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Since opening its doors in 1985, CMC has carved an international reputation for designing air compressor controls without compromise and that add value to manufacturers that incorporate them.

Its approach to producing robust, multi-functional control solutions from its Belgium-based facility has seen the business evolve into a multinational firm with a presence in China, USA, France, Turkey and the UK.

“Our aim is to add value to air compressors around the world by producing control solutions that increase the lifespan and performance of our customers’ air compressor assets, boost productivity, reduce operational costs and decrease carbon footprint,” explains Graham.

Is the launch of AIRMATICS an extension of this philosophy?

“Absolutely”, continues Graham. “AIRMATIC is a simple cloud-based air compressor monitoring, performance and control solution that provides real time data, analytics and insights at the push of a button and can reduce compressor-related energy consumption by up to 30 per cent. It’s also Industry 4.0 ready, which means that via automation, interconnectivity and data exchange, it provides real-time data about the health and performance of all air compressors – from one standalone compressor to entire networks of compressors, regardless of the compressors’ brand.”

Aside from reducing energy bills by up to 30 per cent and helping plants to minimise their carbon footprint, AIRMATICS also reduces wear and tear of each and every asset by ensuring that performance never exceeds system requirements at any given moment. It also decentralises decision-making by automatically making the best decision for a plant’s air compressor system and reduces time spent manually on issue diagnostics and resolution.

Graham expects this latest offering from CMC to cement the firm’s position as an industry innovator, a message it took to this year’s industrial technology exhibition, Hannover Messe.

“The reaction so far has been incredible. Companies are responding really well to what AIRMATICS stands for, particularly the fact that it’s brand agnostic and can be used with any compressor of any era. It’s a very exciting time for the company and a period in CMC’s evolution that I expect will lead to significant growth over the next two years.”

It is clear that the business, which is now over three decades old, shows no sign of slowing down. With a raft of innovative compressed air control, performance and monitoring solutions on the horizon, it looks like we can expect to see more from CMC as manufacturers continue to seek out solutions that deliver high outputs and add value against the backdrop of shrinking budgets.

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