Atlas Copco has introduced its new, fully in-house Elektronikon Nano, the first compressor controller that can work remotely with a smart app.
Now, with Atlas Copco’s SmartLink app, the G-series is the first compressor to allow OTA (over the air) updates for users and the ability to monitor their compressor remotely. With the Nano’s online updates via a wireless connection, the Elektronikon Nano operates using the newest, advanced features that are available.
This latest controller complements the Atlas Copco Elektronikon line-up, which includes the Elektronikon Swipe and Elektronikon Touch. Although the Nano is the smallest of the three models, it offers the full Elektronikon controller experience with an intuitive, uncluttered screen. The Nano also comes with a host of advanced features, such as the energy-saving DSS (delayed second stop), which stops the compressor’s motor during periods of low demand to reduce overall power consumption.
Elektronikon Nano’s Wi-Fi and wired connectivity allows users to monitor their Atlas Copco G-series compressor using the SmartLink app on their smartphone or tablet. With one quick glance, the user can check the unit’s most important performance indicators (such as operating pressure, temperature, running hours, and operating status) in real time.
Furthermore, with Bluetooth connection, customers can remotely set the pressure, keep an eye on key datapoints or improve on compression efficiency by running a leakage detection program that helps to identify costly leaks from the compressed air system. Additionally, for users’ peace of mind, the SmartLink app sends out real-time notifications that alert users to machine warnings and shutdowns.
Previously, when controller updates became available, the end user had to connect the compressor to a computer to manually upload a patch with the update. The new Nano is the first compressor controller to support OTA updates that can be installed automatically.
Ensuring the compressor controller is installed with the latest software version via the OTA automatic wireless updates means that users can be assured the compressor is running at its optimum performance and that the equipment will retain more of its value thereby future proofing the user’s capital investment.
Atlas Copco adheres to the highest cybersecurity standards. Atlas Copco is the first compressor company to offer OTA updates for its compressors using advanced, X 509 certificate-based authentication and TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 encrypted communication. Unauthorised users in the vicinity of the compressor cannot break into the system.
A time-limited pairing procedure prevents unauthorised access via Bluetooth and data storage encryption makes it impossible to gain access or change data stored in the compressor. In addition, the Bluetooth communication channel is encrypted, so sensitive data such as Wi-Fi passwords are never exposed giving its customers complete peace of mind.
All of the Nano’s features are free for customers to use – they only need a Wi-Fi /wired connection or Bluetooth functionality. The new controller will be rolled out throughout Atlas Copco’s entire G rotary compressor range. The first Atlas Copco compressors to feature the Elektronikon the Nano is the G15L-22 range.
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