Electrical energy accounts for almost 80% of all compressed air system costs. It therefore stands to reason that the continuous evaluation of operating efficiency can reduce production costs and lower equipment downtime. Building in flow sensors to measure and record air consumption, says this report from Festo, more than justifies the added expense. Machine Design presents some self-monitoring products and system setup tips.

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