Transiction 5.0

Compressed air, what a stranger!

Although there is no factory that doesn’t use compressed air, we have seen how in this area there are important lack filled by commonplaces often without a specific technical analysis.

In the perspective of attention to the environment and a careful management of energy consumption/ costs, LDP has undertaken a R&D project focused on the analysis of costs, performances and advantages and ways of using pneumatic energy.

In order to meet the most attentive customers with a view to consulting service for Transition 5.0, LDP has invested in instrumentation, testing and training to give answers in a field that for years has not been followed with the right attention.

Many tools and methodologies regarding the performance benchmark of compressed air system are not available in the literature.

Also looking for information in the archives of entities operating in the fields of energy, environment and new technologies in support of policies of competitiveness and sustainable development, we have seen how it is a subject with little depth and fragmented information. Only recently some guidelines and best practices have been prepared to support the analysis of energy costs related to the use of compressed air.

As a result of these in-depth analysis, LDP has modified the computerised system for the definition of compressed air consumption. For over thirty years, every unit or machine manufactured by LDP has been equipped with a test sheet on which the performance data of the unit or machine itself are reported. It has been defined that in this certificate is also reported the value of consumption per cycle at 6 bar in order to allow the customer a careful analysis of consumption. A correct  sizing and use of the compressed air production plant supports an important energy saving, with all known consequences.

Not only. Still on the way marked by the Transition – Industry 5.0, the most complex LDP machines are equipped with a tool for the analysis of pneumatic and electrical consumption.

At the same time, in the perspective of continuous technological improvement defined by LDP policy, we have addressed the issue of predictive maintenance as a useful element (if not necessary!) of optimization of operations to be performed for a better working philosophy. Therefore, through software applications that evaluate the data of installed sensors, also provides for the use of new information for the definition of the necessary parameters to define in advance the date of a possible preventive maintenance.

In conclusion, LDP is increasingly becoming a proactive partner to deal responsibly with the use of technology in industrial  production.