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Compressor Control Systems and Retrofits

Compressor Control Systems and Retrofits

Controls upgrade packages are available for all models of large air and natural gas compressors that use PLC control systems such as Allen Bradley, GE 90/30 or other PLC/OEM brands. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your plant's operational expenses is to have a good control and capacity management system for your industrial air compressors.

Connell Industries has the expertise and experience to design and build a customized, network-based PLC control system that can replace your older, and in most cases, obsolete industrial air compressor controls. We can upgrade the controls for all the major compressor OEM’s such as Ingersoll Rand, Gardner Denver, Atlas Copco and others. This is typically one of the quickest ways to reduce your plant’s operational expenses.

Connell’s controls systems use major PLC suppliers such as Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens, Beckhoff, and others. The advantage of a new PLC controls system is that you get the precise management and sequencing needed to prevent compressors from running unloaded or half loaded, or even worse, allowing extra compressors to needlessly run “just in case the system might need more air.”

By making your industrial air compressor more intelligent, you will have an optimized, reliable and responsive system that supplies the right amount of air in proportion to the demand. This reduces air compressor and systems room power consumption, maintenance, labor and replacement parts expense. It also minimizes your environmental footprint. And since a new compressor PLC controls system saves electricity, it may qualify for a local utility energy rebate incentive program which will significantly defray your original purchase cost and improve the payback on your capital investment.

Our custom designed and manufactured compressor control systems will:

  • Replace your obsolete industrial air compressor controls with a network-based PLC control system.
    We can develop control systems using equipment from any of the major programmable logic controller manufacturers. This ensures that we will have a PLC system to match your plant’s PLC manufacturer preference, reducing maintenance, training and support, and expenses for software, cables, and manuals.
  • Provide overall compressor system capacity controls based upon your actual air demand.
    Your Connell Industries compressor capacity system will be able to match the output of compressed air to your plant’s actual compressed air demand. Your air compressors will no longer idle away needlessly or half-loaded, burning through hundreds of dollars every hour. Additional savings may also be realized by lower cooling tower energy demands from a reduced compressor load.
  • Lower your overall compressor system’s maintenance and utility costs.
    By only running the air compressors when necessary, your overall maintenance costs will be reduced. Wear and tear on the compressor’s compression and rider rings, intake and discharge valves, and valve actuators are all significantly reduced.