

Reducing air compressor costs is easier than you think

As far as commercial investments go, particularly in an area that quite literally represents the backbone of a manufacturing facility, air compressor IoT technology is relatively inexpensive and carries a short payback period. 

You only have to read our Nashville Tobacco case study to find out how the firm managed to pay back its AIRMATICSTM investment in only 14 months, and how it still makes savings on its energy bill of around $58,000 a year using industry 4.0 air compressor monitoring and control technology.

For now, though, download our our 5 tips for reducing air compressor downtime (link below) and let us know what you think. Maybe there’s one that you feel absolutely must be on there. If that’s the case, then share it with us via the AIRMATICS LinkedIn page. We’d love to hear from you.

If you’re wondering ‘how does IoT air compressor technology work?’, or would simply like to know how to increase the efficiency of air compressors, then contact the European team on +32 (0) 552 37090, the US team on +1 855 289 9317 or the Asia Pacific team on +86 (0) 21 3950 3650.