Kaeser Compressors' new Sigma Air Manager 4.0 (SAM 4.0) technology joins the Internet of Things trend as a master control system for air production and treatment components.

SAM 4.0 can optimise pressure values, automatically adjusts compressor system air delivery in consideration to fluctuating pressure demand, and optimises system efficiency based on control losses, switching losses and pressure flexibility.

It features a patented optimisation method that can predict and calculate an achievable configuration and adjusts the connected components accordingly, based on the specific pressure required by the user.

Users can also connect the SAM 4.0 to the Kaeser Sigma Network, which has been developed to support monitoring and coordinated control of compressed air stations.

SAM 4.0 is operated by a 12-inch colour touchscreen and can be managed in 30 languages, with future software updates available without the need to invest in new hardware.

Along with its aim to ensure operational reliability and efficiency, the new air manager will also help to reduce energy costs as a result of its air station monitoring and control.

Packaging News

A Collective Action Group has been announced to drive 2025 National Packaging Targets includes leading industry and government representatives. Big names like Visy and Pact Group, Nestle, Coca-Cola Amatil, and Coles, David Jones and Country Road are among the line-up.

Supermarket giant Aldi is committing to dramatically reducing its plastic packaging, saying it will axe it by a quarter within the next six years, and it will cease supply of many single use plastic products by the end of next year.

In a world first, FMCG giant Procter & Gamble is set to pilot skincare products in refillable containers, which it says could dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty category.