The Bekomat condensate drain discharges condensate without loss of compressed air, thus saving energy and CO2 emissions. This is made possible by the integrated capacitive sensor, the intelligent electronics for volume-adjusted condensate discharge, and the pilot control of the magnetic valve. With the new Bekomat i4.0 generation, users can additionally tap into the benefits of digitalization and increase process reliability. The IIoT-capable product range of 13 models for different performance levels and requirements provides continuous real-time data on the status of each individual trap. With an RS485 industrial bus interface, the Bekomat i4.0 condensate drain transmits its information to central control stations. Visualization of the performance and function data of all connected condensate drains enables intelligent condensate management in real time. For example, important conclusions about the whole compressed air system can be drawn from the status messages. Early warning and alarm signals allow targeted service measures to be initiated before failures occur, and maintenance can be very easily planned. The new condensate drain requires only one cable for power supply and data transmission at the same time. With the daisy-chain connection technology, the cable is pulled through from one unit to the next, which reduces installation work to a minimum and allows easy expansion of the system.
Author(s): Beko Technologies