Maintenance is an essential aspect of any professional environment which requires the use of sophisticated machinery. In the case of industrial compressors, this is even more crucial because these machines have a major impact on a company’s efficiency.
Nowadays, the maintenance of industrial compressors is inevitably linked to technology, the evolution of times and the ever-new offer of raw materials and innovations. In fact, checking the evolution of the compressors industry, it is easy to understand how in a very short time we have gone from the “simple” need to make the machines work to making them work in compliance with many other needs: respect for the environment, reduction of consumption, flexibility. Let’s see specifically the 4 phases that have changed the world of maintenance up to now.
Until a few years ago, a company needing a compressor only needed to install it and set up the connections. Later, the problem of energy saving arose, so that issues such as air and energy consumption began to be part of the vocabulary of those who needed maintenance and installation of compressors. In addition, attention had to be paid to the control of machines, dryers and compressors.
The third phase of this evolution has seen the maintenance world facing the problem of efficiency: the control units that are able to optimize the functions of the machines, control their parameters and manage their alternate work, come into play.
The last phase, that we can define as the current one, sees the emergence of new professional skills in the compressor industry. In fact, end-users and companies realized they needed to have broader technological control over the machines, especially “remotely”. Hence, the coming into play of highly innovative components that pertain to information technology: connectivity becomes essential to allow companies to take advantage of innovative control systems that can act in real time. Connectivity is then joined by even more sophisticated elements such as sensors and adequate instrumentation to perform predictive analysis on the state of wear and tear of compressors. Ultimately, although until a few years ago a service technician was simply asked to install a machine, today this is not enough anymore: those who carry out service on industrial compressors must have broader skills that affect also sectors that were not taken into consideration before, such as the informatics.
Riem Italy is a company that has been able to renew itself over time and that today is an undisputed market leader in the service of industrial compressors. The maintenance kits offered by Riem Italy are technologically advanced, as much as the remote-control systems through which the company is able to intervene in advance on any malfunctions of the installed compressors. For information on our maintenance contracts click here