• Fibre King's WAP45 case packer.
    Fibre King's WAP45 case packer.

Australian packaging equipment supplier Fibre King is offering its customers solutions that draw on the expertise and R&D of automation solutions supplier SMC to improve and monitor energy use.

Compressed air use and pneumatics in general is one of the biggest culprits in energy inefficiencies and this often means fitting each machine with digital flow switches that measure the amount of air expelled.

“PFM flow switches from SMC are used on our machines to monitor air flow and energy changes. Changes will be flagged as readings change, and it will also show the differences in air usage with pressure changes. This saving translates directly into cost savings for our customers,” Fibre King managing director James Windsor says.

Another SMC product Fibre King recommends to customers is the ALDS (Automatic Leak Detection System), that can detect leaks anywhere on a system.

In addition to pneumatics, SMC develops and offers a range of automation solutions including refrigerated air dryers.

Recognising the importance of dry air in factories, SMC’s range is designed as a cost-effective means of providing air with pressure dew points of 37 to 50°F (3 to 10°C).

With compact construction, stainless-steel heat exchangers, Montreal Protocol-compliant refrigerants and low pressure drops, SMC refrigerated air dryers come in a range of sizes.