The digital pressure switch DPS series
For integrating its air treatment products, AirTAC has released the digital pressure switch DPS series.
The pressure switch has a LCD display with 2 colours, and three front buttons for setting it.
Two versions are available, according to the working pressure: from -1 to 10 bar and from -1 to 1 bar. This second version is mainly used as vacuum sensor switch.
These models have, in turn, two different output logics, PNP or NPN: the DPS has two digital outputs. In the future, AirTAC will release analogic output version as well.
There are three function modes: from the basic, where there is an output when the line pressure is higher than set pressure, to a “window” mode where the user can set a higher and lower pressure, in order to have two outputs. The pressure switch could be use even as a digital pressure gauge.
DPS pressure switch has a 1/8” male thread inlet, and a quick electric wire 2, 3 or 5m long.
A version with the electric cable on the body is also available and it allows aIP63 protection level.
The maximum working voltage is 30V/100mA. The response time could be set from 2ms to 5000ms. You can choose up to 6 unit scales for pressure display.
Atc (Italia) s.r.l. is the European branch of Airtac, a Taiwanese group whose brand in Asia has been recognized for years as equivalent of quality and innovation at the same time.
The European branch even if belonging the newly borne of Airtac family (Airtac will soon celebrate 20 years anniversary), among Japan, Malesia, Singapore, Thailand, China, has gained a remarkable position in the contest within the European competitors.
Since its establishment in 2009, ATC has registered a steady growth, but the key point in its development is the change of management occurred 4 years ago, that has achieved the peculiar union of precision, innovation and automatization of the headquarter and the European need for a quick and efficient service.
The entire range of Airtac products is designed by the 300 engineers employed in the two R&D centers of Ningbo and Tainan, to grant the customer a reliable product whose price is averagely lower than the market price.
High quality products and cheap prices, it may sound as a contradiction, but it is not, considering the key role of automatization within Airtac production cycle, the same that ATC is carrying out even if in “a small way”: the connection between the ERP and the automatic warehouse and a “put to light” picking system.
The process of innovation has involved the whole management of the orders. Processing the orders is now possible through a virtual B2B system which allows the user to search for the code of the article and to identify it thanks to the visualization of the picture of the product. The order processed by the user is seen by the sales department and, through the operation of the delivery notes, the sales office communicates with the warehouse. In this way, once the communication between the operating system and the warehouse is done, the step of picking can start. The automatic warehouses operating through to the logic of locating the products on the shelves allow the operator to pick up the goods more rapidly and to locate them into boxes identified by a light (from this the name “put to light” comes from). This operation identifies the exact quantity of article to locate per each delivery note and per each costumer. In the meantime, a picking list is created and it does not only indicate a list of articles but also the order of picking though a bar code system. This is a first step towards a solutions that is no more futuristic but rather a step towards the realization of a 4.0 Factory, a project about to be achieved in various company.
Both the group and ATC share the same target: offering the best product at the best price with the best service; investments to realize such targets are a concrete proof thereof.
In the last two years the group has built a logistic centers in China and one in Tainan, that shall be dedicated to the logistic of the “overseas”.
2017 will be a decisive year for Airtac, as finally the products that complete Airtac product range will be launched. Alea iacta est (“The die is cast”)