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Unlimited, flexible and intuitive: control compressed air stations efficiently

Wednesday, June 10. 2020

airtelligence provis 3 from BOGE
BOGE airtelligence provis 3

The intelligent control, airtelligence provis 3 from BOGE, links together data from an unlimited number of compressors and components.


With the airtelligence provis 3, BOGE is setting new standards for the networked control of compressed air compressors. With the latest version of the intelligent control, an unlimited number of compressors and accessory components can be managed proactively and based on consumption. Furthermore, users can also control any number of compressed air networks via the airtelligence provis 3. A fully-integrated, high-performance industrial PC makes the system into a complete solution that is ready for connection. It is operated via an intuitive touch display or remotely, for example, via a terminal. All machine data can be called up at any time, almost in real time.


The previous version, airtelligence provis 2.0, controlled the interaction of up to 16 fixed or frequency-controlled compressors and a limited number of accessory components. With the airtelligence provis 3, the hardware and software are dimensioned in such a way that unlimited compressors and components can be connected and operated. As Ethernet is used as the communication standard, it is possible to revert to existing IT infrastructures, and fast and simultaneous communication can be carried out between several participants. Thanks to the new Modbus interface module, the airtelligence provis 3 also integrates external compressors straightforwardly. In order for the communication between products from different manufacturers and types of device to work safely and reliably, the BOGE control uses the OPC UA open data format. The airtelligence provis 3 can also control different compressed air networks, and this is a new feature on the market. “For example, in the healthcare sector, it may be the case that a sterile air network has to be operated alongside other compressed air networks. Often it is the case that each network requires separate controls, and this complicates operation. With the airtelligence provis 3, we have found the optimum solution for this”, explains Juliana Sträter, product manager at BOGE. The intuitive touch operation also simplifies usage: detailed compressor view, profile view or pressure gradient can be seen on the optimised 15.6 inch display. However, irrespective of whether it is on the integrated display, or on the PC, tablet or smartphone – the comprehensive visualisation is web-based and can therefore be called up and operated from anywhere, and is equally clearly presented on any terminal or device. It shows status values almost in real time, as well as consumption flows. A new feature is energy reporting according to the DIN ISO 50001 standard. In accordance with efficient energy management, the user can trace the energy costs for operating the compressors at any time.


Solve any situation independently

The high-performance control algorithms of the airtelligence provis 3 select the optimum combination of compressors and additional components proactively and based on consumption. You therefore avoid energy-intensive over-compression and you can optimise operation for load run or idle times.


The comprehensive visualisation of the airtelligence provis 3 clearly displays, for example, the status values and consumption processes of the compressors, and these can be retrieved from anywhere.


About BOGE

As one of Germany’s oldest manufacturers of compressors and compressed air systems, BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG offers 111 years’ experience. The company is also one of the market leaders. Whether for turbo compressors, screw compressors, piston compressors, scroll compressors, complete systems or individual devices, BOGE meets the most diverse requirements and highest standards, with precision and quality always at the forefront. The family company which operates internationally has a workforce of 800 employees and is managed by Wolf D. Meier-Scheuven and Rolf Struppek. With its numerous sales offices and subsidiaries, BOGE offers its international customers comprehensive services and supplies its products and systems to more than 120 countries worldwide.


Press Release: airtelligence provis 3 from BOGE

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