“Knowing an air bladder is under-inflated, leaking or due for maintenance allows our customers to take action before failures occur,” says Aaron Powers, global product manager for Tidland Winding Solutions. “Proper inflation can be confirmed before starting production, and shafts can be pulled from service to replace bladders during already-scheduled downtime. This is critical for maximizing throughput. In fact, PressureMax can pay for itself in less than one year with savings from reduced downtime and scrap.”
Featuring real-time pressure monitoring from embedded sensors and a receiver/HMI alert interface with customizable 7” touchscreen views, PressureMax can be easily integrated into converters' existing processes. This advanced technology offers industry-best performance, the company says, including a 300-foot operating range and air pressure capacity up to 215 psi, automatic storage of shaft operation history, and optional data outputs to a customer’s PLC or historian system.
With its secure, one-way wireless RF sensors and standalone edge computing capability, PressureMax provides the data security and control demanded by the web-handling industry. The system can be installed on new shafts and chucks or as a retrofit onto existing Tidland products.